Dog Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 29 dog friendly activities in Santa Barbara. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Santa Barbara.

Pet Friendly Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)
Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach) This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary. From the parking lot at Arroyo Burro, walk to the beach, turn left, and cross the slough -- this will bring you to the off-leash legal area. Please be sure your dog is leashed in the parking lot and on the beach until you cross the slough. See Details
Pet Friendly Douglas Family Preserve
Douglas Family Preserve Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring poop bags and fresh water for their pups. Dogs must stay on leash while entering the park and until the off-leash areas signs are encountered within the park. There are over three miles of park trails, some providing views of the Pacific coastline. See Details
Tuckers Grove Park Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this Santa Barbara park. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens You'll love exploring this gorgeous botanical garden, and you're welcome to bring your pet along as long as they remain on-leash. The garden also host Trails 'n' Tails Day each year on National Dog Day. On this special day, visitors bringing leashed dogs get free admission to the garden and there are many dog-centric activities including a pooch parade, pet photo contest, and dog-friendly vendors and organizations booths. See Details
Hale Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at Hale Park, a dog-friendly, 14 acre open space park in Santa Barbara, CA. The park features lots of walking trails shaded by plenty of trees. Remember to bring water and keep pets leashed in parking lot. Waste bags are available at the park entrance on Camino Viejo. See Details
Aliso Trail Aliso Trail is a moderately easy, 3.25 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a fantastic hike to take in the Spring or Fall when temperatures are moderate. The trail will provide a pleasantly vigorous hike with steep canyons and hills along the way. See Details
Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara 'Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by John. Paddle on the ocean around West Beach and explore the sights by water. Small dogs are welcome to join in the fun. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Guests must be able to swim and tread water in open water. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Orpet Park This long, narrow park is used as an off-leash exercise park by a regular crowd of responsible local dog owners. See Details
Elings Park There's loads of room for your pet to run and play at this extensive off-leash park, which includes lovely trails and grassy areas. Membership required. See Details
Santa Barbara Winery The Santa Barbara Winery in downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to go and have some wonderful wine with your dogs. Wine tastings are available. See Details
Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises Dogs love to Sail too! Bring your fuzzy friend along anytime for any of our daily cruises. Enjoy a True Sailing experience aboard our 41 ft. Sailing Yacht.

Trips are 1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs (private charters also available)
Full bar onboard for purchase
Limited seats available, call for reservations
Located in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor

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DeeTours of Santa Barbara DeeTours of Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly city tours and wine tours. Enjoy your tour in either a soft-top Jeep Wrangler or a convertible Jeep Limousine. The city tour shows off the landmarks in Santa Barbara and Montecito while also highlighting great places to eat, shop, or take in the scenery. The wine tour includes stops at four wineries as well as all tasting fees, an organic picnic lunch, and a stop in the Danish community of Solvang. As an added perk, you don't need to worry about directions, navigating through an unfamiliar city, or parking. DeeTours picks you up from your hotel room and brings you back to the hotel once your tour is over. Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara while leaving the driving to DeeTours. See Details
Wine and Chocolate "Perfect" Pairing 'Wine and Chocolate "Perfect" Pairing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jamie. Spend some time in Jamie Slone Wines and enjoy five fabulous premium wines. Leashed dogs are welcome on this experience, which lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Grassini Family Vineyards Grassini Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, boutique winery which specializes in the handcrafted production of wines made exclusively from Bordeaux varietals. They focus on farming their vineyard using renewable and sustainable resources. Visit the tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara, next to the Wine Cask Restaurant, Au Bon Climat and Margerum tasting rooms. Final tasting of the day is at 5:30pm. See Details
Island Cruise to painted cave 'Island Cruise to painted cave' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Martin. This tour includes a view of Painted Cave, Sea Lion Sanctuary, coastal views and more. Dogs are welcome on the 4 hour tour, but your host needs to approve dogs first. The experience lasts 4.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $250 per person. See Details
Golden Rooster Transportation Full service transportation company with a focus on Wine tasting tours, and airport transfers. Serving Santa Barbara airport, Los Angeles Airport, Burbank Airport among others. Offers Private winery tours in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez valley, Buellton, Solvang, and Los Olivos. See Details
Private coastal cruise with Dolphins 'Private coastal cruise with Dolphins' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Martin. This afternoon coastal cruise is a great way to relax on a boat while enjoying the coast of Santa Bárbara. Leashed dogs are welcome. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
Kunin Winery Just blocks from the beach, this boutique winery offers high quality wines while allowing your dogs to be in the shop with you. There are a few other wineries next door. So it makes it a great stop on your wine tasting days. Their wine was featured in the movie," It's Complicated" with Meryl Streep.
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Toro Canyon Park This beautiful canyon park is a wonderful place to bring your pet for an on-leash walk, though be careful as rattlesnakes have been seen here. See Details
Golden Limo Santa Barbara Abandoned Dog at home??? Not anymore. Golden Limo Santa Barbara offers dog friendly transportation service. We offer daily private Wine Tasting Tours in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. We offer Sedans, Stretch Limos, Limobuses, and Passenger vans.

We love dogs, and dogs love Santa Barbara. Whether you need in town, or out of town transportation, Wel'll take care of you and yes you can Bring Fido!
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Jamie Slone Wines At Jamie Slone Wines we are about making wines that are personal, handcrafted, balanced and full of the obsession we want to be known for, the Terroir of Santa Barbara County! We source all of our fruit exclusively from exceptional vineyard sites with characteristics and subtle nuances that tell a particular wine?s story. Our focus is exclusively on exceptional vineyard sites in Santa Barbara County featuring Bordeaux, Burgundian, Italian and Rh?ne varietals.

We are located within the new Wine Collection of El Paseo, six ultra-premium wine tasting rooms at the Historic El Paseo in the Presidio Neighborhood of downtown Santa Barbara! The Historic El Paseo is Spanish Colonial and Mission style architecture at it best. Surrounded by fabulous restaurants, high end shopping on State Street, historical museums, old theatres, and a world class wine country just over the hill. Come visit and let us provide you with "An American Riviera Experience."
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Santa Barbara City College From the East to the West side of the campus there is a trail that runs along the cliff sporting a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, harbor and beaches. On the West side of the campus there is a grassy area where a whole pack of well socialized dogs and friendly owners meet every Saturday morning and many weekday evenings.
If you are visiting SB and staying at any of the pet-friendly hotels in West Beach you simply cross Castillo St. , walk through the park and towards the road that winds up the hill toward City College (on the left of the tennis courts), stay to the left and look for the gardens that hug the cliffs, enjoy that little walk and then (unfortunately) you have to walk past the stadiums in the parking lot to get to the pedestrian bridge that will take you to the West Campus, the bridge opens up to a big grassy area with path on the left and (typically) lots of friendly playful doggies. Enjoy!
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Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park welcomes dogs on the leash. Intrepid explorers and their canine companions can walk the trail while doing their best Indiana Jones impression as you discover the cave art at Chumash Painted Cave. The art is said to date all the way back to before 1600 and is one of the best remaining examples by the Chumash Native Americans left. There isn't much parking available on the road, and drivers are asked to be careful while approaching the cave. The park is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
DV8 Cellars DV8 Cellars is a boutique, family owned and operated winery focusing on small batch production of Rhone varietals from top Santa Barbara vineyards. Located in the heart of the Funk Zone, very near downtown, steps away from the beach and Stearns Wharf with many other wineries, breweries, restaurants and other attractions nearby. The tasting room is very comfortable with and of course, dog friendly with lots of room to lay down either inside or out on the patio. There's always a water bowl and dog treats on hand. See Details