Dog Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 33 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) Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach) is a dog-friendly, off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve. The area 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 legal off-leash 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 Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Santa Barbara Botanic 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. See Details
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, and Italian 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 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
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 waste 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 dog-friendly park trails, some providing views of the Pacific coastline. See Details
Grassini Family Vineyards Grassini Family Vineyards is a pet-friendly boutique winery in Santa Barbara, CA. Your leashed pup can join you inside their tasting room or on the patio. They specialize in handcrafted wines made exclusively from Bordeaux varietals and focus on farming their vineyard using renewable and sustainable resources. See Details
Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises Dogs love to sail too! Bring your furry friend along anytime for any of our daily cruises that depart from beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor. Enjoy a true sailing experience aboard our 41 ft. sailing yacht. Trips range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and private charters are also available. Reservations are required. See Details
Kunin Wines 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. 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 City College Trails From the east to the west side of Santa Barbara City College there is a dog-friendly 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 staying at any of the pet-friendly hotels in West Beach you simply cross Castillo Street, 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 and walk past the stadiums to get to the pedestrian bridge that will take you to the West Campus. The bridge opens up to a big grassy area with a path on the left and (typically) lots of friendly, playful doggies. See Details
MacKenzie Park Dog Park Take Fido to make new friends at MacKenzie Park Dog Park, located in Santa Barbara, CA. The off-leash play area features a grassy, fenced-in section with large, shady trees. See Details
Aliso Trailhead 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
Dog Park at Tucker's Grove Park Bring Fido to the dog park at Tucker's Grove Park in Santa Barbara, CA! The area is fully fenced and covered in wood chips with a couple shady trees. Amenities include double-gated entry, water access, benches, waste stations, and a self-service dog wash. Restrooms are nearby in the public park. 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, we'll take care of you and yes, you can Bring Fido!
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Sheffield Reservoir Sheffield Reservoir is a pet-friendly open space in Santa Barbara, CA. The area is over 20 acres and includes a trail system surrounded by natural landscaping, boulders, oak trees, and foothill views. Dogs are welcome as long as they're leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
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
Pali Wine Co. Pali Wine Company welcomes leashed dogs to join their humans on their outdoor patio. Humans can enjoy two different tasting flights showcasing Pali's two labels. 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
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 $60 per person. 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
Santa Barbara, CA, US