Dog Friendly Activities in Solana Beach, CA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Solana Beach, and 179 more nearby. 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 Solana Beach.

Pet Friendly San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is an easy 1.2-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA. This dog-friendly trail runs close to the lagoon and allows one to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close to the highway, and parts of it can be muddy. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Find the trailhead at the end of Rios Ave, where you also find on-street parking. See Details
Pet Friendly Carruth Cellars
Carruth Cellars Carruth Cellars flagship Urban Winery and Tasting Room, located in Solana Beach, CA welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or try a flight of five one-ounce pours, and snack from a delicious charcuterie board. Reservations are not required or accepted. See Details
Annie's Canyon Trail Annie's Canyon Trail is a dog-friendly trail located on the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA. The trail is a moderate-to-strenuous one-mile loop. Dogs are welcome on the trail if they are cleaned up after and on a leash no longer than six feet. It is recommended that pets do not go on the strenuous part of the trail. Annie's Canyon Trail is open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego, CA is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off-leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of Fiesta Island Park, a large sandy island in San Diego, CA is designated leash-free for dogs. It has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs to take a quick dip. There's a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island. Bring water for your dogs. See Details
Aqua Adventures Aqua Adventures is a dog-friendly tour and rental company in San Diego, CA. Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego. Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done. See Details
SUP Pups SUP Pups in San Diego, CA, offers you and Fido the ultimate dog-friendly adventure. You and your dog can learn the basics and techniques of stand-up paddleboarding together with a certified instructor. Private lessons are one hour and include board rental, plus doggie and human life jackets. See Details
Poinsettia Dog Park Bring your pooch to play at Poinsettia Dog Park located at Poinsettia Community Park in Carlsbad, CA. The park features a 27,700-square-foot off-leash and fenced area with a natural grass surface. The park has separate areas for large dogs small dogs, and each section has agility equipment, drinking fountains, bag dispensers and picnic tables.Additional shaded picnic tables are located outside the dog park’s two sets of double-entry gates. See Details
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. This network of trails and cliffs made for climbing is one of the country's most beautiful sunset spots. The park is free and welcomes pups on a leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind and to make sure their pet is under control during the visit. See Details
Spanish Village Art Center Stroll with Fido through the dog-friendly studios of incredibly talented artists, metalsmiths, photographers, painters, sculptors, and designers at the Spanish Village Art Studios in Balboa Park located in San Diego, CA. Converse with each artist, browse through beautiful galleries, and shop for your new must-have pieces you support the San Diego art community. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you as you experience this unique environment. See Details
Eco Boat Rentals Eco Boat Rentals is a dog-friendly activity in San Diego, CA. They offer hydro-cycle boats and pedal kayaks in San Diego Bay. They also provide different sizes of life vests for dogs. Leashed pups are welcome. See Details
La Jolla Cove Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at La Jolla Cove, in San Diego, CA before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. The beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Take Fido for a walk above the bluffs on the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail, explore tide pools, or find a spot on the beach to relax. Always keep dogs away from wildlife. See Details
Next Level Sailing Whale Watching Watch the magnificent marine mammals with your pup on Next Level Sailing Whale Watching in San Diego, CA. They offer pet-friendly private charters and public individual opportunities to sail on the historic 139-foot schooner America, the magnificent replica of the famous vessel. Upon booking your ticket through their website, a button will appear to select the number of dogs joining you. Please note they limit the number of four-legged members per trip. See Details
Seaport Village Seaport Village in San Diego, CA, is a 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harborside setting of a century ago. This vast property includes one-of-a-kind shops, casual dining eateries, and fine dining waterfront restaurants. If you need a bite to eat, there are numerous pet-friendly restaurants with harbor views! There's also a large park with lots of grass and room for dogs to run if Fido needs to stretch his legs. See Details
Balboa Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the pet-friendly Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. This park is one of the largest urban parks in the country with over 1,000 acres. There are plenty of open spaces, gardens, and walking paths to explore, in addition to the San Diego Zoo, museums, and theaters. There are also two designated off-leash areas for dogs to explore at Balboa Dr at El Prado on the south side of Cabrillo Bridge and Morley Field located northwest of the tennis courts. When not in a designated off-leash area, dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their dogs throughout the park and off-leash areas. See Details
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a stroll through history and learn about life in the 1820s-1870s at the pet-friendly Old Town San Diego State Historic Park in San Diego, CA. Visitors will see the converging cultures of Mexico and the United States as they follow the transition of San Diego through history from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in buildings. See Details
Tuna Harbor Park Tuna Harbor Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. Located a 1-min walk from the USS Midway Museum, this bayside park features shaded grassy areas, a promenade and the Unconditional Surrender sculpture, which is the iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse. Dogs are allowed on leash in all Port of San Diego parks. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 6:00am to 10:30pm. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails through the reserve. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Dogs must remain on a hand-held leash no longer than six feet. See Details
Grape Street Dog Park Grape Street Dog Park is the largest dog park in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. The park features five acres of open fields that are surrounded by groves of mature eucalyptus trees. Other amenities include two dog water fountains and a restroom for people. See Details
Civita Park Civita Park is a dog-friendly, multi-level, 14-acre park and dog park in San Diego, CA. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at the dog park, outdoor amphitheater, picnic grove, and interpretive gardens. Dogs are not allowed in the interactive water feature, bocce court, basketball court, or historic mining terrace. The dog park on site has two separate areas for play, where dogs are separated based upon weight. Please check with the San Diego Park and Recreation Department for requirements regarding vaccinations and age for use of the dog park. See Details