Dog Friendly Activities in Watsonville, CA

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Watsonville. 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 Watsonville.

Pet Friendly Manresa State Beach
Manresa State Beach Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this Watsonville beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Watsonville Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Trail System
Watsonville Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Trail System Wildlife Sanctuary on Westside of Watsonville. Trail system around Watsonville Slough in view of Pacific Coast Highway. Features include trail system and pristine nature preserve. See Details
Pajaro River Levee Trail 7 miles of raised asphalt trail on top of the Pajaro River Levee. No waste bags, no water fountains, to trash cans till you get to Pajaro River Park. See Details
Martin J. Franich Park The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department offers 28 beautiful and well-maintained parks totaling 184 acres for the public to enjoy, and that make Watsonville an ideal place to live, work, and play Franich Park includes a playground, dog park, youth baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and picnic and BBQ facilities. You don't feel isolated from the rest of the park, and dog-owners can be out with their dog and be part of the Community. *separate areas for large and small dogs *double door entry *waste bags provided in dog area and around perimeter of entire park *water fountains for dogs and humans *limited bench seating, however, locals donate and leave plastic chairs on a regular basis *plenty of shade *hard pack surface See Details
Pinto Lake County Park 183-acre park has a beautiful lake with fishing pier, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, trails, a dog park and disc golf course. Pavilions available by reservation. Features include double door entry, water fountains for humans and dogs, separate areas for large and small dogs, limited bench seating, adequate shade, treebark and wood surface, infrequent availability of waste bags, plenty of free parking. See Details
Gizdich Ranch Gizdich Ranch is pet-friendly. This farm and ranch features apples, berries, baked goods and juices, plus a gift shop and an antique shop. Pick strawberries, apples and more. Dogs can't go down the fruit aisles but they were welcome all around the fields and farm house area. Gizdich Ranch is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Ramsay Park Family Center Ramsay Park Family Center is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to walk the trails at this community space in Watsonville. Leashed dogs are welcome at the park, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Seabright Beach Bring your pet along with you as you relax on the sandy shores of this Santa Cruz beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on-leash. See Details
Twin Lakes State Beach Bring your pet with you as you enjoy this beach. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. Outdoor showers and restrooms nearby. See Details
Its Beach Your pet will love a romp on this lovely Santa Cruz beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
New Brighton Beach Pets go wild for the chance to play at the beach! Yours is welcome to join you here, as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a view of California's mining era history. With remnants from the latter part of the 19th century, you can look back in time at the mining operations of that day. Also, Spring offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails open to your pet also. Picnic tables are scattered throughout. Fishing is also available, but due to the accumulation of mercury in the reservoirs, the fish are unsafe to eat. Your dog must be on a 6' leash, and handlers must be at least 16 years old. Only two dogs per handler. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up. Aggression is not tolerated. All dogs must wear proof of current license, rabies vaccination, and must not be in heat. See Details
Walk and Sip Capitola Village 'Walk and Sip Capitola Village' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Laura. You and your pup will take a walking tour of this charming village, learning about its history and architecture along the way. Discover hidden streets and paths and end with sampling local wine. Please note that if bringing a dog, you will miss the first part of tour inside the restaurant due to the venue not being dog friendly. Please contact host prior to booking to make aware. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 21 and up. Dress in layers as the weather can vary from chilly to warm. Please notify host in advance if you have any food allergies so host can try to accommodte. Rates start at $85 per person. See Details
Asilomar State Beach BringFido, on a leash, to enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A one-mile coast walking trail - the Asilomar Coast Trail - is open to pedestrians. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs are permitted on the state beach and the coast trail, but must be leashed at all times and be in the immediate control of the handler. See Details
Rio Del Mar Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this dog-friendly beach with hardly any traffic. See Details
Marina (Schoonover) Dog Park Ex-ball field. Now a great off-leash dog park. The chain link fence encloses two sides: one for small dogs, the other for all dogs. There are trash cans and pooper-scoopers at the park for you to use. Water bowls are also provided (bring water to share). See Details
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park welcomes leashed dogs on the Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, Powder Mill Fire Road, and Meadow Trail. Dogs are also welcome in the picnic area and campground. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail The Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Pacific Grove! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
University Terrace Dog Run Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Medar Street and Nobel Drive. See Details
Natural Bridges State Beach Dogs are welcome at the parking lots and picnic areas of Natural Bridges State Beach, but are not permitted to use any of the trails or the beach itself. The area is home to shore birds, migrating whales, seals, and otters. The park is open from 8am to sunset every day of the week. See Details
Morgan Hill Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog run with separate small dog area, trees for shade, water fountains, and waste bags. See Details
West Cliff Drive Bring Fido for a hike along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. West Cliff Drive is a three-mile walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean. The walk starts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, winds past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Point, and ends at Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is wheelchair accessible. See Details
Aptos Dog Park at Polo Grounds Park Aptos Dog Park at Polo Grounds Park is an easy to find, fenced park with a small dog area as well as fountains, benches, and shade. Pets will love to play off-leash in this one-acre fenced dog park, which is open daylight hours. See Details
Lighthouse Field State Beach Dogs are welcome at Lighthouse Field State Beach, where you and Fido will discover a dog-friendly picturesque beach. The Lighthouse Field State Beach, also known at Its Beach, is located north of the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive. You can bring your pooch with you to enjoy the sand and sea, but they must remain on their leash for the duration of their stay. The beach is open from 7am until sunset every day of the week. See Details