Good for a short dog walk, not much of a beach accessSamuel Ayer/Dog Island Park
We made our way to the river through heavy (and sometimes thorny) foliage. The trail wasn’t very clearly defined so make sure to keep an eye on your gps. The river beach is small and sloped, which wasn’t ideal for fetching. The pup can access some the Sacramento River tho.
I would skip the trail to the beach and just wander on the grassy patches of the park. Makes for a better fetch!
Good fun with sights to seeHalf Moon Bay Kayak Co.
Waters are pretty calm. You paddle out into the harbor which is enclosed in the other harbor. You'll see a lot of of birds.
Be mindful that Fido may get anxious in the water, want to hop back on land or want to keep your group together.
Otherwise, pretty fun family activity that Fido can join along in!
A Bit Crowded with Little Room to Romp AroundMission Dolores Dog Park
Mission Dolores is dog friendly, but on the weekends, you'd be hard pressed to find a really good spot to give your dog a really good run. There's usually a lot of people and quite a bit going on.
Great place to hang out with friends and enjoy a picnic if your doggy is willing to stay relatively still :)
Long stretch of dog friendly beachFort Funston
This is one of my go-to dog beaches in San Francisco. My mini aussie loves playing fetch, playing with other dogs, and taking a dip in the ocean here.
There are multiple entrances (one near where John Muir and Skyline Blvd meets) and another further down Skyline Blvd where it meets Funston Rd.
Both areas have nice parking availability. The one near Funston Rd has a more defined staircase, whereas the other one is more of an inclined hike.
Super fun, and definitely a Bay Area favorite for dogs!