California Dog Beaches and Pet Friendly Parks


California Dog Beaches and Pet Friendly Parks include some fantastic locations along the California Coast where you can actually let your dog romp and play with other pets in the ocean, streams or parks and forests. There's nothing more joyful than playing and getting exercise with man's best friend, the pet. Dog ownership is estimated to be 25% of the populations and if those figures play out in California, there are well over 9 million dogs in California alone! No wonder you'll see so many dogs at the dog parks and beaches! As owners increasingly seek places to take their pets in urban environments, they may consider looking to European cities for solutions. For instance, it has been well over 30 years that cities in Switzerland have devoted pet squat areas in public places, allowing dogs on a walk with an owner to do their biz. When you visit a California dog friendly beach, watch the practices of owners and act accordingly. Beware of taking small children to such beaches where they may play with the sand and put things in their mouth.  It's possible to have fun and share these treasured resources with a pet.

 

Now for the fun stuff: In Southern California, some of the favorite places to take pets to the beach include Ocean Beach Dog Beach in San Diego, Laguna and Newport Beach beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (check our site to confirm), Huntington Beach Dog Beach and Long Beach Dog Beach. On the Central California coast dogs are permitted on many beaches...check signage as you enter.   And in Northern California, while dogs are permitted on most beaches, signage alerts pet owners to local restrictions in areas where elephant seals and other wildlife habitats may be disturbed.

 

dog friendly beachesBe sure to check local regulations such as leash laws before taking your pet to a destination that you believe is dog-friendly. Sometimes the once-friendly dog beach or park has been removed.  While the trend is toward greater services and facilities for pets, dog clean-up and dog bites have causes closures due to liability issues. So the word to the wise is be nice and keep an eye on your pet.  Don't let your dog terrorize other animals and especially keep a watchful eye on humans nearby.  Dog bites are costly propositions. Top breeding dog bites in the U.S. include: Pit Bulls, Rotweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Doberman Pinschers and Chow Chows, accounting for 44% of bites.  Children under 10 are most frequently bitten by dogs with the face area the top point of attack.  Every 40 seconds in the US a person is seeking treatment for a dog bite.

 

For pet friendly California beaches that also are clothing optional, the list is small. Another point of interest for those seeking to take their dogs to State Beaches in the Bay Area, here's what the State Parks officials say.
 

California Dog Beaches and Parks have grown up and become responsible places for millions to enjoy

 

City (nearby) Dog Beach / Park Location Contact dog-friendly hotels
Belmont Shore Long Beach City Beach at Granada ci.long-beach.ca.us Hotel Maya
Bodega Bay Doran Park - Sonoma Regional Parks sonoma-county.org  
Cardiff by the Sea Cardiff State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Cardiff by the Sea San Elijo State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Carmel -dogs Carmel City Beach ci.carmel.ca.us Hofsas House
Carmel Carmel River State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Corona del Mar Beaches from 5:01 p.m. to 8:59 a.m. city.newport-beach.ca.us  
Crescent City South Beach    
Encinitas     Quality Inn
Ferndale Centerville County Park & Beach co.humboldt.ca.us  
Fields Landing Fields Landing Boat Ramp Grounds co.humboldt.ca.us  
Garberville  A. W. Way County Park co.humboldt.ca.us  
Half Moon Bay Bean Hollow State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Half Moon Bay Montara State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Huntington Beach Huntington City Beach - Dog Beach video
Dog Park (Central Park)
dogbeach.org Hilton Hotel
Laguna Beach Beaches 6/1 to 9/16 ~ 6:01pm -7:59am
Beaches 9/17 to 5/31 ~ all hours
lagunabeachcity.net Art Hotel
Laguna Beach Dog Park (Laguna Canyon Road)   Art Hotel
Lodi Lodi Lake, Vinewood, Beckman, Lawrence Parks lodi.gov  
Los Angeles     7 hotels
Mendocino Mendocino Coastal Beaches parks.ca.gov  
McKinleyville Clam Beach co.humboldt.ca.us  
Mission Bay Dogs allowed from 6pm to 9 am sandiego.gov 44 dog-friendly hotels
Newport Beach Beaches from 5:01 p.m. to 8:59 a.m. city.newport-beach.ca.us  
Ocean Beach San Diego's Dog Beach sandiego.gov 44 dog-friendly hotels
Oceano Oceano Dunes parks.ca.gov  
Pacific Grove Asilomar State Beach parks.ca.gov  
Samoa Samoa Boat Ramp co.humboldt.ca.us  
Salinas Toro County Park co.monterey.ca.us  
San Clemente San Clemente Dog Park

Dogs are prohibited on San Clemente beaches

anywhere west of the railroad tracks

ci.san-clemente.ca.us  
San Diego Mission Bay sandiego.gov 44 dog-friendly hotels
San Francisco     23 dog-friendly hotels
San Jose Ryland Dog Park, Hellyer Dog Park sjparks.org/dogparks.asp  
Santa Clara Dog Park @ Brookdale Drive ci.santa-clara.ca.us  
Sausalito Sausalito Dog Park dogpark-sausalito.com  
Seacliff Seacliff State Beach parks.ca.gov Best Western Santa Cruz
Seal Beach Arbor Park Dog Park ci.seal-beach.ca.us  
Glen Ellen Sonoma Valley Regional Park sonoma-county.org Dawn Ranch Lodge
Trinidad Big Lagoon co.humboldt.ca.us  
Weott Humboldt Redwoods State Park parks.ca.gov  

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