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Dogs allowed on beaches

Wouldn't it be nice if the laws regarding dogs on beaches were uniform throughout California? With over 450 beaches and 1,000 miles of coast under jurisdictions of counties, cities, private owners and the State of California, the dog beach permit policies are complex. Regulations change constantly so you should  always check before taking your dog to a beach. Dogs are not generally permitted on public piers in California, but they are allowed on some beaches.

California's dedicated and semi-dedicated Dog Beaches:

          1. Huntington Dog Beach, Orange County 
          2. Del Mar Dog Beach, San Diego County
          3. Long Beach Rosie's Dog Beach
, Los Angeles County
          4.  San Diego Ocean Beach Dog Beach
, San Diego County

ALAMEDA COUNTY  

  • Benicia Off Leash Dog Beach, Alameda County
    Benicia has two off leash beaches at the foot of First Street in the downtown area.
  • Buchanan Dog Beach Berkeley, Alameda County
    Located at 24 Buchanan St Ex, Berkeley, CA 94701. This area of the East Bay is part of what is commonly known as the Albany Bulb. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

  • Richmond: Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
    Dogs are allowed off-leash. ebparks.org 

 DEL NORTE COUNTY BEACHES

  • Beachfront Park Crescent City, Del Norte County: Dogs on a leash on beach and in the park located on Front St. crescentcity.org
  • Crescent Beach Crescent City, Del Norte County:  Undeveloped beach 3-4 miles south of Crescent City. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. crescentcity.org
  • Prairie Creek State Park Crescent City  Dogs allowed on a leash in designated areas. parks.ca.gov

HUMBOLDT COUNTY BEACHES

  • Clam Beach  leash Mar 1 -Sep 30, no leash Oct 1-Feb 28
  • Table Bluff   leash Mar 1 -Sep 30, no leash Oct 1-Feb 28
  • Centerville  leash Mar 1 -Sep 30, no leash Oct 1-Feb 28
  •  Big Lagoon Where permitted on a leash no greater than 10 feet in the parking and camping areas and within 100' of these areas.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach, Orick, Humboldt County 3 miles north of Orick via Hwy 101, then 5 miles west on Davidson Rd. in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.  North Coast Redwoods District 707-445-6547
  • Humboldt County Parks & Beaches Permitted to be unleashed on beach October 1 -February 28. If under complete control by owner, on the waveslope all year.  co.humboldt.ca.us 
  • Lost Coast Beaches, Petrolia, Humboldt County  Dogs off-leash blm.gov
    Luffenholtz
    Where permitted on a leash no greater than 10 feet in the parking and camping areas and within 100' of these areas Location: 2 miles south of Trinidad on Scenic Dr. Heading north toward Trinidad, take the Trinidad exit. Head west on Main St. and then turn left onto Scenic Dr. Follow Scenic Dr. for 2 miles.
  • Mad River Where permitted on a leash no greater than 10 feet in the parking and camping areas and within 100' of these areas.
  • Moonstone Where permitted on a leash no greater than 10 feet in the parking and camping areas and within 100' of these areas.
  • Moonstone Beach Trinidad:  Dogs are allowed off-leash under voice control.
  • Samoa Dunes Recreation Area  300-acre sand dune park located just west of Eureka on Humboldt Bay. Dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control. blm.gov

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

  • Leo Carillo State Park & Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles County
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in one marked area north of lifeguard tower 3. As you enter the park you drive under a bridge and follow the road north of tower 3 to the second parking lot. Dogs are allowed ON LEASH anywhere north of tower 3.  parks.ca.gov
  • Leo Carillo State Park, Los Angeles County  Dogs allowed  leocarrillo.com
  •  Point Mugu State Park Malibu:  Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed   parks.ca.gov
  • Rosie's Dog Beach, Belmont Shore -Long Beach, Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles County's only off-leash dog beach, Rosie's Dog Beach along Ocean Blvd between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues has metered parking in the Bennett Avenue lot, street parking on a limited basis, and restrooms. Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. longbeach.gov
  • Thornhill Broome Beach, Los Angeles County Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed  parks.ca.gov

MARIN COUNTY

  • Agate Beach Park Bolinas, Marin County
    This 6.6 acre beach, near the town of Bolinas, provides access to almost two miles of ocean shoreline at low tide. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. maringov.org 
  • Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes NS Pets are allowed in the parking lot and picnic area.
  • Chicken Ranch Beach Tomales Bay,  Inverness
    North of Inverness, adjacent to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and  along the west shore of Tomales Bay the 3 acre natural area serves Inverness and  Point Reyes Station. Chicken Ranch Beach provides access to Tomales Bay. marincounty.org
  •  Dillon Beach  45 min. - 1 hr. north of San Francisco in the Bay Area. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under voice control.
  • Upton Beach Stinson Beach, Marin County
    Dogs not allowed on the National Park section of Stinson Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Upton Beach, owned by the County of Marin, which is located north of the land administered by the National Park Service. nps.gov/goga
  • POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE
  • Kehoe Beach Point Reyes NS trail and designated trails in the neighboring Golden Gate National Recreation Area  Pets are allowed on the following ocean-facing beaches throughout the year
  • Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes NS  north of the Kehoe Beach trail  on a leash  no longer than 6 feet.
  • Limantour Beach, Point Reyes NS   southeast of the parking lot to the beach adjacent to Coast Camp
  • Point Reyes/Great Beach - from the North Beach parking lot to the south with exception.
  • TOMALES BAY: Pets are permitted on boats in Tomales Bay and on National Seashore beaches on the west side of Tomales Bay from the northern boundary of Tomales Bay State Park to Elk Fence North Beach.  These beaches include:
  • Kilkenny Beach
  • Long Cove Beach
  • Fruit Tree Beach
  • Marshall Beach
  • No Name Beach
  • Tomales Beach
  • Elk Fence South Beach
  • Elk Fence North Beach

MENDOCINO COUNTY BEACHES

  • Big River Beach Mendocino: Big River Beach is on the south side of Mendocino. It is accessible by vehicle from Highway 1, or by trails down the bluffs. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • Caspar Beach  Mendocino County Dogs allowed on a leash in designated areas.  Located 4 miles north of Mendocino across from the Casper Beach RV Park. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • Irish Beach/Manchester: Manchester State Park
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • MacKerricher State Park  Fort Bragg:  Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach but are not permitted on park trails. parks.ca.gov
  • Noyo Beach Fort Bragg:  Off-Leash Dog Area
    Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach year round.
  • Van Damme State Park, Mendocino County:   Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • Westport: Westport-Union Landing State Beach
    Located 19 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 and 2 miles north of Westport. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov 

MONTEREY COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Asilomar State Beach Pacific Grove, Monterey County
    Located on the Monterey Peninsula in the city of Pacific Grove. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea City Beach, Monterey County
    Located at the end of Ocean Avenue. Dogs allowed off-leash on Carmel City Beach. carmelcalifornia.com
  • Carmel River State Beach Carmel, Monterey County
    Located on Highway 1 in Carmel, one mile south of Ocean Avenue. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov 
  • Garrapata State Beach Carmel, Monterey County
    Located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov Monterey District 831-649-2836
  • Monterey State Beach, Monterey, Monterey County
    Located at the Seaside exit off Highway 218, west of Highway 1. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on Monterey State Beach from Wharf # 2 to Seaside State Beach. parks.ca.gov 
  •  Monterey State Beach leashed dogs  allowed from Wharf #2 to Seaside State Beach  

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Big Corona Beach, Corona del Mar State Beach Newport Beach, Orange County:  
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round.
  • Huntington Dog Beach Huntington Beach, Orange County: Huntington City Beach Dog Beach between Golden West and Seapoint Streets. Coin meter parking is available in two lots next to the beach and further away at street metered parking or in residential. Dogs allowed off-leash. Open 5 a.m.- 10 p.m. dogbeach.org  
  • Laguna Beach City Beaches, Orange County City Parks and Beaches: Dogs must be leashed at City parks and beaches (except Bluebird Park). Dogs are allowed on all beaches any time of day from September 11 through June 14. Dogs are allowed on all beaches June 15 through September 10, before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. No matter what time of year, dogs must be on a leash at all times (six feet or shorter).   lblg.org 
  • Little Corona Beach, Corona del Mar State Beach Newport Beach, Orange County:   Located off Poppy, surrounded by rocks, dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round.
  • Newport Beach, Orange County  Dogs are never allowed on the beach or any beachfront sidewalk between the hours of 10  a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including the ocean front beaches and bay front beaches. Before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., dogs are allowed, if they are securely restrained by a substantial leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length and controlled by a person who is competent to restrain the dog. However, we have seen dogs on the beach, off-leash many times during the day near the unincorporated strip of beach at the  Santa River Channel on the northernmost section of the city bordering Huntington Beach.  newportbeachca.gov
  • San Onofre State Beach, San Clemente, Orange County  Leashed dogs are permitted on Trails 1 & 6. Location: Exit the I-5 at  Basilone. State park admission fee for parking.

PLACER / EL DORADO COUNTY

  • Coon Street Boat Launch & Beach
  • Coon Street Beach Lake Tahoe:  is the site of the only public dog beach on the North Shore.  
  • King's Beach North
  • Kiva Beach,  South Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe  Dogs are allowed at the Tallac Historic Site from Valhalla Pier to Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky Trail meets the lakefront) in South Lake Tahoe, North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort, Hidden and Chimney Beaches on the east shore, Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach, Ski Beach in Incline Village (from October to April only), and Echo Lakes. Also, the lakes and streams in Desolation Wilderness are another good option. fs.fed.us 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Coronado Dog Beach San Diego County  at 100 Ocean Blvd. (North Beach) at the most northern end of the beach next to the Naval Air Station. Dogs allowed off-leash year round.
  • Del Mar North Beach Dog Beach, San Diego County North Beach is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach.
    North Beach area (29th Street to Solana Beach border):
    Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach.
    Dogs must be leashed June 15 through Labor Day From Sept. 15 through June 15. Dogs are allowed off-leash and under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14.
  • Fiesta Island, Mission Bay San Diego:  Dogs allowed outside the fenced areas and on beaches after 6 p.m. from April 1st to October 31 or after 4 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. Licensed, leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, and on sidewalks and park areas near the beach, during the night and early morning hours until 9 a.m. sandiego.gov 
  • Imperial Beach City Beach San Diego County Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach areas north of Palm Avenue and south of Imperial Beach Boulevard. cityofib.com
  • Main Beach, Del Mar, San Diego County  area (northern end of Powerhouse Park to 29th Street):
    Dogs not allowed June 15 through Labor Day.
    Dogs allowed on a leash from the day after Labor Day through June 14.
  • North Pacific Beach San Diego: Garnet Avenue and the Crystal Pier, north to Loring Street. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • Ocean Beach Dog Beach, San Diego
    Location: Voltaire & W. Point Loma.  San Diego's only 24 hour beach for dogs and perhaps the only such beach in California! Dogs are permitted without a leash at all hours of the day. sandiego.gov
  • Ocean Beach Dog Beach San Diego: Located in the community of Ocean Beach, just south of the Mission Bay channel entrance. Dogs are permitted on the north end of the beach at all hours without a leash. Several hotels and vacation rentals are located next to Dog Beach. sandiego.gov
  • South Beach, Del Mar, San Diego County  area (Powerhouse Park south to Torrey Pines border at 6th Street):
    Dogs must be leashed year-round. delmar.ca.us

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

  • Baker Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area San Francisco, San Francisco County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash at the north end of the beach. nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt  
  • Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area San Francisco, San Francisco County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach (excluding the Wildlife Protection Area at the west end of Crissy field beach where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1).crissyfielddog.org  
  •  Dog Walking in Golden Gate National Recreation Area nps.gov/goga and parksconservancy.org
  • Fort Funston/Burton Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash (excluding the 12-acre closure in northwest Ft. Funston and the northern end of the Coastal trail, closed due to erosion). sfdogparks.com
  • Ocean Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area San Francisco County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash (excluding the Plover Protection Area from Sloat Blvd. north to Stairwell 21 where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1).The beach runs parallel to the Great Highway (north of Fort Funston). There are several access points including Sloat Blvd., Fulton Street or Lincoln Way. This beach has a mix of off-leash and leash required areas. Dogs must be on leash on Ocean Beach between Sloat Blvd and Stairwell No. 21 (roughly at Fulton). North of Fulton to the Cliff House and South of Sloat for several miles are still okay for off-leash dogs, however parts of these areas may be impassible at high tide. The GGNRA stricly enforces the on-leash area between Sloat and Fulton.parksconservancy.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BEACHES

  • Avila Beach Main Beach, San Luis Obispo County
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the main beach in downtown Avila before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. every day.
  • Cayucos: Cayucos State Beach, San Luis Obispo County
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the state beach from the south end of Studio Drive in Cayucos to Cayucos Pier. parks.ca.gov
  • Fisherman's Beach, Avila Beach Dogs on a leash are allowed on   24 hours a day.
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, San Luis Obispo County
    5.5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and the sand dunes available for off highway motor vehicle recreation. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov  805-473-7230
  •  Olde Port Beach, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on  Olde Port Beach 24 hours a day. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the main beach in downtown Avila before 10 a.m and after 5 p.m. every day.
  • Pfeiffer Beach Big Sur, San Luis Obispo County
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Day use only, no overnight camping. bigsurcalifornia.org 
  • Pismo City Beach, San Luis Obispo County
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. Dogs are not permitted on the Pismo Pier. pismobeach.org
  •  Pismo State Beach Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County:
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches of Pismo State Beach with the exception of Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve. parks.ca.go
  • San Luis Obispo Coast State Parks: Dogs Allowed on Beaches slostateparks.com
  •  San Simeon Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo County  Dogs on leash are allowed on the beach. Coastal access is just north of the  

SAN MATEO COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadero, San Mateo County
    Located 17.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles south of Pescadero on Highway One. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov 
  • Esplanade Beach,   Pacifica, San Mateo County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash on Esplanade Beach, which is off of Esplanade Ave. and West Manor Drive, Pacifica CA 94044. cityofpacifica.org
  • Maverick's Beach, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
    Maverick's or Mavericks is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from shore in Pillar Point Harbor just north of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea. Dogs are allowed on the beach. halfmoonbaychamber.org 
  • Montara State Beach, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
    Located 8 miles north of Half Moon Bay on Highway One. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov 
  • Marin County Parks Rules & Regulations: Dogs in Parks
    Dogs are permitted at Marin County parks and facilities when restrained by a leash (dogs are not permitted at McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, and Stafford Lake Park). maringov.org 
  • Rodeo Beach and South Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Marin Headlands, Marin County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash under voice control from the shoreline to the crest of the dunes. nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/pets.htm">Dog Walking in Golden Gate National Recreation Area parksconservancy.org 
  • Muir Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Mill Valley, Marin County
    Dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control. nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/pets.htm  Dog Walking in Golden Gate National Recreation Area parksconservancy.org 
  • Point Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the following beaches year round: Kehoe Beach - north of the Kehoe Beach trail; Limantour Beach - southeast of the parking lot to the beach adjacent to Coast Camp; Point Reyes/Great Beach - from the North Beach parking lot to the south. Due to threatened snowy plover habitat, pets are not allowed on the beach south of the trail at Kehoe Beach or on the beach to the north of the North Beach parking lot. During the elephant seal pupping and mating season (December through April), pets and humans are not allowed on the beach south of the South Beach parking lot. Palomarin Beach is no longer open to pets nps.gov/pore/ 
  • Tomales Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore
    Pets are permitted on boats in Tomales Bay and on National Seashore beaches on the west side of Tomales Bay from the northern boundary of Tomales Bay State Park to Elk Fence North Beach. These beaches include: Kilkenny Beach, Long Cove Beach, Fruit Tree Beach, Marshall Beach, No Name Beach, Tomales Beach, Elk Fence South Beach, Elk Fence North Beach. Pets are not permitted on beaches or anywhere else within the Tomales Point Elk Reserve. Pets are not permitted on Hog Island, Duck Island or Pelican Point. Pets are not permitted on beaches within Tomales Bay State Park. Please note: the only way to access the Tomales Bay beaches listed above if you are accompanied by a pet is by boat. Pets are not permitted on Marshall Beach Trail. nps.gov/pore

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Arroyo Beach, Burro County Beach Hendry's Beach, Santa Barbara County
    Located at 2981 Cliff Drive, this county park is the portal for the best known off-leash spot in the Santa Barbara area. Dogs are required to be on leash through the parking lot and bathing beach until, passing Arroyo Burro Slough, dogs are welcome to run free and cavort in the Pacific Ocean surf below the city’s Douglas Family Preserve. Self service dog wash stations. Hours: 6 a.m. - Sunset, daily. Source: countyofsb.org
  • Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara County  Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
  • Summerland Beach,  Santa Barbara County   Dog are allowed off-leash on Summerland Beach, located at the base of a hill. Paved path descends to beach where surfers, swimmers, sunbathers can enjoy beach with dogs. Free parking in lot on hill, restrooms, concession machines, volleyball courts, kids playground.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  •  Lighthouse Point Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
    Its Beach
     
    Dogs on a leash are allowed on the first beach up coast from the lighthouse on West Cliff Drive. santacruz.com 
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County: West Cliff Drive between Almar and Woodward dogs permitted off-leash  under voice control before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Dogs must be on-leash during other hours.  cityofsantacruz.com
  • Manresa State Beach Watsonville, Santa Cruz County:
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov
  • Palm State Beach, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County 
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed only on the beach between the Pajaro Dunes condos and the Pajaro Dunes houses. Go past Manresa State Beach on the San Andreas Road and continue past Sunset State Beach. Turn right on Beach Road toward the ocean. santacruzstateparks.org 
  • Rio del Mar, Santa Cruz  Leashed dogs are permitted at  Beach. Santa Cruz District 831-429-2850
  •  Seabright State Beach Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County  East Cliff Dr. at Seabright Avenue, south of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the north side of the yacht harbor in Santa Cruz. santacruzstateparks.org
  • Seacliff State Beach Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County  State Park Drive exit from Highway 1 in the neighborhood of Aptos. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov  
  • Twin Lakes State Beach Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the east side of the yacht harbor at 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz. parks.ca.gov 
  • Rio Del Mar State Beach Aptos, Santa Cruz County
    Dogs on leash are allowed on the beach. santacruzstateparks.org 
  • New Brighton State Beach Capitola, Santa Cruz County
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. parks.ca.gov
  • La Selva Beach Manresa State Beach, Santa Cruz County
    Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. parks.ca.gov

SONOMA COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Blind Beach
  • Carmet Beach
  • Doran Regional Park Bodega Bay, Sonoma County   Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Rabies certificate required. sonoma-county. org 
  • Duncan's Cove
  • Furlong Gulch
    Gualala Point Regional Park,  Sonoma County
    6 miles north of Jenner and one mile south of Gualala on Highway 1. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Rabies certificate required. sonoma-county.org 
  •  Goat Rock Beach, Sonoma County  Dogs are permitted except on coastal trails. 707-865-2391
  • Marshall Gulch
  • Stillwater Cove Regional Park Jenner: Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.  sonoma-county.org
  • Portuguese Beach
  • Russian Gulch
  • Russsian River District, some restricitions parks.ca.gov
  • Schoolhouse Beach
  • Shell Beach
  • Sonoma Coast State Beach parks.ca.gov
    California State Parks restrictions on state beaches to protect the western snowy plover have resulted in additional restrictions on visitor use in areas that provide important plover habitat, particularly nesting areas. This includes enforcement of existing regulations prohibiting dogs on state beaches. The new rules do not prohibit leashed dogs in campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas and roads, where dogs are allowed under state regulations.
  • Wright's Beach

VENTURA COUNTY DOG BEACHES

  • Harbor Cove Beach Ventura, Ventura County   Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
  • Hollywood Beach, Oxnard,  Ventura County    Harbor Blvd. in Channel Islands Harbor, on Hollywood Beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Marina Park Beach Ventura, Ventura County  Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
  • Oxnard Beach Park, Oxnard, Ventura County 
    1601 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
  • Promenade Park, Ventura, Ventura County  Located along the promenade near Seaside Park, Ventura, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.  Channel Coast District 805-585-1850
  • Seaside Wilderness Park, Ventura, Ventura County  Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
  • Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard, Ventura County   End of Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA. Dogs on a leash on Silver Strand Beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Thornhill Broome Beach, Ventura County  (at Pt. Mugu) and in one marked area of Leo Carillo State Beach. North Bay Area District (707) 865-2391 parks.ca.gov

 

NO DOGS

DOG NOT ALLOWED ON THESE  BEACHES

  • Andrew Molera SP
  • Avalon, Catalina Island
  • Channel Coast District State Beaches 
  • Dana Point, Orange County
  • Del Mar City Beach & 15th Street Beach (except for River Mouth)
  • Duck Island
  • Encinitas No dogs allowed on beach
  • Hog Island
  •  Nevada Beach, Tahoe
  • Pope Beach, Tahoe
  • Baldwin Beach, Tahoe
  • Meeks Bay Beach, Tahoe
  • William Kent Beach, Tahoe
  • Kehoe Beach  north of the North Beach parking lot. During the elephant seal pupping and mating season (December through April), pets and humans are not allowed on the beach south of the South Beach parking lot.
  • Montana de Oro San Luis Obispo Coast District   Dogs are not permitted on beach or trails, except at campsites. 805-927-2074
  • Moss Landing SB
  • Marina SB
  • Pelican Point
  • Point Lobos State Reserve
  • Oceanside  All dogs are prohibited on all City beaches throughout the year. You may walk your dog on a leash on The Strand.
  • Palomarin Beach - no longer open to pets
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Pets are not permitted in public buildings, on public transportation vehicles, or in locations designated as a swimming beach, or within any structure or area closed to the possession of pets by the superintendent. This prohibition does not apply to guide dogs accompanying visually impaired persons or hearing ear dogs accompanying hearing-impaired persons.
  • All trails within the park are closed to pets—with exceptions.
  • Point Reyes Seashore Beaches with exceptions
  • Salinas River SB
  • San Clemente, Orange County
  • Seaside SB
  • San Diego Coast District  -- Dogs are not permitted within this park district.
  • San Simeon State Park campgrounds   San Luis Obispo Coast District   Dogs are not permitted on beach or trails, except at campsites. 805-927-2074
  • Seal Beach, Orange County   No dogs on beach per SBMC 9.05.090
  • Tomales Bay State Park  Pets are not permitted on beaches  parks.ca.gov
  • Tomales Point Elk Reserve. Stop by a visitor center to pick up a free site bulletin containing pet regulations for the Seashore and other parks in the area.
  •  Zmudowski SB

Source notes: This page was compiled through personal experiences visiting dog beaches throughout the state and through California Public Records Act open records law...read more>


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