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
Some beaches where portions or all of the beach may permit dogs either seasonally or year-round:
DOG NOT ALLOWED ON THESE BEACHES
Source notes: This page was compiled through personal experiences visiting dog beaches throughout the state and through California Public Records Act open records law.