Dog Beaches in San Diego

Aug 1, 2016

Summer is here and with it both locals and tourist flock to our many beaches throughout the San Diego area. Many would love for their dogs to tag along but are not sure where to go. Below we list a few of the more popular dog-friendly beach and bay destinations throughout areas in San Diego including: Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Del Mar, and Carlsbad.

Dog Beach in Ocean Beach: Great area and spot to roam the beach, with a leash-free policy for dog friendly dogs. This was actual the first leash-free beach in the United Sates.

Dog Island in Fiesta Island: Located a few miles away from San Diego’s iconic Mission Beach sits Fiesta Island. Fiesta Island is a semi-fenced in area allowing dogs to run miles of open land as well as jump into the cool water that surrounds the small island.

Dog Beach in Del Mar/Solana Beach: Very beautiful area to take your pup, but some parking does require payment. This beach is leash-free September-June 13th and is limited to the area South of 15th street and North of 29th street. All other times during the year, dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash.

Cardiff State Beach: Great place to take your dog, but at this time there are no leash-free areas. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and owners pick up after them.

La Jolla Shores Beach: Great spot to do some sightseeing or just a morning walk. While there are no leash free areas, dogs are allowed on leash from 6pm to 9am.

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