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Find a Dog Beach | Multi-State Dog Beach Finder

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State City Name Address Zip code Fenced? Off-leash? Water Access? Hours Comments
CA Carmel Carmel Beach  Ocean Avenue and Scenic Rd. 93922 No Yes Yes 6 am - 10 pm All city beaches in Carmel allow dogs off leash.
CA Cayucos Morro Strand Beach Hwy 1 and 24th St 93430 No Yes Yes Daylight hours  
CA Coronado Coronado Dog Beach 100 Ocean Blvd 92118 No Yes Yes 24 Hour Though the beach is leash free, there is a long walk from Ocean Blvd. parking to the beach, so keep your dog leashed on the walk to avoid $500 Animal Patrol fine.  
CA Del Mar Del Mar Dog Beach Camino Del Mar, South if Via De La Valle 92104 No Yes Yes    
CA Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Dog Beach Pacific Coast Highway   No Yes Yes 5 am - 8 pm  
CA Long Beach Rosie's Dog Beach  Ocean Ave. and Argonne Ave. 90803 No Yes Yes 6 am - 8 pm Bring fresh water.
CA Monterey Monterey State Beach Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and Del Monte Blvd 93940 No Partial Yes    
CA San Diego The Original Dog Beach  West Point Loma Blvd. & Voltaire St. 92107 No Yes Yes 24 Hour Dog wash 2 blocks away at 4933 Voltaire St.
CA San Diego Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Beach Fiesta Island Rd. 92123 No Partial Yes 4 am - midnight Be sure to bring drinking water.
CA San Francisco Ocean Beach 1095 Great Highway 94121 No Yes Yes   Excluding the Plover Protection Area from Sloat Blvd. north to Stairwell 21 where where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1.
CA San Francisco Baker Beach Bowley St. and Gibson Rd.   No Partial Yes 6 am - 7 pm Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. 
CA San Francisco Crissy Field 1199 E Beach, Presidio (Marina/Cow Hollow) 94129 No Partial Yes   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.
CA San Francisco Fort Funston Skyline Blvd 94132 No Yes Yes   Excluding the 12-acre closure in northwest Ft. Funston and the northern end of the Coastal trail, closed due to erosion.
CA Santa Barbara Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)  Cliff Drive and Sea Ledge Ln. 93109 No Yes Yes   Awesome dog washing station in the parking lot!  This is currently the only off-leash dog beach in Santa Barbara, and runs below the Douglas Family Preserve.
CA Santa Cruz Lighthouse Field State Beach 701 West Cliff Drive   No Yes Yes    
CA Santa Cruz Mitchell's Cove Dog Beach West Cliff Drive   No See Comments Yes Sunrise to Sunset Off-leash hours are officially "sunrise to 10am" and "4pm to sunset," however, beach goers report this isn't enforced.
FL Dunedin Honeymoon Island State Park 1 Causeway Blvd 34698 No No Yes    
FL Tampa Davis Island Dog Beach 1002 Severn St. 33606 Yes Yes Yes   Hoses in the parking lot to clean up your pup after beach time.
FL Fort Myers Beach Dog Beach 8800 Estero Blvd 33931 No Yes Yes Sunrise to Dusk  
FL Islamorada Anne's Beach Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 73           We have limited information on this beach, what we know is that it's dog friendly, although small
FL Jensen Beach Walton Rocks Dog Beach 6700 S Ocean Dr 34957 No Yes Yes    
FL North Palm Beach Juno Dog Beach 14775 US Hwy 1 33408 No Yes Yes   Parking, showers and doggy clean-up bags
FL Key West Key West Dog Beach Vernon St and Waddell Ave 33040 No Yes Yes    
FL Sanibel Island Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach) Algiers Lane and Casa Ybel Rd   No No Yes 7 am to 7 pm Leash law strictly enforced.  Bring water for you and your dog(s).
FL Tierra Verde Fort DeSoto "Paw Playground" and Beach 3500 Pinellas Bayway S 33715 Partial Partial Yes   Fenced area for both large and small dogs, with doggy showers.  Pets are allowed anywhere in the park on a six-foot leash and also allowed leash-free on a designated beach area.
FL Venice Brohard Paw Park 1600 Harbor Dr S 34285 No Yes Yes   Fresh water and hoses on-site.  There's a small-dog area and an additional fenced yard that leads to a pet-friendly beach.
IL Chicago Montrose Dog Beach West Lawrence Ave at North Simonds Drive 60640 Partial Yes Yes From sunrise to 9:00 pm The Dog Beach is fenced in on two sides with the lake making the third,  but it is not impenetrable.
IL Chicago Belmont Harbor Dog Beach Belmont & Lake Shore Drive, N. Lake Shore Drive 60657 Yes Yes Yes From sunrise to 9:00 pm The Belmont Dog beach is located at the northwest end of the harbor, not along the open water.  This dog park is convenient for those who can walk, since parking is $10. Also, beware not to throw your tennis balls too far into the lake, or your pup might find himself out-swimming a boat. 
IL Chicago Foster Dog Beach Edgewater - 5200 N. Lakeshore Drive 60640 Partial Yes Yes From sunrise to 9:00 pm The Dog Beach at Foster is located on the north tip of the beach. It has a ramp and double gated entrance. It's fenced in, but like Montrose, is not impenetrable. It's also a small beach, and good for small dogs.
NC Kitty Hawk Kitty Hawk Off Leash Beach Virginia Dare Trail and Fonck St   No Partial Yes   From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet.  Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach.  Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times.  A leash must be with owner/handler at all times.  
NC Carolina Beach Freeman Park 1801 Canal Dr. 28428 No Partial Yes   Dogs are allowed offleash from 10/1 - 3/31 but must be on a leash during the other months.
Beach Doggies | Est. 2014