Dog Friendly Beaches in San Francisco, CA

There are 5 dog-friendly beaches in San Francisco, and 10 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in San Francisco.

Pet Friendly Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA is pet friendly. From the north end to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed on-leash or voice control. From stairwell 21 to Sloat Boulevard, dogs are required to be on-leash all year except from May 15th to July 1st when dogs can be under voice control. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups and to keep an eye on them while playing in the sand. See Details
Pet Friendly Crissy Field
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the pet-friendly promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and playing in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA. A dog water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
Baker Beach Located approximately one mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, pet-friendly Baker Beach in San Francisco is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be leashed south of Lobos Creek. Picnic facilities are available. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Lands End Beach Off-Leash Dog Area Lands End Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is an unfenced, dog-friendly space located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. Dogs can run and play off-leash in the designated spaces as long as they are under voice control. Please watch for signs designating specific on-leash areas. See Details
Rodeo Beach Take Fido to enjoy a day at this dog-friendly beach in Sausalito, CA. Rodeo Beach features a shoreline of multicolored pebbles. Rodeo Beach is just a few miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge. Dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) Leashed dogs are welcome at Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar), a popular, pet-friendly beach in Pacifica, CA. This beautiful stretch of beach offers stunning ocean views and a recreation trail along the ocean. Dog guardians are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the beach. See Details
Stinson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the county beach and in picnic areas at Stinson Beach, a pet-friendly park in California. Pets are not allowed on the National Park Service section of the beach. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their dogs. See Details
Bolinas Beach Dogs are welcome to run off leash at Bolinas Beach, a pet-friendly beach in Bolinas, CA. Enjoy watching people ride the waves at this popular surfing spot. See Details
Pillar Point Harbor Pillar Point Harbor is a dog-friendly attraction in Half Moon Bay, CA. Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. The area also features a fishing pier and a boat launch. Please note that the parking lot fills up early on weekends. See Details
Esplanade Beach Esplanade Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Pacifica, CA. Your dog will thank you for bringing him to the only off-leash beach in Pacifica. Fido is permitted at the north end of the beach which is located near the Land's End apartments. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that's left behind. See Details
Albany Bulb Fido is welcome to join you as you escape the city crowds at Albany Bulb, a pet-friendly park in Albany, CA. Leashed pets are allowed on the beach and trails. Enjoy views of the San Fransisco Bay, as well as a wide variety of urban art. See Details
Montara State Beach Montara State Beach is a popular dog-friendly destination in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pets are allowed to join you on this beach as long as they are on a leash under six feet. This area is really popular for people who want to explore tide pools and partake in a little bit of surf fishing. While you're there, you can check out Montara Mountain as well, featuring the only undisturbed coastal mountain habitat across 100 miles of coastline. See Details
Albany Beach Take Fido for a day of fun in the sun at dog-friendly Albany Beach in Albany, CA. The shoreline features a small sandy beach where dogs can run off leash. You and Fido can chase the waves or simply relax and bird watch. See Details
Muir Beach Take Fido for a beach day at pet-friendly Muir Beach in Sausalito, CA. From the parking lot, visitors can take the 450-ft long bridge to access the beach. Dogs must either be on a leash or under voice control while enjoying the surf and sand. Please be wary of rough waves and note that there is not a lifeguard stationed at Muir Beach. See Details
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