For most families, the summer season is synonymous with vacations , and when it comes to enjoying and relaxing, dog owners would not allow their furry friends to miss out on the fun.
Although in many places they probably will not accept your pet, in recent years both hotels and beaches have given space to man’s best friend. While adults and children enjoy the marine charms, dogs are not far behind. For them it is a time of romping, socializing and playing with their masters or other canines who are enjoying the place. Although in many places they probably won’t accept your pet, there are hotels and beaches that are “pet friendly”; that is to say, they welcome their unconditional friend.
Follow the rules of each beach
Before going to any “pet friendly” place, it is recommended that you inform yourself about the regulations of the place. There are beaches and public places that allow dogs as long as they are on a leash, as there are occasional exceptions such as the Long Beach Dog Beach Zone where they allow their dog to run freely without a leash. But before deciding to take your pet, consider if your dog has a docile and friendly character; that is to say, it will not terrorize the other dogs or bother the people who are in the place.
Dog Beaches in Los Angeles
Dog Beach Zone
The Long Beach off-leash Dog Zone is an unfenced 3-acre beach located on Belmont Shore. This beach, the only one where dogs can legally run freely without a leash, is the work of Justin Rudd – founder / director of Haute Dogs. It is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The beach is between Argonne and Roycroft avenues. Only one dog is accepted per adult.
It is located at the northernmost end (north) of the beach, next to the Naval Air Station. It is wide and sandy and from there you can appreciate the waves of the Pacific and the Hotel del Coronado. This beach is located on Ocean Blvd, near Sunset Park.
It is a beautiful beach where your dog can roam, although with certain limitations. This beach allows your dog to run freely without the leash only between September and June. The parking area is also scarce and do not try to park in the forbidden area on pain of unnecessary fines. The designated canine area is from 29th Street to the edge of Solana Beach.
This three-quarter mile dog beach is open daily from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm and is located on the Pacific Coast Highway between 21 Street and Seapoint St. Dogs may be without strap in water and in wet sand area. 100 Goldewest St., Huntington Beach, 92648.
Malibu – Leo Carrillo State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed there. The only restriction is that they are not allowed between towers two and three, which is the area where most of the bathers crowd. To get to this beach, drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway — toward Oxnard — until you reach El Matador and Leo Carillo State Beaches.
Dog beaches in San Diego
Fiesta Island – Mission Bay
Most of this sandy beach allows dogs on a leash, while a fenced area provides enough room for dogs that need to be watched more closely. The three-square-mile area offers the calm waters of the ocean and dunes for canines to frolic. The doors close at around 10:00 pm.
Dog Beach –Ocean Beach
This beach is located in the northern part of Ocean Beach. She offers a wide swath of sand and Pacific waves for romping; It is the ideal place to take your dog or enjoy the pets that visit the place. Open 24 hours.
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Every dog has its day – to walk without its leash and to play with other dogs. Here we mark some places where you can let your best friend go free.
Alice’s Dog Park, 3026 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, open Wednesday through Monday from 6 am to 6 pm
Barrington Dog Park, 333 S. Barrington Ave., West LA, open Wednesday through Monday from sunrise to sunset and Tuesday from 10 am to sunset.
The Boneyard, Duquesne Avenue, Culver City, open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m.
Griffith Park Dog Park, located at the north end of the John Ferraro soccer field on North Zoo Drive, in Griffith Park, open Wednesday through Monday from sunrise to sunset and Tuesday from 10 am to sunset.
Hermon Dog Park, 5568 Via Marisol, Montecito Heights, open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Laurel Canyon Dog Park, 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, open Saturday through Thursday from sunrise to sunset and Friday from 11 am to sunset.
Runyon Canyon Dog Park, 2000 N. Fuller Ave., Runyon Canyon, open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Sepulveda Basin Leash-Free Dog Park, 17550 Victory Blvd., Encino, open Saturday through Thursday from sunrise to sunset and Friday from 11 am to sunset.
Silver Lake Leash Free Dog Park, 1850 W. Silver Lake Drive, Silver Lake, open Thursday through Tuesday from 6 am to 10 pm and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 10 pm
Westminster Dog Park, 1234 Pacific Ave., Venice, open Wednesday through Monday from sunrise to sunset and Tuesday from 10 am to sunset.
William S. Hart Park Leash-Free Dog Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave., West Hollywood. Open every day from 6 am to midnight.
Whitnall Leash Free Dog Park, 58011/2 Whitnall Highway, North Hollywood, open Wednesday through Monday from sunrise to sunset and Tuesday from 10 am to sunset.
Rosie’s Dog Beach, Ocean Boulevard between Granada and Roycroft Avenues, Long Beach, open daily from 6 am to 8 pm
Huntington Dog Beach, 100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, open daily from 6 am to 10 pm
Ocean Beach Dog Beach, off the Ocean Beach, San Diego bike path, open 24 hours daily.
Fiesta Island, departing on Fiesta Island Road, San Diego, open daily from 6 am to 10 pm
Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, open daily from 6 am to sunset.