Dog Beaches in Ocean Beach, Coronado and Del Mar

July 15, 2013


Is your pooch getting antsy? Let’s be honest, when isn’t your dog antsy to get outdoors and prance about! Do yourself and, of course, your four-legged friend a favor and head to one of the designated dog beaches in Ocean Beach, Coronado and Del Mar.

Watch tail-waggin’, Frisbee-catchin’ and stick-fetchin’ dogs splash in the surf. Man’s best friend is permitted to roam leash-free at all hours of the day on these local beaches–check them out:

  • Dog Beach – Ocean Beach
    (24 hr. off leash) – located at the west end of Voltaire St., this off leash dog beach is one of the most popular in San Diego
  • Fiesta Island – Mission Bay
    Located in Mission Bay Park, dogs are allowed in all areas except for the Youth Campground and Least Tern nesting sites (seasonal). Daily 6:00 am – 10:00 pm, this area offers calmer waters than the ocean and sand dunes to run on.
  • North Beach Dog Run – Coronado
    (24 hr. off leash) – located on Ocean Blvd. near Sunset Park at the northern end of the beach next to the U.S. Naval Station entrance. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the beach. Foot shower and free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run. Foot shower and free dog litter bags are available at the entrance to the run.
  • Del Mar Dog Beach – Del Mar
    (post-Labor Day through June 14 off leash) – located at Via De La Valle and Highway 101 at the rivermouth. Off leash area is north of 29th St.

For more off-leash dog parks and recreation areas in the San Diego area, head over to–they have them all nicely listed!





photo courtesy of mrgefiles

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