Dog Friendly Places To Play In California – San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 1:32 pm.

Bolinas: Agate Beach Park
Dogs, on a leash, are allowed on the beach.

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2 Responses to “Dog Friendly Places To Play In California – San Francisco Bay Area”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    Dillon Beach
    45 minutes north of San Francisco in the Bay Area. Dogs area allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under voice control.

    Half Moon Bay
    Dogs, on a leash, are allowed on Surfer’s Beach and on Poplar Beach at the west end of Poplar Street.

    Half Moon Bay Area: Montara State Beach
    Located 8 miles north of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1. Dogs, on a leash no longer than 6 feet, are allowed on the beach.

    Half Moon Bay Area/Pescadero: Bean Hollow State Beach
    Located 17.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles south of Pescadero on Highway 1. Dogs, on a leash no longer than 6 feet, are allowed on the beach.

    Marin County Parks Rules & Regulations: Dogs in Parks
    Leashed dogs are permitted at all County of Marin parks except: McNear’s Beach, Paradise Beach, and Stafford Lake. Dogs are permitted without leash, but under direct and immediate control at portions of McInnis Park and Upton Beach at Stinson Beach.

    Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    Dogs are allowed off-leash under voice control from the shoreline to the crest of the dunes.

    Muir Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    Dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control.

    Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Recreation Area
    The beach runs parallel to the Great Highway (north of Fort Funston). There are several access points including Sloat Blvd, Fulton Street or Lincoln Way. this beach has a mix of off-leash and leash required areas. Dogs must be on leash on Ocean Beach between Sloat Blvd. and Stairwell No. 21 (roughly at Fulton). North of Fulton to the Cliff House and south of Sloat for several miles are still okay for off-leash dogs, however, parts of these areas may be impassible at high tide. The GGNRA strictly enforces the on-leash area between Sloat and Fulton.

    Pacifica: Esplanade Beach
    Dogs are allowed off-leash on an area of the beach. Entrance via stairs at the end of Esplanade, north of Manor Dr.

    Point Reyes: Point Reyes National Seashore
    Dogs, on a leash no longer than 6 feet, are allowed on the following beaches: Kehoe Beach, Limantour Beach, and Point Reyes/Great Beach.

    Richmond: Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
    Dogs are allowed off-leash.

    San Francisco: Baker Beach, Golden Gate Recreation Area
    Dogs are allowed off-leash at the north end of the beach.

    San Francisco: Crissy Field, Golden Gate Recreation Area
    Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach.

    San Francisco: Fort Funston/Burton Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    According to the National Park Service, dogs must be on leash.

    Stinson Beach: Upton Beach
    Upton Beach, owned by the County of Marin, is located north of the land administered by the National Park Service. dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control.

    Tomales Bay: Chicken Ranch Beach
    Chicken Ranch Beach is a small beach where ThirdValley Creek enters Tomales Bay. The park is tucked away from the main road and is located along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, approximately two miles north of Inverness. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

  2. Joe Says:

    Actually,UPTON BEACH at Stinson Beach is a MARIN COUNTY PARK and DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES. The reason for this is obvious once you’ve spent an afternoon there. Unleashed dogs are a nuisance to fellow beachgoers. Not only will someones unleashed dog steal YOUR dogs ball, but they will pee on your towel,wake you from your nap,get hooked by a fisherman,knock over small children,fight with other dogs and prevent migratory birds from foraging on the narrow strip of wetsand that they depend on after flying long distances between sandy beaches. Also the beach is littered with mounds of animal waste and children have contracted parasites from playing in the sand here.Probably not the best place to bring your dog.