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Looking for a dog-friendly beach?

We get it, it’s hard to know where you can take your dog in our corner of the Bay Area – it’s why we made our Dog-friendly Hikes Guide. But maybe you’re not feeling like a hike today. No worries, it’s always a good day to take the dog to the beach.

If you’re still reading this – congrats, you’re about to make your dog very happy. Below you’ll find a list of our favorite dog-friendly beaches on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. They’re rugged, beautiful beaches we love visiting with our four-legged friends and we know you’ll love them too. So, what are you waiting for?

Get out there, get salty:

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Arroyo de los Frijoles Beach, Pescadero

A rocky stretch of rugged coastline where you and your dog can still escape to find some coastal solitude.

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Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadero

Just down from Arroyo de Los Frijoles Beach, a gentle sandy cove where your dog can take a dip.

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Fort Funston, San Francisco

A dog lover’s paradise close to the hustle of downtown San Francisco.

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Manresa State Beach, Watsonville

An iconic Santa Cruz Beach, with plenty of room to roam. 

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Wavecrest Preserve, Half Moon Bay

Rolling coastal bluffs leading to a gentle, sandy beach. 

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Pillar Point Harbor Beach, Half Moon Bay

Find protection from the elements within Pillar Point Harbor, the ideal spot if your dog likes to swim. 

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Looking for more dog-friendly open spaces?

Download our dog-friendly hikes guide:


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About Post

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 77,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more

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