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Dog Beach

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Address: 3006 Sandy Ln, Del Mar, CA 92014-2000
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Beach for Dogs

This is a great beach to let your dog run and play! We went to Carlsbad and were told by snobby locals to get off the beach with our dog there. Del Mar is much more dog friendly!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great beach to let your dog run and play! We went to Carlsbad and were told by snobby locals to get off the beach with our dog there. Del Mar is much more dog friendly!

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since I lived up on the bluff just north of Dog Beach, I walked south to the San Dieguito River outlet and then turned around and headed north up to the expansive beach in Solana Beach and north to Encinitas...what exhilaration!!! And in my younger days, I used to run that entire beach a couple of times a week!! Love... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you're a dog lover, you'll love strolling on dog beach where dogs can frolic to their hearts delight off-leash. There a couple of restaurants here as well (but not sure what their dog policies are).

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed our walk on dog beach even though we really missed our dogs in the process. Seeing the joy on the dogs faces as they frolicked on the beach, played in the water, chased balls and introduced themselves to one another was heartening and so good to see. Pure joy. Owners were responsible and cleaned up after their pets.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went there for the Surf Dog event which was postponed due due polluted water. One important question we had was how bad was the bacteria warning? The Contamination Warning sign was tiny (and knocked over) at the entrance. It is a doggie's paradise if the water is clean, but we'd all like to protect our furry kids, so I... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was wonderful to see the dog's having fun on the beach and in the ocean (even though there was a sign regarding leash usage @ the time we were there). I was glad the people seemed to not be able to read, after all, it is "dog beach", so don't go there if you don't like dogs running around.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Before 9/1 you have to go north of the lagoon around the bend to be able to let your dog go off leash. Also, generally the folks that bring their dogs are very friendly as is their dogs regardless of size. We have a small dog that played 3-4 hours and was so happy. Needless to say everyone slept wonderfully....

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Thank jackarea2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Across from Del Mar race track. Wide white sandy beach. All dogs will love it. Make sure you fill the meter as Del Mar is crazy strict with parking violations.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Dogs playing on the beach in the sunshine? How could you go wrong.....A lovely place for a walk, on two paws or four.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent location for dogs to play safely in the ocean. Bring the dog toys, treats, water, and a tent to spend the day here watching your dog experience absolute bliss! Parking is easy, and don't forget to pay. There is also sand volleyball courts.

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