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Ocean Beach Dog Beach

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Address: West End of the San Diego River Floodway, San Diego, CA

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Great dog beach for off leash!

Huge dog beach that allows off leash. Lots of dogs. Go at Low tide and the beach is beautiful and you can climb up on the large rocks from the sand.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge dog beach that allows off leash. Lots of dogs. Go at Low tide and the beach is beautiful and you can climb up on the large rocks from the sand.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone (including the dog) will have a great time at Dog Beach. The beach was very clean. We did not encounter a single person( in 3 days) that was not having a good time. Very relaxed, and family friendly. We enjoyed playing in the surf, looking for shells and watching all the dogs having a good time catching tennis balls... More 

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Menifee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was pretty cool. My dogs loved the interaction and all the people there were friendly. It was surprisingly clean, which leads me to believe people actually care and pick up after their dogs. Make sure you bring doggy bags because once down on the beach there aren't any. Parking is tight but doable. I will definitely be back... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place to go and let the dogs run around and socialize. It's good for surfing too. Also, there are a few hotels that would be great to stay at and there is plenty of places to eat and drink within a mile.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is really the only true 'dog friendly' beach in San Diego. Other public beaches have both leash and time limits on bringing your dog. Dog beach does not. There is easy access to both the ocean and a protected lagoon, of sorts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Pretty neat beach watching all of the dogs out there. It was surprisingly clean with all of the dogs, and we were able to watch some surfers out there too. Not much around as far as restaurants/snacks, but they did have a bathroom/shower area.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Have been checking out a number of places from del mar to coronado to take our collie for a daily run. This is on the list for sure!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic dog beach. It is HUGE too....it goes on forever. There are areas with waves, and areas that are calm along the river/jetties. It was very clean - never saw any poop. All the dogs and owners were very nice. We went at least twice a day during our visit to OB. A big thanks to San Diego... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were here for one afternoon. I was surprised how clean the beach was and how there were no problems with so many dogs being there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the main reasons we go to San Diego CA! We can go to the beach and take our dogs! This is heaven for our dogs. They get to run on the beach and play with other fun, friendly dogs. Our dogs are small, only 10 and 12 pounds but the big dogs are nice to them... More 

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