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Ocean Beach Dog Beach

West End of the San Diego River Floodway, San Diego, CA
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One of the best for your dog

We've been to so many dog beaches along the coast. This one is much better than Fiesta Island... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bryan C
Elk Grove, California
My husband the surfer

Went here because it was the only place in SD that we could find that had any surf to speak of. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“off leash” (17 reviews)
“run free” (12 reviews)
“dogs running” (10 reviews)
West End of the San Diego River Floodway, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to so many dog beaches along the coast. This one is much better than Fiesta Island. Comparable to Carmel and the one in Huntingston Beach. Fort Funston in San Francisco is the best but this one is close. Lots of friendly people. Only...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because it was the only place in SD that we could find that had any surf to speak of. The bellman at the Del Coronado had suggested it so we checked it out. Surf - check! Dogs- check! Transients- check! Well, I don't...More

Thank Aricot
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great place free to take your pets and you can stroll along the beach also. And they can get cool off. Dogs can run without leash but we prefer to keep ours on their. As it does have a lot of them and ours like...More

Thank marriedmary2015
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Open Beach Dog Beach is a beautiful, long beach. Dogs are permitted off-leash. For any dog lover, watching hundreds of dogs run freely, enjoying the water and sand was nothing short of joyous. On the day we visited with our two dogs, all of the...More

Thank Lew B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I visited the Dog Beach since it was close to my hotel, and I wanted to walk along the beach and look for shells and interesting bits. I would go back to this beach just to hang out all day and laugh at all the...More

Thank Aimee D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I bring our 2 dogs here to run off leash and enjoy a cool swim! It's a large beach with plenty of space. We use the space to train our dogs to be off leash and be around other dogs. We have...More

Thank huertatravels
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is dog lover heaven. We took our ancient American Bulldog (a service dog, btw) in order to give her a beach experience, and a place to enjoy. I kept her on her lead because I was worried people would be afraid of her. One...More

Thank DanaMom4Life
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It's a shame that in an area as large as Southern California that I had to drive an hour down the coast to find a beach where my dog could run free. The people in charge need to free up more beaches. I've never seen...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have been to dog beach 3 times now and absolutely love it. Even if you aren't able to bring your puppy with you, you can still enjoy the sun and other dogs. The beach is also very clean and not overly crowded. Highly recommended.

Thank vvincentmunoz
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great place to exercise your dog. One of the few beaches you can take your fur baby to. Family friendly. Dog water fountain and doggie bags available.

Thank teenakwin
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Tammy R
22 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically, but the beach is so HUGE that you can always find a remote area with less dogs. Its an amazing place! You should go!
justin b
20 August 2015|
Response from Brenda D | Reviewed this property |
Dog Beach, San Diego, CA 92109

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