San Diego Dog Beaches - Great Places to take your Pets for a walk When it comes to a great place for people and pets to walk doing it on the beach is the best! Check out our list of Dog Beaches in San Diego that are leash free and let fido take a swim in the water.
(see a list of San Diego area animal shelters at the bottom of this page)
A look at one of the trails and beach areas at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay. Fiesta Island offers over 100 acres of walking space for people and dogs.
Best San Diego Dog Beaches San Diego has a lot of great places to take dogs for a walk. Since people need the walking as much as the dogs do here are three places we recommend at the beach.
1. Dog Beach Fiesta Island This place is awesome and when we walk our dogs there it takes about 45 minutes to cover the walking the entire area. This spot offers large fields and open space and a ton of beach access to Mission Bay. There is always plenty of parking and plenty of trails to walk the pets on. See map and directions below.
Join FidoSD.org and help preserve this area! The City has tried in the past to offer this space to developers or to use it as a boat ramp etc... Needless to say we do not feel we need any more pavement or development on park land and we hope that this area will be left alone for the great walking sanctuary it is for people as much as animals.
FIDO Fiesta Island Dog Owners FIDO is a project of a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and contributions are tax deductible according to law
Our mission is to preserve the Fiesta Island Leash-free Recreational Area. We are a community based organization with over 3000 members which is rapidly growing. We are a diverse group of citizens who share a common passion and vision for Fiesta Island. We are the largest user group of Fiesta Island and unlike other user groups, we use the island 365 days a year, rain or shine. FIDO has a board of 11 members who are working hard with the city to find a reasonable solution that meets the needs of 'all' Fiesta Island Users. Get more information on FidoSD.org click here
2. Dog Beach Ocean Beach This beach location sits at the North end of Ocean Beach and is one of the most popular spots for locals who have dogs who love the water. Nothing helps tire a dog out faster than chasing balls in the surf. Not nearly as big as Fiesta Island, but there is plenty of space to spread out. Parking on weekends can be a challange so get there early!
3. Dog Beach Del Mar This is another great spot to walk your dog and is located just south of Via De La Valle and Highway 101. There is not as much space here as at the other beaches so sometimes it is best to wait and go during low tide where a 2 block section of beach opens up to the north. This beach is home to the Helen Woodward Dog Surfing Competition, which takes place in September.
4. Dog Beach Imperial Beach Dog Beach in Imperial Beach is also a great spot for walking dogs in San Diego. The section just south of the pier past the jetty and Palm Avenue is where the dogs can roam and chase balls and is also the home to The Loews Dog Surfing Contest
Find Maps and Driving Directions for each dog beach location below.
Help Join or Support Focas San Diego FOCAS is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization formed to help the lost and abandoned dogs and cats in the t hree San Diego Department of Animals Services' shelters. Get more information on this Non Profit Organization and see if you can help out in some way either volunteering or fostering pets until adoption. Visit their website at http://www.focas-sandiego.org/
Fiesta Island on Mission Bay - A great place to walk your dog. When entering the Fiesta Island go to the far west side of the island and look for the fenced in area by the water.
Dog Beach in Ocean Beach Map
Dog Beach in Del Mar Map
Adopt a Pet / San Diego Animal Group Links If you have the ability to adopt a pet please come to the San Diego animal shelter.
There is always a great need for new homes and also for foster homes for pets in the San Diego area. If you have room for one more dog or cat use the links below to help bring them home:-))!
The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services provides dog licensing and animal control services for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County and the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.
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