Del Mar Dog Beach: Who doesn’t enjoy a day of fun and sun?

We already mentioned here that Fiesta Island is a great place to take your dog.  Del Mar Dog Beach is another great option!


Located in Del Mar, this beach is great place to take a friendly, socialized puppy or dog.  There is a long beach for walking (although only a portion of it allows dogs to be off leash.)


Dog Beach can be very crowded on the weekends and on warm days but in the afternoons during the work week it tends to be less busy.   Sometimes you are the only ones on the beach!  These two lucky pups love spending quality time at the Del Mar Dog Beach:

Oliver and Radda

Oliver and Radda

Del Mar Dog Beach is also the site of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon.  This year, Surf Dog is scheduled for September 13th.


Plans are already underway to make this year even bigger and better than last year.  Stay tuned for more information on dog surf clinics and event details!

Del Mar Dog Beach Re-Cap:

Pros:  Beautiful scenery; great place to let your four-legged friend run free; generally friendly dogs; easy to find-right off of the 5.

Cons:  Parking; the beach can be non-existent at high tide; dogs are not allowed off-leash during parts of the year (June 15th-Monday after Labor Day); no bathrooms!

With the weekend just around the corner, what is your favorite place to take your dog?


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