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Dog Beach

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Address: 3006 Sandy Ln, Del Mar, CA 92014-2000
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Awesome beach for dogs

I was in Del Mar for a week and went to the beach with my dog on four separate occasions. It's less than 5 minutes from the Hilton San Diego Del Mar and there is plenty of metered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Del Mar for a week and went to the beach with my dog on four separate occasions. It's less than 5 minutes from the Hilton San Diego Del Mar and there is plenty of metered street parking. There is ample area for the dogs to run and play, especially at low tide. The beach is very clean... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't help but giggle at the antics of the dogs, while walking and taking in the natural beauty of the beach. Joyful!

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Thank Jenny-Jetset
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great off leash space for your dog to play. A couple of choices as to where to enter, 29th street area or further north. Watch out for parking police, you do have to pay to park on the street to the north end. I was only there a short time the first time, to watch the dog surfing contest and... More 

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Thank Worrals
Red Lion, PA, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a drive to this beach on my last night in San Diego. It's a public access beach and there are tons of people taking their dogs down to the water to play in the surf. It's actually pretty fun to watch them all tearing around the place, meeting other dogs and racing into the water and out. Dogs... More 

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Thank P5039YUtimothyl
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

It's tiny, only a couple hundred yards long. Optional beach would be Huntington Dog Beach, about 20 mins further south on PCH. Better beach, worse parking. The best thing about Rosie's Dog Beach is the ample parking (metered--bring quarters) even on weekends. Always a friendly, family-oriented crowd.

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Thank LBGrandBanks
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Even if you don't own a dog, you'll have fun at dog beach.. Access is easy; parking is no big deal (it's just a bit pricey); and you'll be surprised who you'ill meet there.

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Thank SDquilter
Del Mar, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Dog beach is a unique place to let your dogs fun free and play with other like minded dogs. There are volley ball nets as well to pass the time and enjoy the great weather we're just beginning to have here.

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fasteddy4646
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

don't have a dog. just stopped to watch, was so entertaining I stayed for two and a half hours. the dogs were having a great time in the water ,playing bin the sand and with each other

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San Diego, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

If you love dogs and love seeing them run around and have fun, this is the place for you (and your dog). Check out the tide charts though, since during a low tide there is a lot more room for the doggies to roam. You can go around the bend on the north side and go up Solana Beach for... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It was great o see our best friend dogs playing swimming and having a grand old time. This was a very kind and thoughtful gesture

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