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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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The name says it all

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
La Jolla, California
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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 9 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.

Thank fatkidfromcanada
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!

Thank JimOB1
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Lisa S
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.

Thank Scott8147
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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 

Thank jbeeman47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of free parking. Lots of room for dogs to roam on the beach and in the water. I can't think of a single downside.Getting in and out of OB can be a little tough, but not too bad for a beach area. I-8 takes you most of the way.

Thank Bradley E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about dog beach. I love watching the dogs play and talking to the owners about their furry family members. I didn't even have a dog there just went to watch. So much fun...everyone should do it!

Thank TChiz
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Who hasn't ever seen the joy in adog when they get to swim in the ocean? This is one of the handful of dog beaches in San Diego where dogs can go leash free and run the beach, the surf, and the river.

Thank blackadam858
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The beach is fairly big, with plenty of room to find a place to picnic and is safe for young kids as the depth is very low. No surfers, and I did not see homeless people camping as is normal in these areas. Dogs are allowed off leash and when I was there most owners were respectful and the dogs... More 

Thank Roberto A

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