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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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great place to take your dog lots of fun for you and the dog with all the dogs I never saw a fight dogs love it

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to take your dog lots of fun for you and the dog with all the dogs I never saw a fight dogs love it

Thank edheffner46
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109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If you have dogs or love dogs than you definitely want to check out this beach. Spacious and great views with fun for your pooch.

Thank Haley W
mattapoisett, ma
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was a great spot to people and dog watch. I would recommend renting bikes and spending a couple of hours biking along this beach and then up to the skateboard park. There are alot of hippies living out of their vans and LOTS of dogs. Beautiful weather and great flat biking area.

Thank debbythec
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Huge dog beach that allows off leash. Lots of dogs. Go at Low tide and the beach is beautiful and you can climb up on the large rocks from the sand.

Thank Gialde
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Everyone (including the dog) will have a great time at Dog Beach. The beach was very clean. We did not encounter a single person( in 3 days) that was not having a good time. Very relaxed, and family friendly. We enjoyed playing in the surf, looking for shells and watching all the dogs having a good time catching tennis balls... More 

Thank gmdga
Menifee, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place was pretty cool. My dogs loved the interaction and all the people there were friendly. It was surprisingly clean, which leads me to believe people actually care and pick up after their dogs. Make sure you bring doggy bags because once down on the beach there aren't any. Parking is tight but doable. I will definitely be back... More 

Thank David5897
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to go and let the dogs run around and socialize. It's good for surfing too. Also, there are a few hotels that would be great to stay at and there is plenty of places to eat and drink within a mile.

Thank Coffeebj
La Jolla, California
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422 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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

Thank Papafish92037
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249 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Olathe, Kansas
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1,037 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
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

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