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Address: Point Loma, Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
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Where dogs can have fun

I came by this beach at the end of the San Diego River both at night, around 9pm, and at 2pm the next day and there were people and their dogs both times. I was very impressed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hereford, AZ

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Hereford, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I came by this beach at the end of the San Diego River both at night, around 9pm, and at 2pm the next day and there were people and their dogs both times. I was very impressed how much fun dogs of all breeds and sizes had fun running around and playing. I took my two GSDs to this beach,... More 

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tucson,az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ocean Beach/Dog Beach surprised me. I was really excited to take my dog and see him run around unleashed. For the most part, people are responsible and clean up after their dogs. I thought I would be dodging more messes. But there were a few dogs there that clearly were too aggressive for that kind of environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took our standard poodle to dog beach to let him run in the waves and he loved it. Any water loving dog will love this place. Dogs are off leash and running and playing. It's like Coronado Beach for dogs. They play in the water and with each other. The only problem with our poodle is that it destroyed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The off-leash dog beach in Ocean Beach is laid back and cool. The dogs love it! We were there on a weekday and there must've been 50-75 dogs. 1 white Pit bull was a bit aggressive but the owner realized it quickly and put the dog on a leash. Other than that, the dogs behaved perfectly and had a blast!... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If there is a dog heaven, its got to be a lot like the Ocean Beach dog area. Dogs are allowed to run free off leash. The beach curves so part of it gets small waves and part of it is on a flat inlet. Dogs have their choice. The Tuesday we were there the weather was perfect. There had... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I went there early morning with my 2 year old grandson and his dog and we had a blast, the beach is pretty clean in spite of 30 dogs running around free, chasing each other into the water, fun to watch. My grandson enjoyed watching the dogs play and he played in the water and sand. Not sure how crowded... More 

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The beach itself is ho-hum, but that it allows dogs off-leash is huge. Owners seem to be really responsible as far as picking up dog waste, having well-socialized dogs, etc.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a great dog beach (for humans and furry friends alike!). I don't have a dog, but enjoy strolling through if i'm in the area. There's just something about dogs that puts you in a better mood. It's pretty clean and just a fun place to bring your pet and everyone i've encountered has been so friendly.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A nice clean, well "picked up" dog beach. Visited with friends and their dogs. Water fountain for dogs and a place to wipe the doggie feet.

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had heard about it, had ridden our bikes by it, but had not taken our Maltese mix there until recently. We loved it but even better, Kea loved it. Being off-leash with all the other dogs to interact with, the water, the sand....he was initially overloaded on input, not knowing what to do first or next. We coaxed him into... More 

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Address: Point Loma, Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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