Finding the Dog Beach
Huntington Beach Dog Beach is located between Goldenwest and Seapoint Streets. The physical address for your GPS is 20211, Huntington Beach Bike Trail, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Dog Beach Hours
Huntington Beach Dog Beach is open from 6 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 365 days of the year. There are two lots along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) for the dog beach. These lots have multiple electronic parking meters. The meters are solar powered and they accept Visa/Mastercard and coins. It cost $2 an hour to park and the meter prints out a receipt for your dashboard.
Heading Down to the Beach
After paying for parking it is a short walk down to the beach. There is a paved path that leads to the sand. On the weekends The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach sets up an easy-up to sell merchandise. The preservation Society is a non-profit and they accept donations. Donations help provide safe, clean, dog-friendly beach access and are tax-deductible.
The Huntington Dog Beach is a 1.5 mile stretch of sand next to the bluffs between Goldenwest and Seapoint streets. Dogs are allowed off-leash. There is plenty of room to run and chase a ball or a frisbee and adventurous dogs can take a romp in the ocean. Pet owners are responsible for watching their own dogs and cleaning up after them. There are poop bags on the way down to the beach and plenty of trashcans.
Should I Let My Dog Off-leash?
If you are nervous about letting your dog off leash then maybe try and go on a weekday instead of a weekend. Your dog should have a good recall before you go on a busy Saturday. In general it is easier for you and your dog if they are off-leash. A leashed dog feels more protective of it’s owner and might act more aggressive towards other dogs.
When we leave the dog beach our dogs are always exhausted. They wear themselves out running, chasing, and playing. Make sure to bring extra water for them, because they will need a drink after all that playing and you don’t want them drinking the saltwater. Huntington Dog Beach is one of few places that dogs can run off-leash, act like dogs and have a good time.