If you cannot view, please go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuiNygrpQB4
What a fun video from Bryan Rogers. He certainly captured the fun of being a dog in San Diego. San Diego has many beaches for humans. Even better, there are beaches designated for dogs! There are beaches where you can bring your canine friend and not worry about anything but enjoy watching them have a great time. It is a nice idea to have beaches where dogs are allowed. Sometimes when dogs are at beaches where kids are playing ball, or people resting, having a dog run over you or even try to play with a kid’s ball can be disruptive. So, San Diego decided not to exclude man’s best friend, but to have designated beaches for dogs. It is a great idea! Everyone is happy!
It is a great way for dogs to socialize with other dogs too. As you can see from the Youtube video that Bryan created, dogs are having fun playing with one another and their owners. It is generally friendly. Dogs get great exercise and their owners can have a great time on the beach!
Of course, there are rules to follow: (Source: San Diego Visitor center)
- Make sure that your dog is wearing a current license and has all its required, up-to-date vaccinations.
- Keep your dog on a leash until you get to the designated off-leash area.
- Please always clean up after your pet.
List of dog beaches around San Diego: (source: San Diego Visitor Center)
- Dog Beach – Ocean Beach
(24 hr. off leash) – located at the west end of Voltaire St., this off leash dog beach is one of the most popular in San Diego
- Fiesta Island – Mission Bay
Located in Mission Bay Park, dogs are allowed in all areas except for the Youth Campground and Least Tern nesting sites (seasonal). Daily 6:00 am – 10:00 pm, this area offers calmer waters than the ocean and sand dunes to run on.
- North Beach Dog Run – Coronado
(24 hr. off leash) – located on Ocean Blvd. near Sunset Park at the northern end of the beach next to the U.S. Naval Station entrance. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the beach. Foot shower and free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run.
- Del Mar Dog Beach – Del Mar
(post-Labor Day thru June 14 off leash) – located at Via De La Valle and Highway 101 at the rivermouth. Off leash area is north of 29th St.
If you would like to follow a dog beach twitter feed around San Diego, you can tweet: https://twitter.com/SDDogBeach
Hope to see you and your dogs at dog beach!