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South Cays Dog Run | Coronado Cays Boulevard, off of Silver Strand Boulevard | As in any off-leash area, but especially in this park, you must be able to control your pet off leash and he or she cannot be aggressive. Shared park areas are a unique environment, and it’s important to be good ambassadors for our four-footed friends!
* Unfenced dog run, borders Coronado Cays Blvd & the Silver Strand with only a low wall
* No water stations for your dog in this park
Dog Beach | Ocean Boulevard near Sunset Park | Tucked away at the north end of the beach next to the Naval Air Station, this dog beach might be San Diego’s finest. With plenty of room to play and many fewer visitors than the other dog beaches, Coronado’s is typically cleaner and quieter. A wonderful getaway with your pet, without having to travel faraway. This beach is divided into Dog and Non-Dog areas. Observe posted signs, and follow the trail along the fence of the North Island Naval Base to the water’s edge, staying to the north of the public beach area
* Street parking along Ocean Boulevard, in front of Sunset Park.
* No facilities
* Water available
Dusty Rhodes Neighborhood Park | Sunset Cliffs Boulevard between Nimitz and West Point Loma Boulevard | This park is a nice grassy play area for pets to meet, and there may be plans for expansion, which would only reinforce OB’s reputation as one of the dog-friendliest neighborhoods! At present, there is a single area for all dogs at this one acre park.
Dog Beach | Voltaire Street & West Point Loma Boulevard | Located in Dog-friendly Ocean Beach, this is the original dog beach in San Diego County and can be enjoyed leash-free any time of the year. Plenty of room is available to play in the sand or romp in the waves at the mouth of the San Diego River. There is also a walking trail through a natural preservation area, where dogs must be leashed.
* 24 hour access to the beach and ocean
* Free parking area, open from dawn till dusk
Fiesta Island | Fiesta Island Road at East Mission Bay Drive | Fiesta Island, located near Sea World, is a unique recreational area that is almost entirely leash-free for the enjoyment of you and your pet. With plenty of room to roam, it’s easy to find your own space and let Fido stretch his legs! There is a 5.2 mile asphalt path around the island for dog walkers. No swimming allowed at Fiesta Island, except for dogs. Humans have other swimming locations around Mission Bay, where water traffic is lower & the water is safer to occupy.
* Parking is free and allowed along the entire stretch of the isle
* Hours are from 6:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. everyday
Capehart Park | Soledad Mountain Road & Felspar | Rather small, centrally located park in Pacific Beach with two fenced pens on turfed areas: one for small dogs and one for large or all dogs. There are picnic tables and benches here, a drinking fountain, and a parking area.
* Water available for dogs
* Open 24 hours
Dog Beach | Camino del Mar (Highway 101) & Via de la Valle | A lovely small beach area on the border of Solana Beach and Del Mar with several established sand volleyball courts, but it is often over-crowded with rambunctious water-loving canines. Great to burn off excess energy, maybe not so ideal for a quiet stroll on the beach.
* Dogs allowed off-leash only from September to June. Leashes required during busier summer season
* Paid parking available, as well as limited free street parking. Note posted signs & ‘Pay & Display’
Viewpoint Park | 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Cornish Drive & D Street | A shared community park, overlooking downtown Encinitas and the ocean. There are picnic facilities and play equipment here, and it is handicapped accessible. The park is partially fenced. Please be considerate of all users & clean up after your dog, so that this mixed-use area remains available to all.
* Off-leash dog hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
* No restrooms available
Orpheus Park | 482 Orpheus Avenue, Leucadia | A shared community park, situated on a hill above Paul Ecke Central Elementary School. There are picnic facilities and play equipment here, and it is handicapped accessible. The park is not fenced. Please be considerate of all users & clean up after your dog, so that this mixed-use area remains available to all.
* Off-leash hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
* No restrooms available