Between Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County, California features miles of pristine coastline just waiting to be enjoyed. If you want your dog to join your beach excursion, you’ll find plenty of choices in Orange County. However, because of the popularity of most beaches in the county, dogs are generally prohibited during busy hours and seasons. Check the rules before you head for the shore with your pup. Here are the top 10 dog-friendly beaches in Orange County, CA.
The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Orange County, CA
No restrooms or other facilities at the beach itself
Known locally as “River Jetties”
Stay out of the river itself—it may be contaminated with runoff
Not an off-leash area but not all dog owners follow the rules
To help inspire local authorities to keep Orange County beaches dog-friendly, be sure to follow leash laws and pick up after your pup. To be safe, pack your own waste bags, water, and dog-safe sunscreen. Rinse the salt and sand off your dog before you head home, and of course, pay attention to the weather and don’t let your pup get overheated. This precaution may be easier on Orange County beaches, where dogs are often prohibited during the hottest part of the day anyway.
Nicole is the proud mom of 3 rescue fur babies, Baby, a Burmese cat; Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway; and Mac, a Lab/Mastiff. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband and new baby daughter in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe....Read more