The Original Dog Beach In San Diego, CA is nationally famous and one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States. It is a landmark in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River. Dog Beach is a special place where people and pets, beach lovers and surfers celebrate the spirit of Ocean Beach, California, one of southern California's last true beach towns.
|Popularity||Above Average for Ocean Beach as a lot of the towns residents own dogs.|
|Parking||Large parking lot and street parking usually available|
|Food Nearby||Yes, a couple blocks away|
|Showers||Not for dogs|
|Privacy||Minimal as people bring their dogs to the beach at all hours of the day and night|
|Grassy Picnic Area||Yes, on other side of parking lot|
This parking lot is the largest Ocean Beach has to offer. It's a bit tricky to find though. Coming from Newport Avenue head North along Abott until you reach Voltaire Avenue where you will go West across West Point Loma Blvd. entering the lot. This is the only entrance. You will exit at the other end of the lot (south from the entrance).