Things to See at Dog Beach
Del Mar’s Dog Beach is a paradise for dogs, but their owners have a great time too. The clean, soft sand feels amazing whether you’re jogging alongside your pet or taking a calm evening stroll. Here are some awesome sights and activities for an unforgettable getaway:
Something that makes Del Mar Dog Beach unique is that it’s one of the only places in California where dogs and owners can surf together. Grab your GoPro, surfboard and four-legged friend, and catch some waves.
The smooth waves here make it easy for dogs to stay stable on the nose of your board. The best places to surf at Dog Beach are at the bottom edge near 29th Street and the northernmost tip of the beach.
While everyone else is crowding around the reef breaks at 15th Street, savvy surfers can sneak off towards the north end of Dog Beach in search of sick swells. The sand bars offshore tend to shift with the currents, so perfect waves aren’t predictable, but they’re worth the visit.
If you spy the right conditions, you can enjoy a full morning of surfing almost completely to yourself. The smooth sand makes North Beach an ideal surf spot for beginners and pros alike.
Did you Know?
Del Mar Dog Beach is one of three dog off leash beaches in San Diego. The other two are in Ocean Beach and Coronado Island.
The River Mouth of the San Dieguito River
The River Mouth is part of an extensive 300-acre estuary where the San Dieguito River meets the Pacific Ocean. It offers spectacular ocean views and sightings of many species of wildlife. Kids, dogs and adventure-loving adults can climb on sand dunes or explore peaceful riverbanks.
This area is close to the entrance of the San Dieguito River Park, a massive wildlife preserve with miles of hiking trails and the breathtaking San Dieguito Lagoon. Dogs are welcome on most trials as long as they stay on a leash.
North Bluff Preserve
Just across the San Dieguito River Mouth, you can find North Bluff Preserve. Also known as Scripps Bluff Preserve, this wildlife conservation area offers elevated vistas of Pacific waves, shorebirds and migrating whales. Enjoy an up-close and personal look at California’s native shrubland flora, and take along your camera for unbelievable pictures of San Diego’s coastline.
Stay Nearby & Enjoy all of Del Mar
Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar is the perfect pet friendly hotel to stay at while visiting Del Mar. This 94 room hotel stays true to the hotel’s beachfront theme, rooms at Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar feel spacious and bright.