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Ocean Beach Dog Beach

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Address: West End of the San Diego River Floodway, San Diego, CA

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Great dog beach!!

What a fantastic dog beach. It is HUGE too....it goes on forever. There are areas with waves, and areas that are calm along the river/jetties. It was very clean - never saw any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa S
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic dog beach. It is HUGE too....it goes on forever. There are areas with waves, and areas that are calm along the river/jetties. It was very clean - never saw any poop. All the dogs and owners were very nice. We went at least twice a day during our visit to OB. A big thanks to San Diego... More 

Thank Lisa S
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for one afternoon. I was surprised how clean the beach was and how there were no problems with so many dogs being there.

Thank Scott8147
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the main reasons we go to San Diego CA! We can go to the beach and take our dogs! This is heaven for our dogs. They get to run on the beach and play with other fun, friendly dogs. Our dogs are small, only 10 and 12 pounds but the big dogs are nice to them... More 

Thank jbeeman47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lots of free parking. Lots of room for dogs to roam on the beach and in the water. I can't think of a single downside.Getting in and out of OB can be a little tough, but not too bad for a beach area. I-8 takes you most of the way.

Thank Bradley E
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about dog beach. I love watching the dogs play and talking to the owners about their furry family members. I didn't even have a dog there just went to watch. So much fun...everyone should do it!

Thank TChiz
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Who hasn't ever seen the joy in adog when they get to swim in the ocean? This is one of the handful of dog beaches in San Diego where dogs can go leash free and run the beach, the surf, and the river.

Thank blackadam858
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The beach is fairly big, with plenty of room to find a place to picnic and is safe for young kids as the depth is very low. No surfers, and I did not see homeless people camping as is normal in these areas. Dogs are allowed off leash and when I was there most owners were respectful and the dogs... More 

Thank Roberto A
Daejeon, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are so many dog beaches and parks in San Diego for every kind of person and dog. This one is easy to find on the map and has a pretty location. The dog area is indicated but there are no fences. It's a large area for them to run and play. Not too clean and easy for humans to... More 

Thank Emily A
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This beach is THE BEST! It's great because everyone in our family enjoyed it, even the dog! The sand is fine and silky soft, the beach long and wide so you're not bumping into those around you, and the gradual water entry is perfect for kids (and the water is warm!). My kids waded out to water that was waist... More 

Thank Ruby B
Efland, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I went on a weekday afternoon and it wasn't crowded at all and there was plenty of parking. Worth bringing your dog too.

Thank Mike P

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