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San Francisco has quite a few dog friendly beaches to choose from. Some are in the city (on the ocean and San Francisco Bay), others are just to the south in Daly City and Pacifica, or north across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County.

Golden Gate Bridge

Luckily Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which controls many of the coastal parks and beaches here, is the most dog-friendly national park. As long as they are under voice control, dogs are allowed off-leash at many of the GGNRA beaches. At other beaches leashes are still required, but at least dogs are allowed!

Below is our list of the top dog-friendly beaches in San Francisco.

Off-Leash Dog Beaches

Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Crissy Field Beach West, San Francisco

Crissy Field Beach East, San Francisco

Lands End Beach, San Francisco

Fort Funston Beach, San Francisco

North Baker Nude Beach, San Francisco

Esplanade Beach – North End, Pacifica

Rodeo Beach, Marin County

South Rodeo Beach, Marin County

Muir Beach, Marin County


On-Leash Dog Beaches

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, San Francisco

Thornton State Beach, Daly City

Mussel Rock Park Beach, Daly City

Phillip Burton Beach, Daly City

Sharp Park Beach, Pacifica

Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

Pacifica State Beach, Pacifica

Fort Baker, Marin County

Upton Beach, Marin County