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.
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