This is Dory on a high tide day at the Mitchel Cove dog beach in Santa Cruz, CA. There were lots of puddles and tide pools to look at, and rocks to climb. Dory had a good time sniffing and being at the beach. "Beach" is definitely becoming one of her favorite words. The dogs are allowed off leash at this beach at certain times but there is no gated entry so Dory is always on leash because of her bird chasing fetish. This dog beach really could use some signage with the name of the beach as well as some dog rules. The dog beach about a mile away just closed and I thought this would become a more popular place but there is always only one or two dogs there at a time. This time there wasn't even any seaweed to smell the place up.