Carmel Beach Off Leash Dog Area

Carmel Beach looking toward Pebble Beach
Carmel Beach
Ocean Ave
Carmel, CA
Operating Hours:
Managed By:
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Days Closed:
Park Size:
Type of Park:
Not Fenced
Other Notes: All city run beaches in Carmel allow dogs to be off leash. Many places in Carmel are very dog friendly including most shops, hotels, and restaurants.
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OscarWilde's picture
Carmel City Beach

We love this beach!!! Leave it to the city of Carmel to create a spectacular beach for both people and their beloved pets. The beach itself is super clean and I have yet to encounter an aggressive dog or irresponsible owner. There are shaded walking paths above the beach to walk off the sand.
The only draw back is that this is a public beach and it is rather popular with families and such. Some beach-goers are not dog lovers... but this is the only dog-friendly beach in the entire county. So I can't help but laugh when a running dog kicks sand onto couple's wine & cheese picnic spread... a little touch of karma in Carmel.

Jenny C's picture
Great park for our best friends.

My Daisy got all her freedom she could ever ask for.

Jenny C's picture
The Worlds Best Dog Beach

Dog owner or beach lover, you will love this beautiful beach. Lots of dogs all the time but since the beach is so big you never feel like there is a swarm of dogs around you. Owners are generally kind and responsible so it makes for a great "dog park" experience. You can access the beach anywhere between Ocean and, I think 13th street. So If your in the area with Fido you definitely should make the stop, but please remember to bring poop bags and keep your unruly dog on a long lead. Since this is also a public beach there are always families with kids present.