Another beautiful, dog friendly beach just 15 minutes South of Santa Barbara.
It's a little tough to find, so pay attention to these directions: Off of 101S exit Summerland, go straight at stop sign (do not turn right into Lookout Park), keep going straight until you are about to get back on 101, there is right turn across the railroad tracks just before the highway exit. Drive across the tracks and turn LEFT, park along the right side wherever you find a spot. Entrance is a sloped driveway halfway down the road. Doggie bags and trash cans provided.
This beach is not 'officially' offleash, but most dogs will be offleash. Keep your leash handy in case you run into other leashed dogs, families, etc....
If you really need a bathroom, leash up your dog and walk north to the Lookout Park entrance, where there are bathrooms, a park and grills.
This beach is beautiful and remote. You have to park about one block away, and then it is still a 1/4 mile hike to the beach stairs. These stairs are steep, and while they are easy for dogs, they can be challenging for owners.
This beach is dog friendly and mostly offleash. However, you may encounter horses, kids, nudists, etc... on the trail and on the beach so be prepared to leash up when necessary.
I find this beach to be most relaxing before 9am or after 5pm.
You can walk all the way to Hope Ranch Beach from More Mesa, and this area is definitely not off leash. However, there are bathrooms and a nice place for dogs to get a drink.
This park is about 10 minutes from downtown SB. It has a great, moderate on-leash hiking trail that borders a fully fenced dog park. It is right at the intersection of Turnpike Road & Foothill Road. This is one of the nicest dog parks I have been to. It is especially nice if you have kids because they can play on a small playground with swings and a slide that is about 100 feet from the dog park so you can watch them while you take care of your dog. There are pretty nice public restrooms here too. This dog park does not have a separate area for large and small dogs, but it is a large area.
Tuckers Grove is a very large park. When you turn into the main drive right turn right and keep driving all the way to the back of the park to find the trail and dog park. You will pass through a gate to a smaller parking lot where you can see a paved trail. Park here and then walk about 5 mins down the paved trail and across a grassy field to the gate for the dog park. For the trail, there is a separate gate outside of the dog park on the left that leads to a dirt trail the follows the creek and winds up a forest trail. Watch out for poison oak!
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