Dog Friendly Beaches in La Jolla

February 16, 2018

If you’re looking for a dog friendly beach in La Jolla, look no further. While La Jolla does not have a specific La Jolla dog beach, it does have a few beaches that are dog friendly. Here are the best beaches in La Jolla and nearby neighborhoods for dogs (and their favorite beach toys)! A few beaches allow dogs any time of day; some have restrictions on when canines are allowed, so make sure to read the description of each beach before taking Rover over!

La Jolla Shores Beach

  • Beach Rule: On Leash
  • Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
  • Restroom: Yes
  • Shower Station: Yes
  • Special Hours:

April 1 – October 31: Dogs allowed on beach before 9 AM and after 6 PM.

November 1 – March 31: Dogs allowed on beach before 9 AM and after 4 PM.

While La Jolla Shores is not a designated dog beach, it is a dog beach friendly. It is also plenty large to give your companion ample room to run and play.

Blacks Beach

  • Beach Rule: On Leash
  • Swim Rule: Not Specified
  • Restroom: No
  • Shower Station: No
  • Special Hours:

April – October: Leashed dogs permitted before 9:00 am and after 6:00 pm. 

November – March: Leashed dogs permitted from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Just north of the La Jolla Shores, is Blacks Beach. Blacks Beach is a wide open beach with plenty of room for dogs to run about. Do be advised, Blacks Beach in addition to being dog friendly, is also a nude beach. You may see a little more than your dog frolicking in the ocean here.

Windansea Beach

  • Beach Rule: On Leash
  • Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
  • Restroom: Single Portapotty
  • Shower Station: No
  • Special Hours:

April – October: Dogs are allowed before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

November – March: Dogs allowed before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. 

Unlike our first two mentions, Windansea beach is found in the heart of La Jolla. Walking distance from the village it is close, convenient and beautiful.