As a general note, dogs are permitted on the beaches of Newport Beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. (For instance, certain areas of shoreline along Newport Bay only allow leashed dogs after 5 p.m.) Check nearby signage to confirm dog-friendly times. Also, please pick up after your dog! While we undeniably loooove our furry friends, we really don’t want to step in their poop.
A hidden gem for local Newport Beach dog owners, the Newport Beach Dog Beach is a little corner of beach tucked between the Santa Ana River and the 74th St. lifeguard tower. Unlike the rest of the 6.2-mile Newport Beach strand, which allows leashed dogs to walk on the sand before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., this particular strip of shoreline is a designated off-leash dog area. // READ MORE.
This dog-friendly place isn’t in Newport Beach and Newps is kind of our thing but Huntington Dog Beach is so very, very close (and worth the ten-minute drive northbound along a palm-treed coastline) that we couldn’t help but include it. Miles of off-leash, dog friendly shoreline mean endless play for your pup and a leisurely beach day for you. // READ MORE.