Tourist flock to the relaxed, seaside town of Capitola along Monterey Bay for its natural beauty and many other features. Also proud home to vibrant commercial and residential areas, you may want to stay for more than just a vacation! Locals would agree that this quaint beach town is a great place to have a dog, with many parks and three great veterinary clinics close by. In case of a pet emergency, the Pacific Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service is open 24/7.
Your dog doesn’t need to feel left out from enjoying the beaches in this town. The New Brighton State Beach will get your dog’s tail wagging, as they welcome on-leash dogs to splash and play. You can relax and enjoy the views of the bluff and coastal live oak, make use of the hiking trails, or stay a while in the campgrounds. Your pooch is free to join you, but will need to stay leashed in all areas of the park.
Feel free to make yourself at home, as just minutes away from the New Brighton State Beach is the Monarch Cove Inn. They welcome up to two dogs for an extra fee, and offer a complimentary continental breakfast. With so many pawsitive features, you and your pup won’t get enough of this town!
The Capitola Beach neighborhood is full of great areas for you to enjoy on your walk with your Fido. You can meander through the bistros and eclectic village shops, while taking in views of the Soquel Creek. This creek rolls straight through the Capitola Beach neighborhood. The south end of the creek features Perry Park, and the north end features Soquel Creek Park. Both are small parks with walking paths, bird watching, and benches to rest your weary paws. When evening rolls around, you and your dog can cozy up by the outdoor fire pit at Cork and Fork. This restaurant has dog-friendly outdoor seating and offers a wide variety of wines.
The Jewel box neighborhood of Capitola is the proud home to the Jade Street Park. This is the park that all the dogs are barking about, and it’s a favourite among their owners too. It has a variety of athletic fields, public restrooms, water fountains, and a big grassy lawn for your dog to dig his claws into. Since it’s such a pawpular place among the neighborhood pups, it’s a great place to make some furry friends. Your dog will need to stay leashed, and bring waste bags to pick up after him. When you need a treat, head over to Dharma’s Restaurant for some organic, vegetarian food. This restaurant offers several outdoor dog-friendly tables.