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Dog Areas in Capitola

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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!  

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Capitola

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    Population Density 7,990/sq mi

    #1 Cliffwood Heights

    Tails wag at the thought of Ozzi and Josh’s Dog Park, which is accessible through the Cliffwood Heights neighborhood, and located right above the New Brighton State Park. This park is named after Josh, who was killed in a hit and run, and his dog Ozzi, who never left his side until help came. This park features a huge off-leash play area and two swimming pools. Drinking water and waste bags are available for your dog. There is plenty of other easily accessible green space in this neighborhood too. Cliffwood Heights has three small urban parks, Cortez Park, Monterey Avenue Park, and Noble Gulch Park. These parks offer grassy lawns with shady trees and picnics tables. Please keep your dog leashed in these parks and pick up after him.
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    Population Density 7,554/sq mi

    #2 Capitola Beach


    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.    

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    Population Density 9,320/sq mi

    #3 Jewel Box


    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.

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    Population Density 8,458/sq mi

    #4 Pleasure Point

    A short jaunt out of Capitola brings you to the Pleasure Point neighborhood in Opal Cliffs. You and your dog will find the trek is worth it, because this neighborhood is home to the Moran Lake Park. This unique park surrounds a lake, and connects to a beach on the ocean. The park has public restrooms with a shower to wash off the sand, and offers picnicking, surfing and fishing. You and your pooch will love the trail along the side of the lake that leads to the ocean. This relaxed park allows on-leash dogs, so take a splash and then warm up by a beach fire!
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    Population Density 3,272/sq mi

    #5 Seabright Beach Community

    The Seabright Beach Community in Santa Cruz is just 15 minutes away from Capitola, and offers a beach that attracts dog lovers from all over. Seabright Beach allows dogs to splash and play in the sun. The beach has a drop off at the breaking point so watch your dog closely! He’ll need to stay leashed and please pick up after him. So bring your pup along for a doggone good time on this beach! When you’re ready for lunch, you and Fido can head over to Betty Burgers, located in the north end of the neighborhood. This restaurant has dog friendly outdoor dining tables, and fantastic sweet potato fries.
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