Oceanside is a beautiful city along the coast of southwestern California. It is the third-biggest city in the county of San Diego. The town was incorporated in 1888 and is known for its amazing climate of 60 to 70-degree weather year-round. In fact, the average high is 67.91˚, and the average low is 53.73˚ so you will not need a coat. Dog lovers love Oceanside too, and there are over 39,000 dogs in town. So bring Fido when you come to Oceanside. There are tons of great dog-friendly places to go.
The Oceanside Dog Park on San Luis Rey Road is a great fenced-in place for furbabies to play. There are two sections; one for active and one for less active dogs. There are doggy water fountains, poop bags, chairs for the humans, and artificial turf instead of grass, so there is no dirt and mud. The people and the pooches are friendly and fun.
A dog park within a park is such a great idea! South Buena Vista Park on Mountain Pass is amazing! You can take your kids to play on the playground or walk the trails with Fido on a leash and then at certain times (7-10 AM and 4 PM-Dusk) you can let Fido off the chain and let him run! There is even a pond where Fido can chase the ducks!
East Side Capistrano is a neighborhood in midtown Oceanside. Dogs and their people enjoy many opportunities for dog-friendly activities and restaurants. The main attraction in this neighborhood for dog owners is Harbor Beach. You and Fido can explore the sandy beach and crystal clear waters together, as long as your fur-iend stays on leash. After an on-leash walk near the lapping ocean, dog and person will want to check out one of the dog-friendly restaurants. Ceja’s Mexican Diner at 4259 Oceanside has dog-friendly dining on the front patio. Dogs are served a dish of water while their human companions try a burrito or fajita dish.
Townsite is a neighborhood which runs the length of the beachfront in Oceanside. The area is chock full of shopping, services, restaurants, and tourists. Dogs and humans can enjoy staying near the beach in one of the many dog-friendly hotels. Motel 6, Extended Stay America, and Residence Inn by Marriott all allow dogs to stay in room with their human. The Buccaneer Park, located at 1508 S. Pacific Street, fronts to the ocean, and a dog may exercise on-leash while waves lap around it. An outdoor breakfast on the beach at Beach Break Cafe at 1802 S. Coast Hwy. starts the day off right with a fine meal and a beautiful ocean view.
San Luis Rey is home to Oceanside Dog Park. This dog park is located at 2905 San Luis Rey This is a great place for dogs to exercise off-leash. The dog park has two enclosures for small and large dogs. There is water available, and waste receptacles for cleanup. The San Luis Rey River Trail also provides for a scenic exercise opportunity. The trail’s end point is at North Sante Fe Avenue. The trail stretches some 9 miles. Dog must stay on-leash, and the asphalt can be a bit hot on the paws, so short strolls on hot days is best.
The Animal Keeper at 3532 College Avenue is a doggie daycare that families in this neighborhood trust to watch this most important family member. Dogs may stay and play for a few hours. Human companions can even stay awhile and watch some videos with their pup. Animal Keeper provides grooming and overnight boarding too. Grooming does include nail clipping upon request. Groomingdale’s, located at 4065 Oceanside, does standard baths and cuts as well as more specialized grooming for specific breeds. All dogs end up looking great after their trip to Groomingdale’s.
Guajome has numerous activities for you and your pup, the most notable being Guajome Regional Park located at 3000 Guajome Lake Road. This park has camping year-round. There are ponds for fishing and numerous trails on which to walk and enjoy the outdoors. This park is a great place to picnic and watch for the many migratory species of birds. There’s also a day-use lake where you and Fido can take a dip on a hot California day. Dogs are welcome to walk on the trails, or to camp out. Leash manners are a must, and humans should clean up after their companion.