The City of Pacifica stretches along six-miles of coastal beaches and hills, and is well known regionally as a popular surfing destination. Visiting surfers and families often head to the Linda Mar Beach, a popular destination for those with ocean in mind. Rockaway Beach is another scenic location, and offers recreation, shopping and dining as well. Eleven veterinarians and clinics are available to serve your pooch at the first sign of an ailment or injury.
Dog-friendly Pacifica welcomes you to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, and the lovely community parks, such as Pedro Point Headlands where one can take a short leashed hike with their pup for some breathtaking views. There are two trails to explore here. The S Ridge Trail is quite steep, but safe, while the Arroyo Trail is less traveled due to poison oak and dangling roots, so be on the lookout!
Enjoy the many dog-friendly eateries you'll find in Pacifica. The Cafe Pacifica serves the Gangsta Wrap which you and your pup can enjoy on the patio. Or sip a glass of wine and snack on some tapas at A Grape in the Fog where you and Fido can relax at the outdoor tables and enjoy the live music. Puerto 27 welcomes you and your pooch to their outdoor tables for a plate of yummy empanadas. Enjoy the laid back welcoming feel of Pacifica as you take in the incredible natural beauty of this coastal gem.
Mori Point is a 110-acre park located on a bluff next to the Pacific Ocean that provides scenic views of the peninsula coastline. In addition to the bluff and ridge, this park contains a few small ponds and wetlands waiting to be explored. Your pooch will love the newly built trails that connect the ridge line to the entrances to the park, and to Sharp Park Beach. There's plenty of walking adventures awaiting you and your pooch. After your hike, get some lunch at the dog-friendly Salada Beach Cafe, where you can get a Breakfast Burrito or Tofu scramble. Or head to the Chit-Chat Cafe at the Pier, just at the near end of the pier where you can keep your eye on the pier's activity while dining with your pup at the three outdoor tables.
Oddstad City Park is small and partially wooded area with a tiny picnic area that is nestled in this lovely neighborhood. You and your pooch will love the peaceful walk through the lower park, and then up the hill to the upper area with picnic tables perfect for a picnic lunch. If your pooch needs more, take him for a sniff-tastic walk through the Sánchez Adobe Park. The trees and vegetation here attract many birds, making this a pawsome leashed walk. Walk along the San Pedro Creek at the back of the park and watch for fish swimming in the creek. Perhaps the best find in the neighborhood is The Sanchez Dog Park located inside of the Pacifica Center for the Arts. The park features two separate areas for large and small dogs on a dirt surface. Waste disposal bags, water, and some seating are available for you to watch your dog party with the resident pups.
Beautiful Rockaway Beach is a shoreline community within a gently curving embayment. This is a popular place to visit for restaurants and shopping, and is well known for the scenic overlook of the San Francisco Bay Area. You and your pup will love the beautiful beachfront leashed walks on the sand and in the surf during low tide. Stay in the dog-friendly Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel with your pup for an extra fee. This beautiful hotel is just steps from the beach. When huner calls, try The Surf Spot, an upscale modern American food and seafood restaurant with a dog-friendly back patio and front porch. Enjoy the live music as you dine.