Surfside, California, otherwise known as Surfside Colony, isn’t technically a city. It’s actually a residential gated community located in Seal Beach, California. Founded in 1929 as an oceanside resort community, the area still remains pretty exclusive. There are only 456 people living there, and there are only 256 houses! One other interesting fact about Surfside is that the post office refuses to deliver mail to its residents; instead, each home is assigned a post office box where they can retrieve their own mail.
Because Surfside is such an exclusive community, there isn’t much to do if you’re looking to have some dog-friendly fun. You can always take your dog for a walk along the streets and the beach, as the community is pretty quiet. However, if you’re looking for dog-friendly restaurants, dog parks, and even veterinarians, you’ll have to visit the nearby cities of Seal Beach or Huntington Beach; both have a wide variety of options for you and your canine companion. Don’t fret too much, though; the farthest away either of these cities are is fifteen minutes, so you won’t have to travel far at all! Having fun with your pup is just a hop, skip, and jump -- or short drive -- away.