California beaches are the sandy shores sung about by pop royalty as they represent the good times of summer sun. Breakers Beach on Coronado Island is a blissful retreat for families living at the naval air station. If there are dogs residing there, you can bet they feel truly blessed, as just outside the fully-fenced base is access to Coronado beach where pooches are living the California dream.
This is a public beach with an area to the west, affectionately named “Dog Run Beach” - a pooch paradise where they can run, play, and splash all day, with no leash to restrict them. Dog lovers come down to watch other pups kicking up their paws as they play chasing games with the waves. This is doggy freedom, with sensible rules in place to protect all who come to enjoy the beach.
Dogs must be on-leash from the car park area to the beach and Animal Control does constant checks to ensure owners are in charge of their pooches. Over the top barking and unruly behavior are not acceptable and fines can be issued. It’s about protecting a Shangri-La, where dogs are free to be and owners can bring them on vacation.
Litter bags are provided at the entrance plus bordering the beach is Sunset Park, a glorious green belt with restrooms, showers, and play areas for the kids. It costs nothing to bring your pooch to the beach and you'll smile at the paw-prints in the sand.
Lifeguards are on duty all year round with beach wheelchairs available for disabled folk who might want to bring their service dog for a splash in the surf. Other amenities include fire rings and one of the best swimming beaches on earth.
Coronado beach is all sun, sand, and the clearest blue water on the coast. There are no shade spots, so to keep your furbabies safe from the sun's powerful rays, bring a pop-up, pooch tent or umbrella. Meanwhile, at Breakers Beach, the military families that live on the base supporting the brave folks who keep us safe, are enjoying the privacy of a secluded spot. It’s less crowded than Coronado where pooches go to sea-side heaven, dancing in the waves and shaking off on the sand. Some say this is the best doggy beach in San Diego and is a popular haunt for people who love their woofers.