The Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is a treat for humans and doggos alike! This 252 acre state park is located in the Bayview neighborhood, and has just that, gorgeous views of the San Fransisco Bay. The park features a long irregular shoreline, along the western edge of San Fransisco Bay, and beaches where your furry pal can take a dip in the water.
Once you've entered the park, you'll find plenty of parking. There is parking close to the main beach too, if you keep heading south down Donner Avenue after entering the park. From here, you can unload your pup from the vehicle and let the fun begin.
There is only one main sandy beach here, dubbed Jack Rabbit Beach. There are some pathways that lead to it from the parking lot, and many more that meander through the whole park. After working up a sweat on the trails, head over to the beach to cool off. The water is not ideal for swimming, but your pupper can dip their toes and romp around in the sand while you enjoy the views. These include views of the bay, the East Bay Hills, San Bruno Mountain, and the peaceful scenery of the park itself.
Being so close to the water, you'll find many more recreational opportunities, such as fishing, wind surfing, bird watching, or simply relaxing. The bird watching is excellent during the winter, when migrant waterfowl and shorebirds are plentiful, but there's a chance of seeing egrets, pelicans, or hawks any time of year.
Doggos are welcome to join their humans throughout the whole park, including the beaches and trails, as long as they stay leashed. Please remember to follow proper petiquette, which includes picking up after your pal and making sure they don't harass any wildlife.
The beaches in the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area are sure to get your pup's tail wagging!