Tucked away in the northwestern corner of Sonoma County, this 195-acre park is packed with features and attractions. Bordering the Gualala River, it features a wide beach and estuary, a small riverfront campground, coastal forest, a variety of bird species, and heaps more. And the best part of all? Your dog is welcome to join you as you check it all out.
Leashed dogs are welcome in all areas of Gualala Point Regional Park, including down on the beach. It's quite a pretty little spot and the fact that it's located where the river meets the sea means there's plenty of interesting terrain (and intriguing smells) for your canine to explore.
Picnickers, hikers, and birdwatchers all frequent this beautiful park, while it's also a popular spot for whale watching. Despite its many attractions, it's not usually crowded, however, so you and your dog can enjoy some quality tome to yourselves.
When you've finished pottering around in the sand or dipping your paws in the water, you might want to explore some of the park's 2.9 miles of trails. These wind their way along coastal bluffs and above the Gualala River, promising a scenic stroll for you and your four-legged amigo.
There's also a small campground on the eastern side of Highway 1, with a picnic area and restrooms also available. While you're exploring, remember to make sure that your pet is on a leash of six feet or less, and that you always clean up after your furry friend.
Gualala Point Regional Park is open all year round, though opening hours are reduced slightly during the colder months. Parking is $7 or free for members, and there's also a visitors center that is open on most weekends.
If you're looking for a quiet, secluded beach where you can treat your pet to some on-leash exploring, this lovely park is well worth checking out.