Harris Beach becomes crowded in the summer as this is a favorite vacation spot for families. During the summer, people bring their towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, kites, and picnic lunches and spend the entire day at the beach soaking up the sun and enjoying the magnificent Pacific Ocean waters.
This beach is also a favorite for catching the sunset over the water and watching an abundance of wildlife around the ocean and the hiking and walking trails. You can see gray whales, adorable seals, California sea lions, and many different species of birds. We think your dog will also enjoy watching...or stalking...these animals as well! Remember never to let your dog chase after these animals, however.
Your dog is allowed on the beach, in the water, at the campground, and on the hiking trails. Your dog must wear their leash at all times since this is a crowded location with lots of other people, kids, and dogs. If you want a less crowded and more peaceful time to walk the beach with your dog, go with them early in the morning before the beach crowds show up for the day. Going in the winter, spring, and fall will also ensure a less crowded beach. You may or may not find poop bags available at the beach entrance, so bring your own bags just in case there are none.
Overall, this is a beautiful beach option that is dog-friendly and easily accessible and walkable. You can spend hours having fun with your pooch at Harris Beach!