Point Reyes National Seashore is one of Northern California's most popular attractions, and it's not hard to see why. This spectacular stretch of coastline boasts pounding surf, rocky headlands, sandy beaches, and heaps of amazing, natural wildlife. It's well worth visiting at any time of year, and it even boasts a small selection of spots where your dog is welcome too.
Limantour Beach is one of those spots. Located between Drakes Bay and the Limantour Estero estuary, this long and narrow spit of sand is known for its abundant wildlife and its wonderful natural scenery. Dogs are allowed on the southeast end of Limantour beach only, and must be on a leash of six feet or less at all times. The section to the northwest of this dog-friendly area is a protected habitat for harbor seals and the endangered snowy plover, so keep your dog away from here.
That said, there's still plenty of room for you and your dog to go exploring on this beautiful beach. From shorebirds and ducks to gray whales and other aquatic creatures, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in a spot of wildlife. You and your pet can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the beach, enjoy being chased by the waves up the shore, or just sit down together to have some quiet moments in the sun.
Parking at Limantour Beach is free and restrooms are available. Make sure you remember to clean up after your pet whenever necessary, and that your dog is never left unattended or allowed to make unreasonable noise.
Take care of these simple responsibilities and all that's left to do is enjoy your dog-friendly day at the beach. Limantour Beach is a clean, unspoilt and beautiful stretch of coastline, and one that we're lucky to be able to share with our dogs. Why not get out there and make the most of it?