The historic 1929 white lifeguard tower is a well-known landmark smack in the middle of the beach. The beach itself is comprised of a mostly sandy bottom that can get rocky at the northern end near Bird Rock. The shore break type surf here makes it popular among swimmers, bodyboarders, and surfers. Surfing is prohibited in the summer. A word of caution to swimmers and doggy paddlers: the surf can get strong and dangerous, and rip tides can develop. After a strong rainfall, a creek will appear and cross over the beach from the park.
If you and your pal get sick of the sand, you can head over to the Main Beach Park. This park features large, cool grassy areas and picnic tables. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, which means you can grab a bite to go, and enjoy it in the park. This family friendly beach has a variety of other features as well, including basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a play area for children. Your doggo will love taking a stroll with their favorite human on the boardwalk that runs along the length of the beach.
Metered street parking available along Highway 1 and on numerous side streets. Doggos are welcome to join their humans here, as long as it's during the designated hours and they stay leashed. It's a great place to take a morning jog with your pal, meet some furry friends, and enjoy some relaxation. Bring any necessities you may need for a day at the beach, including clean up bags and water to share.
Main Beach will have your pup leaping for joy!