The beaches in this park are notable for their surfing, swimming, scuba diving, and fishing options, plus from December to April you can watch the gray whales migrating through the waters - it is indeed a sight to behold.
You can also hike one of their numerous hiking trails, and most trails are dog-friendly if you keep your dog on a 6-foot or shorter leash. You can also have a picnic in one of their picnic areas, take a guided tour, windsurf, and snorkel. It is easy to spend the whole day at this beach and never get tired of the views or try some fun sports or hikes!
We must note that most of this state park is not dog-friendly and many areas have a strict "no dogs allowed" policy. They can go on many of the trails and in some area, but most beaches and water areas are off-limits to dogs, even on a leash.
However, if you venture to a section of the park called Little Dume Beach, there is a little cove right next to Point Bume State Beach that allows your pup on the beach and in the water. This is a favorite spot for surfers, so keep that in mind. Your dog must be on their leash at all times, and they are not allowed in the water beyond mean high tide level. You will need to bring your own poop bags and pick up after your dog when they are done going to the bathroom.
Overall, this beach and state park are gorgeous, and your visit will not leave your disappointed. Although there are many places where your dog is not allowed, Little Dume Beach is a beautiful option if you want to get them in the sand and by the water right on the edge of this park!