Luffenholtz Beach in California is on the north end of the nearly 1,000-mile coastline and they have a section called Luffenholtz Beach Off-Leash Dog Area just for Fido. The weather has a lot more in common with the British Isles than Mexico, so it's cool and wet. You often hear of this part of the coast as being referred to as California's rain forest, and that's fairly accurate.
This part of California is famous for two things; redwood trees and marijuana. It's also known for rocky, windswept beaches that are beautiful, but not really the kind of place that invites sunbathing. People love beaches, and people love dogs, and if they can have the two together, that makes everything so much the better.
So although the beaches of northern California are a lot different than the beaches where they filmed Beach Blanket Bingo, they are still wonderful places to hang out. Take Luffenholtz Beach, for example. Luffenholtz Beach, in Trinidad, California, is exactly what you would expect in a northern California beach.
It's got gorgeous views, a wide beach with rocky outcroppings and tide pools, and plenty of picnic areas. There is no fee to access the area, but the best part is that your furbaby is welcome to play off-leash. This is a little unusual since most California beaches require your dog to be on-leash at all times if your dog is welcome at all.
At Luffenholtz, your dog will have nearly 100 feet of sand to play on at low tide, and you should try to go at low tide, especially if your dog enjoys a little rock climbing. Once the tide goes out, there plenty of well-worn rocks to play on, and tide pools to examine. There is also a lot of driftwood if your dog likes to play fetch.
A little farther up the beach and you will find Luffenholtz Creek, a saltwater creek that attracts seagulls and other shorebirds. You can follow the creek bed back into the low hills bordering the park, where you will find Monterey Pines and other beach plants. The weather at Luffenholtz is usually windy and can be quite cold, so your dog may feel the weather pretty sharply.
There are a lot of water fountains at the Luffenholtz Beach Off-Leash Dog Area, but you should be prepared to bring your own water and bowls as well as extra poop bags. Luffenholtz Beach is a beautiful place to visit, but that beauty is because the beach is largely kept in a natural state. Get Fido in the car and take a trip to Luffenholtz Beach Off-Leash Dog Area today.