This lovely ocean-front California beach park just south of Santa Cruz is widely known for its concrete freighter ship the S.S. Palo Alto. This ship was meant for World War I but due to complications never made it there. The rich history of that ship and the beautiful surrounding ocean views make this a perfect beach to hang out with your pooch on a hot summer day. And who doesn’t love dog-friendly beaches?
The Seacliff State Beach allows dogs on the beach, however, dogs must be leashed at all times. The leashes should be no longer than six feet in length. This beach is a great swimming and fishing spot and the pier is great for fishing and exploring. There are covered facilities with picnic tables and other resting areas to stop and take a break with your dog. Pet owners should maintain control of their dogs at all times.
Please keep your dog calm and the noise to a minimum. Noisy pets will be asked to leave. A dog license and rabies certificate is required to enter any state park or beach. Also please be sure to clean up after yourself and your pooch. Keep in mind there are no fenced areas at this beach to let your dog off-leash so you need to bring a leash to keep your dog safe. However, even on the leash, this beach is well worth the visit. Seacliff is one of the few beaches in the area that allows dogs on the beach. So, take a day trip with your dog and take in the fresh sea air.
There is nothing more enjoyable than listening to the ocean waves, feeling the warm sand between your toes, and having your best friend by your side. The Seacliff State Beach is all that and more. So the next time you think about heading to the beach, grab your leash and bring your pup along too.