Are you and your four-legged friend looking for some sandy ocean fun? Don’t worry because we’ve got you and your tail-wagging bestie covered when it comes to the best dog beaches in Los Angeles.
Click on the beaches in the map below for more info on the beaches, and scroll down for Instagram photos of the beaches.
Top 2 Dog Beaches in Los Angeles
- North Beach at Leo Carilla State Park
- Staircase Beach at Leo Carilla State Park
1. North Beach at Leo Carilla State Park
35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
You and your pup can get some sandy toes and great ocean views from the only two dog-friendly beaches in Los Angeles. These adjacent beaches begin at lifeguard tower 3 on Leo Carilla State Beach and run north. Pups must be kept on-leash at these beaches
North Beach is a wide, sandy, and great for families and on-leash dogs to play. Above the beach, take your pup to explore the trails along the hillside.
Enter at the main state park entrance and follow the signs leading under the Pacific Coast Highway to the parking lot for North Beach
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2. Staircase Beach at Leo Carilla State Park
40000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Lesser-used Staircase Beach, just north of North Beach, is great for quieter beachcombing. It has some rocky areas for climbing with your adventurous pup. Keep your dog on a leash when exploring the beach.
Need to leave your dog in Los Angeles while you travel? Rest easy knowing that you can easily hire a local dog border who will be happy to take care of your pup.