For Peace of Mind When Your Pet Stays Behind

North San Diego County Dog Parks & Dog Beaches


Cardiff State Beach

The beach is located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101.

Leashed (6’) Dogs are welcome (760) 720-7001





Alga Norte Dog Park

6565 Alicante Road, Zip 92009


Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Areas for small and large dogs

Agility equipment

Ann D. L’Heureux Dog Park

2700 Carlsbad Village Dr., Zip 92008



Hours   8 a.m. – Sunset

13,200 square feet of fenced area





In all areas, dogs must wear a license on their collars

Day After Labor Day through June 15

  • Between 29th Street and Solana Beach border, off-leash dogs are allowed.
  • Between Powerhouse Park and 29th Street, dogs must be leashed. (From dawn to 8 a.m., off-leash dogs are allowed between 25th and 29th streets.)
  • Between Powerhouse Park and 6th Street, dogs must be leashed.

June 16 through Labor Day

  • Between Powerhouse Park and 29th Street, no dogs allowed.
  • Between 29th Street and Solana Beach, off-leash dogs are permitted from dawn to 8 a.m.; dogs must be leashed from 8 a.m. to dawn.
  • From 6th Street to Powerhouse Park, dogs must be leashed year-round.

Powerhouse Park

  • Dogs prohibited in the children’s “Tot Lot” and adjacent grass area south of the beach path at the southern end of the park.
  • Leashed dogs are permitted on all adjacent walkways and sidewalks.



Off-Leash Places to Play!

Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park at Encinitas Community Park

425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas.

The approximately 2-acre dog park features areas for small dogs, timid or first time dogs, and a large lawn open to all.

The Dog Park is open from 8am to sunset daily, except for regular cleaning and maintenance on Thursdays from 1-3pm.  Expect temporary posted closures during rainy or wet conditions or for repairs.

Additionally, the City of Encinitas offers four parks and one trail area where your dog can be off-leash during specified hours and days. These parks are Olympus Park, Encinitas Viewpoint Park on “D” Street, Orpheus Park on Orpheus Drive and Sun Vista Park (east) on Avenida La Posta.

Olympus Park:
Olympus Street & Piraeus Street
Olympus Park includes a ¼ acre Dog Park for large and small dogs
Hours: Dawn to dusk

Encinitas Viewpoint Park:
Cornish Drive & D Street
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Sun Vista Park (east):
2011 Avenida La Posta
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Orpheus Park:
482 Orpheus Drive
6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and on Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Trail Segment 72 (Mountain Vista)
1679 Mountain Vista Drive
Located on City property underneath the SDG&E power lines between Encinitas Blvd. and Mountain Vista Drive, has been designated an off-leash dog area.
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset



4 off leash dog parks 760-744-9000 ext. 3500



Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Court

Montiel Park, 2290 Montiel Rd Zip   92069

San Elijo Dog Park, 1105 Elfin Forrest Rd, Zip 92078

Sunset Park:

            East Entrance   909 Puesta Del Sol

West Entrance   3337 La Mirada Dr.




South Buena Vista Dog Park

1602 Mountain Pass Cir, Zip  92081

(760) 639-6151

Off-leash hours (except holidays)

7:00-10:00 a.m. | every day

3:00 p.m. – dusk | standard time (winter)

4:00 p.m. – dusk | daylight savings time (summer)