California State Parks is implementing new policies and restrictions on state beaches as part of the expanding effort to protect the western snowy plover. Some measures will result in additional restrictions on visitor use in areas that provide important plover habitat; particularly nesting areas.
This includes enforcement of existing regulations that prohibit dogs and horses on certain state beaches. The new rules do not prohibit leashed dogs in campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas and roads, where dogs are allowed under state regulations. Click here for beaches where dogs are allowed.