Half Moon Bay

By: DogTrekker Staff

This dog-friendly coastal community in San Mateo County is part resort, part classic California surf town. Visitors with dogs can access the ocean at several points, including Blufftop Beach at the end of Poplar Street; Surfer’s Beach at Highway 1 and Coronado; and Montara State Beach eight miles north of town. Dog walking doesn’t get more scenic than along the Coastside Trail, which stretches five miles from Pillar Point Harbor to Poplar Avenue. The newly inaugurated Cowell-Purisima Trail adds more options for scenic strolls along three miles of coastline south of town.