Dog-friendly Santa Cruz County

DogTrekkers Go Santa Cruzin’

Dog at the beach in Santa Cruz
Photo credit: Jennifer Garcia

Santa Cruz County, located on California's Central Coast, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey, is known for its sun-soaked beaches, famous Beach Boardwalk amusement park, redwoods, and eclectic community.

Man and dog on stand up paddle board
Photo credit: John 'K' (CC)

Now more than ever this diverse coastal county is opening its doors to our four-legged companions. Whether it’s a day at the beach, an afternoon sipping wine with your pup by your side or a hike through the redwoods, we’ve searched out all that Santa Cruz County has to offer to its canine visitors.

Dogs on rocks in Santa Cruz
Photo credit: Deniece Huffman

With 18 dog-friendly beaches, a half dozen off-leash dog parks, a variety of dog-friendly lodging and dining options, acres of dog-friendly hiking trails; let’s not leave out the 10 plus wineries welcoming your furry pals, Santa Cruz County is tail-waggin’ wonderful!

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

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