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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.
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.
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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!