By Lauren Lloyd
Voted as one of California’s dog-friendliest cities, Surf City USA welcomes four-legged kids with open arms at restaurants, parks, and hotels, along its paved beach path, and even dedicates a stretch of beach to salty pups. We don’t want you to leave your best friend at home any more than you do, so here’s a helpful guide to exploring town with your canine companion in tow.
Where To Go
First stop, Huntington Dog Beach! This 1.5-mile pooch paradise along Huntington City Beach spans between Seapoint and Goldenwest streets. Dogs are free to run, play, swim, and even surf.
Second stop, Central Park Dog Park! With separate dog runs for large and small pups, the fenced-in space on the edge of Huntington Beach Central Park at Edwards Street and Talbert Avenue offers something for every wagging tail.
What To Do
Each year, Surf City Surf Dog sees dozens of furry shredders take to the waters of Huntington Beach in this “pawsome” three-day event that culminates in an epic surf competition. Enter your salty dog, or join the event as spectators and event-goers to experience this collective love for the water. This year, the doggone fun kicks off on Friday, September 22, with a Pooch Party, followed by the competition on Saturday, and wraps with two NY Dog Film Festival screenings on Sunday. Pawabunga! More...