There are many places to chase waves with your pooch along the gorgeous Mendocino coastline. Most enforce a six-foot leash policy, but at Noyo Beach near Fort Bragg, it’s legal to unclip Fido from his noose and watch him romp free.
For an experience you won’t forget, rent a canoe especially designed for dogs from Catch A Canoe adjacent to the dog-passionate Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino. You’ll paddle on the Big River Estuary, part of Big River State Park, which also boasts a dog-friendly beach.
Photo: Dave Kendrick