Dog-friendly off-leash Esplanade Beach in Pacifica

Esplanade Beach

100 Esplanade Ave.
(Stairs near this apartment complex lead to the beach.)
Pacifica, California 94044
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Local Phone: (650) 738-7381

While DogTrekker regularly updates off-leash rules, it is important to check to be sure that this area still allows voice control prior to removing your dog’s leash.

All of Pacifica's beaches are dog-friendly, but Esplanade Beach, reached via a long set of switchback trial and stairs at the north end of Esplanade Drive near the Land's End Apartments, is the only one officially leash-free. (It's also one of the few off-leash beaches in all of San Mateo County!)

Rugged cliffs and soft sand combine to make this smallish hideaway it a very special place, especially at sunset. Check tide tables before going here; at high tide the beach becomes very narrow. In stormy weather it could be dangerous.

Please bring water for the two of you and pick-up bags for your pet.

Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

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