Dog-friendly Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

2701 Isabel St.
Richmond, California 94804
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Local Phone: (888) 327-2757

East Bay Regional Park District 80 years logoThere are beautiful views of the Golden Gate and Marin County from this landscaped, 23-acre park at the west end of Central Avenue in Richmond.

This is the one of the largest and busiest public off-leash dog parks in the nation, with more than 500,000 dog visits per year.

Owners must have a leash with them and have their dog under voice control and within sight at all times.

Animals showing aggressive behavior toward people or other animals should be leashed immediately and taken out of the park.

Please prevent dogs from digging or damaging resources, and please place your animal's waste in a trash can. Dogs must be on leash in parking lots and streets.

Besides dog play, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline provides rich birdwatching opportunities, particularly in the fall.  

Other activities and attractions include bay fishing (license required), jogging and running trails, bike riding, kite flying, and picnicking.

• Parking: No fee
• Dogs: No fee

Park Hours: 
• 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted or permitted.

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

Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
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