Visiting Oceanside With Fido
Oceanside is a wonderful beach city with a beautiful coastline, fantastic downtown, world class weather, and plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained. With so much to offer it’s no wonder Oceanside is such a popular tourist destination in Southern California, but what about when it comes to your furry friend? Is he or she welcome to enjoy the activities and scenery by your side? In short, YES your pets are welcome to enjoy one of SoCal’s premier beach cities right there with you!
Here’s some information that will help you make the most of your Oceanside trip with Fido:
Unfortunately pets are not allowed to be with you on Oceanside beaches or the pier, however you may walk your dog with a leash along “The Strand,” a boardwalk-type pathway that travels over a mile parallel to the ocean touching the beach sand! If your dog likes to get wet in the water or play in the sand a trip to neighboring beaches such as Ocean Beach, Cardiff State Beach, Del Mar’s Dog Beach or South Beach, or Mission Bay’s Fiesta Island will give you the opportunity to let them take part in some beach fun.
Every Thursday Oceanside hosts a Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm and a Sunset Market 5pm to 9pm in downtown Oceanside. There you’ll find a bustling hub of locals and guests enjoying the incredible local vendors, live entertainment, and overall family friendly atmosphere. Best of all your fury companion is welcome to enjoy the festivities with you!
Oceanside has a premier, free to enter, off-leash dog park available to locals and guests alike. Located at 2905 San Luis Rey Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058 you will find a peaceful location for your dogs to freely run and play in the cool crisp beach city air.
Oceanside has plenty of trail and hiking opportunities, and fido is welcome to join you on a leash at several of those locations. The San Luis Rey River Trail is a great place to walk your furry friend, with a trail totaling 9 miles with mostly flat and smooth ground this is a local favorite. Guajome Park is another place that invites you to walk your leashed dog, with 4.5 miles of low traffic trails at your disposal.
Another fun place in Oceanside you can take your dog to is the Emerald Isle Golf Course located off El Camino Real. Here you can enjoy the 2,452 yard 18-hole course, the practice putting and chipping green, the all-grass driving range, and the Emerald Isle Grill made-to-order restaurant.
Dog Friendly Restaurants:
When it comes time to get a bite to eat these local restaurants welcome both you and your dog to stay.
- Beach Break Cafe
- Ceja’s Mexican Diner & Grill
- Bagby Beer Company
- Local Tap House & Kitchen
- Stratford at the Harbor
- Hello Betty Fish House
- Hill Street Café
- Broken Yolk Café Oceanside
- Start Fresh Café
- Oceanside Broiler
- Jennie’s Café
- Pier View Coffee Co.
- Oceanside 101 Bagels
- Nautical Bean Coffee Company
Pet-Friendly Places to Stay the Night:
If you’re planning on staying in Oceanside for any period of time check out the following pet-friendly locations!
In Oceanside there are numerous pet friendly hotel properties for you to stay the night at. For example both the La Quinta Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott allow pets, with La Quinta Inn requiring no additional fees for your pet. In addition, Ramada Oceanside, Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside, and Extended Stay America also all offer Pet friendly rooms for you to stay at with your furry companion(s).
When it comes to vacation rentals a large percentage of condo’s, beach houses, and home rentals in Oceanside will allow pets to stay the night. A few examples include BeachFront Only, McLain Properties, and Lands End all offer vacation rentals that are pet friendly.
Finally, if you’re traveling in a recreational vehicle consider the Oceanside RV Park which allows pets, up to three per space, for a $1 per pet, per day fee. They also offer a dog run and are nearby several pet-friendly establishments within Oceanside.