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If you’re planning a beach trip in Capitola, California, there’s no reason your dog should miss out. Though there is only one dog-friendly beach in Capitola itself, fortunately, there are plenty of beaches nearby in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Aptos, and Davenport—some of which are less than a 10-minute drive away. Read on to find out what your options are for a beach trip with your pooch in and around Capitola.
The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Capitola, California
The USS Palo Alto concrete ship is at the end of the pier
Dogs are allowed on this beach on a leash no longer than 6 feet
10. Davenport Beach, Santa Cruz
Dogs are allowed on Davenport beach but not on nearby Scott Creek beach
At the base of the cliffs, you might be able to spot shallow caves and unusual rock formations
A good spot for whale and bird watching
Check out the tide pools on the south side
So, if you’re planning a getaway in Capitola and/or its surrounding areas, we hope this guide has helped you pick out where you’d most like to go with your canine companion. When visiting any of these beaches, we recommend double-checking the rules on taking dogs with you in case of any future changes. Also, don’t forget to pick up after your dog before you leave to help keep the beaches clean and pleasant places for everyone.
Featured Image Credit: Carolina García, Pixabay
Kit Copson is a freelance writer and lifelong animal lover with a strong interest in animal welfare. She has parented various furry beings over the years and is currently a proud cat mom of two—one very chilled (unless hungry) Siamese and a skittish but adorable Domestic Shorthair—and dog mom of one—an adopted Bichon Poodle cross. When not writing about or spending time with animals, Kit can be found doodling in her sketchpad, reading, or more often than not, drinking tea.…Read more
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