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Park/Recreation Spotlight: November 2002

Dogs Go Wild on This Beach in San Diego, CA

If you are anywhere near Southern California and your dog loves to run leash-free AND loves the beach, he or she needs to visit Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, California. Located near San Diego, this is one of the largest dog beaches in the United States. It offers 38 acres of sand, and every week, the beach is visited by thousands of happy water loving dogs. Dogs are allowed to run off leash at this beach anytime during the day. Owners are required to pick up after their dogs and can face heavy fines if they do not comply. If your pooch gets way too messy while having fun at the beach, there is a self-serve dog wash just 2 blocks away. Dog Beach Dog Wash is open seven days a week, from 7am until 9pm. They also sell toys and doggie treats. To get to Dog Beach, take Hwy 8 West until it ends and then it becomes Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Then make a right turn onto Point Loma Blvd and follow the signs to Ocean Beach's Dog Beach.

For more information:
Dog Beach, Point Loma Blvd., Ocean Beach, CA, 619-221-8900
Dog Beach Dog Wash, 4933 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA, 619-523-1700
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