WHERE TO LET THE DOGS OUTThings to do with your dog when you live at the beach.
The Beach Cities area is home to thousands of furry residents!
The South Bay is also home to a couple thousand furry residents, many of which are seen enjoying beach living right alongside their owners. There are many things to do with dogs at the beach: it’s common to find them walking, jogging, skateboarding, and riding in bike baskets along The Strand, but our South Bay Beaches are not “dog friendly” beaches. Dogs are not allowed on the sand or in the water. If you have a fun loving pooch as part of your family, the lack of yard space in the higher density neighborhoods found in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach can pose a challenge for getting your pet out for some much needed exercise. Here’s what you need to know about living in the Beach Cities with your canine companions: First things first, make sure your dog is registered with your city; obtain your license tags ASAP. All cities offer discounted fees to qualifying senior citizens. Manhattan Beach requires a license application. Spayed/Neutered dogs can obtain an annual license for $18, un-sterilized dogs are $50. Hermosa Beach requires dogs that are new to town to be licensed within 30 days. Fees are $20 for neutered/spayed dogs and $81 for un-sterilized dogs. Click here for application and more info. Redondo Beachalso requires new dogs to be licensed within 30 days. Fees are $20 for altered dogs and $40 for unaltered dogs. Click here for application. Here are a few things to do with your dog if you live in the Beach Cities area: Dog ParksManhattan Beach has a 5,900 sf dog run located on the west end of Polliwog Park. It operates 6:30 am to 8:00 pm Nov. 1- Mar. 30 and 6:30 am to 9:00 pm Apr. 1- Oct. 31. The park is free and open to the public. Click here for dog run rules. There is another, small gated dog run near Live Oak Park in Manhattan’s Sand Section. The city also offers an on-leash greenbelt walk path that many dog owners enjoy for the natural setting and wood chip path that is kind on pet’s feet. Hermosa Beach does not have an off-leash dog park but it does have the greenbelt walk-path running through the city, which offers a beautiful, natural setting to walk your dog and about a four mile round-trip walk if you were to start on one end and walk to the other.
The greenbelt walk path in Hermosa Beach is about a 2 mile stretch of wood chipped pathway that is great for on-leash walks with your dog.
Redondo Beach offers a large off-leash dog park. It is located at 190 Flagler Ln just off 190th street where North Redondo meets South Redondo. There are large open dog runs for both larger breeds and smaller breeds. The park is mainly dirt with some shade trees and fresh water stations. Free and open to the public. Click here for dog park rules. El Segundo has a large dog park located along E. Imperial Ave on the northern-most end of El Segundo. It has separate areas for large, medium and small dog breeds. The park is part dirt/part grassy patches and has fresh water. It is free and open to the public. Click here for more info. Rancho Palos Verdes has an all wood-chip dog park that is open one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. It’s a half-acre facility broken into a large dog area and a small dog area. Click here for location and rules. The Point Vicente Lighthouse & Interpretive Center, also in Rancho Palos Verdes, has a low impact hiking trail that offers gorgeous ocean views. It is about a 2 mile loop along the cliffs and a great place to walk your dog. Rosie’s Dog Beachis about a 35 minute drive from the South Bay to Long Beach and is an off-leash, public beach that allows dogs to run and play in the ocean and along the sand shores of the beach. It is located at 5000 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA and is open from 6 am to 8 pm everyday. Park in the public parking lot that accesses from Granada Ave. and walk straight out to the areas marked between the orange traffic cones for the off-leash area.
Rosie’s dog beach is located in Long Beach and allows an off leash beach experience for dogs. Click photo to re-direct to dog beach info site.
Day Camps and Day Care Facilities If you want to let your dog run and play for the day while you are at work or otherwise committed, Camp Run-A-Mutt off of 190th in Gardena offers a kennel free environment where your dog can play and socialize all day. There is a large, open outdoor run with shade sails, water pools & more. They have a great, kennel-free overnight facility as well. ½ day (6 hours or less) costs $25 per stay where full day (6:30 am to 7:00 pm) is $34 per day. Yellow Brick Road Doggie Playcare & Gym is located in El Segundo and offers an indoor/outdoor experience for your pet. Obstacles, play structures, wading pools & nap areas. Full day (5-12 hrs) is $30 and half day (less than 5 hrs) is $20. They also offer boarding options with free bathing before going home. Petsmart Pets Hotel in Torrance offers overnight stays and doggie day campwith an average daily stay costing appx. $24 (if you opt in for an ice cream treat or peanut butter Kong while your dog stays). Grateful Dogs in El Segundo also offers kennel free day camp and overnight boarding. Full days start at $30, with half days costing $22. A 5,000 sf outdoor play area allows dogs to run, play and socialize while you are away. Dog Friendly Restaurants Your well behaved pooch can enjoy time with you out on the town at these dining establishments that welcome dogs on their outdoor patios . . . MANHATTAN BEACHLe Pain Quotidien in the MetLox Plaza, Downtown Manhattan Beach is a great place to have a glorious cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast or lunch while your dog lounges in the shade.
Le Pain Quotidien is located in the Metlox Plaza Downtown Manhattan Beach and is a pet-friendly restaurant.
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House at 1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 is a hot spot and local favorite that allows dogs in their outdoor dining area. Hennessey’s Tavern on Manhattan Beach Blvd in Downtown Manhattan Beach is perched in the middle of the downtown action and has a small outdoor area that accommodates dogs. The Local Yolk on the North End of Manhattan Beach welcomes dogs along the front patio dining tables. HERMOSA BEACHGood Stuff (open for breakfast & lunch) down right on the Strand in Hermosa Beach, this front-and-center location is great for the people watching pet.
Good Stuff in Hermosa Beach not only has a great healthy breakfast menu, they have a dog-friendly patio just off The Strand. Click photo for their website and menu.
Gum Tree Cafe in the mid-section of the downtown scene on Pier Ave has a large outdoor patio overlooking the downtown action. Java Man right next to Abigail’s in downtown Hermosa Beach has amazing, healthy turkey breakfast burritos and a nice place outside to park it and watch the morning go by. Boardwalk Burgers just south of Pier Plaza at 1031 Hermosa Ave in Hermosa Beach, this patio will accommodate your pet. Paciugo Gelato Caffe has a dog friendly environment where pets can rest in the shade and enjoy fresh water. REDONDO BEACHDoma Kitchen Café on PCH in South Redondo Beach has a very dog friendly environment and even hosts Dog themed events.
Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange in the Redondo Village has a nice patio to enjoy dinner with your pup. Hostaria Piave on PCH just before Torrance Blvd in South Redondo has a large patio that is dog friendly and outstanding Italian cuisine. Turquoise Restaurant in the heart of the Redondo Village offers water and organic biscuits for your dog while you dine. Ocean Tava India Bistro at 1212 South PCH in Redondo Beach welcomes dogs to their outdoor patio.
Ocean Tava is one of many dog friendly dining establishments in Redondo Beach.