Enjoy a Dog Friendly Beach Day

Fort Funston

Expansive, beautiful beach IN the city. Dunes carved with small foot trails. Take your dog to the beach and let him or her run free (off-leash!). Abundant sand dollar findings! There are several short trails for you guys to get a run in. Duration: Depends on where your feet take you.

Fort Funston is an SF gem I discovered when looking for a dog friendly hike near the city. Located west of Lake Merced, you'll find a gorgeous Northern California beach oasis where you and your dog can run wild and free :). Parking is located at the top of the park where you'll descend a steep set of stairs to the beach. Lots of small trails carved into the hillside to explore, as well was vast sandy flats to meander and stroll. Sunset is usually a less busy time here - plus you get some spectacular views!

If you're planning on staying out at the beach for a while, swing by BART Grocery & BBQ and grab a plate of Korean BBQ to take with you.

Pack List

  • Jacket (it's a Northern California beach)
  • Sneakers
  • Water
  • Dog
  • Camera
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Activities Chillin, Photography, Running
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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Dog Heaven

Such a dog friendly place! So many dogs for your pup to play with, plenty of trails and ocean for your dog to play in. My dogs LOVE it here.

Great for dogs

Lots of terrain - everything from paved walkways, to grass, to sand/surf.

Fort Funston's A Gem!

I used to take my dog here everyday when I was in college. Make sure to check out the "ruins" of the old forts and watch the hang gliders jump off the bluffs!


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