Enjoy a Dog Friendly Beach Day

Fort Funston - Search Nearby - Added by Rachel Williams

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.

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

Petaluma, California

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

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!

Tours

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike Mount Davidson

Adventure

Run the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps

Adventure

Catch a Sunset at Grand View Park ("Turtle Hill")

Adventure

Catch a Sunset Overlooking Mussel Rock

More Nearby Adventures