Photo courtesy: Michelle Magdalena
Whether pooches prefer sandy paws or grassy hillsides, Monterey Peninsula's dog-friendly spots are worth sniffing out.
By Dana Rebmann
Dogs can romp off-leash at this seaside paradise. Poised pups wanting to make waves can hang 20 with a surfing lesson.
ASILOMAR STATE BEACH
Opt for the mile-long stretch of sand, the slightly shorter Asilomar Coast Trail — or both. Dogs must remain on leash at all times.
GARRAPATA STATE PARK
Near Big Sur, the beach at Garrapata State Park is open to dogs on leash. Spy nearby sea lions and otters from the sandy stretch.
GARLAND RANCH REGIONAL PARK
Specially designed water fountains help dogs (and humans) stay hydrated at this Carmel Valley hiking spot. Off-leash pups must be kept nearby, under voice control.
FORT ORD NATIONAL MONUMENT
The more than 86 miles of trails running through this former military base vary from easy to difficult, and are open to leashed dogs.