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La Jolla is a beautiful place filled with gorgeous homes and great leisure activities. There are countless indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities within La Jolla and some of them are dog-friendly.

La Jolla begs to be explored and many families like to take their beloved dogs with them as they enjoy all that the Jewel has to offer. There are plenty of places around La Jolla that welcome dogs, including the following trails, restaurants and retailers:

Dog-friendly trails and beaches in La Jolla

According to La Jolla Light, La Jolla Natural Park has a dog-friendly hiking trail that runs a course from Al Bahr Drive to Encelia Drive. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy also has two dog-friendly bicycle paths, Rose Canyon and Fay Avenue. According to, dogs must be on-leash to trek the conservancy’s paths.

Dogs are also invited to visit La Jolla’s beaches during certain hours of the day. Permitted times vary throughout the year, but are mostly in the early morning and evening hours. Dogs that visit local beaches must have current vaccinations, wear their licenses and remain on their leashes.

Dog-friendly shops and restaurants in La Jolla

Muttropolis is a dog-friendly retailer of pet related products. The store holds events and classes for dogs, including costume contests and holiday portrait sessions. PetSmart also invites dogs and other pets to visit their store to help their owners shop.

According to, there are many restaurants in La Jolla that are dog-friendly. NINE-TEN Restaurant allows dogs on their patio and gives them treats and water. At Cody’s, dogs can enjoy ocean views from the patio. Dogs are also welcome to visit the outside area at Harry’s Coffee Shop on Girard Avenue.

Moreover, Osteria Romantica invites dogs to join their owners at the restaurant’s sidewalk tables. Dogs can also relax with their owners on the outside patio at Richard Walker’s Pancake House.

For information about homes in La Jolla visit our La Jolla real estate page or contact DeSouza Select Properties.

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