Del Mar Dog Beach
North Beach in Del Mar is also known as Dog Beach because it’s the only place dogs can be off-leash on Del Mar city beaches. From 29th Street north all the way to Solana Beach dogs can run freely, except during the summer months when they must be on-leash. The main part of this beach is on the north side of the San Dieguito River Lagoon entrance next to Camino del Mar. Typically there are many volleyball courts set up in the wide flat part of the beach. Surfers can breaks on sand bars near the river mouth and reefs north of it. A trail leads up to an overlook at James Scripps Bluff Preserve above North Beach and is worth exploring. Parking can be found along Camino del Mar behind the beach and also at 29th Street.