Visitors to the Highway 1 Discovery Route can find lodging and activities that welcome their four-legged friends. Throughout the region you can find not only dog friendly hiking trails and parks, but also wineries and beaches.

Experience Dog Friendly Activities along the Highway 1 Discovery Route in each of our regions below:

Arroyo Grande Valley:

Elm Street Park – The park includes picnic and barbeque sites, ship-themed playground equipment, a large grassy area, sports courts and a designated off-leash dog park. Read More »

Lopez Lake – Located just ten miles east of Arroyo Grande, Lopez Lake Recreation Area is one of the top choices for camping and leisure trips. Read More »

Cougar Trail – The trail is close to 3 miles and is open to hikers, dogs and mountain bikes. Enjoy scenic views, groves of oak trees and wildlife viewing. Read More »

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Avila Beach:

Fisherman’s Beach – Fisherman’s Beach is the smallest of beaches in Avila and Port San Luis Harbor and is called “Dog Beach” by the locals. No matter what time of day it is, you will more than likely find dogs running free through the surf. Read More »

Bob Jones Trail – Used as a hiking, jogging and biking route, the paved trail winds through the forested valley alongside San Luis Obispo Creek towards Avila Beach. Read More »

Harford Pier – The Harford Pier was developed in 1873 by John Harford to handle shipping commerce prior to train service arriving in San Luis Obispo. Read More »

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Lampton Cliffs Park – Lampton Cliffs Park is a 2.1-acre park with trails and benches overlooking the sea. Read More »

Cambria Dog Park – Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Main Street in Cambria. Read More »

Leffingwell Landing – The park offers BBQ pits, short hiking trails, a beautiful lookout and an access to a rocky shore with great tide pools. Read More »

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Cayucos State Beach – There are picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms and outside showers available. Dogs on-leash are also welcome from the Pier south to Chaney Avenue. Read More »

Norma Rose Park – There are 7200 square feet within the park designated as a dog park. This section of the park is maintained by volunteers and visitors are asked to help keep the area clean and enjoyable for everyone. Read More »

Hardie Park – Hardie Park is equipped with a swimming pool, two tennis courts, play area, horseshoe pit, covered area, barbeque pit, and picnic table area. Read More »

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Edna Valley:

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard – The Saucelito Canyon story begins in 1880, when three acres of Zinfandel vines were planted in the rugged terrain of the upper Arroyo Grande Valley on California’s Central Coast. Read More »

Wolff Vineyards – Wolff Vineyards offers their guests a picturesque view of the mountains and fields which complements a perfect day trip from the city to enjoy a picnic and a good bottle of their various wines. Read More »

Chamisal Vineyards – Being the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, Chamisal Vineyards focuses on producing wines that embody the region’s natural characteristics to create a bold and intriguing product. Read More »

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Los Osos & Baywood Park:

Sandspit Beach – Montaña de Oro, or Mountain of Gold, is home to many scenic views and beaches. Read More »

Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve – Trails lead among Monterey Cypress and eucalyptus to two freshwater ponds, and around a salt marsh to the edge of Morro Bay. Read More »

Hazard Canyon Reef – The area is accesible via a one-mile hike on Dune Trail, which includes wooden stairs and a boardwalk to get you safely into the mouth of the canyon. Read More »

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Nipomo Regional Park – Nipomo Regional Park covers more than 140 acres. Read More »

Nipomo Native Garden – The Nipomo Native Garden is a twelve acre site located between Pomeroy, Camino Caballo and Osage in the community of Nipomo. Read More »

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Oceano Dunes Natural Preserves – Walk where both the Chumash and Dunites walked. See and learn what attracted both cultures to this beautiful dune area. Read More »

Oceano Dunes SVRA – Oceano Dunes offers visitors other recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, fishing, camping, surf fishing, and hiking. Read More »

Monarch Butterfly Grove – This colony, easily accessible from Highway 1, is one of the largest in the nation, hosting an average of 50,000 butterflies every year. Read More »

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San Simeon & Ragged Point:

W.R. Hearst State Beach – The beach is located near the historic town of San Simeon along Highway One and gives visitors the opportunity to hike, swim, fish and beachcomb. Read More »

Jade Cove – Once you get down to the beach you can enjoy hunting for jade, scuba diving, watching hang-gliders and para-gliders in the area or exploring the tide pools. Read More »

San Simeon Point – The Point forms one side of San Simeon Cove, providing some wind protection, and includes a small, 850 foot long pier, and is part of the larger W.R. Hearst State Beach. Read More »

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