San Diego has some outstanding dog beaches. If you're near downtown Coronado has a great dog beach at the north end of Coronado beach. If you are near Point Loma, Ocean Beach has a huge dog beach. Just watch out for pit bulls with no owners around. North of the 8 Fiesta Island is completely dog friendly and a leash free area. The best dog beach of them all in San Diego is in Del Mar. North of Del Mar Beach, Del Mar dog beach is the best place in San Diego to let your dogs run free. Just make sure you don't go during horse racing season, the beach is shut down for dogs during horse racing season.