|Posted on June 9, 2015 at 1:20 AM|
While in San Diego, there were a few places we just had to check out! The first would be Coronado dog beach. there is plenty of sand for the dogs to run in, and you can't beat being on a beach with your dogs. being the first time on a beach, gypsy was a little unsure of the water, as well as all the other dogs, but she did find a pitbull cross puppy that she enjoyed playing with.
I will say though, the downfall to the beach is the parking, and the walking to the actual water from the parking area. The parking was lengthy and though I showed up at a busy time it was still quite a walk from where we parked to the actual water itself. The sand can get very hot on the dogs feet so you have to keep them moving until you hit the water. All in all though, if its the closest one to you I'd say it's not bad and they don't still have the chance to use their energy.
The second place, which I absolutely loved, was ocean dog beach. It's in a very hip town with a lot to see, and the beach is quite large. In the two times we went and enjoyed the beach, neither time was it crowded, and all the dogs had plenty of space to run. There were plenty of friendly people at this beach as well as dogs. The parking was nice and easy, and as soon as you go up and over the intial slight hill, you're pretty much right on the water. Thanks to there being sand and hills, as well as the wide open space, you didn't have to worry about the dogs getting into any danger and the beach itself is very clean and safe.
Lastly we had the pleasure of checking out Fiesta Island. Fiesta Island is truly a charm in its own. Driving up and over a bridge into the little island itself it's a short drive around the road the outside edges of the island. Along the outside people are randomly scattered having a great time either with their dogs or their families. There was water surrounding the island, and you could even stop and hang out for a picnic or a bonfire. So many places to go, so many things to see, and even more amazing people to meet along the way. Whether it's just taking your dog out for a long walk along the water's edge or actually playing with them in the water there's something for everyone at Fiesta Island. The dirt was really easy on the dogs feet .
While we played along the waters edge, we ended up meeting a nice man who had a ex drug sniffing Labrador. Jypsi followed him a little bit and slowly got used to being in the water. Any chance to go down to San Diego and just want a nice relaxing time with your dog bring a bowl a blanket to sit on and a nice snack, and head down Fiesta Island you won't be disappointed. And while you're down there check out one of the other locations that I have highlighted in my previous blog postings. adventures await!