12 Dog-Friendly Spots Near Del Mar & Carmel Valley

San Diego is a dog city. Everywhere you look, you see a cute canine companion enjoying the beautiful weather that makes long walks possible year round. That is definitely the case in the Del Mar / Carmel Valley area, where there are an array of dog-friendly spots within a few miles that provide all of the entertainment and amenities your dog could possibly want. If you are looking to spend a day out with your perfect little pooch, here are 10 of our favorite dog-friendly spots near Carmel Valley and Del Mar.


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During the dog days of summer, what better way for you and your dog to cool down than a leisurely day at the beach? North Beach in Del Mar, known as Dog Beach, runs the stretch of sand from 29th Street to Solana Beach, allowing dogs to get in the ocean and play in the sand. All dogs must be leashed from June 16th to Labor Day, but for the rest of the year dogs can run free as long they are well-trained. 

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2. Breakfast Republic

Breakfast Republic is located in Carmel Valley at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Their dog-friendly patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurly brunch with your four-legged best friend. 

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3. Torrey Hills Dog Park

Torrey Hills dog park offers a large expanse of grass, lots of friendly dogs, and dirt trails to go on an adventure. What more could a dog want?

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2. Pacifica Del Mar

This Del Mar institution for fine foods and fun cocktails has a large area dedicated to dogs, from small puppies to big dogs.

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5. Markim Pet Resort


Give your dog the opulent treatment they deserve at Markim Pet Resort. While Markim offers dog training, boarding, and grooming, it also has some recreational activities for interested animals. There is a heated pool open year round if your dog is craving a swim, and the resort also offers a dog summer camp and dog parties.

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6. Westroot Tavern

Westroot Tavern is located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch and offers a spacious dog-friendly patio. Cozy up with your pup next to the fire pit or flat-screen TV and enjoy great food and drinks in a lively atmosphere. 

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7. Burger Lounge Del Mar

Come to Burger Lounge in Del Mar to have a patty you (and possibly your dog) are not going to forget. The fast-casual restaurant is very dog-friendly to dogs of all shapes and sizes.

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8. Rancho Penãsquitos Linear Dog Park

The Rancho Penãsquitos Linear Dog Park is a very pleasant dog park east of Carmel Valley, featuring a small dog and big dog enclosure so that dogs will only pick on someone their own size.

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9. Crepes & Corks Restaurant & Wine Bar

This quaint sidewalk crepe cafe has a beautiful patio for you and your dog to unwind, you with a glass of wine, and your dog with a treat provided by the restaurant.

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10. Torrey Pines Dog Park


Located right above the Torrey Pines High School football field, the Torrey Pines Dog Park is a great place for your dog to socialize with others, as there is always a wide variety of different dogs running around the large patch of grass. The park also features a dog drinking fountain so you can give your pups a sip of cold water after a long game of fetch.

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11. Davanti Enoteca Del Mar

Davanti Enoteca is located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center and offers a dog-friendly outdoor patio where you and your pooch can enjoy the SoCal weather while you feast on scrumptious Italian cuisine.

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12. Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros is a popular brunch spot just a short drive from Del Mar and Carmel Valley in Solana Beach, and they are very dog-friendly. Not only can you bring your dog to hang out while you enjoy brunch, but they also offer homemade biscuits to give your dog a well-earned treat.

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Move to Dog Paradise in Carmel Valley

REALTORS® Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen with their dog.If you own a dog in San Diego and don’t call Carmel Valley home, you are missing out on all of these amazing dog-friendly spots. Make the move today, finding a beautiful home in an elegant neighborhood that is only increasing in scale, popularity, and value. To learn more, contact REALTOR® Team Philip Fredricksen and Mary Beth Kellee. They are experts on all things Carmel Valley and can assist anyone who wishes to move in or out of the neighborhood.

For a limited time, we are also offering a $50 gift card to Cohn Restaurant Group to anyone who refers a friend to REALTOR® Team Philip Fredricksen and Mary Beth Kellee, so refer a friend today! Get the details here.


Posted on August 27, 2018 at 6:04 pm
Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen | Category: Uncategorized

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