Story by Doug Close
Huntington Dog Beach
Address: 100 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located near Pier 22 on Huntington Beach, the dog beach is a great place to take any sized dog that enjoys swimming or running around like an idiot. Be warned, the whole place smells like a wet dog, and a lot of people aren’t great about cleaning up after their dogs, so just watch your step and you should have a great time.
Aliso Canyons Park
Address: 28373 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
This is a solid spot for bigger, active dogs. An uphill hike that ends with a view of the ocean, it’s pretty hard to find anything bad about this place. Bring enough water for you and your dog friend.
Irvine Central Bark Dog Park
6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618
It’s a decently clean, friendly park. Not too much parking, so maybe try to avoid peak hours (between noon and four). Little dogs and big dogs are kept separate.