Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Dogs prohibited off-leash in city parks and on city & county beaches
Contact :Jim Beres    (949 464-6669

Laguna Beach, CA The City of Laguna Beach wants to remind residents that dogs are prohibited on city and county beaches between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from June 15 – September 10. During that time, dogs can be on the beach before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. provided they are on a leash no longer than six feet in length.  Dogs are never allowed off leash at any time on city and county beaches. Additionally, per county policy, dogs are not allowed at Thousand Steps beach throughout the year.

Dogs must always be on a leash no longer than six feet in length in all public areas including city parks. Dogs are allowed off leash only at the City’s Dog Park located at 20672 Laguna Canyon Road. Dogs are allowed on some of the City’s nature trails provided they are on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Residents are encouraged to check the signs posted at the beginning of each trailhead which indicate whether dogs are allowed on that trail.

The Police Department receives many complaints from citizens regarding unleashed dogs and in response to these complaints, the City is committed to strictly enforcing its ordinance relating to dogs on leashes. Fines will be administered for those found in violation of the ordinance.

If you have any questions about the ordinance relating to dogs in Laguna Beach, please contact Jim Beres, Civilian Services Administrator at (949) 464-6669.