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Welcome to Mendocino County, one of the most pet-friendly travel destinations in the country...


We’ve put together this list of some great, woof-welcome adventures for you and your pups to explore. The shops in Mendocino and Downtown Fort Bragg are incredibly welcoming to pets, just make sure to ask if in doubt and look for signs indicating otherwise. Most restaurants with outdoor seating will allow your dog to sit with you but make sure to ask ahead of time. We ask that you please respect the locals and don’t let your dogs chase wildlife or be excessively loud or aggressive. And please remember to pick up after your pooch.  Enjoy!


Leashed Parks & Beaches

Big River Beach,  N. Big River Rd, Mendocino

Portugese Beach, Mendocino Headlands, Mendocino

Van Damme State Beach, Highway 1 Little River

Caspar Beach, 14441 Point Cabrillo Dr. Caspar

MacKerricher State Park, Highway 1, Fort Bragg

Pomo Bluffs Park, Cliff Way, Fort Bragg

Noyo Headlands Park, foot of Elm St., Fort Bragg


Off-Leash Beaches

Noyo Beach, Located at the end of North Harbor Dr. in Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg

Seaside Creek Beach, 30000 Shoreline Hwy, Fort Bragg

Outdoor Adventures

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 707.964.4352

Catch-a-Canoe (and bicycles too) 707.937.0273

The Skunk Train 707.964.6371

All Aboard Adventures (fishing and whale watching) 707.964.1881

Liquid Fusion Kayaking 707.962.1623

Anchor Charter Boats 707.964.4550

Dog Parks

998 School St. in Mendocino 

211 S. Lincoln St. in Fort Bragg (by the C.V. Starr Rec Center)

Noyo Headlands Park, foot of Elm St., Fort Bragg

Dog-Friendly Dining

Though the Health Department doesn't allow pets in actual restaurant areas, these and others offer outdoor or even lobby seating that is pooch-appropriate.

Cultured Affair 45104 Main St., Mendocino 707.937.1430

Frankie's Pizza & Ice Cream 44951 Ukiah St.,Mendocino 707.37.2436

Mendocino Hotel Garden Room 45080 Main St., Mendocino 707.937.0511

Good Life Cafe 10485 Lansing St. 707.937.0836

Trillium Cafe 10390 Kasten St., Mendocino 707.937.3200

Mendocino Cafe 10451 Lansing St., Mendocino 707.937.2422

Ravens Restaurant 44850 Comptche-Ukiah Rd., Mendocino 707.937.5615

Little River Inn Restaurant 7901 N. Hwy 1, Little River 707.937.5942

Piaci Pub 120 Redwood Ave., Fort Bragg 707.961.1133

Rhody's Garden Cafe (Botanical Gardens) 18220 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg 707-964-4352

Sea Pal Cove 32390 N. Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg 707. 964.1300

Silver's at the Wharf 32260 N. Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg 707.964.4283

Daycare & Boarding

At Last Farm - Dog Day Camp & Boarding 707.937.2935

Covington Creek Animal Hospital & Kennel 707.964.6109

Supply & Food Stores

Evergreen Barn Pet Grocery, 477 Evergreen St., Mendocino 707.937.3300

Fort Bragg Feed & Pet, 880 Stewart St., Fort Bragg 707.964.3333

Highway 20 Feed 31800 Hwy 20, Fort Bragg 707.964.4667


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