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Pet Friendly Hikes & Parks in Newport Beach

June 5, 2018

With your dog in tow, it is time for you to explore the beauty of Newport Beach! This beach city offers several pet-friendly hikes and parks for you to spend a leisurely afternoon while exploring the great outdoors. You and your pet can indulge in a brisk walk, a longer run, or a fun game of fetch with these four local options below. As always, ensure your dog remains on a leash and you are properly ridding of their waste.

Castaways Park

This leisurely walking trail offers breathtaking views of Newport Back Bay and Newport Harbor from above. Grab your pooch and wind down your day with a sunset walk along the paved path, admiring native plant communities and enjoying the ocean breeze. If you are looking for a longer trek, an 11-mile trail loop starts at Upper Castaways Park and loops around the Newport Beach Bay, called the Back Bay Loop Trail. Parking can be found at the intersection of Cliff and Dover Drive.

Cataway

Photo by David Volz Design Landscape Architects

Inspiration Point

Along the shores of Corona del Mar State Beach is a pet-friendly park called Inspiration Point. It is a popular spot to see the Pacific Ocean in all its glory. Walk your dog along the boardwalk or enjoy a few games of fetch on the grassed areas. Parking can be found on Ocean Boulevard or any adjacent side street.

Inspiration Point

Photo by Allie Lochiatto

Newport Beach Dog Park

The Newport Beach Dog Park can be found on Avocado Avenue and San Miguel Drive, next to the city’s Newport Beach Civic Center. It contains a fenced in area for your dogs to run wild and artificial turf for easy maintenance. This dog park has a good reputation for attracting friendly dogs but offers separate areas for both big and small dogs, if needed. Best of all, you have a beautiful view of the ocean.

Photo by Allie Lochiatto

Newport Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk

The Newport Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk is a great option for beginners, whether the beginner is you or your dog. The 3-mile multi use trail offers level pavement with a front row seat to the ocean shores. You can also enjoy the beach with your leashed pet during off-peak hours, which is before 9 AM and after 5 PM. Parking can be found alongside West Balboa Boulevard on the Balboa Peninsula.

Photo by Newport Beach Realtor

Written by Allie Lochiatto – She is the blogger behind Allie Wears, a personal style blog showing readers how to have fun with fashion without breaking the bank. On her free time, she enjoys writing, exploring, and enjoying the California sunshine.

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