Pet-Friendly Places: Half Moon Bay

img_0847Hey, Fluff Dog fans! It’s that time of year when temperatures around the Bay can get way too toasty. The heat can be especially uncomfortable for our pet loved ones, who must don their lovely fur coats year-round. One way to beat the heat is to head towards one of our coastal communities, like Half Moon Bay. Pack up your car and spend the day (or two, or three….) oceanside with your dog.

Half Moon Bay is known for being a great destination for dogs and their humans. There are tons of restaurants, hotels and parks that welcome canines. The following are just some of the awesome spots you can visit together. (Check back soon, as more places in Half Moon Bay will be added to this list!)

Parks & Recreation

Located along Highway One, eight miles north of Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-8819

Taking a stroll along the beach while taking in breathtaking views of the ocean. Dogs must be on a leash at all times at Montara State Beach.

2 Johnson Pier

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 773-6101

For water-loving types a ride in a kayak can be doggie heaven. Half Moon Bay Kayak Company helps ensure the safety of your four-legged companions by fitting them life jackets.


4210 Cabrillo Hwy North

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 712-0245

Sam’s Chowder House attracts visitors from all over the world, so why not treat your pup to some of their award-winning delights! This would be a great place to stop and refuel after walking along the beach. Sam’s allows leashed dogs in the outdoor patio area, where you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean as the background setting during your seafood-dining experience.

140 Beach Way

Moss Beach, CA 94038

(650) 728-5595

Get your grub on together at Moss Beach Distillery. This place was made with canines in mind. Your dog will be in bliss while chowing down on things like mini hamburger patties, bacon and grilled hot dogs — all offered on their special menu just for those with paws. Oh, and there are plenty of options for you as well!


400 Main Street

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 726-1177

Half Moon Bay Inn welcomes dogs of all sizes. Inform the staff when you book your room that you’ll be traveling with your canine family member — they will offer you complimentary dog towels, waste bags and a treat when you check in. There will be a one-time deposit of $25 for one dog, or $50 for two. Visit their website for more information.


80 Cabrillo Hwy North

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 726-3700

This local pet store has been around for more than 20 years, and is stocked with plenty of goodies for your pup. You can get your dog a yummy treat after an exciting day adventuring with you. 

Do you know about a special pet-friendly place that you want to share with your fellow Fluff Dog fans? Please feel free to leave a comment below — we may even feature your place in an upcoming post!
Pet-Friendly Places will be a regular column on Fluff Dog Grooming News. We hope to help you discover new places to share adventures and lifelong memories with your furry loved ones. You may already be quite familiar with some of the places we’ll include here — maybe reading these posts will inspire you to revisit some of those amazing gems we are so privileged to have here in the Bay Area and surrounding communities. In either case, your dog is sure give your plenty of face-licking thanks after you enjoy some quality time together.



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