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Welcome to our Pet Friendly Rules and Guidlines


We at the Coast Inn and  Spa understand the bond some of us have with our furry companions, and sometimes just don't want to leave home without them.


Fortunately, we have a fabulous location for pets. We have 4 acres for your little pet to roam and get some exercise. There is also access to the pet friendly beach just a short walk from our resort. You and your pet will enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and scenery.


Below you will find lots of great information on where you and your pet will be most comfortable and to ensure you both have an amazing time here on the Mendocino Coast!


Thank you for your consideration of our guests without pets.

To help assure a pleasant stay for all of our guests, please read the following pet rules. Please call the resort directly if you need a pet room.




Pet Sitting Services & Kennels


The Pet Nanny, Cindy Rhoads..........................................................962-9133

At Last Doggie Day Camp (Mendocin/Reservations Required. ........937-2935

Covington Creek Veterinary Clinic & Boarding- ................................964-6109

Coast Grooming- Boarding/Grooming..............................................964-1046



Pet Friendly Beaches & Parks

We want you and your dog to enjoy the beautiful beaches on the Mendocino Coast, but ask you to be careful not to disturb resting and nesting birds, especially rare or endangered species like the Snowy Plover.


Some beaches are off limits to dogs, even on a leash. Here are some dog friendly beaches most require leashes unless otherwise specified.


The only off-leash beach in Fort Bragg is the the Noyo Beach. It is located off South Harbor Ave (under Noyo Bridge) in Fort Bragg on the North side of Noyo Bay.


There is another off leash beach just North of Fort Bragg about 6 miles called Seaside beach. There are no signs at this beach, just a dirt parking area alongside the highway where you can literally step off the highway to the sandy beach!


MacKerricher State Park & Ten Mile River and Beach requires all dogs on leashes. It is a great area to visit and bring your dog, but it is the home of many of the endangered birds. Park signage explains where dogs are not welcome.

Ten Mile beach is also a great place to walk your dog and most is privately owned without dog expressed restrictions.


Pudding Creek Beach is a great place to bring your leashed dog. Or walk "over" it across the newly restored Pudding Creek Trestle accessed off Elm Street (Turn West on Elm Street and right onto the street just past Denny's restaurant and Makela's Western shop. Follow through residential area to parking area and entrance to trestle.) You can walk for several miles on the old Ten Mile Haul Road right along the ocean bluffs.


Big River Beach is a beautiful beach to take your leashed dog. Just South of Fort Bragg in Mendocino you find Big River Beach. Driving South, just past the last of three exits into Mendocino, turn left immediately before the Big River bridge.


MCDOG Park- Maple and Lincoln Street by the Aquatic center, Fort Bragg. Off leash area for dogs!

Mendocino Dog Park- 998 School Street, Mendocino


Pet Friendly Dining

We know dining with your furry friend is a challenge. Here are some restaurants where you can dine together and your friend does not have to wait in the car!

Please be sure to call ahead to check out each restaurants doggie dining guidelines.


Fort Bragg


Herons by the Sea

32096 North Harbor Drive

962-0680- Patio Dining


Silver's at the Wharf

32260 North Harbor Drive

964-4283- Glass enclosed Patio Dining


Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

120 W Redwood Ave

2 small tables on sidewalk in front of restaurant


Botanical Gardens

Cowlicks in the gardens

18220 N Hwy 1 - Covered Patio at the gardens




Cultured Affair

corner of Kasten & Albion St.

937-1430 - Outdoor seating behind cafe



44951 Ukiah St. - Outdoor seating


Garden room at the Mendocino Hotel

45080 Main St. Patio Seating


Little River Inn

7901 N Hwy One

Little River- 937-6942- parlor dining


Moose Cafe

390 Kasten Street

937-4323 Seating on oceanview deck


Ravens Restaurant

44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd.

937-5615 --Food service in lobby area


Pet Friendly Gift Shops, Food, & Supplies



45140 Main St


937-1717- Eco friendly groovy clothing and gifts


Evergreen Barn Pet Grocery

477 Evergreen St

Mendocino- 937-3300


Fort Bragg Feed and Pet

880 Stewart Street

Fort Bragg



Highway 20 Feed

31800 Hwy 20

Fort Bragg



Paws for Dogs and Cats

432 North Main Street

Fort Bragg



Pet Friendly Attractions/ Adventures


Catch a Canoe Rentals

44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd




Glass Beach Museum

17801 N Hwy One

Fort Bragg



Liquid Fusion Kayaking

Dolphin Isle Marina

32399 Basin St.

Fort Bragg



Maness Photography Old Time Studio

401 N Main St in Depot mall



Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 N Hwy 1



Skunk Train



Also Charter Boats......please inquire about availability!


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