Address: Main St. and Heron Ct, San Quentin, CA Parking: Park anywhere on Main St., entrance is via set of stairs leading to beach, right before Heron Ct. (Watch for 1-hr parking) Hours: Not Posted Type: Swim Best time to visit: Summer to escape the heat and go for a swim Regulations: Dogs allowed off-leash
Description: If you've never been here, I know, it seems like a strange place for a public beach. Give it a chance though, this place is a hidden gem! It's not too crowded, there are plenty of friendly dogs to play with, and friendly owners who clean up after their dogs. The water is surprisingly warm, the waves are gentle, and it has great views of the bridge and the bay. Most of the neighborhood only has 1-hour parking, but it's a quick walk down some stairs to the beautiful beach. This is my favorite local dog-friendly beach. Don’t forget to bring those tennis balls!