Even during the winter, a percentage of visitors to the beaches of Santa Cruz County are from out of town. It must be the sun... or something. A percentage of those visitors bring their canine charges with them as well and can't wait to get their dogs sandy and smelly at the beach. Go figure!
How are they to know - before they get here - that their off leash dogs are not allowed on Santa Cruz County beaches (except Mitchell's Cove before ten and after four)? Or that there are five beaches (Main Beach, Cowell, Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch and Scott Creek) that don't allow dogs at all?!
As it turns out, there's an app for that, or at least, a web site.
Click HERE for the answer to this and other questions at Santa Cruz Off-Leash Beach!