Surf City Is A Dog Friendly City 

Surf City's Dog Beach


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Even dogs can spend the day at Huntington City Beach at a special section called Dog Beach.  One mile of golden sands and the exciting Pacific Ocean have made Dog Beach a paradise for dogs where they can frolic in the water and taste a sense of freedom--rarely found elsewhere.  Here two and four legged visitors can romp freely in the surf.  It’s not unusual to spot a tail wagging atop a surfboard as man and his best friend ride a wave in tandem.  More than 100,000 off leash dogs visit each year.


Dog Beach has teams of cleaners working seven days a week and with sixty five dispensers over the mile and one quarter beach and using one million dog bags each year, and with the water being tested up to five times a week, dog beach is renowned as the cleanest beach in the twelve mile stretch of Huntington City Beaches!


Huntington Dog Beach is located about 10 miles from Disneyland in Anaheim, 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 89 miles north of San Diego on Pacific Coast Highway between 21st St. and Seapoint St. in Huntington Beach.

Dog Beach Video 

Huntington Dog Beach Parking Lots Hours

Hours 6:00 AM to 10.00 PM.


Park Bench Café in Central Park


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The Park Bench Café was opened in 1988 by its proprietors, Mike and Christie Bartusick.  Our outdoor cafe has established itself as a hidden gem among the locals and dog owners.   Being family owned and operated, (you might even catch a glimpse of Grandma), has given this eatery a home-away-from-home feel.  In addition to family, staffing of numerous employees provides the appeal and operation of a full-pledged restaurant that can seat 150 guests at one time.  As hectic as it may get, especially during the summer months, Mike and Christie are always striving to make your dining experience one of your favorites.


Although the large menu provides many delicious breakfast and lunch entrees, it’s the doggie menu that gets the most attention… and laughs. Since 1993, the Canine Cuisine menu has proven to be a hit with dogs and their owners, to the extent that it has attracted media attention worldwide.  Dogs are not only pampered with the Dog Menu, which includes items such as Bow-Wow-Wow chicken and Rover Easy scrambled eggs but also given their own Doggie Dining Section.  On the grass they lie besides their owners at umbrella-shaded table and mingle with their own kind.  While dining, many dog owners have formed treasured friendships with other dog owners and now meet weekly for breakfast or lunch. Several dog rescue groups caught on to this novel approach and currently hold their monthly meetings at our place. The Park Bench Café is so unique that one can find writings about us in various newspapers such as the O.C. Register or the L.A. Times, in books like, “The dog Lovers Companion to California” or on websites such as which has given us the highest kudos. Recently The Park Bench has been featured on Animal Planets, “ Most Extreme” series.


The location of The Park Bench Café can’t be matched anywhere.  Nestled amongst the trees in the beautiful Huntington Beach Central Park, this eatery offers the most picturesque and serene setting to dine.  Alongside the Park Bench Café, the 350 acres of park is also home to the HB Dog Park, Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, Central Library and Cultural Center, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Adventure Playground, HB Sports Complex, Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Lake Huntington and the Shipley Nature Center.  Huntington Beach Central Park also hosts many activities and special events throughout the year, including an annual Civil War Re-enactment, Summer Band Concert Series, BB Jazz Concert, Concours d'Elegance Car Show, Shakespeare in the Park and an annual Easter Egg Hunt. 

Park Bench Cafe Inc.  

Phone:  714-842-0775

Address: 17732 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, California, 92647, US





Best Friend Dog Park


Dog Park is an acre and a half of land located next to Central Park on Edwards Street.  It provides pooches the opportunity to romp and play with their own kind.  A steel fence separates two huge pens, one for the and below "small and challenged-dog".  An honor system - "pay as you play" supports upkeep, disposable cleanup bags and general expenses.


A small fenced dog park is located in Huntington Central Park. This area is provided for dogs to run free without leashes. Posted rules must be obeyed and one area is provided for larger dogs, with another for small dogs and puppies. Enter at the Inlet Drive parking lot.  Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location is East of Edwards St. and West of Huntington Lake at Central Park






Tyson The Skateboarding Bulldog



Video of Tyson


Tyson is one of the Surf City Kahuna’s Favorite Four-Legged Friends.  Tyson has been skateboarding all around downtown Huntington Beach and along the Huntington Beach Coastal Bike Path for several years.  Tyson has been a guest on several prime-time and after-hours television shows.  He even has his own website with more photos and another great video of him skating around town.Tyson also has his own product line, including tee shirts, coffee mugs and skate boards.



Tyson's Website








The Aussie Pet Mobile’s Website


If you want to keep your four-legged friends cute and clean, the Surf City Kahuna recommends that you call the Aussie Pet Mobile.  This mobile pet grooming services comes to you in a fully-self contained Mercedes Van.  They offer full services grooming for all breeds.  This includes bathing, clipping nails, teeth brushing (not scaling), furminating (Undercoat removal) flea and tick control.  To make an appointment call: 1-800-pet-mobile.  The have a weight limit of about 130 lbs.         They also do cats. 





H.B. Pet Adoption And Rescue


Most of these dogs (& cats) are from the Orange County Humane Society at
21632 Newland St
.  They are open daily from 9 to 5.  Contact them at:  714-536-8480.
these pets waiting for adopton can also be found at  
1-800-Save A Pet.


Boxer OC Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 1235, Huntington Beach, CA92647- 1235

9am-9pm W - M (closed Tuesdays)

Brenda/Voicemail: (714) 904 - 0012

Founder & Contact: Brenda K.









Weiner National

 Dachshund Races 


Description: Dozens of dachshunds will scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on.  Some of the dogs will have trained for minutes with a team of two handlers each, who encourage,cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on the high-stakes race instead of interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route.  The public can register their dachshunds to race.  The procedure is to stand at the end of the gated track each dog is placed into and cajole their pet to run to you.  The track is fairly short so the run is not strenuous for most pets. 


Date: Usually The 3rd Sunday of each month



Event Hours: 2:00 to 4:00 PM. 


Admission Cost: $1 admission, kids free. 


Tel.: 714-898-5111. 




Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue. (Just North of Bella Terra) 




 Animal Rescue: Where To Go, What To Do, How To Help!

 Pet First-Aid, Rescue Breathing and CPR Classes

Do you know what to do in an emergency?




Paw PrintMagazine

"How to Keep Your Pet Safe from Household Poisons"

Paw Print Magazine (Spring 2008 issue) Pages 38-39




Pet Carriers and Apparel



 Twinkle Teeth, LLC

A Gentle Dental Alternative For Your Furry Friend

Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning for Dogs and Cats

used by, referred by, and recommended by veterinarians

Tel.:  818.729.9916




The SurfCity Kahunas Recommends Pet Minded. 

They Will Take Great Care Of Your Fury Family Members! 



 Local Dog Friendly Hotels

Waterfront Hilton Beach Resport

21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, California, 92648-5307
Tel: 1-714-845-8000   Fax: 1-714-845-8424

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The 100% non-smoking Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is situated in the beautiful seaside community of Huntington Beach, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and miles of white sand beaches. With stunning California scenery and a dramatic indoor waterfall, the full-service Hilton hotel offers a casually elegant destination for a family vacation, business meeting, or romantic getaway.


The Surf City Kahunas Recommends The Hilton Waterfront Hotel And Spa.

They Offer Special Accommodations For Our Four-Legged Furry Friends 


The Shorebreak Hotel

500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-861-4470     FAX: 714-861-4475
Reservations: 877-744-1117

The ultimate Southern California beach experience with a contemporary twist.  Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach combines the relaxed, sun-drenched spirit of the Orange County coastline with edgy modern accents.  The only Huntington Beach hotel located near the iconic intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Shorebreak situates you at the center of eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment…all within earshot of crashing ocean waves.  A singular boutique hotel experience.               A pet friendly hotel located a mile away from Dog Beach, one of the few beaches where dogs can run free.  Also located on premises, Zimzala Restaurant and Bar offers coastal Mediterranean cuisine.


The Surf City Kahunas Recommends The Shorebreak Hotel.

They Offer Special Accommodations For Our Small Four-Legged Furry Friends 




 Some Of Our Fury Friends 


Tigra - Boxer


 Sunny - Maltese Poodle Mix









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