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Solana Beach offers dogs-on-beach time

SOLANA BEACH — The city of Solana Beach City Council has adopted new regulations that will allow dogs on-leash in limited areas of the beach, starting July 12. The new rules are as follows:

— Dogs will be allowed on-leash year-round from north of the Tide Park Beach (Tabletops) stairway access — at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Solana Vista Drive — to Cardiff State Beach, and south of the Del Mar Shores Beach (Rock Pile) stairway access at 180 Del Mar Shores Terrace to Del Mar.

— Dogs will not be permitted on the beach or access at Fletcher Cove or Seascape Surf at any time of day year-round.

Dogs must be on a maximum of 6-foot leash at all times.

—Owners must pick up after their dogs at all times.

Stricter fines up to $1,000 were also adopted as part of the new ordinance and owners are encouraged to know the rules prior to heading down to the beach.

For more information, visit or contact the Marine Safety Department at (858) 720-4444.