Lap up the fun at one of these six sandy spots.
Here, canines rule. On any summer weekend, you'll find 100-plus owners throwing Frisbees to their dogs and mingling with other pet people. No leash required on the beach.
Get there: Take I-8 west toward The Beaches. Turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, and then right onto Point Loma. Entrance is the first right turn.