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"Without you, there is no Dog Beach." 

-founder Martin Senat

The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, operating in the City of Huntington Beach, California as the Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach.


We strive to PRESERVE the “Off Leash Optional” status of Dog Beach for our canine companions so they can run and PLAY on sand and surf to their hearts’ content by providing the resources, education, and programs needed to PICK UP after everyone and their dog.

HISTORY:  Our founder, Martin Senat, campaigned for years to approve the use of the 1.5 mile stretch of beach between Goldenwest and Seapoint as an “Off-Leash Optional” beach for dogs. In 1998 the Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach was founded by Martin Senat. The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is self-funded and relies solely on donations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Thanks to the City of Huntington Beach, the PSHDB is able to monitor and keep the beach clean so dogs will be able to play to their hearts' content. We keep 22 “Doggy Bag” dispensers located on the bike path between the Pier and Seapoint stocked by refilling them twice per week. Dog Beach visitors use over 3,000 Doggy Waste Bags daily. This is our highest single expense, but has proven to be the most effective method to helping keep the dog beach areas cleanWe work diligently to provide a pleasant environment for our patrons and to educate them on Dog Beach etiquette.

LOCATION: Huntington Beach is a special place because we have Dog Beach – a mile and a half stretch of sand located on Pacific Coast Highway between Goldenwest Street and Seapoint Street where our canine companions are welcome to run and play off leash. (Dogs must remain on leashes until you are on the beach sand).

DONATIONS NEEDED: The PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF HUNTINGTON DOG BEACH IS A 501(c)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT RELIES ON DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS TO KEEP THE BEACH OPEN FOR DOGS. To discuss how you and/or your organization can make a major contribution and partner with Dog Beach, please contact us at 714-841-8644 or email All donations are tax deductable. 

Thank you for your support.

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