SoCal Corgi Beach Day at Huntington Dog Beach is a big, big deal. Over 1,000 corgis show up for each beach day along with 8,000 of their human friends and admirers!
Are you thinking of attending one of California’s biggest corgi gatherings this year? Here’s what you need to know before you head to Corgi Beach Day.
What is a “Corgi Beach Day?”
Um…it’s a beach full of corgis, obviously? No, but seriously, So Cal Corgi Nation puts on a full-fledged corgi festival at Huntington Dog Beach several times each year. Starting in 2012, the event now hosts hundreds of corgis, thousands of people, food trucks, live music, vendors, meet-and-greets, giveaways, and more!
Who Puts on the Corgi Beach Days?
Great question! So Cal Corgi Nation is the group responsible for the beach days. According to the group itself, So Cal Corgi Nation is, “a group of Corgi enthusiasts and their low riding canine friends led by Mr. Pickles the corgi.”
When Are the Beach Days?
The dates are different from year to year, but So Cal Corgi Nation generally puts on three beach days annually (spring, summer, and fall.) So far there are two “Beach Day” events planned for 2019: Corgchella from 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 6th, and the fall beach day from 10am-3pm on Saturday, October 26th.
Does My Dog Have to be a Corgi to Attend?
Nope! ALL well-behaved dogs and humans are invited to attend. Just remember to tag your non-corgi as an #honorarycorgi on social media…
Does the Event Cost Money?
Nope again! It’s totally free. There will be services you might want to splurge on, however, like food trucks serving delicious southern California cuisine, carnival rides, and photo ops with famous corgis.
Why Should I Go?
You mean, other than hanging out with hundreds of corgis? The event actually partners with local corgi and corgi-mix rescue Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue. More than 60 dogs have been adopted out since 2013 alone!
What Do I Need to Know About Huntington Dog Beach?
Huntington Dog Beach is one of the most popular dog beaches in all of Orange County. There are two (paid) parking lots between Seapoint and Goldenwest as well as metered spots by the beach itself. Remember that the beach is not fenced in.
Your dog must be leashed when entering/exiting the beach, and no aggressive dogs or females in heat are allowed. Your dog should definitely keep her tag on at all times, and you should rinse her off if she goes in the ocean! Don’t bring a puppy younger than four months old to the beach, and avoid the event altogether if your dog has never been to a dog beach before – it can be overwhelming!
Is There Other Dog-Friendly Stuff Nearby?
Duh! Southern California is super dog friendly. There are two great pet-friendly hotels no more than a couple of miles from the beach, the Hilton Waterfront Resort and the Shorebreak Hotel. There are a lot of great things to do with your dog in Los Angeles and beyond…including several more dog-friendly beaches! To wind down, might we suggest one of the best dog-friendly breweries in LA?
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