That "OTHER" Dog Beach: Newport Beach, Kind Of

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Keith May
Kia was the runt of the litter

At an unincorporated no-man's land at mouth of Santa Ana River at border between Newport and Huntington Beaches sits a hidden dog beach--that other dog beach. While most automatically think of Huntington Beach's Dog Beach on Pacific Coast Highway, this one is a bit more secluded.

It's so unknown, in fact, that even when photographer Keith May asked a lifeguard at 74 about it, he had never even heard of such a place. The beach has no name, no cops, no leash laws. Just dogs running wild and having the time of their lives (there's even a few surfing ones in the mix, like Kia up there!) in the gentle surf and shallow river. When asked if he had to describe what city the beach is located in, May replied Newport, since the sandbar is on that side of the river. So Newport it is.

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Keith May
Renee, of Surfin' Paws, offers inform surfing instruction for dogs on most Sundays. Cheers to you, Renee!

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Keith May
Can't get my tail wet...



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Keith May
Free-range dogs!


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Keith May
TOTALLY free-range... but cute. Why do dogs always look so worried when pooping anyway?


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Keith May
Shake it off--I am not a crook!



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20 comments
ritarabbit01
ritarabbit01

To the person who is calling out "White people"  - I really wouldn't do that.  Otherwise us mean old "White People" are going to have to talk about how "Brown People" commit more crime than us.  THINK before you start your anti-White rhetoric.

Dog owner
Dog owner

This beach does not allow dogs, 30+ dog owners just got kicked out by a sheriff threatening to ticket everyone.

BigWaveSurfer
BigWaveSurfer

Hold on tight. Best surfing video I've ever seen :)

Alex
Alex

It is so interesting!!! I've read something of the kind (found at http://filesmixx.com ), but this article made me understand much more!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Jane would love this.

The beach is river jetties according to the blog

Glenda Johns
Glenda Johns

Great job, Keith!!! These pix are hilarious.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks media whore. What would the fun police do without you?

Seriously though, it never fails. A bunch of fucking knobs, the lot of you. Now the beach will get overcrowded and attract cops/lawsuits.

But hey, at least you got a temporary spike in blog hits. That's gotta be worth something to the denizens of this dog paradise "having the time of their lives" when they're competing with every dog and owner south of Long Beach.

I hope you get hydrophobia and die.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the word 'Nigger' is -=cool=-

Anonymous
Anonymous

the beach is called river jetties...

Anonymous
Anonymous

som of the dogs look very nice.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the last pic of that dog is very ugly.

Alfred
Alfred

Personally, I think we should petition for a bill that gives dogs equal surfing rights anywhere. They have so much fun.

Danny
Danny

Wow, a placew with no stupid cops.

pokerroom
pokerroom

Lol the dog is like PRO :)) !!

Www
Www

I just heard they closed this beach due to a few residents who live right there.  I live 3 blocks away and I am so disgusted!  It has been the best place ever for our local dogs!!!!

Roadawg31
Roadawg31

It is what it is... Just like the Manhattan Beach Sand Dune Park, or other issues as it relates to regular folks making us of PUBLIC lands... WHITE people, who CHOOSE to live there, object to other people (e.g. brown people) enjoying the place where they choose to live. As if it's supposed to be their PRIVATE oasis... as if this land BELONGS to them... as if they are NATIVE to this country...

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