Pet-Friendly Activities + Services: Wander Anchor Bay

At Wander, we make sure that your pooches and felines also get the luxury vacation they deserve!

Jill Chua
JillTravel Concierge & Writer
Pet-Friendly Activities + Services: Wander Anchor Bay

In case you didn’t hear, pets are welcome in all Wander homes. With 5 acres of open space at Wander Anchor Bay, your furry pal will definitely have the best time strolling around.

But because the property is surrounded by 40 to 50 foot cliffs, it may not be very suitable for small pets, so they definitely cannot be left unattended. The good news is that there are plenty of pet-friendly activities, restaurants, and shops to try in the area, here’s some of them!

Pet-Friendly Activities

Adventures are best enjoyed with friends, humans and four-legged buddies alike! Check out these places that you can enjoy with both. 

Fish Rock Beach

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Fish Rock Beach is a private beach located in Anchor Bay Campground, which is just a stone’s throw away from your Wander home. It’s also a seasonal beach, meaning that the sand comes in and out depending on seasonal weather patterns.

Pets are welcome here, provided that they’re leashed at all times. Day rates are at $3 for adults, while kids and pets can enjoy free admission.  

Apart from having your pet dip their paws in the water, you can also take part in beach activities like fishing, sea kayaking, surfing, or whale watching—just make sure to have someone watch over them while you’re out in the water. 

No need to worry about bringing equipment because rentals are available onsite.

Gualala Point Park

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This oceanfront park is another local favorite among day hikers and their pooches. It’s a good spot to go hiking, bird watching, or simply snacking while basking in the gorgeous views of the shore.

What’s great about this park is that it’s rarely crowded, making it a great choice for pets who aren’t the social type. There’s also plenty of terrain to cover with trails, campgrounds, and beachside areas to explore. 

You can also pack a sandwich or two because picnic tables are available onsite. Like most public parks, be sure to keep your pet on a leash and clean up after them.

Point Arena Lighthouse

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 15.5 miles

  • Address: Point Arena Lighthouse, 45500 Lighthouse Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468

  • Hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 3:30 PM (Light Station Store, Indoor Museum and Outdoor Museum)

  • Contact Number: 707-882-2809, ext. 1

  • Website: https://www.pointarenalighthouse.com/ 

If you’re planning a road trip with your furry pal up north, be sure to stop by Point Arena Lighthouse. It’s home to arguably the most iconic landscape of the Pacific Coast, plus there’s also plenty to see and do!

For starters, there’s an outdoor museum where you can embark on a self-guided tour with your furry buddy. Sprawling over 23 acres, the outdoor museum features unique stone formations, gardens, gazebos, and more.

And if that’s not enough, you can also explore the quaint town of Point Arena and nearby destinations like the famous Bowling Ball Beach & Schooner Gulch, where leashed pets are also welcome!

Annapolis Winery

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 18.3 miles

  • Address: Annapolis Winery, 26055 Soda Springs Rd, Annapolis, CA 95412

  • Hours: Open from 12 PM to 5 PM (Mon to Fri by appointment, walk-ins available from Sat to Sun) 

  • Contact Number: 707-886-5460

  • Website: http://www.annapoliswinery.com/

Finally, what’s a trip to the West Coast without checking out a local winery? Tucked away in Sonoma County, Annapolis Winery sits on a sunny hilltop surrounded by redwood forests. 

They produce small amounts of locally-grown vines to come up with a rich flavor for their wines. So, don’t hesitate to indulge in a glass of wine or two while enjoying lush countryside views.

There’s a large outdoor picnic area where you and your pet can sit back and relax. Just take note that walk-ins are only available on weekends, and you’ll have to call them beforehand for weekday visits. 

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

After a few hours of trotting and exploring, you won’t want to miss these local hotspots where pups and their pawrents are welcome to dine and relax together.

Trinks Cafe

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3 miles

  • Address: 39140 CA-1, Gualala, CA

  • Hours: Open from Friday to Tuesday, 8 AM to 4 PM

  • Contact Number: 707-884-1713

  • Website: https://www.trinkscafe.com/ 

We can’t help but rave over Trinks Cafe for their delicious brunch menu and oceanfront outdoor seating, and the best part? You can enjoy both with your furry pal beside you.

This cafe is known for its homemade sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee, and other breakfast fare. If that’s not enough to trigger your cravings, everything’s made from scratch, so you’re sure to get it fresh.

Cove Azul Bar & Grill

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.1 miles

  • Address: Cypress Village, 39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Open daily from 11:30 AM to 9 PM

  • Contact Number: 707-884-1835

For fresh seafood fare, Cove Azul Bar & Grill is your best bet. You can indulge in a delectable bowl of clam chowder paired with fish and chips, both of which are easily one of their best-sellers.

Your pet is welcome to hang around at the patio too. In fact, we highly recommend sitting outdoors so you can enjoy the stunning oceanfront views of Gualala coast! 

Pet Stores

Forgot to pack some things for your furry pal? Worry not because here are a few shops where you can stop by in town!

Arff Feed & Pet Supplies

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 2.6 miles

  • Address: 46998 Pacific Woods Rd, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Open from Mon to Tues, Thurs to Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM 

  • Contact Number: 707-884-1832

  • Website: https://www.arfffeedstore.com/ 

You can get pet food, treats, toys, and everything in between at Arff Feed & Pet Supplies. They’re open most days of the week except Wednesdays and Sundays, so be sure to take note of that prior to dropping by. 

Pawsitively Good K9

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 5 miles

  • Address: 38001 Old Stage Rd, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: By appointment only

  • Contact Number: 707-321-0779

  • Website: http://pawsitivelygood.net/ 

Whether your pet needs a pawdicure or a full grooming sesh, Pawsitively Good K9 has you covered! Note that this shop is open by appointment only so don’t forget to give them a ring before coming over.


Didn’t find what you were looking for? Send Wander Concierge a text so we can come up with a personalized itinerary for you and your furry pal.

Your next luxury vacation rental is just around the corner. We can’t wait to welcome you to Wander Anchor Bay very soon! 

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