If the kiddos need some outdoor space to stretch their legs, how do you think your furry kids feel? Even the pups need a place to kick back and run around in the outdoors. From sunny beaches to ocean view playgrounds and desert mountains, San Diego offers some of the best leash free dog parks in the area. And we love that these spots are also kid-friendly! Click through the slideshow to find the best areas where kids and dogs can play together.

Coronado Dog Beach

Coronado's Central Beach is a great place to unwind and let loose with kids, especially with dogs in tow. The beach boasts free parking, and has restrooms that include showers to wash off the sand before heading back home. There is even a hose to spray off dogs as well. Kids and adults alike can play in the tidepools and explore, while dogs are permitted to run leash free on the north end of the beach. There are also firepits along the beach as well, making it an excellent spot to cook s'mores and watch the sunset over the ocean.

100 Ocean Blvd.
Coronado, Ca 92118
Online: coronado.ca.us

Photo credit: StephenMitchell via Flickr Creative Commons

What are some other great off-leash dog parks that we missed? Do you have a favorite spot in San Diego?

— Bryn Wied