Dogs are not allowed on the beaches here. You may find a stretch to walk he/she on out in the desert but it is not allowed on the public beaches. Also bear in mind if you are moving into an apartment not all areas allow dogsI've done a lot of research re shipping a dog. I have an active chocolate lab that'll be moving with us from Canada in the summer unfortunately. Any recommendations re making transition easier, vets, possible body of water to swim, etc.