Freeland is a small community in Island County. It’s nestled on an isthmus on the beautiful Whidbey Island, and is sandwiched between Mutiny Bay and Holmes Harbor. Walk around town and you’ll find quaint antique shops and a variety of restaurants that range from casual eateries to upscale dining. Since Freeland is Whidbey Island’s retail hub, stores full of everyday necessities also line Main Street. This pawsome place even has its own veterinary clinic.
If your pooch is ready to get out of the house, clip on her leash and make your way over to Freeland Park. Nestled right on the beach, this park is the perfect place to enjoy some seaside time with your pal. Take a brisk walk around the paved walking paths so your pal can get in a nice workout. Then mosey around the open grass areas or stroll along the sand to let her cool down. Picnic tables and barbecue grills are available, so bring some sandwiches or burgers and stay for lunch. This park has a boat ramp and a playground, and is also a pupular spot for clamming.
The folks in Freeland sure know how to make dogs feel welcome, so come check it out with your pup!
Double Bluff Beach is known far and wide in the canine community as a place to let loose and run with the tides. Dogs come from all over to frolic on this off leash beach. It stretches for two miles and provides hours of fetching fun. Your pal can climb on driftwood, chase new four legged friends, or just go wherever his nose takes him. While he’s tuckering himself out, you’ll enjoy stunning views of Mt. Ranier, the Seattle skyline, and the Olympic Peninsula. Don’t worry if your buddy gets a little muddy. Just stop by the dog rinse station before loading him into your car. Picnic facilities, a doggy drinking fountain, and clean up bags are also available.
Freeland is definitely a spot you’ll want to stick around for a couple days. Furtunately, there are plenty of dog friendly places to stay. Spyglass Guest House is a private apartment that looks out over Mutiny Bay. For a small fee, your pooch can make himself at home as he watches the sun set or fishing boats pass by. Whidbey Waterfront is another pawsome option. This cozy house is walking distance from town and just minutes from the beach. The C.C Ranch is a private rental that has an acre of fenced property so your pup can let loose and run around after a day of sightseeing.
Need a new place to walk your pooch? Look no further. South Whidbey State Park is just what your pal is craving. Set right on the beaches of Admiralty Inlet, this park has both coastal and forest scenery. Clip on your pup’s leash and walk beneath the canopy of giant Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock. The forest even has a 500 year old cedar. Over three miles of trails wind through the majestic trees. After you walk through the woods, head down to the beach. Your pal will love feeling the cool sea breeze in her fur as she clamors over the rocks and driftwood.
The Marguerite Brons Memorial Park is the kind of park dogs dream about. Located in Clinton, this pawsome place is less than 10 minutes from Freeland. It is completely fenced and made up of three sections. One area is for small dogs, another is for large dogs, and the third is an 11 acre wooded area with a network of trails. The play areas in the meadow have room for romping around, as well as clean up bags and a doggy drinking fountain. But if your pooch wants a forested adventure, head out into the trees and let her sniff her way around the trails.