This 4.5 mile long beach is pawfect for an off leash romp in the sand. Get a splash in the ocean, take a stroll along the shoreline and check out the Coquille River Lighthouse, or just get in some rays with your pup. Be sure your dog is good under voice command and within your sight at all times. Although this beach is outside the area reserved for nesting western snowy plovers, keep an eye out for these endangered birds and their nests. If you spot one, be sure to keep your pup restrained and give the birds plenty of room.
Once your dog has had enough of the sun and sand, clip on the leash to explore the rest of Bullards Beach State Park. For your furry adventurer, ten hiking trails traverse grassy areas, forests of pine trees, and other terrain, just waiting for your pup to sniff. A paved biking and walking path meanders down to the beach from the campground that is just over a mile long. Large, grassy areas are great for picnics, and large trees provide shade from the hot summer sun.
Want to make it a vacation? This furbulous park offers several campsites equipped with electrical hook-ups, and yurts, some of which are even dog friendly. Entry to the day use areas of the park is free, though fees do apply to stay overnight. There are showers and restrooms located near camping areas.
Be sure to bring all you will need for a fun and safe day in the park. Drinking water to share with your pup will be much appreciated. Always have clean-up bags on hand, and stoop and scoop wherever you go in the park.
Check out the Bullards Beach State Park for a woofderful day out with your pup!