Double Bluff Beach is one of the best beaches in the area. For lucky pups, there's even a designated off leash stretch of the beach where they can romp free! With views of Mount Rainier, Olympic and Cascade Mountains, South Puget Sound, the shipping lanes, the Seattle skyline and the Kitsap Peninsula, this is one puptastic beach you and your doggo will love!
This beach is easy to find, with parking at the end of Double Bluff Road. The parking area is small and can get packed during the busy summer season, so be sure to come early. Right from the parking area, there is access to a humans only beach, as well as access to the off leash dog beach. The dog beach is about 500 feet from the lot, and you'll need to keep your dog leashed until you get to the off leash area. The boundary between the two beaches is marked by a windsock flying on a flagpole. Also note that the beach is surrounded by private property which encompasses the bluffs, so be sure to stay on the beach and parking area only, and keep off the bluffs.
Once you get to the off leash dog beach, you can take off the lead and let your dog run free in this two mile stretch of sand and surf along Useless Bay. Low tide offers a beach that is roughly 2500 feet wide, but even high tide gives plenty of room for your pooch to run, frolic, and have fun with other dogs. The beach also has a lot of climbing opportunities for your pup due to a large number of driftwood scattered along the beach. This furbulous beach even offers clean-up bags to help keep the area clean, trash cans, and a rinse station to ensure most of the sand and salt water stays at the beach and not on your pup when its time to leave. A dog-height drinking fountain is on site to ensure dogs get hydrated. For the humans, there are picnic tables and benches, as well as vault toilets.
While your pup splashes in the water and kicks up the sand, you may spot some of the pawmazing wildlife that calls this beach home, such as Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles who like to wade in the surf, as well as an occasional Gray whale. In the tide pools, you can find barnacles, sea anemone, and several species of crabs, sea urchins, and snails. Other pupular activities on this beach include skim boarding and clamming (license required).
For a truly woofderful time, you and your pup will love the off leash dog beach at Double Bluff Beach!