Your pup will love a day in the sun at the Howarth Park Dog Beach, a stretch of beach inside Howarth Park in the city of Everett, Washington. Parking is located nearby in two different lots, making a trip to this sandy pupadise easy!
The dog beach is a designated section at the north end of the main beach in Howarth Park, and is the only part of the beach, main park, or trails here where dogs are permitted to be off-leash. The dog beach can be accessed via a wooden railway footbridge near the parking lot. Caution should be exercised by pet owners when using the off-leash beach as parts of the railway line run adjacent, and the beach is not fenced off.
Howarth Park Dog Beach is a natural, and narrow stretch of coastline which can be under water at high tide. At low tide, the dog beach is sandy, and often strewn with algae covered rocks. The tides also carry in driftwood which can be useful for impromptu games of fetch. Care should also be taken when allowing pets to swim in the waves as the surf can be dangerous for smaller pups.
Note that the Everett local authorities are quite strict on dog control. Dogs must be on a leash at all times other than when on the off-leash beach, and need to have the correct license and up to date vaccinations before romping on this puptastic beach spot.
Make sure to come prepared and bring any essentials you and your pup will need. As there are no amenities, include fresh water to share and clean up bags, and help keep this beach dog-friendly!
For fun in the sun with your favorite furry pal, spend an afternoon at the dog beach at Howarth Park!