If kicking up your heels in the sand was what you had in mind, Long Beach will not disappoint! Fido can join you to build some spectacular sand castles, or just to attempt a dig to China from the shores of this pawsitively awesome beach. Swimming is permitted, but not recommended for canines or humans as the current is exceptionally strong.
This Pacific County beach does observe leash laws which requires all dogs remain on a lead no greater than eight feet in length when out in paw-blic. However, the Washington Paw Patrol does not mind if dogs enjoy a little off-leash time so long as they are well-behaved and come when called. Just bear in mind that a portion of the beach is a state highway and can be heavily trafficked, so you will want to be sure your best canine pal is leashed in these areas, for sure.
There are lots of woofderful things to do at Long Beach, and Fido is welcome to tag along too! Fancy a little fishy feast by the seashore? Why not pick up some seafood fresh off the boat at one of the local seafood shanties? If outdoor adventure was more what you had in mind, Long Beach offers go-karts, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and even fat tire biking!
The 8.5 mile Discovery Trail runs along a portion of the Pacific Ocean. It's a pawrific spot for family photos or even just a relaxing stroll with your favorite canine bud in tow. Craving a little more reconnection with nature? Grab Fido's leash and head out to do some beachcombing. You can even meander the peninsula in search of the cranberry bogs and oyster shell piles that give the island a unique seaside vibe.
Since a day at the beach leaves man's best friend pretty parched, be sure to pack a beach bag filled with all the things needed for a day of pawsome fun including bottled water and clean up bags. It is unknown if bathrooms are available on the premises for public use.
If a day at the beach is just what the dog-tor ordered, load up the car and head out for Long Beach. You'll have a doggone awesome day!