Mud Bay Beach is a dog-friendly Sun Juan County Day Park with mild temperatures year round, 70° in the summer and 40° in the winter.
As you and your pet stroll along this small park beach at the south end of Lopez Island, keep an eye out for clams and oysters to take home with you! Mud Bay Beach is open to the public for recreational shellfishing and the wide mud flats of the bay are a perfect place to go clamming when the tide is right. Just make sure you get your license to do so first.
There are vacation homes along the beach, many for rent and a few that are dog-friendly if you wish to stay beachside on your visit. If not, Lopez Island has many dog-friendly rental properties and campgrounds to pick from.
As you stroll, be on the lookout for deer, eagles, and other wildlife. On the far west side of Mud Bay, you will come across the Mud Bay Preserve, home to migratory shorebird habitats and tidal feeding ground for wildlife.
The residents of San Juan Islands love their delicate ecosystem and ask that those visiting respect the beauty and wildlife they find. Remember to pick up your trash and pet's poop, be considerate of others by always keeping your dog on a leash, leave the area as you find it (minus perhaps a few clams and oysters of course), and be respectful of the wildlife and their habitats. Observe the wildlife from a distance. There is plenty to admire but you have to be quiet to truly enjoy them.
Mud Bay Beach is a serene, secluded dog-friendly beach. Enjoy a stroll along the beach and then head into town to one of the many pet-friendly accommodations, or perhaps stay at one of the beautiful, quiet vacation beach homes along Mud Bay that are available for rent.