Sunnyside Beach and Park offers a long strip of beach with an accompanying park that has spectacular views of the southern Puget Sound, McNeil Island, and Anderson Island. It’s a pupular local spot for dogs and their humans to stretch their legs, and the picnic and barbecue facilities make it pawfect for a family day at the beach.
This mix of sand and grass along the 1,400-foot strip is right next to Puget Sound. The grassy area of Sunnyside Beach is surrounded by trees, providing ample shade on sunny days. You’ll be open to the elements further along the beach, so factor this in during hot weather, and give your dog plenty of water and shade breaks. All visitors, including the canine variety, are welcome to take a dip in the water, but beware of the jellyfish that can sometimes crop up in the shallow areas of the Sound.
With lots of benches dotted along the park and beach, you can take a rest and enjoy the breathtaking view. There’s bathroom and shower facilities on site for the humans, and drinking water for you and your thirsty pooch, just be sure to bring a bowl for your pup. Be sure to bring any snacks you'd like, and of course, clean-up bags!
Other amenities of this park and beach include a playground for the little two-leggeds in your tribe, a volleyball court, picnic tables, and some pawrific trails your pup would love to discover.
Parking is available for $5 per vehicle. Please note that a railroad runs alongside the length of the beach, which must be crossed to move from the car park to the main beach area. The crossing itself is flat and can be accessed both on foot and with a wheelchair. It also has an alert system to notify visitors of incoming trains. Keep dogs on a short leash while you cross.a car park to the south, and leashed throughout the beach and park too.
For a furbulous afternoon in the sun and sand with your pup, check out Sunnyside Beach!