Double Bluff Beach

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Park Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: Unknown
Fee: None
Address
565 W. Cornet Bay Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset
Description
Double Bluff Beach is considered to be one of the best beaches in the area. It has three-quarters of an acre offering large areas for solitude, a plethora of shellfish to harvest, a large off-leash area, as well as vista views of Mount Rainier, Olympic and Cascade Mountains, South Puget Sound, the shipping lanes, the Seattle skyline and the Kitsap Peninsula. 

There is beach access that includes the off-leash area, picnic areas, great clamming spots and some parking, which can be limited during peak summer hours. The off-leash area offers a two-mile-long stretch of saltwater beach access along the well-known 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, fully exhaust himself and have fun with other dogs.

The beach also has a lot of climbing opportunities for your pup due to a large number of expansive tangle woods along the beach. You can also build some huts with the driftwood you find along the shores. As it is dog-friendly, it offers doggie poop bags to scoop your dog's poop as well as a rinse station to ensure most of the sand and salt water stays at the beach and not on your pup. 

While there you can also see gulls, crows, the Peregrine Falcon, Great Blue Heron, and bald eagles, as well as an occasional whale. In the tide pools, you may find barnacles, sea anemone, and several species of crabs, sea urchins, and snails. Other activities include swimming, skim boarding, clamming (license required), and picnicking. Please note that immediately next to the parking lot is an area designated for people who wish to be on the beach without dogs who are off-leash. The area is marked with a large windsock. You must have your dog on a leash in this area or you risk incurring a $500 fine.

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Address
565 W. Cornet Bay Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset