Dog Friendly Travel
Photo by Alasdair Turner. In memory of Luna, who accompanied her human on many Washington coast adventures.
Is the Long Beach Peninsula dog-friendly? You betcha! The Long Beach Peninsula is a doggy nirvana. Let your fur-baby discover the fun of 28 miles of wide open beach and 8.5 miles of the Discovery Trail. Dogs should be properly restrained wherever they go, and owners should clean up after their 4-legged companion (yes, even on the beach!). Please be aware that the hard packed part of the beach is a State Highway.
Leash laws are not typically enforced on the beach, provided dogs are controlled and well-behaved. However, be aware that there is an 8-foot leash law here in Pacific County and also within the city limits of Long Beach and Ilwaco as well as in Washington State Parks. Fines could be imposed if Rover causes trouble or gives a reason for the laws to be enforced.
Many restaurants on the LBP welcome dogs in the outdoor seating area. You might find dogs lounging outside at Hungry Harbor, Salt, or the Shelburne. Most RV parks are also dog friendly but be sure to ask before you go. The Long Beach Peninsula also has a great vet. In the event you need veterinary services, Oceanside Animal Clinic is ready to serve you and your pets.
Please do not allow your dog to chase birds or disturb wildlife. Bring Rover to the beach. He’ll love you for it!
Beach dog hall of fame
These fantastic pups are previous winners of our Beach Dog of the Month contest.
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