In Focus: Double Bluff Beach
Already known as one of the best beaches in Washington State, Double Bluff beach is also among the nation’s best dog-friendly beaches. Right next to the parking lot there is a grassy area with picnic benches and a barbecue. There’s also a “doggie shower” as well. The dogs must be on leash there, but further out, the leashes for well-behaved dogs are optional.
The beach is great fun for humans as well. The beach faces south and west, giving tremendous views of Admiralty Inlet, the busy shipping lanes, and the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
Most days the western side of Whidbey Island as well as the Olympic Peninsula keep waves small and gentle. However, when the wind picks up, kite boarders can be seen taking advantage of the windy weather.
This Island County Park is free, but parking is very limited. Also, the beach to the east of the parking lot is all private property.
Vote Double Bluff as USA's #1 Dog Friendly Beach
From now until October 10, you can vote DAILY for Double Bluff Beach as the top dog beach in the USA.
The beach was nominated by USA Today's travel site, "10 Best" as one of 20 finalists. Now its up to the voters. Winners will be announced Friday, October 14.
The wide open flats of Double Bluff Beach at low tide.
High winds mean great fun for kite boarders at Double Bluff Beach.