Double Bluff just might be the Best Dog Park in Washington State

Double Bluff just might be the Best Dog Park in Washington State

I’ve been to lots and lots of dog parks with my water-loving dog Bear. I am fully convinced that Double Bluff just might be the Best Dog Park in Washington State. That’s a tall order, because there are many wonderful dog parks in this beautiful state to chose from. But Double Bluff will always be dear to me and my dog. Here are the reasons why I love Double Bluff as much as I do.

Reason #1 – It’s an off leash dog park.
Nothing makes my dog happier that to run at full sprint with a ball in his mouth. Bear has an annoying habit of stealing other dog’s balls however, and can hold up to three at a time. The picture above is Bear stealing a red rubber ball, and the other dog is chasing him. Needless to say, they got their ball back and a few apologies. All is forgiven.

Reason #2 – It’s at the beach.
My dog loves to swim. Plus having the sand between my toes feels kind of awesome. Double Bluff offers 2 miles of sandy beach along the Puget Sound

Reason #3 – It’s got awesome scenic views.
From this beautiful park, I can see Mt Rainier, the Olympic mountains, and Seattle off in the distance.

Reason #4 – It’s on Whidbey Island.
Whidbey Island is awesome. There are so many winery’s! My favorite nearby winery is The Spoiled Dog Winery (of course). 

Reason #5 – It’s near one of my favorite coffee shops.
Useless Bay Coffee serves a great cup of Joe, and it is in the wonderful beach town of Langley, one of my favorite places in Washington State.

Reason #6 – People have built huge forts made from driftwood along the beach – and they are awesome.
There’s lots of driftwood at this beach, and quite some time ago, the locals started building forts. The last time I was there, there was one so big, almost 10 people could stand on the second floor. 

Reason #7 – It’s easy to get to once you take a ferry boat to Whidbey Island.
From SR 525 head south on Double Bluff Road until the road dead ends at the beach. Click on the map below to zoom in and out.



Gary is one of the founders of RetireBook, and is the site engineer and also one of its writers. He has been working in IT for over 25 years, is a world traveler, and enjoys everything about living in the Pacific Northwest. He is full of energy, loves the outdoors, climbed several mountains, volunteers in his community, and has been saving his whole life for an early retirement that will be coming up in just a few short years.