Pet Friendly Peninsula Keeps Tails Wagging

Long Beach Peninsula pet friendly

With 28 miles of sandy beach, the Long Beach Peninsula is doggie paradise.

We like to keep a pot of fresh, locally roasted coffee on the counter for weary travelers passing through the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau – it’s just our way of saying thanks for stopping by. But the full water dish and the bits of bone-shaped biscuits? Those are reserved for our four-legged friends. And, hot dog, we’re crazy for canines! Call it “puppy love” or what you will, but one thing’s for sure – this Peninsula is for the pets! If you’re looking for the perfect pet friendly vacation, we have you covered.

Traveler’s Companion readers in January 2016 voted the Long Beach Peninsula as southwest Washington’s best pet friendly vacation destination. And Sunset Magazine recently highlighted Long Beach as one of the top dog-friendly vacations. We won’t argue with that!

Imagine 28 miles of sandy beach, temperate weather to keep your dog cool under the collar, sand for digging, the Discovery Trail for running, and water for splashing. Sounds like pooch paradise to us (and pretty sweet for the owners too)!

And rest assured, Peninsula lodging establishments keep Fido in mind. The vast majority of member hotels, motels, and cottages welcome the family pet and some even cater to canines. Take the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, for example. They keep a selection of goodies in stock for your four-legged friend.

Long Beach Peninsula pet friendly

Traveling with your dog? Drop by the Visitors Bureau in Seaview for water and treats!

Or maybe your pooch is in need of some serious pampering? Head over to Paws by the Sea in Long Beach where your pup can enjoy full-service grooming and doggie daycare, in case you’re in need of a break. And in case you’re in need of a different kind of break, head on over to Long Beach Tavern, where they keep cold brews behind the bar and a full bowl of H2O for bowwow by the door.

Pets are welcome across the board at member campgrounds and RV parks – just visit to see where to stay. And many local businesses employ four-legged mascots like the shop dog at Time Enough Books in Ilwaco and the resident feline at Banana Books & Espresso Saloon in Long Beach. And the Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach welcomes dogs.

Most Peninsula trails are pet friendly, although dogs have to remain on a leash in state parks and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Pet supplies, of all shapes and sizes, can be found at Dennis Company stores throughout southwest Washington. And the Southern Pacific County Humane Society is a local champion for animal welfare.


Clamming and canines — two Peninsula favorites.

Ready to start planning your trip to the Long Beach Peninsula? Contact us at (360) 642-2400 or You can download the free guide here or send us your address to receive a physical copy.

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