If you are anything like me, you know one of the best ways to spend your time on Whidbey is simply exploring our incredible island. You also might have noticed an abundance of furry four-legged creatures. It’s not much of a secret that Whidbey Islanders LOVE their dogs and I have to confess I fall comfortably into that category. As a self-proclaimed “outdoorsy” person, I have a firm belief that dogs are the perfect pet to have with you when hiking trails like Ebey’s Landing, swimming at Cranberry Lake, and exploring places like the abandoned military installments of Fort Casey and Fort Ebey.
I personally love exploring all the crevices of Whidbey; however, as a dog owner I believe there is something special about enjoying time off-leash with my fuzzy best friend. Luckily, Whidbey has some INCREDIBLE off-leash dog parks scattered throughout the island. I’ve gone ahead and listed my favorite dog parks on Whidbey below!
Clover Valley Off-Leash Park | 740 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Although this is one of the smaller parks on Whidbey, Kai and I absolutely adore Clover Valley! The fully fenced-in park provides owners like me the opportunity to socialize their dogs in a safe environment while we build friendships with other owners in the area.
Patmore Pit | 497 Patmore Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239
Patmore Pit is the largest off-leash dog park on Whidbey and my dog’s favorite! This park is 15 acres, fully fenced, and has great mixed terrain for owners and their dogs to explore for hours. The park has 3 meadow areas, 2 wooded areas, an agility course, and a smaller area for more timid dogs. If you are ever there on a Saturday, keep your eyes peeled for Kai and me!
Greenbank Off-Leash | WA-525, Coupeville, WA 98239
Anyone who has ever visited Greenbank Farm knows that the surrounding area is incredibly beautiful with gorgeous water views on either side and an abundance of trails. But did you know there is an off-leash area? Just north of the farm is a sectioned out parcel of land for low-impact recreation including off-leash play! It’s a wonderful place to explore if you get the chance.
Double Bluff Beach Off-Leash | 6378 S Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, WA 98249
Have a water dog that LOVES to splash in the sea? Then you will love taking them to Double Bluff Beach! I can’t say we visit double bluff too often (Kai hates the water!), but this location offers pets and owners a two-mile-long stretch of beach to play on without the nuisance of leashes to restrict your dog’s enjoyment.
Marguerite Brons Memorial | 2837 Becker Rd, Clinton, WA 98236
This fully fenced 13- acre park offers dog owners peace of mind when allowing their dogs to explore the various trails and meadows. Central gathering areas provide owners the ability to socialize with others while their dogs play.