Arguably the top off-leash area in the region, Edmonds dog park () is even better at low tide.
Tuesday's minus 3.2 tide exposed acres of soft sand, begging you to kick off your shoes and run with the dogs. The winds kicked up some nice surf for the energetic; tide pools bursting with eel grass and marine life drew the more contemplative.
But as the accompanying photos attest, for the dogs it was a day for play, play, play.
Located just south of Marina Beach, Edmonds dog park is maintained by volunteers. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy one of the few remaining beaches on Puget Sound where dogs and their owners are free to roam, explore, sniff, dig and roll in the sand.
Iconic Seattle restaurateur Ivar Haglund once observed about Puget Sound beaches, "When the tide is out, the table is set." For Edmonds dogs and their owners, we can rephrase this to "When the tide is out, the fun begins."
Learn more about the Edmonds dog park and how you can help maintain this one-of-a-kind asset at the Off Leash Area Edmonds Web site.