Gotta go
My four Golden's meet new friends and the waves
A few more new friends arrive
We will just watch for a bit
Gotta go
My four Golden's meet new friends and the waves


Howarth Park has a great, long beach area to take your dog. At low tide, the sand stretches out forever with plenty of room for you and pooch to run around, or just bring a picnic and get some sun! Check the tide reports before going to ensure ultimate beach bliss, and park up top for a fun little hike down to the water in this lush little 28 acre park. Unfortunately, not the entire park is off leash, just the beach area, but other areas of the park include picnic/bbq facilities, trails, a playground, tennis courts, restrooms, fishing, and salt-water access.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Howarth Park has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 9 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Mar. 23, 2019
    A Lot Of Space At Low Tide

    Love this park! Whole beach is a dog park. When it is warm out it can get crowded and people without dogs will have beach picnics. But I’m the mornings and at low tide there is no other place my pup and I would rather be.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Park!

    Love it! The off leash area is nice, but it is not fenced in so dogs should have a good recall. Evo enjoyed it very much!

  • More than one year ago.
    small beach to let your pup play

    We went here on a dreary Saturday morning it, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Beach was clean, we stayed for more than an hour. Lots of fun for the pup, especially if they like to swim!

  • More than one year ago.

    Howarth is in a great area and I was so happy when they made a OLA there. It is a saltwater park so look at your tide chart. If the tide is up there will not be a lot of area to run, but with the tide down your dog will have a large expanse to play. The area is not fenced and not obviously marked so there will be the occasional family having a picnic in the the OLA that do not like dogs. There is no handicap access, as when you park you have to walk 100 yards on a boardwalk then climb about 25 steps to cross over the railroad tracks then descend about 100 steps to the beach. The last piece of advice I would suggest is hide your valuables when you park, as there have been car prowls in the parking lot. But it is gorgeous.

  • More than one year ago.
    LOVED IT !

    I absolutely loved it. A little confusing as to where the park is exactly as the directions didn't lead me well but after so long, we found the area. Swimming on her own, playing with the rocks under the water. She has a blast and I enjoyed watching her have it! I love it.

  • More than one year ago.

    Not a nice area

  • More than one year ago.
    Happy Dog

    As of Feb, 2013, my pup and I have been enjoying this park regularly for about 6 weeks. It is a 10 minute drive, so it is very close. Gracie, my 7 month Bouvier, loves the beach, and sand here. Since it is winter season, there are not that many people here - I expect that will pick up in April or May when the weather starts to get nice. I have not seen any glass, or really any litter - probably because it is "off-season" for party-ers. We love it, and will continue coming back.

  • More than one year ago.
    happy dog owner

    I have been to this park several times with my very energetic corgi shepherd mix pup. She loves any off leash area that has lots of dogs but I worry about her when I am here. I think this is a "party" beach and there is SO much broken glass. I try to pick some of it up when I am VERY careful bringing your dog here!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    We had great fun

    My 4 Golden's and I visited today for the first time. We did check tides and went at the optimal low tide. We did have a little hike to the water as the Olympic parking area was shut down this winter because of fallen trees. Hope that opens soon. The hike from the upper park was beautiful. We did have to maneuver stairs, bridges, exposed tree roots to get to the water. I have an injured knee but the Golden's took it slow on my behalf. It was well worth it. I will be posting pictures as soon as I can. We will be back soon!

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