|no one in sight!|
|she likes to follow me around on logs|
|beautiful view of the mountains and the logging boats|
|queen of her pile|
Iona Beach is much longer than it initially looks and covered with logs, sand and grass. Before you reach the beach, there is also a super long jetty that most people aim for, but it’s crowded enough that I would not want to let my dog off leash there. Stick to the beach and you’ll have plenty of space to yourself.
|snow geese taking off|
|view from the beach back onto the airport|
|playing fetch with found balls|
|perfect place for a stroll if you need some peace and quiet|
|getting almost to the end, it narrows down|
There are only garbage cans near the parking so wait for your dog to poop or you’ll have a long way to carry a poop bag. Make sure you note the well marked no-dog areas that are wildlife areas (behind the parking area) so just leash up your dog until you are well into the beach before letting them run.
|throw the ball mom!|
|watching the tug boats organize the logs|
|there are no shortage of sticks|
We found two balls on the beach to play fetch, and Whiskey even reluctantly went swimming a little (furthest she’s ever been). The first time we came we were surprised at how far the beach went down and only made it halfway. This time we went until the beach ended and turned into rocks before heading back.
|the end of the road|
|the areas you need to watch for|