Living on the East Coast means each day begins with the sun rising over the ocean.  Because of this, the very best beach adventures begin before dawn.  Truly, there’s no better way to start the day than by watching the sun paint the sky brilliant shades of gold and pink as it comes up over the horizon.  There’s also no better reason to wake up early than going for an adventure with your dog!

We chose the Cape Cod National Seashore for Pippi’s beach adventure because it’s one of the few beaches that allows dogs year round.  It also happens to be one of the prettiest beaches on the Cape!  Pippi’s family made the trip to Wellfleet the day before so they would be ready to great the dawn the next morning.

dog sitting on the beach looking out at the ocean at sunrise

We met at the beach during twilight, just as night was starting to become day.  Pippi was ready to go, so we went right down to see the ocean.  She had some fun watching the waves, but I think her most favorite part of the trip was chasing seagulls.

dog running on beach in Wellfleet, MA

dog jumping in the air as she runs down the beach

terrier mix dog on the beach at sunrise

We did convince her to pause for a moment just as the sun came up over the horizon.  The view was breathtaking, but even better than the sunrise was the silhouette of Pippi’s adorable ears.  She’s just too cute!

sillhouette of terrier in front of sunrise

terrier dog looking out at the ocea

One of the best things about being on the beach before sunrise is how quiet it is.  We had the entire beach to ourselves (except for the seals and seagulls)!  There was so much space for Pippi to run and play.  Who’d have thought we could have a whole beach to ourselves on the Cape during the summer?  The best moments in life sometimes take a little extra effort to get there, but the reward is worth it a thousand times over.  Watching Pippi run along her very own beach was absolutely priceless.

dog watching the sunrise on Cape Cod

dog with sunrise behind her

dog sitting on beach as sun come up over the ocean

After a morning spent frolicking on the beach, Pippi was ready to head back into town to find a place for breakfast.  She led the way back down the path to the cars.  I think she earned her pancakes!

Pippi walking down a path to the beach

If you’d like to schedule a sunrise beach adventure for your dog, please contact me for more information.  I would love to share this adventure with you and your pup!

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