If dog heaven were a place on earth, it would look very much like the Oregon coast. All 363 miles of beach are open to the public and only a few are closed to dogs. Endless paths through lush forests offer a break from the wind and the salty sea. Hotels vie for the privilege of pampering you and your dog with free chew toys, cozy beds, and fireplaces.
Best dog beaches
A perfect stick is always within reach at Cannon Beach and the whole city smells of rabbits. Dogs and owners alike love to visit because the city follows Ocean Shore rules, which state that while leashes are not specifically required, physical control must be maintained. Cape Meares and Pacific City are great options for solitude seekers.
For romantic luxury, check into the elegant Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria. Dog beds are available for dog guests as well as baskets full of healthy dog treats and other thoughtful extras. Pets love to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of birds, sea lions, fish, and boats on the Columbia River from the balconies protruding from each room, while their owners enjoy a fine Pinot Noir by the fire. Alternatively, experience the ultimate in modern design in the Coast Cabins in Manzanita. The owners left town and moved to Manzanita for their Weimaraner Cameron. They know how to live and how to treat a dog like a king.
The Surfsand Resort, Ocean Lodge, and Inn at Cannon Beach are notable family-friendly spots in Cannon Beach that celebrate the arrival of your pet with a welcome basket. Warm pet washes with towels are available throughout the property for sandy dogs. Hot tubs and fireplaces are designed for human use.