Hop on Highway 101 and there is a world of astonishing beauty and awesome ocean power awaiting you and your pet all along Oregon’s magnificent Pacific coast. First it starts with your choice of all kinds of Oregon Coast pet-friendly lodgings--hotels, motels, inns, cabins, cottages, and bed and breakfasts.

If you're talking Oregon, you're talking beach. And you're also talking pet-friendly beach. We've got to say, in all our searches across America for beaches that will welcome your pet, we've never seen anything quite like the Oregon coast. Almost without exception, from beaches in state parks to local coastal beaches, from Warrenton just south of the Washington border to Brookings, just north of the Carlifornia line, you and your pet can romp in the Pacific sand and surf to your heart's content (but pay attention to local rules). Check out our pet-friendly guide to Oregon coast beaches--you're going to love it!

The Oregon coast is so ruggedly beautiful, that's not always about the beach. There are quite a few of scenic lookouts up and down the coast that offer amazing ocean panoramas but no access to the beach. If you're driving by, make sure to stop and check them out with your pet on a 6-foot leash. At the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint outside of Tillamook you and your pet can enjoy the view from 200 feet above the water. There's also a lighthouse and several miles of hiking trails, including one that winds through a stand of old-growth spruce. Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint outside Newport offers a stunning lookout 500 feet over Cape Foulweather, while Port Orford Heads State Park will take your breath away with spectacular views up and down the coast from its hiking trails.

One state park you're not going to want to miss is Darlingtonia State Natural Site. This 18-acre botanical park and its boardwalk trail (which you and your pet can explore on a 6-foot leash) are dedicated to the preservation of the carnivorous cobra lily. There's a tale to tell when you get home. "So, how was vacation?" "It was great. Spike and I went to the beach, relaxed, and then checked out the carnivorous cobra lilies." What's left to say after that?

Finally (well, not finally, we've just begun to scratch to the surface of stuff you can do), if you like to fly kites or like to see kites flying, try to time your visit for one of the kite festivals held in the summer and fall (Lincoln City was voted one of the best places to fly a kite in North America by Kitelines magazine and holds several festivals a year; Brookings hosts a festival in the fall). You and your pet can just watch or maybe you can set your pooch up to fly her own!

So pack a bag, hop in the car, and discover the wonders of the pet-friendly Oregon coast, whale watching, kite flying, tide pooling, beachcombing, and just plain relaxing every step of the way.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Oregon Coast


Alsi Resort

902 Nw Bayshore Dr
Waldport, OR 97394
902 Nw Bayshore Dr
Waldport, OR 97394
(855) 242-5103

Pet Policy: Dogs and service animals only. $25 per pet per night. Up to 80 lbs max. 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2022 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2022

Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Oregon Coast


Franklin Vista Properties

Astoria, OR 97103

Pet Policy: All pets welcome depending on size. $250 pet fee per pet. No size limit. Up to 4 pets depending on size.

Description: 2 units. Columbia Studio has 1 bedroom-kitchinette-full bath with jacuzzi. Cove has 2 bedrooms - 2 baths - fully equipped kitchen - living room - enclosed patio.

Type: Home


Idyllic Beach House

Pacific City, OR 97135

Vacation Rental direct from the owner

Pet Policy: Well-behaved dogs welcome. No fee or weight restrictions.

Description: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK due west of Portland! For 40 miles Highway 101 turns inland between Tillamook and Lincoln City. But running along the coastline (and unknown to most travelers) is beautiful 3 Capes Road. Nestled between Cape Kiwanda and Cape Lookout is the secluded village of Tierra del Mar. This is the Oregon Coast of the old days even at the height of the summer season you can usually walk for miles along the isolated, pristine beach without encountering another person. Quiet & secluded, nestled at the edge of native hemlock & Sitka spruce forest, this pet-friendly house is an easy 1-block stroll from the beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal a stunning view into hemlock and Sitka spruce forest that begins just steps from immense wrap-around juniper deck. Hardwood interiors, skylights, vaulted ceilings, fireplace. Free WiFi, eclectic library, and games. Large, sunny fully equipped kitchen. Kids Bunkhouse sleeps 2-3 and adjoins the deck near the bedrooms.

Type: Home

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Oregon Coast


Cannon Beach Café

1116 S. Hemlock Street,
Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-1392
Pet Friendly Cannon Beach Café in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Fresh, Healthy, Inspired Franco-American Restaurant Seriously Fresh, Seriously Authentic cuisine! Open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM / Closed on Mondays Enjoy your meal on the patio with your dog, we even have an area where you can tie your pet and dine.


Seaside Brewing Company

851 Broadway St.,
Seaside, OR
Pet Friendly Seaside Brewing Company in Seaside, Oregon

Bring Fido with if you want to enjoy the outdoor seating

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Oregon Coast


Bill's Tavern & Brewhouse

188 North Hemlock Street,
Cannon Beach, OR
Pet Friendly Bill's Tavern & Brewhouse in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Dogs welcome on the patio