Cannon Beach, Oregon Dog-Friendly Attractions

Posted by Rebekkah On April - 1 - 2017

The Oregon coastline offers thousands of miles of breathtaking scenery, pleasantly interrupted by charming coastal towns and cities. One of these locations, Cannon Beach, was named by National Geographic Magazine as one of the “World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places” in a 2013 issue.
Also known as a canine paradise, Cannon Beach offers a getaway for both owner and companion with a host of pet-friendly attractions and services. Starfish Vacation Rentals even allows dogs in some of their luxury Oregon Coast vacation home rentals. For owners who are heading to this scenic corner of the state, bring your pet to enjoy the following places.


Cannon Beach

In this scenic beach near the picturesque town, there are several establishments with pet-friendly accommodations and amenities. One of these establishments, the SurfSand Resort, hosts an annual pet show where participants compete for the cutest puppy, best bark and even an owner and pet look-alike award. The resort has been recognized the “Best Pet-Friendly Resort in the West” by Sunset Magazine in 2016. From this scenic location, hikers can access several state parks and beaches. Some of the parks, specifically those with a wildlife refuge, require owners to follow a leash ordinance but some beaches allow leash-free but supervised pets.

Ecola State Park

This attraction is appropriate for the adventure-loving owner and canine companion. With miles of hiking trails with scenic views for exploration, there are several noteworthy options. One of these trails, which lead off from the visitors’ parking lot, takes hikers to several picturesque viewpoints, including one of the famous Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. For a historical adventure, hikers can also explore the trail followed by Lewis and Clark, which passes through Cannon Beach. For the comfort of human and canine guests, the park has a picnic area as well as restrooms.

Haystack Rock

Majestically rising more than 200 feet, Haystack Rock dominates the coastline. This famous attraction is also a thriving coastal and marine wildlife refuge. Here, visitors can go bird watching to see tufted puffins and other bird species or explore the clear tidepools and impressive rock formations.

After a day of outdoor exploration, head to downtown Cannon Beach. The city’s charming streets are alive with shops, cafes, and galleries. Many of these establishments are pet-friendly with some accommodations even offering extra services for pets such as free treats. The annual Fourth of July holiday and other local celebrations and events also offer opportunities for visitors to experience the pet-friendly atmosphere of this coastal Oregon community.

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