Seal Rock is a small community in Lincoln County. In days gone by, Seal Rock was the final stop for the Corvallis & Yaquina Bay Wagon Road, the first road to reach the Oregon coast from the Willamette Valley. Today, this laid back dog friendly coastal village is a prime spot to soak in the beauty of the Oregon Coast. Although, Seal Rock doesn’t have its own veterinary clinic, canine care is just a quick 15 minutes away in Newport.
Since you and your pup will want to spend a couple nights here, make a reservation at one of the pet friendly private rentals in town. The Coastal Jewel at Seal Rock is charming oceanfront home that has access to miles of sandy beach and front row seats to the stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets. Driftwood Cottage is another pawsome option. Just steps away from the beach, this quaint home is the perfect place to get away from it all. Make a reservation at Seal Rock Beach Studio. Seal Rock State Park is only a block and a half from this cozy studio.
With such furrific hospitality and unbeatable scenery, it’s
no wonder dogs love spending time in Seal Rock!
You can’t come to Seal Rock without spending some time at Seal Rock State Recreation Site. Known for its abundant sea life and unique rock formations, this beach will definitely captivate your pup. A short paved path leads to a viewing platform. Stop here to enjoy the view before continuing down to the sandy beach. Wander around the surf and let your pooch dip his paws in the ocean. During low tide, be sure to check out the tide pools. You’ll see starfish, anemones, and other creatures. Castle Rock can also be reached when the tide is out. Needless to say, you dog will love this place!
Brian Booth State Park combines beach and wetlands for a pupperific outdoor adventure. The coastal side of the park has miles of sandy beach. Your pooch can romp around in the surf or search for the perfect piece of driftwood. When he’s had enough of the ocean, head inland to the Beaver Creek section of the park. Here you’ll find five miles of trails just waiting to be explored. The Beaver Creek Loop Trail is the main trail. It gives you a great tour of the wetlands. Follow Snaggy Point Trail to the highest point in the park. From the top, your pooch will have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.
If your pup is in the mood for a mellow afternoon on the beach, Driftwood State Recreation Site is the place to be. This beach will keep her entertained for hours. She’ll love roaming around the wide expanse of sand or splashing in the waves. As the name suggests, there is an abundance of driftwood to be found. She can sniff out the perfect piece for a pawsome game of fetch. Picnic tables and benches are available, so bring a sandwich (and a biscuit for your furry friend) and stay for lunch. No bones about, your dog will go mutts over this beach!
Pack up your pooch and drive 10 minutes south of Seal Rock to the small community of Waldport. Located right where the Alsea River meets the ocean, this little town is home to Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site. Your pup will love exploring this sandy beach. As she sniffs around or splashes in the water, you can keep your eye peeled for whales and seals. There are plenty of grassy dunes and trees to add to the park’s beauty. Either bring your lunch for a picnic or head into town and for a bite to eat at Grand Central Pizza. Grab a seat on the patio so your pooch can sit with you.
South Beach State Parks is located in Newport. Only 10 minutes from Seal Rock, this park has the makings of a pawsome adventure. Whether you’re traveling in an RV, sleeping in a tent, or want to bunk in a yurt, this park has a campsite for you. Your pup will also love the hiking trails. Cooper Ridge Nature Trail, South Jetty Trail, and Old Jetty Trail all provide a great taste of the area’s stunning natural beauty. Don’t forget to spend time on the beach. Your four legged friend can trot down the sandy surf or explore the surrounding dunes. Sounds woofin’ amazing!