North Bend is a city nestled into Coos Bay along the Oregon Coast. Being surrounded by so much water and natural beauty, dogs and their owners love calling North Bend home. North Bend has several urban parks that will be sure to put a little bounce in your dog’s step on your next morning walk! Caring for your dog doesn’t need to be complicated in North Bend, as right in the city center there is a good animal hospital ready to keep your pup in top shape.
One of the most exciting things for dog owners living in North Bend is its proximity to the Oregon Dunes, the largest stretch of coastal sand dunes in North America. The towering sand dunes and coastal forests are a great place to find adventures with Fido, and the area offers several hikes and campgrounds. If you want to make a trip out of it and stay near the dunes, the Bluebill Campground in Siuslaw Forest is a fur-tastic option. The campground offers drinking water, vault toilets and campfire pits. There’s even a one-mile hike around Bluebill Lake for you and your dog to enjoy!
Being the dog-friendly city that it is, you won’t need to look far for a place to stay the night with your dog! The Quality Inn and Suites at Coos Bay is a pet friendly hotel in the city center. They allow up to two dogs per room for an extra charge. The combination of accessible nature and pet care amenities make North Bend an appealing place to bring your pup!
In the Hauser neighborhood of North Bend, you can find a unique and exciting way to explore the Oregon Dunes with your dog! Spinreel Dune Buggy is a pet friendly company that allows dogs to sit in the back of the two-seater vehicles. You can both fly along the coast and explore the wind-sculpted sand dunes in one of these buggys. Your dog will love the feel of the wind in his fur! You and your sandy dog can even stay the night at the Spinreel Campgrounds. Facilities include drinking water, flush toilets and campfire rings. For a more rustic feel, keep going into the dunes for Spinreel Sand Camping. These campsite are only accessible by 4x4 vehicles, and don’t have toilets or drinking water, so you will need to bring all your own supplies. Your dog will need to stay leashed and be picked up after.
The Simpson Heights neighborhood is pawpular place to be in North Bend, with its picturesque bay scenery and great dog-friendly parks. Ferry Road Park offers breathtaking views of the iconic McCullough Memorial Bridge, and nature trails along the river. Adjacent to Ferry Road Park is the neighborhood’s namesake park. What makes Simpson Park unique is the chance for you and your pouch to cuddle up by the fireplace in the covered group picnic area. Both of these parks include amenities such as restrooms, and a variety of athletic fields and playgrounds. They are not designated dog areas, so your pup will need to stay leashed and picked up after.
The neighborhood of Horsfall spreads over the south end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This is another great area to find dog friendly adventures in the sand. For some fun in the sun, and gorgeous coastal views, take your dog over to Horsfall Beach. Keeping your dog leashed here is optional, so long as he is controlled and picked up after. Your doggo will love the opportunity to run, rinse and repeat in the sand while you sunbathe or beachcomb. Don’t forget his favorite ball to throw! Or, you can keep exploring the miles of trails accessible through this area that wind through the vast sand dunes with your pup. Your dog must be leashed while on the trails.