Pacific City is a seaside community in Tillamook County. Since it’s located a couple miles off Highway 101, it’s often passed by. But, a state park, beach access, and the Nestucca River make this town a destination totally worth visiting. Pet friendly restaurants and charming shops make it great spot for a weekend getaway with your four legged friend. And if she starts feeling under the weather while visiting, canine care is just 10 minutes away in Cloverdale.
Mugg County Park is a small green space on the banks of the Big Nestucca River. Although it’s a bit small, your pooch will enjoy discovering the sights and smells it has to offer. She can wander around the grassy patch or check out the wooded area. Plus, there are picnic tables and a deck for viewing the river.
After a walk around the park, head over to Ben and Jeff’s
Burgers and Tacos for some scrumptious grub. Gobble down a fish taco or a juicy
burger while chilling with your pup on the pet friendly patio. The Oar House
Bar and Grill is another furrific dining option. Order a burger or some steamer
clams and listen to waves crash on the beach as you dine al fresco with your
It’s easy to see why dogs give Pacific City four enthusiastic paws up!
If your furry BFF is begging for an adventure, the Bob Straub State Park the place to be. Located on the Nestucca Sand Spit, this park is a sampler platter of the beauty the Oregon Coast is famous for. Enjoy rolling sand dunes, stunning views, expansive beaches and lush forests. The Bay Trail, Dune Ridge Trail, and Riverview Loop not only showcase the park’s beauty, they also give your dog plenty of room to exercise. If she’d rather just play in the water, head down to the beach and let her dance in the waves. This is a pupular horseback riding area, so be sure to keep her on leash.
This area is home to some pet friendly places to stay. If you’re traveling in an RV or need to set up a tent, make a reservation at Cape Kiwanda RV Park. With full hookups and great amenities, your pooch will feel right at home. Pacific City Inn is another great choice. Room service, a well kept garden and convenient location make this a puptastic option for you and your four legged traveling companion. For a small fee, your pal can bunk at Surf and Sand Inn. What was once Coast Guard lodging is now a cozy hotel that welcomes four legged guests.
The Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is Pacific City’s crown jewel. If your pooch likes feeling sand beneath his paws, he’ll be in absolute heaven. Sandstone cliffs, sand dunes, and sandy beaches make up this sandtastic park. Your dog will go mutts as he explores the area and catches great views of the offshore rock formation dubbed “Haystack.” He can check out the beach’s caves and tidepools or run through the waves. If you climb to the top of the cliffs with your pup, make sure he doesn’t get too close to the edge while he’s enjoying the spectacular views. Also, vehicles are allowed on the beach, so keep a close eye on your furry BFF at all times.
Porter Point Beach is a quick 10 minute drive south of Pacific City. Located in Cloverdale, this puptastic beach is home to Porter Point and the mouth of Nestucca River. Stroll out to the rocky headland with your furry sidekick so she can get a good look at this natural feature. Take time to explore the caves and tidepools before heading back. Pop over to Winema Beach for some more fun in the sun. Since it’s off the beaten path, it’s never crowded and provides a quiet place to revel in the beauty of the Oregon Coast. In fact, you and your pal may even have the place to yourselves!
The Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site is truly a sight to behold. Located in Neskowin, it’s 15 minutes south of Pacific City. During low tide, the Neskowin Ghost Forest is revealed and visitors can see a grove of 2,000 year old Sitka spruce stumps. While he’s romping around the beach, your pup can sniff around these wooden wonders. Proposal Rock is large seastack that sits just off the beach and is accessible when the tide is out. A rugged trail leads to the top of this local landmark. It is steep and muddy, so if your pal wants to check it out, make sure he’s up for the challenge.