If you're looking for a relaxing camping getaway the whole family will enjoy, including any four-legged kids, Bullards Beach State Park in Oregon is well worth a visit. Located two miles north of Bandon, this beachfront park provides pet-friendly camping as well as facilities and activities to suit visitors of all ages.
As you'd expect, the highlight of Bullards Beach State Park is the beach itself. With 4.5 miles of beach to explore, it's the paw-fect spot for you and your pet to take a long stroll along the water's edge.
The beach itself is a little over a mile from the park's campground and is accessible via a mostly-paved path. This trail winds its way through open, grassy fields and lowland forest before reaching the dunes, offering lovely views of the Coquille River along the way. Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge lies on the other side of the river, while Bullards Beach State Park is also home to the historic Coquille River Lighthouse.
When you're ready to hit the hay, the sheltered campground is tucked away amongst shore pines and is well protected against the strong breezes blowing in off the ocean. There are three loops of campsites, all of which boast water and electrical hook-ups, as well as 13 yurts (six of these welcome pets) and horse and hiker/biker camps.
As a dog owner, you're responsible for cleaning up after your pet and ensuring that they don't cause any disturbances during quiet hours. You'll also need to ensure that your pet stays on a leash of six feet or shorter at all times.
Remember to pack a leash, food, water, and waste disposal bags so that you can care for your pet for the entirety of your stay. Other than that, all you need to do is have fu exploring this excellent coastal park.