If you want to experience some of the best scenery the Oregon coast has to offer, Sunset Bay State Park is well worth a visit. With a beautiful sandy beach and towering sea cliffs, this 405-acre park is the paw-fect place for you and your dog to enjoy some quality time in the great outdoors.
Accessed via Cape Arago Highway, Sunset Bay State Park hosts more than 75,000 overnight visitors and almost 1.4 million day-use visitors per year, and it's not hard to see why. The highlight of this park is undoubtedly its beautiful beach and water access. It's the perfect spot to take a stroll on the sand, take a boat out on the water or just admire the gorgeous coastal vistas.
Once you've finished beachcombing, swimming, and fishing, you can take a walk along the path's extensive network of hiking trails. These let you take in untouched coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers, and clifftop views that will have you snapping photos like crazy.
While day-use and picnic facilities are available, Sunset Bay State Park also features a campground that's open all year round. Located just a short walk from the beach, the campground boasts 29 full-hookup sites, 34 electrical sites with water, and 66 tent sites with water nearby. It's also home to eight yurts, half of which are pet-friendly for an additional $10 nightly fee.
Throughout the rest of the park, pets must be on a leash (maximum length of six feet) at all times when not confined to a vehicle or tent. You'll also need to respect other park users and take steps to always clean up after your canine companion.
The responsible actions of all dog owners can help ensure that parks like this remain pet-friendly. And after you've spent a day or two exploring this magnificent coastal campground with your dog, you'll understand why that's such an important thing.