Situated on the Oregon Coast, the Beverly Beach State Park is a furrific place to spend an outdoor weekend with the family, including four-legged members! This pawpular, 136-acre park draws visitors with its beautiful beach and wooded campground, which is one of the largest in the state. If you need to take a break from your daily routine and get away from it all, hop into the car with Fido and drive down to Beverly Beach!
Stretching from Yaquina Head to the headlands of Otter Rock, the park's sandy beach is accessible via a well-known walkway that runs under the highway. If your pooch does well under voice control, you may unclip their leash and let them romp unfettered among the ocean waves. You and your pup will likely see surfers out in the ocean on the northern end of the beach, while the southern side is more frequented by people looking for fossils.
Just a stone's throw from the beach is the campground, nestled in a forest between Cape Foulweather and Yaquina Head. The expansive campground contains full hookup sites, some of which are equipped with cable TV; electrical, tent, and hiker/biker sites; seasonal group camping areas; yurts; and a yurt meeting hall. While there are no fees for the day use areas, campsites and yurts range from $8 to $78 per night. Good news for pampered pooches: 10 of the 21 yurts welcome pets for an additional fee.
While you're there, be sure not to miss the Spencer Creek Nature Trail, which will lead you and your pup along a coastal creek and around the campground. Woodland wildflowers, wind-sculpted trees, and nurse logs make this 2-mile loop a pleasant stroll. One of the highlights of the route is an ancient Sitka spruce stump, protected by a fence and accompanied by a sign describing its history.
Note that Fido must stay on a 6-foot leash when exploring anywhere in the park besides the beach. Don't forget to carry water to share and waste bags, and always clean up after your furry buddy.
Enjoy some R&R on the Oregon Coast with your pooch at the Beverly Beach State Park!