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A Dog’s Guide to Seaside

October 31, 2018 | by Shellie Bailey-Shah

Where else in the United States will you find such a welcoming expansive beach, where Fido can run into the tides, kick up some sand and play fetch without the hassle of a leash? There aren’t many coastal destinations that allow it. That’s why Seaside is a top spot for dog lovers. This guide will highlight everything you need to know when bringing your four-legged friend to town.

 

Frolicking On the Beach

Seaside’s beach is fair game, as long as you’re a responsible pet owner. If you choose to let your dog off-leash, make certain to maintain control of your pet. Don’t allow your dog to approach others, especially small children, who may become frightened. When nearing other dog owners, ask if their pooch is friendly toward other dogs. And make sure that you’re prepared to clean up after your companion. You’ll find waste bags at various locations along the Promenade. 

If you do decide to visit one of the nearby Oregon State Parks, know that dogs are required to be on leashes at all times. Check out this official PDF brochure for enjoying the state park system with your dog.  

 

Forgot Something?

Did you leave the leash hanging at home? Run out of treats? Or just need a beach toy? Head over to Lyle’s Seaside Garden and Pet Center for a full selection of pet products.

 

No Dog Houses Here

Several of Seaside’s hotels will allow dogs in their rooms, including the Inn at Seaside and Hi-Tide Oceanfront Inn. Both charge an extra $15 a night, and there’s no weight or breed restrictions.

For more flexibility, rent a coastal property with Seaside Vacation Homes. On its website, you can search specifically for a pet-friendly bungalow that will meet your family’s needs.

You can search for even more pet-friendly lodging options here (tick the “pet friendly” search filter to see a full list of lodging properties).

 


 

A Menu for Dogs?

Seaside has plenty of pet-friendly options for when it’s time to eat.

Several quick-service eateries such as Bell Buoy of Seaside and Big Kahuna Pub and Grill have outdoor picnic tables that allow dogs. And both Seaside Brewing Company and fine-dining restaurant Maggie’s on the Prom allow dogs on their patios. I recommend calling ahead to reserve a patio table.

Or stop into The Whet Spot, a taproom with 20 rotating craft beers and ciders plus wine by the glass; dogs on leashes are welcomed. It’s the perfect spot to wait out a passing rain shower.

My favorite place to eat with my own dog, Java, has got to be the patio at Ruby’s Roadside Grill, where dogs are not only allowed but encouraged. Humans here will devour the upscale pub grub. Think flash-fried brussel sprouts and pulled pork on brioche buns. The restaurant even has a “Canine Cuisine” menu with beef patties, chicken breasts and all-beef hot dogs.

Your dog will be seriously spoiled in Seaside. But it’s OK, she’s on vacation, too.

Photo by Nickie Bournias

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