: Your dog is welcome at any time on this beach
, as long as you have him under control either with a leash or your voice.
: The beach is about an hour's drive from Portland, and the rock formations jutting out of the water, especially Haystack Rock, will be unlike anything you've seen. It's also close to Ecola State Park
, so you can continue your day outdoors with a fun hike with your dog once you've had your fill of the beach.
Originally from Seattle, Emmas Lindsay fell in love with the beach six years ago during her first visit with her 11-month-old Lab
. Eventually she decided to make it a more permanent home, opening a shop called Dogs Allowed
at the beach. “We continued coming here because it is the friendliest town we have been to," she says. "The beach is clean, [has] soft sand, [is] not rocky like most of the Washington State beaches, [and] hotels don’t treat dog owners like second-class citizens but offer oceanfront rooms of the standard that people without dogs experience.”