Oregon is known for its natural beauty, and the state’s dog beaches are no exception. From Oswald West State Park to Indian Beach, there are plenty of great places for dogs to enjoy the beach in Oregon. It’s not always easy to know what beaches are dog friendly, so we did the hard work for you. Below is a list of dog-friendly beaches located across the state of Oregon.

Dog Beach Rules

The ocean and lakeside beaches of Oregon are a big draw for humans and their dogs. Although many people make the assumption that all dog owners know how to behave at a dog beach, that is not always the case. You should expect to follow these rules at all dog beaches in Oregon:

  • No unattended dogs on the beach. You must keep an eye on your dog at all times. – Dogs must be current on vaccinations. You may have to show proof of this when asked by a ranger or other off-leash enforcement authority. If you are unable to do so, the Oregon Humane Society may be able to help you with providing documentation.
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the off-leash area boundaries. Off-leash areas are marked with signage, but you can always ask a ranger or beach employee for directions to the nearest one.
  • You must always have a leash with you, even when going to an off-leash beach.
  • Off-leash dogs must be under voice control at all times.  If your dog becomes aggressive, you must leash it and remove that dog from the beach.
  • You should always bring a bag for picking up after your pet on both off-leash and on-leash trails leading to the beach.