Are Pets Welcome on Oregon’s Adventure Coast?

Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 17, 2017

For many of us, pets are an important part of the family and often make great traveling companions, especially when you are heading to Oregon’s Adventure Coast!  That’s why we welcome travelers AND their furry friends.

As a Pet Friendly destination, visitors will find numerous “pet friendly” lodging options, services and play areas in the Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston area.

Photo by Rob Collier

Bastendorff Beach. Photo by Rob Collier

Where are the best places for my pets to play?

Unless otherwise specified, keep your pet on a leash in public areas. However, if your pup needs a good run, we recommend heading to Horsfall Beach in North Bend and Bastendorff Beach in Charleston. Both locations have long stretches of beach for dogs to run and play.  As an added bonus, dogs are allowed off leash provided they are well behaved and must be under owner’s control at all times.

Never, EVER leave your dog unattended. Even the most well-trained dog can get distracted; pay extra special attention to your surroundings and any potential situations that may cause your dog to wander or run off.

In addition to beach walks, the majority of our hiking trails are also super pet friendly.  Make sure you bring plenty of water for your furry friend (rule of thumb is 1 quart of water for your dog for every three miles you plan to hike). Travel Oregon has some great tips for travelers and their four legged friends. Read Tails & Trails: Hiking the Coast with a Dog if a hiking trip is part of your itinerary.

Oh, and this should go without saying, but please ALWAYS pick up after your pet! We like to keep our beaches and hiking trails clean and beautiful for all to enjoy.

What about dining out?

There are some local restaurants like the Blue Heron Bistro that allow pets on the patio. We recommend calling ahead and finding out what options are available for your four legged friend.

Are there reliable pet sitting services available?

For the adventures that you can’t bring your pet along, there are a number of pet sitting services who can help out! Please keep in mind you should check in advance with care providers to see what pet records are required.

  • Carol’s Pet Sitting 541-297-6039
  • Morgan Veterinary 541-269-5846
  • Riverview Kennels (in Bandon) 541-347-4689

What about overnight accommodations?

We also have a number of Pet Friendly lodging options here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast (call ahead of time to confirm in case their policy has changed).  You can also check with Pet Travel sites like for info.

Best Western Plus Holiday Hotel
411 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 269-5111

City Center Motel
750 Connecticut
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-5118

Edgewater Inn
275 E. Johnson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 267-0423

Itty Bitty Inn
1504 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR 97459

Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park
3201 Tremont Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-8800

Motel 6
1445 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 267-7171

Parkside Motel
1480 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-4124

Quality Inn & Suites
1503 Virginia Ave
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-3191

Red Lion Hotel
1313 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 267-4141

Southsider Motel
1005 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 267-2438

Super 8
1001 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-0700

Terrace Motel
1109 S. 1st Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 269-5061

Captain John’s Motel
63360 Kingfisher Drive
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 888-4041

Plainview Motel
91904 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 888-5166

Let us help you plan, get here, and enjoy your visit with your pet!  We encourage you to Contact Us if you have any questions or stop in one our visitor centers to find out the inside track for the best food, events and activities. Hope we see you soon!