Friday, January 28, 2011

Best Trips with your Best Friend

Each month we will try to feature a vacation destination that you can travel to with your dog that is relatively close to home to make traveling easier. First up, is Cannon Beach, Oregon. A sugar sand beach, 200 yards wide and more than 3 miles long will blow your dog’s mind. And Cannon Beach is super dog friendly! Not just pocket pooches but the all-breed kind of dog friendly.

Cannon Beach is an enchanting, artsy little community with 14 pet-friendly hotels and 11 eateries where doggys can do dinner at outdoor tables along with you.

At the beachfront Surfsand Resort (from $209 US plus $15 per night pet fee; or 1-800-547-6100) your dog will get a beach towel, bowl and basket of treats.
Dogs are invited to curl up under the tables on the deck at Lumberyard Rotisserie Grill (264 Third Street) and are invited to go shopping with you in the dog friendly shops and stores throughout the area. Puppy Love by the Sea (271 N. Hemlock Street) is a recommended stop. It’s a dog toy and accessory store with wonderful, fun dog items in stock.

The main attraction though, for all who head to Cannon Beach, is the beach! It is truly one of the world’s greatest walking beaches which allow dogs to go leash-less as long as they are under voice control. You will all get plenty of exercise and fresh air while laughing and chasing your pooch though the sand. Doggy paradise without a doubt.

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