Lap up the fun at one of these six sandy spots.
Locals head here for sparse crowds, scenic views, and the opportunity to race their dogs up the 400-foot-tall sand dune. At the beachfront Pelican Pub & Brewery, owners can tie leashed dogs to the patio edge while they eat.
Get there: Take Highway 101 toward Pacific City to Cape Kiwanda Drive. Stop across the street from the dog-friendly Inn at Cape Kiwanda.