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Coos Bay - Charleston Visitors

Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend Complete Guide: Southern Oregon Coast Travel Every beach and attraction in the Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend area

• Charleston Marina on South Oregon Coast: Where Placid Meets the Raucous

• Radar Bunker at Coos Bay's Cape Arago: Living S. Oregon Coast History

• Why Shore Acres Waves Are So Big: Height Measurement, Geology | S. Oregon Coast

Bunker Hill

Coming Soon: Bandon Complete Guide Every beach and attraction in the Bandon area

• Will the Real China Creek of Oregon Coast Please Stand Up: Bandon, Near Florence

• Bandon's Wizards Hat Rock and Howling Dog: Which is which • Surprise: Bandon's Wizards Hat Rock is one and Howling Dog Rock and Komax are the same

• Whiskey Run Beach Near Bandon a Subtle Wild Card on South Oregon Coast

• How Bandon's Face Rock Was Created: A Wild S. Oregon Coast Geologic Tale

Myrtle Point
Drew Valley
Laurel Grove

• How Cape Blanco is a Dividing Line in South Oregon Coast Weather 

Port Orford

• Arizona Beach on S. Oregon Coast: Cloistered, Sheltered from Wind, Delightfully Mellow

• Humbug Mountain and State Park on South Oregon Coast: Varied, Intricate Attractions

Nesika Beach

• Cape Sebastian Near Gold Beach: Towering Thrills, Hikes of S. Oregon Coast

Coming Soon: More South Coast Complete Guides Every beach and attraction in an area

Gold Beach

• Land of Giants, Wild Sands at Ariya's Beach, South Oregon Coast

Pistol River

• Secret Beach is Ironically Famous on South Oregon Coast | Video


LATEST South Oregon Coast Articles, Updates


Moderate Chances of Aurora / Northern Lights Over Washington / Oregon Coast. ...
Friday may be your best chance of viewing on the coastlines

Pirates of Pacific Festival Invades Brookings on S. Oregon Coast Aug 12 - 14,...
You'll be screaming 'Arrr, avast ye maties' with unrestrained glee. Brookings events

Charleston's Seafood, Beer, Wine Fest Makes Big Comeback to S. Oregon Coast
August 12 - 14 sees the return of the festival of crab, music and kiddie fun. South coast events

Sewage Warning Partially Lifted for Newport's Yaquina Bay on Central Oregon C...
Contact with water should still be avoided on the southern side

Cautions, Advice for Watching Elk on Oregon Coast
What to do and what not to do when spotting these great beasts. Sciences

Meteor Shower Peak Coming to Oregon / Washington Coast (And Maybe Glowing San...
Peak of the Perseids on August 9 - 13. Weather

Life Finds Home on Ropes Beneath Oregon Coast, Washington Coast
Lifeforms living on and thriving off manmade debris that's normally bad. Marine sciences

Shore Acres Holiday Lights is Back After Two-Year Shut Down on S. Oregon Coast
November 24 to December 31 at the Coos Bay-area park

Rumors, Odd Facts, Fiery to Tragic History of Oregon Coast Headlands
They have tales to tell: Oceanside, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Port Orford, Newport, Yachats, Depoe Bay, geology

What Is That Freaky Trilobite Thing in Oregon Coast / Washington Coast Caves?
This creepy-crawly looks a lot like a trilobite, but it's a sea slater. Marine sciences

What Are the Best Beaches of the Oregon Coast? Seriously Surprising Answer
Best beaches? Best beach towns? Hold onto your seats, kids. Travel tips, sciences

Shore Acres Christmas Lights Return, S. Oregon Coast Fest Has New Entry System
November 24 to December 31 near Coos Bay, now with a timed entry system. South coast events

Coos Bay's Blackberry Fest Back on South Oregon Coast After Two Years Of Canc...
The yummy fave is back in full gear on August 27 and 28

Heatwave Impact, Warnings Reach Oregon Coast Range, Washington's Willapa Hills
Various heat advisories and even some air quality advisories

Fur Seal Rescued from Central Oregon Coast Beach, Recovering at Aquarium
The Guadalupe fur seal was found on Salishan Spit, entangled in debris. Marine sciences

What You Should Be Looking for This Summer on Oregon Coast: Beaches Look Diff...
It's as if the tide is much, much farther out. Travel tips, sciences

Sad Tale of Tradewinds Kingfisher: When a Historic Oregon Coast Ship Had to b...
A major part of tourism in Depoe Bay for decades

Blow Holes and Spouting Horns Along Oregon Coast: When Waves Fire Upwards
Places where the wave energy gets compressed into one long, fiery shot. Sciences, travel tips

Coast Guard Rescues Man on Ship 57 Miles from Oregon Coast
He was suffering from a medical emergency aboard a bulk carrier. Coos Bay, Newport

Discoveries About 'Water' Beneath Oregon / Washington Coast May Help Major Qu...
New finds from OSU indicate subsurface fluid has a role in quakes. Marine sciences, geology


3 Aug 2022 at 9:00pm

Shore Acres State Park Holiday Lights Has New Timed Entry System for 2022!
3 Aug 2022 at 9:00pm
Holiday Lights Set to Sparkle Again on Oregon?s Adventure Coast Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 2022 We’ve got some BIG news! The Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park will be BACK on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston this holiday season with a new timed entry system for visitors to park their vehicles 4-9 p.m. A $5 vehicle parking ticket assigned to a date and entry time of the visitors? choice is needed to enter the show.

Beat The Heat and Stay Cool On Oregon?s Adventure Coast!
27 Jul 2022 at 3:00pm
BEAT THE HEAT AND STAY COOL ON OREGON?S ADVENTURE COAST When the mercury starts to rise, land-locked Oregonians? thoughts turn to the coast, where the Pacific Ocean (aka, ?Nature?s Air Conditioner?) serves up plenty of cool breezes and fresh air. Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston is known for being cool, literally. Yes, there are scores of ?cool? activities the whole family can enjoy, but with an average summertime temperature of mid-high 60s, our region offers a blissful escape from scorching hot temperatures you might be experiencing in other parts of the state this time of year.

Summer Fun Is Just Getting Started on Oregon's Adventure Coast
25 Jul 2022 at 9:00pm
Here?s Our Annual Summer Fun Festival Round Up on Oregon?s Adventure Coast! It?s nearly August, but the summer fun is just getting started here on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston! Not only is our little corner on Oregon?s South Coast a safe refuge from the scorching heat plaguing much of the Pacific Northwest, we know how to have fun - it?s part of our culture. Oregon?s Adventure Coast is SO FUN in fact, we named an entire festival after it!

Follow Our Summer Fishing Tips on Oregon's Adventure Coast
18 Jul 2022 at 9:00pm
Ahhhh, summer is in full swing and fishing season is finally here?.wait a second. It?s ALWAYS fishing season on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston - it’s what we’re known for! Between the calm waters on the bay, the bountiful ocean, multiple rivers and 30+ freshwater lakes in Coos County alone, fishing opportunities are in no short supply here! No matter your fishing style or skill level, we have something for everyone here.

27 Budget-Friendly Experiences to do on Oregon?s Adventure Coast This Summer
28 Jun 2022 at 9:00pm
Summer officially kicked off last week, and that means it?s road trip season! Bearing the soaring gas prices in mind, we wanted to share some ideas and travel tips on how to help offset the cost of fuel. From free festivals and outdoor activities to free admission to local museums, there is a budget-friendly activity for everyone to enjoy on Oregon?s Adventure Coast. Here are some of our favorite budget-friendly ways to enjoy Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston for FREE (or really cheap).

What?s Your Ideal Oregon Coast Fishing Adventure?
19 Jun 2022 at 9:00pm
PacificPond Charters and Captain Jeff, pictured here, were great assistance to use on this shoot. There are plenty of fish in the sea on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston, and plenty of ways to catch them! Fishing is much more than just a sport or a pass time on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston. It?s a way of life. Our communities have a long history of welcoming anglers of all backgrounds and skill levels who have traveled here for world class fishing that can?t be experienced anywhere else.

Celebrate Oregon State Parks on Oregon?s Adventure Coast
31 May 2022 at 9:00pm
Oregon State Parks Centennial on State Parks Day Offers Free Parking, Camping (and Fishing) on June 4, 2022! Oregonians are known for our strong opinions, but there IS one thing we all seem to agree on: our State Park system reigns supreme. If you have ever visited an Oregon State Park, it should come as no surprise that our state park system is among the most popular in the United States.

The Visitor Center Reopens at The South Slough National Estuarine Research Re...
24 May 2022 at 9:00pm
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) Welcomes Back Visitors with Regular Hours, a New Exhibit, and a Calendar of Community Programs! Little by little, a return to something resembling ?normal? is gradually happening here on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston . We recently learned that the Charleston Marine Life Center has returned to their normal hours, and we?re now happy to report that South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) is re-opening the doors of its Visitor Center after two years of limited operations!

What's Blooming in Shore Acres State Park This Summer?
19 May 2022 at 9:00pm
You?ve heard it before, but it?s worth repeating: Shore Acres State Park IS the Crown Jewel of the Oregon State Park System! The 745-acre park , located just 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay, offers visitors both unsurpassed views of the Pacific Ocean, along with an immaculate ?garden for all seasons.? No matter what season you visit Shore Acres State Park, visitors will have a different experience every time. Here are some comments made by recent visitors and members of the media:

What?s Next on Oregon?s Adventure Coast? Looking Ahead to June 2022
10 May 2022 at 9:00pm
Is your soul craving a summer road trip? There?s always something happening on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston, but summer is always our most active season! Summer brings lots of sunshine and temperate weather to our region, making it an ideal time to experience the natural beauty and coastal views that can?t be found anywhere else in the country. As an added bonus, things are beginning to look a lot more ?normal? around here, and many event organizers have decided that it?s time to gather once more.


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Astoria - at the northernmost tip of Oregon

Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
Seaside, Oregon

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Cannon Beach

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
Nehalem Bay, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and Rockaway Oregon Coast
Nehalem Bay - Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
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Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
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Three Cape Loop - Oceanside, Netarts, Pacific City

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
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Lincoln City
& the Corridor of Mystery
Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and manmade attractions
Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast
Depoe Bay

A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Newport, Nye Beach on the Oregon Coast

Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
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Waldport, Seal Rock

Sands and dunes, craggy Seal Rock, semi-secret beaches

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale
Between Florence and Yachats - oodles of secret beaches
Upper Lane County

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
Florence - on the central Oregon coast

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes





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