Charleston

Charleston is a quaint fishing village just eight miles from Coos Bay and North Bend and is located just inside the entrance to the bay. Charleston is home to some of the finest recreation and most beautiful scenery in the Northwest.

The harbor is the heart of this community and serves as a home port to a large commercial fishing fleet. You’ll find a bustling marina serving charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers and recreational boaters. The harbor area includes restaurants, tackle, seafood, and specialty gift shops. Unique seafood restaurants will appease any palette. You can choose from the Portside which sends its own boats out to catch the fresh fish of the day, the Oyster Cove which was featured on Rachel Ray, and the High Tide Café serving arguably the best fish and chips around. If you’d like a more authentic experience, stop by our fish markets. Go to Fisherman’s wharf on the D Docks to pick out your crab to be cooked and cleaned for you to take home or eat right there on the docks or stop by Chuck’s seafood for fresh oysters and clams.

Charleston is Oregon’s Adventure Coast’s gateway to outstanding ocean beaches, state parks, and stunning untouched scenery. Follow Cape Arago Highway and you’ll hit a trifecta of beauty in Sunset Bay State Park, Bastendorff Beach and the renowned Shore Acres State Park. You’ll find world class surfing, kayaking and scuba diving opportunities along with hiking and biking trails suited to all levels.

www.OregonsAdventureCoast.com

Featured activities

  • Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

    50 Central Ave
    Oregon 97420
    800-824-8486
  • South Coast Tours LLC

    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    541-373-0487

    Let South Coast Tours take you on an adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and out into the Southern Oregon near shore ocean. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or just simply enjoy the experience of gliding across the waterways of the banana belt coast of Oregon. The south coast holds much of Oregon's near shore reefs and some of the best fishing, photography, wildlife viewing and wildest rivers on the west coast. South Coast Tours offers a variety of fully equipped 2-18 person tours as well as custom overnight kayak tours. SCT offers kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and kayak fishing from the Coos Bay area down to the California border and Brookings Harbor. We also rent kayaks and sups out of our base camp on the docks in Brookings.

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Charleston

    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    503-345-9399
  • Charleston Marina RV Park

    63534 Kingfisher Road
    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    541.888.9512

    Chart a course for Charleston. This fishing village offers endless opportunities for outdoor fun, whether you want a weekend getaway, family vacation or just a day for adventure. Charleston is located on the breathtaking scenic and rugged south coast. Launch your boat to access Coos Bay's thriving salmon fishery. Bring binoculars to bird and whale watch. Go clamming or crabbing. Explore nearby state parks and beaches, or shop in charming Charleston.

Featured Events

  • South Slough Birding

    Charleston Visitor Center
    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    541-888-5558
    Saturday, Jun 6th, 2015

    Search the shores of Charleston for winged wildlife. A South Slough interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes will be provided. Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center.  $1 per birder. Usually held the first Saturday of each month.

  • South Coast Striders – Oregon Coast Trail

    Sunset Bay State Park
    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    541-269-8077
    Saturday, Jun 6th, 2015

    Short Hike: Arago Point to Simpson Beach 2.6 mi one way. Self Shuttle required.  Long Hike: Arago Point to Simpson beach then return on combination of the New Perimeter Trail and Arago Pack trail -7.2 miles.   9:00 am – Arago Point. From Coos Bay follow the signs 12.3 miles through Charleston to Sunset Bay State Park.  Continue to covered pavilion..

    For more information contact Bay Area Hospital or email southcoaststriders@gmail.com.

    Arrive 15 minutes early for sign in and hike information. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to come! Short hikes have an average pace of 2mph and last 2.5 -3.5 hrs while long hikes average 2-3mph pace and can last 3-6 hours. Bring lunch and water and raingear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots.

    For more information call Bay Area Hospital at 541-269-8077 or email southcoaststriders@gmail.com

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