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.

Featured activities

  • South Coast Tours LLC

    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444

    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.

  • Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

    50 Central Ave
    Oregon 97420

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Charleston

    Charleston, Oregon 97420
  • Charleston Marina RV Park

    63534 Kingfisher Road
    Charleston, Oregon 97420

    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

  • 29th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres

    89039 Cape Arago Hwy
    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    Thursday, Nov 26th, 2015 - Thursday, Dec 31st, 2015

    Famous for its beautiful 7 acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond. The gardens shine with over 300,000 lights. 4pm – 9:30pm every night at Shore Acres State Park in Charleston, Oregon; just west of Coos Bay. ($5 parking fee per vehicle)

  • Miniature Village & Christmas Train Display

    Old Charleston School House
    Charleston, Oregon 97420
    Monday, Nov 30th, 2015 - Thursday, Dec 24th, 2015

    More than 200 miniatures representing the small towns of Coos County. If the buildings dark, don’t leave, lights are kept off to see the displays better. 6pm-10pm nightly.

    Due to increased popularity, this event has been moved to the Old Charleston School House located 64065 Seven Devils Road. 

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