Coos Bay

Surrounded by the Pacific shoreline with its beautiful dunes and lovely beaches, Oregon’s Adventure Coast  is located between the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the North and Shore Acres State Park, an impressive botanical garden on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the South. The area features a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, clamming, wildlife, bird watching, sea lion and whale watching, tours, cycling, and 4-wheel rides in the dunes. The Port of Coos Bay is an active commercial area.

The Coos Bay area also offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment and dining facilities such as Pony Village Shopping Mall, renovated downtown Coos Bay, antique, myrtlewood and gift shops, theatres, and an art museum and gallery.

Coos Bay is the largest community on the Oregon Coast. It has been the commercial center of Oregon’s southern coast since its earliest days.

Featured activities

  • Coos Bay

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Coos Bay is a long and circuitous estuary fed by the Coos River among other tributaries; it is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco and the Puget Sound. The bay\\\'s vast acreage gives anglers plenty of elbow room as they pursue fall chinook (July through October), coho (silver) salmon (October and November) and winter steelhead (December through March). Coos Bay also offers excellent canoeing opportunities through the South Slough Estuarine Reserve, the first federally designated reserve.

  • Cape Arago Lighthouse

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Cape Arago is located 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay and North Bend off Hwy 101. It stands 100 feet above the ocean on an islet just off Gregory Point. The light atop the 44-foot-high tower was first illuminated in 1934 and is easily noticeable due to its distinct fog horn. Although newest in terms of service, earlier structures were built on this site in 1866 and 1908, both succumbing to weather and erosion. Hidden behind a guarded fence, Cape Arago is not open to the public.

Featured accommodations

  • Quality Inn & Suites

    1503 Virginia Ave
    North Bend, Oregon 97459
    (541) 756-3191

    The Quality Inn & Suites of Coos Bay, Oregon offers 96 spacious rooms with relaxing courtyard views. Our tasteful, oversized rooms and suites include bed and breakfast style accommodations and a free hot breakfast, all in a pleasant, tranquil atmosphere.

Featured Events

  • Coos Art Museum: Winter Exhibits

    235 Anderson Ave
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    Friday, Dec 9th, 2016 - Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017

    Permanent Collection – A sampling from Coos Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of over 580 art works. MAGGIE KARL, VAUGHAN, and PERKINS GALLERIES

    Robert Kipniss: Mezzotints – Mezzotint prints by the world famous New York artist, most come from the Museum’s own Permanent Collection. PERKINS GALLERY

    Elena Karina Canavier: Ceramics – Elena Canavier is known for her sea-inspired ceramics. While living in Washington, DC she held the positions of Craft Coordinator (1974-78) at the National Endowment for The Arts, and Special Assistant for the Arts to The Office of The Vice President, The White House (1978-80). UNO RICHTER ATRIUM GALLERY

    Low Tide: Coastal Photography from Corvallis – Photography of The Coast by several photographers from the Corvallis, Oregon area. MABEL HANSEN GALLERY

    Northwest Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: Tide Pools – The Guild is a nonprofit organization, founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, of persons employed or genuinely interested in the field of natural science illustration.CLARE WEHRLE COMMUNITY GALLERY

    Prefontaine Gallery – Permanent display

    Coos Art Museum. Admission $5 Adults, $2 students/seniors.
    Hours Tues – Fri 10am to 4pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm. (Closed Sun and Mon and major holidays)

  • 18th Annual Animation Show at the Egyptian Theatre

    Egyptian Theatre
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    Friday, Jan 20th, 2017 - Sunday, Jan 22nd, 2017

    18th Annual Animation Show of Shows!

    Friday: 7pm
    Saturday: 7pm
    Sunday: 2pm

    The Egyptian Theatre is proud to present the 18th The Animation Show of Shows. Show of Shows mission is to bring exciting, groundbreaking animated short films to big screens around the world.

    All Seats $6 
    After the intermission on Friday and Saturday we will show 4 additional animated shorts that are listed as more mature shorts, so anyone with younger children could leave at that time if they wish. The Sunday matinee screening will not include the 4 mature shorts and there will be no intermission on Sunday. 

    Films that will be screened: 
    • STEMS by Ainslie Hendersen
    • SHIFT by Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu
    • PEARL by Patrick Osborne
    • CRIN-CRIN by Iris Alexandre
    • MIRROR by Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass
    • LAST SUMMER IN THE GARDEN by bekky O’Neil
    • WAITING FOR NEW YEAR by Vladimir Leschiov
    • PIPER by Alan Barillaro
    • BØYGEN by Kristian Pedersen
    • AFTERNOON CLASS by Seoro Oh
    • ABOUT A MOTHER by Dina Velikovskaya
    • EXPLOOZY by Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan
    • CORPUS by Marc Héricher
    • BLUE by Daniela Sherer
    • MANOMAN by Simon Cartwright
    • ALL THEIR SHADES by Chloé Alliez

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