Things to Do in Coos Bay, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Coos Bay Escape Room

Grab a group and come out and play one of the escape rooms at the Pony Village Mall!  The 60 minute games are challenging but fun. Escape rooms are perfect for having a great time with your family and friends,...

1611 Virginia Ave
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 808-9000
Email us (info[at]thecoosbayescaperoom[dot]com)

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Wavecrest Discoveries

Reconnect with nature on Oregon’s South Coast in the “mind-refreshing” nature-based tours and activities by Wavecrest Discoveries. These engaging and enlightening explorations refresh your mind and spirit as you gain an intimate understanding of this scenic, diverse region. Fun and...

Coos Bay, OR

541-267-4027
Email us (mgiles[at]wavecrestdiscoveries[dot]com)

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Checkerberry’s Flowers & Gifts

Fresh flowers and unique gifts

169 N. 2nd Street
Coos Bay, OR

541-269-5312

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Threads that Bind

Fabrics, instructions, and accessories galore to delight the Quilter. Be sure to ask Sharan about upcoming sewing and quilting classes available and about the annual Shop Hop!

120 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR

541-267-0749

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Matusz and Sons Guide Service

98707 Highway 241
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 808-4921
Email us (cmatusz1101[at]icloud[dot]com)

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Hales Center for the Performing Arts

Located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus in Coos Bay, the Hales Center seats up to 500 people for all types of live performances. 

1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

541-888-2525

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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

April 23, 2024

DJ Trivia at Front Street Food Trucks

775 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
April 24, 2024

Group Run – Weekly Wednesday Evenings

PreWay at 2nd Street Parking Lot
Coos Bay, OR
April 25, 2024

Thursday Group Run – South Coast Running Club

880 S. 1st Street (Farr's Parking Lot)
Coos Bay, OR
April 30, 2024

DJ Trivia at Front Street Food Trucks

775 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR

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