Charleston is a fishing village southwest of the city of Coos Bay. The smallest community in the Oregon Bay Area, Charleston’s way of life revolves around the harbor.
Here you'll find a small-town, local feel — the businesses and restaurants are owned and operated by people in the community, and it’s easy to see the network of relationships that make this place tick. The harbor is the heart of Charleston 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. Fresh seafood is always served at a wide selection of local restaurants and pubs.
Leaving town along Cape Arago Highway begins one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the state, with multiple worthwhile stops on the way to the panoramic viewpoint of Cape Arago itself. The journey passes popular Bastendorff Beach, the sheltered Sunset Bay, and historical Shore Acres — once a timber baron’s estate and now a formal garden with spectacular cliff side views of the ocean. Off shore, the Cape Arago Lighthouse can be seen from afar on an island near Sunset Bay.
USCG Certified Master, over 750 days at sea, and 30 years experience. Currently offering fishing, crab, salmon, and tuna. You may recognize Captain John from the “Basin Tackle Outdoors Show”. Captain John operates one of the fastest boats in Charleston,...63422 Kingfisher Rd.
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Charleston Marine Life Center
Part aquarium. Part museum. All discovery. Located on the edge of the harbor in Charleston, the University of Oregon’s Charleston Marine Life Center is an exciting place of discovery for all ages, any time of the year. Aquaria highlight different coastal...63466 Boat Basin Rd.
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Famuos for the finest Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Crab, Oysters and other fine seafood these water’s have to offer. At Chuck’s, they pick only the best! Gift packs and samplers are available as well and all are freshly prepared, hand packed...91135 Boat Basin Drive
Bastendorff Beach is a favorite among surfers, kiters, beachcombers and locals and tourists alike. You’ll find an uninterrupted beach and ocean views can be enjoyed here. Bastendorff Beach is defined by Yoakam Head and the south jetty at the entrance of...Charleston, OR
Shore Acres State Park
Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and constructed features. Once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features lushly planted...Charleston, OR
BACAPA Baseball Complex
Batting cages are available year-round and can be booked online. BACAPA (Barview Area Charleston Area Park Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the Park Complex on Libby Lane. Together with the community, they continue to make improvements to...91235 Libby Lane
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Betty Kay Fishing Charters
Whether your looking to catch tuna, salmon, rock cod, or halibut Betty Kay guides have a ton of experience in deep sea fishing off the Southern Oregon coast. Located 9 miles west of Coos Bay in Charleston Harbor.Charleston, OR
Email us (fish[at]bettykaycharters[dot]com)
Charleytown Market Place
A real OREGON EXPERIENCE! – 2000 square feet store with over 100 local artists represented.Native American art, Myrtlewood, Pottery, Antiques and lots of goodies.Misty Meadows Jams, cranberries, local wines, Euphoria chocolates.Souvenirs, clothing and Pendeleton Blankets. Home of Oregon’s largest Dream Catcher! Open 7...91152 Cape Arago Hwy
Email us (charleytown[at]frontier[dot]com)
Charleston Information Center
Charleston Information Center welcomes you to Oregon’s Adventure Coast, where the land meets the bay and the sea, opening up an abundance of possibilities. You’re invites to explore, to discover, to feel, to know…at land’s end, adventure begins. On Oregon’s...Boat Basin Dr. & Cape Arago Hwy.
BTR Outdoor Adventures
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Cape Arago Lighthouse
Cape Arago is located in Charleston just west of Coos Bay, and is easily noticeable due to its distinct fog horn. It was first illuminated in 1934, and stands at 44 feet above sea level. The Lighthouse is located on...Charleston, OR
Sunset Bay Golf Course
This professionally designed par 36 course is over 3,000 yards and majestically wanders through a natural valley setting. We are family friendly and welcome everyone to enjoy a relaxed game of golf. The Pro shop is open from 8am to...89516 Cape Arago Hwy
Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau
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Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
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