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.
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.
Email us (cmlc[at]uoregon[dot]edu)
South Coast Tours LLC
South Coast Tours can 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...27436 Hunter Creek Rd
Gold Beach, OR
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)
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.
Email us (sharkyscharters[at]gmail[dot]com)
Stillwagon Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery located in Charleston, Oregon. They also operate Tasting Rooms in Bandon and in Florence. Production of a craft spirit is very hands on. None of the process is automated – Mashing of the...63848 Seven Devils Road
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Kinnee’s Gifts & Shells
Shells, t-shirts, novelty items, souvenirs to capture your memories! Friendly old fashioned service and a staple of Charleston!91134 Cape Arago Hwy
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)
South Slough National Estuary
The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough NERR) is a 5,000 acre natural area located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon.The South Slough contains upland forests, freshwater wetlands and ponds, salt marshes, mud flats,...61907 Seven Devils Rd
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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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.
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
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
Pacific Charter Services
Enjoy a chartered fishing adventure with Pacific Charter Services. They specialize in deep water lingcod and rockfish trips, as well as ocean crabbing.63357 Boat Basin Rd
Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau
Coos Bay, OR Mail:
Coos Bay, OR
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Coos Bay, OR Mail:
Coos Bay, OR
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