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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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)
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
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
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
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
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 State Park
Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and...Charleston, OR
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
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)
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
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