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

  • South Coast Tours LLC

    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    541-373-0487

    Let South Coast Tours 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 of the banana belt coast of Oregon. The south coast holds much of Oregon's near shore reefs and some of the best fishing, photography, wildlife viewing and wildest rivers on the west coast. South Coast Tours offers a variety of fully equipped 2-18 person tours as well as custom overnight kayak tours. SCT offers kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and kayak fishing from the Coos Bay area down to the California border and Brookings Harbor. We also rent kayaks and sups out of our base camp on the docks in Brookings.

  • 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

Featured Events

  • Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service at the Coos History Museum

    Coos History Museum
    1210 Front St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)756-6320
    October 17, 2018 - August 30, 2019

    The Coos History Museum presents Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service from October 17 through Summer 2019.

    Historically, tattoos have many meanings and misconceptions. Traditionally, military inspired tattoos depict the story of wars and battles, and symbolize lost soldiers or achievements in service. This new exhibition, created in honor of the more than 8,000 Coos County Veterans, takes a closer look at the stories behind the "ink" through a series of audio, visual and interpretive panels.

    Active duty military families, as well as veterans and their spouses/partners receive free admission to The Coos History Museum through a grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe and other donors.

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  • 2019 Clamboree and Glass Art Festival

    Empire District
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    June 8 - 9, 2019

    When the Tide is out, the table is set. Join the Empire District’s celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area. Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. There will be live music, vendors, glassblowers and a beer garden.

    Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 19th Annual Lighthouse Run

    536 S 2nd St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    541-266-7051
    June 14 - 16, 2019

    Highway 101 Harley-Davidson’s 19th Annual Lighthouse Run is held at The Mill Casino Hotel. Ride the beautiful Oregon Coast and enjoy all the festivities. Friday night includes live music entertainment, Show-n-Shine, 50/50, no-host food and bar. Saturday offers an optional poker run, full course sit down dinner, live entertainment, 50/50, raffles, high hand-low hand payouts, cash prizes and a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

    $85 per person, includes run shirt and pin. Non-refundable. Must be 21 years or older. Call (541) 266-7051 or visit website to register.

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