Gateway to Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston make up a diverse area of historic charm, natural beauty and outdoor adventure known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Each town displays its own unique independence while still being woven into a strong regional community on Oregon’s South Coast.

The largest deep-draft port between San Francisco and the Puget Sound in Washington State, Coos Bay, along with neighboring North Bend, anchors the Southern Coast as a highly active harbor and thriving city. Coos Bay is artistic and deeply shaped by the people who call it home. The historic bayside Marshfield District is home to a multitude of historic buildings, theaters, shops, restaurants, galleries, and parks.

Yet from the city of Coos Bay it’s just a short trip to the untamed expanses of the Southern Oregon Coastal Wilderness. Adventures in the Oregon Dunes, long stretches of sandy beach, and forested hikes are all nearby. Close access to rivers, lakes, Coos Bay, and the Pacific Ocean makes water sport and exploration easy. And, like the rest of this beautiful region, the Cape Arago Highway coastal drive rewards those who stop a while and explore off the beaten path.

Featured Spots

South Coast

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...

PO Box 1795
Coos Bay, OR

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

South Coast

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

(541) 373-0487
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)

South Coast

Sharkys Charters

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.
Charleston, OR

541-260-9110
Email us (sharkyscharters[at]gmail[dot]com)

South Coast

Coos Bay Boardwalk

In the heart of downtown Coos Bay is the Coos Bay Boardwalk, well worth a quick stop to wander and have a bite to eat. The boardwalk is a short stretch of wood plank pier that boasts a fish market, a...

Downtown Coos Bay (Hwy 101) North
Coos Bay, OR

[1] 541-269-8912

South Coast

Historic Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre, built in 1925, is located downtown at 229 South Broadway on the main street of the City of Coos Bay. Coos Bay is the largest city on the Oregon coast and the largest deep water port between...

229 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 269-8650
Email us (541-269-8650)

South Coast

Oregon Coast Historical Railway Museum

Railroad and logging equipment in an outdoor display area, and a mini-museum with photos and railroad memorabilia. Signature piece is a restored 1922 Baldwin steam locomotive that worked for many decades in the region’s forests. Ring the bell! Also displayed...

766 South 1st St
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 267-6900
Email us (lyoust[at]verizon[dot]net)

South Coast

Indigenous Adventures

Guided sport fishing trips in Southern Oregon. Specializing in Salmon, Steelhead. On the Coos, Coquille, Umpqua, Elk, and Sixes Rivers. Fishing the scenic Southern Oregon Rivers. Specializing in the Umpqua River, Coos River, Millicoma River. An the Elk & Sixes...

68044 W Fork Millicoma Rd
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 537-0256
Email us (cooperhedgecock[at]yahoo[dot]com)

South Coast

Oregon Coast Music Association

The Oregon Coast Music Association (OCMA) is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of involving, enriching, and inspiring the community by providing quality classical music, and creative musical experiences. OCMA offices are located within the Coos Art Museum.

235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)267-0938
Email us (staff[at]oregoncoastmusic[dot]org)

South Coast

Sharky’s Charters

Sharkys Charters, “For all your fishing emergencies!”. We started Sharky’s Charters in 2017 after I saw a need in our community for a top-shelf six pack charter specializing in family and small group trips. We are not the cheapest charter...

63422 Kingfisher Road Suite B
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 260-9110
Email us (sharkyscharters[at]gmail[dot]com)

South Coast

Coos Bay Boat Building Center

The Coos Bay Boat Building Center (CBBBC) is now open to hold classes. Please call the Jim Berg at 541-269-1601 or Tom Leahy at 541-217-4365  to request information on how to register. Class registration form will be available online in...

100 Newmark
Coos Bay, OR

541-217-4365

South Coast

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in a sheltered arm that forms the southern end of the Coos estuary in southwestern Oregon. The Reserve and its watershed protect a relatively undisturbed area representative of coastal ecosystems in the...

Vale District Office
Coos Bay, OR

541-888-5558

South Coast

Coos Bay Visitor Information Center

Stop in for information on all the things you can see and do in the Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, Oregon area.  The Coos Bay Visitor Information Center is managed by the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau.

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR

(541)269-0215
Email us (info[at]oregonsadventurecoast[dot]com)

More Info

Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau

Physical: 50 Central Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
Mail:
Coos Bay, OR

541-269-0215

Travel Guides

5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Travel Guides

Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Travel Guides

Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have...
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Travel Guides

Starring the Oregon Coast

With the call to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find yourself missing the Oregon Coast’s salt-licked air and windswept vistas. You’ve also likely found yourself with a shrinking watch list as you catch up on TV shows...
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Travel Guides

Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Travel Guides

Arts on the Coast

All along the Oregon Coast, you’ll find active communities of artists, performers, writers and musicians. The arts are an important part of the Oregon lifestyle and you’ll find galleries, theatre groups and music in nearly every coast city. For current...
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Featured Dining

South Coast

Black Market Gourmet Supper Club

A Friday supper club. Please call for available dates and dining-in reservations.  

495 Central Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

541-269-0194

South Coast

Front Street Provisioners

Front Street Provisioners is a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzeria and cafe, wine/retail shop and an event hall on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. This women-owned and operated establishment has a passion for creating community and enhancing regional identity. During summer months, guests...

737 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)808-3420

South Coast

Sweet Street

Family owned and operated, Sweet Street offers 18 flavors of popcorn, fresh fudge, caramel apples, cotton candy, Hawaiian shaved Ice, fun candy, taffy, specialty chocolates and ice cream.

134 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

541-267-3334
Email us (sweetstreetpopcorn[at]yahoo[dot]com)

South Coast

Restaurant O

Masterchef Eoghain O’Neill delivers a fresh take on Italian and French cuisine. Open Tuesday-Sunday 4-10pm

260 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

(541)808-9300

South Coast

Coach House

A local’s favorite tucked around the bay in the Eastside area. Choose from mesquite BBQ, steaks, ribs, seafood and pasta. They make BBQ oysters and chowder the old fashioned way. Outside dining and catering available.

604 6th Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)267-5116

South Coast

SharkBites Seafood Café

This Seafood Café, attached to Waxer’s surf shop, offers a great coastal ambiance, amazing fish tacos, burgers, a fish market, and a gluten-free chowder that you have to taste to believe. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

240 S. Broadway Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

541-269-7475

South Coast

Little Caesar’s Pizza

Carry-out chain featuring chicken wings, signature breadsticks and pizza tossed from housemade dough.

789 S Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

(541)266-9595

South Coast

Subway

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches and salads, with health-conscious options.

814 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)888-8008

South Coast

Blue Heron Bistro

Coos Bay’s downtown restaurant serving German specialties and amazing seafood and, of course, a secret recipe chowder. Choose from 18 micro brews and imported beers on draft. The outdoor patio is open in the summer. Open Tues-Sat 4pm-8pm, Sunday 10am-2pm...

100 W. Commercial Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)267-3933
Email us (blueheronbistro1[at]gmail[dot]com)

South Coast

So It Goes Coffeehouse

A bakery and coffeehouse located in Downtown Coos Bay. Enjoy the art, play a game of chess or peruse the used books. Visit So It Goes Coffeehouse’s Facebook page for live music and special event schedule.**7am-2pm Daily, Carryout & Limited...

190 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR

541-808-9333

South Coast

Darrell’s Devil’s Food

Owned and operator by Chef "Deezy" Darrell Folck, former culinary institute instructor, Darrell’s Devil’s Food offers brick oven pizzas, subs and soup as well as pastries, wedding and celebration cakes. Be prepared to be energized by passion and creativity.

135 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

(541)808-9666

South Coast

Kaffe 101

Kaffe 101 is the perfect place to meet with friends, enjoy fresh pastries and have great coffee. They also offer a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options. Free wifi

171 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

541-267-4894
Email us (kaffe101[at]gmail[dot]com)

Featured Lodging

South Coast

Sunset Bay State Park (RV 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...

89814 Cape Arago Hwy.
Coos Bay, OR

541.888.3778

South Coast

Edgewater Inn

Locally owned and operated, Edgewater Inn offers 82 rooms, an upstairs conference room, indoor pool and hot tub. There is also a small work-out room and sauna. Enjoy complimentary Continental Breakfast.

275 E. Johnson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

541.267.0423
Email us (edgewaterinn[at]integra[dot]net)

South Coast

Moonlight Bay Vacation Rental Rentals

91904 Cape Arago Hwy.
Coos Bay, OR

541-888-5166
Email us (reservations[at]plainviewmotel[dot]com)

South Coast

Mingus Park Cottage

A very sweet comfortable cottage in the desirable Mingus Park location. This home, built in 1930, sits back on the property from the street, across from Mingus Park where you can hear the fountains in the lake and the music...

Coos Bay, OR

South Coast

Old Tower House Bed & Breakfast

476 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR

541-888-6058
Email us (oldtowerhouse[at]yahoo[dot]com)

South Coast

Below the Falls Lodge

Relax and revive in this artistic ‘cabin’ with wonderful views of historic Glenn Creek from every room. An architectural dream, you enter this lodge style home through a pivoting hobbit style front door with hardware from the 1800’s. Highlights of...

14956 Glenn Creek Road
Coos Bay, OR

541-404-9349
Email us (belowthefallslodge[at]yahoo[dot]com)

South Coast

Plainview Motel & RV Park

Sometimes referred to as the Mural Motel, Plainview Motel & RV Park is located along the beautiful Southern Oregon Coastline near Charleston. Charleston is situated along Cape Arago Highway and is part of the Coos Bay / North Bend, Bay...

91904 Cape Arago Hwy.
Coos Bay, OR

541.888.5166
Email us (resevations[at]plainviewmotel[dot]com)

South Coast

Campbells Vacation Apartments

Panoramic View of Ocean-Charleston Marina-Bar Entrance. Fully furnished private apt.-living room-fully equipped kitchen-dining area-spacious 1 bedroom w/queen bed-large full bathroom-cable-wi fi- deck. Accommodates two. 2 day minimum (monthly & weekly rates available)

91241 Cape Arago Hwy.
Coos Bay, OR

541-888-4875
Email us (www[dot]campbellvacapts[at]gmail[dot]com)

South Coast

Horsfall Sand Camping

Horsfall Sand Camping is home to the largest riding area in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Adventure seekers can experience the thrill of riding through vast open dunes or meandering through designated sand routes surrounded by shore pine, waxmyrtle,...

ODNRA 855 HWY 101
Coos Bay, OR

541-271-6000

South Coast

Best Western Holiday Hotel

The Best Western Holiday Motel is located on Hwy 101 in the downtown area of Coos Bay, on the Bay of Coos River surrounded by the Pacific shoreline and its beautiful beaches. FREE HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET & INDOOR POOL &...

411 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR

541.269.5111
Email us (38071[at]hotel[dot]bestwestern[dot]com)

South Coast

Seagate Guest House

Dog-friendly bayfront home with water access, private hot tub, retro-style charm. With gorgeous water views & space for up 7 guests, you’ll never want to leave! Near the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Charleston marina, & outdoor recreation.

1230 Seagate
Coos Bay, OR

South Coast

Super 8 by Wyndham

Super 8 by Wyndham Coos Bay/North Bend hotel is your gateway for exploring the Oregon coast. Quick access to Route 101 makes it easy to explore the Oregon Bay area. Popular natural attractions like Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and...

1001 N. Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR

541-808-0700
Email us (coosbaynorthbendsuper8[at]gmail[dot]com)

Events in Coos Bay

September 18, 2021

CANCELED – Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run

235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
September 24, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Mahaffy Ranch Harvest Festival

10362 Highway 241
Coos Bay, OR
October 1, 2021

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
October 5, 2021

1st Tuesday Talks at CHM: Coos Head Food Co-op: 50 Years of Growing Community

1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
October 27, 2021

In Your Grave at Front Street Provisioners

737 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
November 3, 2021

1st Tuesday Talks at CHM: A Journey of Nuu-Wee-Ya’ (Oregon Dene/Athabaskan)

1210 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
November 5, 2021

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR
December 3, 2021

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR

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