The South Coast

Further out from large population centers, the Southern Coast revels in being off the beaten path. Set out into the wild, where coastal forest trails, stunning sand dunes, and secluded beaches await, anchored by the artistic and animated port of Coos Bay.

Photo: Tim Hurlbut

Further out from large population centers, the Southern Coast revels in being off the beaten path. Set out into the wild, where coastal forest trails, stunning sand dunes, and secluded beaches await, anchored by the artistic and animated port of Coos Bay.

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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.
Charleston, OR

541-346-7280
Email us (cmlc[at]uoregon[dot]edu)

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Sharky’s 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,...

Charleston, OR

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

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The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park

Looking for sizzling casino action along the beautiful Oregon coast? Strike it rich at The Mill Casino where non-stop casino action is waiting for you! With over 700 slots, Vegas style table games, Oregon’s only igaming room and Oregon’s most rewarding cash-back...

3201 Tremont Avenue
North Bend, OR

541-756-8800
Email us (rmcgarity[at]themillcasino[dot]com)

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Coos Bay Escape Room

Grab a group and come out and play one of the escape rooms at the Pony Village Mall!  The 60 minute games are challenging but fun. Escape rooms are perfect for having a great time with your family and friends,...

1611 Virginia Ave
Coos Bay, OR

(541) 808-9000
Email us (info[at]thecoosbayescaperoom[dot]com)

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Hawthorne Gallery

You’ll find paintings, sculptures, jewelry in wood, metal, glass and ceramics at Hawthorne Gallery. The gallery features iron work, bronze/granite, Raku, cast glass, wood figures and members of the Hawthorne family, painting and steel, blown and cast glass, jewelry, ceramic...

267 W. Sixth St.
Port Orford, OR

541-366-2266
Email us (chris[at]chrishawthorne[dot]com)

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Cape Blanco State Park

Use our extra-large, private, sheltered campsites as your base of operations while you enjoy the Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The lighthouse tour, managed by the...

Sixes, OR

541-332-2973

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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

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

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Port Orford Chamber of Commerce

Located at one end of Battle Rock Park, the Visitor Center welcomes people who stop by, stretch their legs, and want to learn more about Port Orford.

520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR

541-332-8055

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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)

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Jerry’s Rogue River Museum & Gift Shop

While taking a tour with Jerry’s Rogue Jets, or simply visiting Gold Beach, don’t forget to check out Jerry’s Gift Shop! Located in the Port of Gold Beach, Jerry’s Gift Shop has hundreds of great souvenirs and gift items to...

29980 Harbor Way
Gold Beach, OR

541-247-9737
Email us (gifts[at]roguejets[dot]com)

Travel Stories

Light Up the Oregon Coast

Festive displays and events make the holidays even happier. Holidays are merry and bright along the Oregon Coast as local communities get into the spirit by lighting up their favorite places in all kinds of creative ways. The docks are...
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Cranberry Traditions on the South Coast

Enjoy fresh Oregon-grown berries with historic roots. With the holiday season just around the corner, you might have cranberries on your mind, especially as cans of cranberry sauce begin to make their annual appearance in grocery-aisle displays. What you may...
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Holiday Weekend in Coos Bay

Book a time to see holiday lights and enjoy a vibrant South Coast town. With 7 acres of stunning gardens, storm-battered cliffs and dramatic history, Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay wows any time of the year. November brings...
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Fall Surfing on Oregon’s Central and South Coasts

Get stoked about great waves, few people and fish tacos. Imagine you arrive at the beach, surfboard waxed and ready to go, and it’s nothing but sweet little peelers with nobody on them. Head south along Oregon’s Highway 101 and...
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Lakes of the Oregon Coast

Head inland to find freshwater fun on these coastal lakes. Ask almost anyone from almost anywhere to imagine Oregon and they’ll almost certainly picture the Coast. With its broad sandy beaches, craggy sea stacks plucked from a fable and oodles...
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Guide to Wild Mushrooms on the Oregon Coast

Appreciating, foraging and sampling these spectacular fall treats. If you ever see someone (like me) on their hands and knees among the shore pines on the Oregon Coast during the fall season, don’t worry. It’s likely they’re merely engaged in...
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Events on the South Coast

November 24, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park

89039 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR
November 25, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Bandon Cookie Cutter Crawl

300 Second Street SE
Bandon, OR

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