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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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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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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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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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...

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)

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Sharkys Charter Fishing

Guided 6-Pack Ocean Fishing Charter located in the Charleston Marina. Six 32′ aluminum vessels that accommodate up to 6 people. Coast Guard licensed Captains. Private Charters and single fisherman are welcome. 6-pack vessels are heated and have a bathroom., Smaller 4-pack vessels...

63422 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

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

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Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Blanco is the most southern of Oregon’s lighthouses, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Proposed in 1864, it was the first lighthouse in the state outfitted with a first-order Fresnel lens in 1870. The first-order lens was replaced...

Sixes, OR

541-332-2973

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Semi Aquatic Gallery

Semi Aquatic is artist Spencer Reynold’s retail space located in the heart of downtown Brookings, Oregon. The shop features Spencer’s paintings, prints, cards and clothing, as well as a carefully curated collection of hand-crafted and locally made gifts and home...

654 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

503-504-2861
Email us (spence[at]artandsurf[dot]com)

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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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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)

Travel Stories

5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Take a Road Trip on the Coast’s Electric Highway

An ever-expanding network of charging stations makes it easier than ever. With its postcard views, charming inns, and fantastic trails and tide pools, the Oregon Coast makes for a great emissions-free road-trip in an electric vehicle thanks to a robust...
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Eating Adventurously on the Oregon Coast

Try seaweed, sea urchin and spruce-tip beers on your next beach weekend. With wild and scenic rivers, majestic forests, otherworldly sand dunes, and 363 miles of fully public coastline, it’s easy to have an adventure on the Oregon Coast. But...
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Exploring the Oregon Coast’s King Tides

Experience dramatic tidal swings safely from overlooks and beaches this winter. King-tide season is just around the corner, bringing with it some pretty spectacular views for Oregon Coast visitors. Each day the tidal swings are especially dramatic, with the ocean...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Events on the South Coast

February 25, 2024

Coastal Farmers Market

999 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR
February 27, 2024

DJ Trivia at Front Street Food Trucks

775 Front Street
Coos Bay, OR

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