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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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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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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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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Port Orford Visitor’s Center

Discover an authentic fishing village in the westernmost corner of Oregon. Nestled between the emerald mountains of the Coast Range and the sapphire waters of the mighty Pacific, Port Orford stands alone. Discover remote wild and scenic rivers, mossy temperate...

520 Jefferson
Port Orford, OR

541-332-4106

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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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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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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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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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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, on...

1611 Virginia Avenue
Coos Bay, OR

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

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Pitch Your Tent at These Quiet Coastal Campgrounds

The Oregon Coast draws visitors from around the world all year long — but never more than in summer, when sunny beach days give way to cool nights around the campfire. For many, there’s no better way to experience the region’s natural beauty than with a night under the stars. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite under-the-radar campgrounds, each beloved for their relaxed vibes and easygoing atmosphere, to inspire your summer adventures.
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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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Beer Lover’s Guide to the Oregon Coast

From Astoria to Brookings, dozens of coastal breweries are producing everything from a crisp lager that took gold at the country’s most prestigious competition to spontaneously fermented ales to a fig-infused stout. Here are nine beermakers that are worth a stop.
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Fun Family-Friendly Stays on the Oregon Coast

If you’re planning a family getaway on the Oregon Coast this spring, these unique stays will extend your adventures beyond the surf. Cozy up together close to nature in a cabin or yurt, stay in a cluster of tiny homes or explore a reimagined vintage motel. We’ve rounded up a list of memorable digs sure to satisfy every budget and taste.
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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Where to Eat Pizza on the Oregon Coast

After a day of playing on the beach with the family or hiking in lush coastal forests, sometimes a hot, cheesy pizza hits the spot. The Coast has a pie for a range of tastes, too, from kid-friendly classics to premium toppings on artisan pies. Whether you’re searching for a neighborhood joint or hoping to try innovative combos while enjoying a waterfront view, here are six spots to consider.
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Events on the South Coast

April 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024

Circles in the Sand

Face Rock Viewpoint
Bandon, OR
June 1, 2024 - June 29, 2024

Live Music at Travel Oregon Welcome Center in Brookings

14433 US Highway 101 South
Brookings, OR

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