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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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

Jerry’s Rogue Jets

Jerry’s Rogue Jets offers nature-based jet boat tours on Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Travel through the Pacific coastal estuary into the rugged canyons deep in the Rogue Wilderness. View wildlife in their natural habitat and learn about the...

29980 Harbor Wy.
Gold Beach, OR

800-451-3645
Email us (Jerrys[at]roguejets[dot]com)

South Coast

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)

South Coast

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)

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

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 Av
North Bend, OR

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

South Coast

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

South Coast

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

541-888-2581
Email us (cmlc[at]uoregon[dot]edu)

Travel Guides

Oregon Coast’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

When it comes time to decide on a winter meal to serve family and friends over the holidays, consider skipping the traditional turkey for local, sustainable Oregon seafood instead.  Paul Grossi, the head chef at Redfish restaurant in Port Orford,...
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Travel Guides

10 Road-Trip Essentials Everyone Must Know

Whenever it’s safe to travel, the Oregon Coast’s 363 miles of public beaches will be here waiting for you. So will the sunrises and sunsets, the scenic trails and wildlife-filled estuaries. Before you make plans to travel, here are your...
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Travel Guides

Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Travel Guides

Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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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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Events on the South Coast

December 11, 2020 - January 30, 2021

Big Girls and Bad Air at the Coos Art Museum

235 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR
January 26, 2021

Nature Hike at the South Slough Visitor Center

61907 Seven Devils Road
Charleston, OR

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