Activities

Beach

Activities: Beach, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, Geocaching, Kayaking, Scenic Drives, Walking & Hiking

Bastendorff Beach

Bastendorff Beach

Bastendorff Beach is a favorite among surfers, kiters, beachcombers and locals and tourists alike. You’ll find an uninterrupted beach and ocean views can be enjoyed here. Bastendorff Beach is defined by Yoakam Head and the south jetty at the…

Activities: Beach, Historical, Kayaking, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives

Cape Arago Lighthouse

Charleston, OR 97424

Cape Arago is located in Charleston just west of Coos Bay, and is easily noticeable due to its distinct fog horn. It was first illuminated in 1934, and stands at 44 feet above sea level. The Lighthouse is located on an island and is not accessible…

Activities: Beach, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, Geocaching, Kayaking, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands, Tidepooling, Walking & Hiking

Cape Arago State Park

CAPE ARAGO STATE PARK

Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway, you’ll find Cape Arago Beach. Tucked away below the cliffs, a short walk along the steep trails will take you to a secluded cove where tide pooling and fossils can be found. Visitors can also enjoy whale…

Activities: ATVing & Motorsports, Beach, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, Walking & Hiking

Horsfall Beach

Horsfall Beach
North Bend, OR 97459

Located along the Oregon National Recreation Area, Horsfall Beach is a haven for locals and visitors alike. Miles of open sand, flooded deflation plain wet lands, beach and inland dunes can be found here. Surf fishing, off highway vehicle riding,…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Lighthouses, Scenic Drives, Walking & Hiking

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Way
Charleston, OR 97420

Known for its excellent kayaking, scuba diving and views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse. Lighthouse Beach is a pristine beach situated in an alcove. There is very little public access to this beach, but the walk is well worth the effort. Many choose…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Geocaching, Walking & Hiking

Oregon Coast Trail (Sunset Bay to Cape Arago)

Sunset Bay State Park
Charleston, OR 97420
541-888-8867 ext 26

One of our most spectacular trails for view of the Oregon Coast, winding through three state parks, Simpson Reef/Shell Island and a dedicated whale watching site.

Activities: Beach, Birding, Dunes, Walking & Hiking

Oregon Dunes Loop Trail

Oregon Dunes Overlook

Amenities: Restrooms, viewpoints, potable water

Trail is paved for the first half-mile to a viewing area and several picnic sites. From there the trail is not accessible for wheel chairs. The trail then turns and goes down to the open dunes that leads to the beach. Find out how a dunes…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Scenic Drives, Walking & Hiking

Seven Devils Recreation Site & Beach

Seven Devils State Recreation Site

Located 8 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road, in a rather isolated location along the coastline, Seven Devils Beach is surrounded by meadows, trees and rolling hills. Ideal for hikers as no motor vehicles are allowed, it is also a known…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands

Shell Island

Shell Island

Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Island and the surrounding reefs provide breeding and rest areas for sea birds and Marine mammals. Shell Island is the largest marine haul out on the Oregon Coast. Gray Whales, Northern…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Historical, Kayaking, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands, Walking & Hiking

Shore Acres State Park

Shore Acres State Park
(541) 888-3732

The jewel of the South Coast, Shore Acres State Park is perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean. Shore Acres is an unexpected combination of beautiful natural and man-made features. Once the famed estates of Louis Simpson, Shore…