Activities

Scenic Drives

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: Geocaching, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands, Walking & Hiking

Golden & Silver Falls State Natural Area

Golden and Silver Falls State Park
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Located a half hour from Coos Bay at the end of Coos River Highway, Golden and Silver Falls is 24 miles off Highway 101. A small parking and picnic area is located along the banks of Glenn and Silver Creeks, set in an old-growth forest of Douglas…

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, 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…

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

Whiskey Run Beach

Whiskey Run Trail
Bandon, OR

Accessed from Seven Devils Road, you may find a few locals out on dirt bikes as motor vehicles are allowed on this beach. You can usually find sail boarding enthusiasts enjoying the wind and the waves. Whiskey Run is hard to get to but if you’re…