Blog Archive: Local Love

Welcome to the Official Blog for The Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau! We believe there is no place like the Oregon Coast and want to share stories, events, photos and more information in our blog.

We have world class fishing, dunes, beaches, hiking trails, bird watching, gardens, unique gift, craft and antique shops, casinos, music, museums- and more. The Oregon’s Adventure Coast is an all season destination, with surprises and memories around every turn. We have a variety of fun itineraries, and offer oodles of other great ideas for your next adventure!

Have a story you’d like to share on our blog? Email us at info@oregonsadventurecoast.com

Coos Bay boardwalk Photographer: Bill Grami

Posted by TravelCoosBay on June 15, 2017

What Coos Bay Attractions Are The Most Popular Among TripAdvisor Users? The Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area is known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast for good reason! Each community has it’s own unique flavor and amenities with the…

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Fireworks Coos Bay North Bend

Posted by TravelCoosBay on May 31, 2017

Many visitors agree that July is one of the best times of the year to visit Oregon’s South Coast. Not only is it a great way to beat the heat (the average daytime temperature hovers around a refreshing 60 degrees), our area is host to several…

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Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on April 27, 2017

“Oregon State Parks often make great family beach trips easy, safe, and fun. Sunset Bay is no exception. The grounds are well-kept and the cove protects swimmers and beachgoers from wind and high waves. Great for picnics, playing on the beach, and…

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Trail begins in a conifer forest and provides vistas of fresh water lakes, wet areas within the forest and ocean waves. The trail wanders threw a spruce forest with substantial tree size and stops at the serene Threemile Lake and ends at the ocean beach. The trail offers either a difficult trek to the beach or an easy self-guided interpretive loop. The 2.7 miles to the beach may feel even longer as you traverse soft, open sand dunes. The open sand is unmarked due to constantly changing conditions. Hikers are advised to climb the tallest dune to get their bearings.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on April 25, 2017

If you’re headed to the Southern Oregon Coast, a day exploring the magnificent Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is an absolute must.  Whether you enjoy an off-roading adventure on a quad or ATV, the serenity of hiking along the dunes and in…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 27, 2017

Barbecue, Hand-Crafted beer and Hot Blues Music? Yes Please!! If good fun, great music, and tasty BBQ & Brews sound good to you, then make your travel plans right now for the 6th Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY Memorial Day Weekend May…

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Adventure sets the stage for any visit to the Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston area. We have world class sporting opportunities, from fishing to tackling the Oregon Sand Dunes. For tranquility, explore our bay beaches, hiking trails, bird watching and beauty of the gardens at Shore Acres.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 21, 2017

With such of range of prime fishing spots, it’s no wonder Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area is an angler’s dream come true! Between the bay, ocean and 30+ lakes and rivers, you’re all but guaranteed to enjoy a fishing trip…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 17, 2017

For many of us, pets are an important part of the family and often make great traveling companions, especially when you heading to Oregon’s Adventure Coast!  That’s why we welcome travelers AND their furry friends. As a Pet Friendly…

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What are the best indoor activities on Oregon’s Adventure Coast?

Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 26, 2017

  10 Ways to Explore the “Great Indoors” Last week, we revealed that it’s not uncommon to experience a “secret miniature summer” featuring surprisingly beautiful and balmy days of sunshine during the winter months…

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You may surprised to learn that winter on the Oregon Coast is actually a lot more pleasant than most people realize. Despite what you may hear about cold and rainy Oregon winters, it's not uncommon for coastal residents and visitors to be treated to spectacular balmy days of sunshine. In fact, if you're visiting during the winter months, it might be wise to pack some lighter gear and even shorts!

Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 19, 2017

An Oregon Coast winter is sometimes warm, sometimes wet, but always wild and wonderful. One the draws of the Oregon Coast is it’s wild unpredictability. There is never a dull day when you live near the mighty Pacific ocean. You may surprised…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 10, 2017

Above Image: Rocks and Pool – Quail Beach by Dave McIntire      Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of our favorite local places to explore. It might surprise you, but   for the last 5 decades, CAM has been an important piece of our state’s…

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