Sunset Bay State Park

Activities: Beach, Geocaching, Historical, Kayaking, State Parks & National Lands, Tidepooling

Sunset Bay State park
Charleston, OR, OR 97420
(541) 888-4902

Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. A favorite among locals and tourists, Sunset Bay State Park is protected by towering sea cliffs and features beautiful sandy beaches, amazing tide pools, picnic facilities, restrooms, and campgrounds. Beach goers will find easy access for beach combing, birding, fishing, swimming, and boating.

A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you’ll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago lighthouse.

At low tide, view the ancient forests, the roots of spruce trees become visible in the sandy bottom of Sunset Bay. 1200 – year-old remnants of ancient coastal forests, they are evidence of the dynamic and sometimes cataclysmic events that shaped Oregon’s coastline. These majestic sentinels that stood against raging windstorms fell victim to the gradually rising sea, as well as the sudden upheaval of the land during a major earthquake.

For camping information call 541.888.4902 or 1.800.551.6949.