Things to Do in Charleston, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

Fishing in Brookings by Erik Urdahl

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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PacificPond Charters

PacificPond Charters core mission is to provide for a fun and safe environment for people of all ages to enjoy fishing on the Oregon coast.

Charleston, OR

541-551-1643
Email us (pacificpondcharters[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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

541-346-7280
Email us (cmlc[at]uoregon[dot]edu)

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Sharkys Charter Fishing

Guided 6-Pack Ocean Fishing Charter located in the Charleston Marina. Six 32′ aluminum vessels that accommodate up to 6 people. Coast Guard licensed Captains. Private Charters and single fisherman are welcome. 6-pack vessels are heated and have a bathroom., Smaller 4-pack vessels...

63422 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541-260-9110
Email us (sharkyscharters[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Kinnee’s Gifts & Shells

Shells, t-shirts, novelty items, souvenirs to capture your memories! Friendly old fashioned service and a staple of Charleston!

91134 Cape Arago Hwy
Charleston, OR

541-888-5924

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Betty Kay Fishing Charters

Whether your looking to catch tuna, salmon, rock cod, or halibut Betty Kay guides have a ton of experience in deep sea fishing off the Southern Oregon coast.  Located 9 miles west of Coos Bay in Charleston Harbor.

Charleston, OR

800-752-6303
Email us (fish[at]bettykaycharters[dot]com)

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BACAPA Baseball Complex

Batting cages are available year-round and can be booked online. BACAPA (Barview Area Charleston Area Park Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the Park Complex on Libby Lane. Together with the community, they continue to make improvements to...

91235 Libby Lane
Charleston, OR

(541)218-0105
Email us (bacapapark[at]gmail[dot]com)

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Getting Away in Winchester Bay

With one of the tallest sand dunes in Oregon, exceptional crabbing, a classic Oregon lighthouse and forested trails galore, Winchester Bay has all the ingredients for a memorable coastal escape.

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The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Experience the Power and Beauty of Coastal Storms on the Southern Oregon Coast Coastal storms are truly fascinating! In winter, the Southern Oregon Coast becomes a magnet for visitors eager to witness the aggressive power of nature. The relentless forces...

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A Restorative Romantic Getaway in Bandon

Sometimes you have to get away from it all to get back to what matters. Hugging the rugged, rocky cape where the Coquille River meets the Pacific Ocean, Bandon on the Southern Oregon Coast is definitely off the beaten path — but not so far off you can’t enjoy award-winning locally made cheeses, craft brews or world-class golf. A perfect place, in other words, to disconnect from the daily grind for some quality time with the person you care about most.

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Art in Unexpected Places on the South Coast

While there’s no shortage of art galleries and museums on Oregon’s South Coast, many of the region’s finest works of art are out on display in public for all to see. Many of these works are found on the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail, a fantastic resource for finding public art across the region. From carvings to murals, here are a few spots on the South Coast where you’ll find art where you least expect it.

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Snow Peak Explores the Southern Oregon Coast

Heal and Restore Your Soul in the Great Outdoors Snow Peak, a cult outdoor brand rooted in the idea of gathering people together in the great outdoors, firmly believes time spent outside restores the human spirit. Embodying this philosophy, a...

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5 Fall Hikes on the Southern Oregon Coast

Consider the Path Less Traveled Most coastal trails are open year-round, but fall is an especially excellent time to be on the coast. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, the temperatures are moderate, the fog has lifted, and...

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