Charleston

This is Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston make up a diverse area of historic charm, natural beauty and outdoor adventure known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Each town displays its own unique independence while still being woven into a strong regional community on Oregon’s South Coast.

Here you'll find a small-town, local feel — the businesses and restaurants are owned and operated by people in the community, and it’s easy to see the network of relationships that make this place tick. The harbor is the heart of Charleston and serves as a home port to a large commercial fishing fleet. You’ll find a bustling marina serving charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers, and recreational boaters. Fresh seafood is always served at a wide selection of local restaurants and pubs.

Leaving town along Cape Arago Highway begins one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the state, with multiple worthwhile stops on the way to the panoramic viewpoint of Cape Arago itself. The journey passes popular Bastendorff Beach, the sheltered Sunset Bay, and historical Shore Acres — once a timber baron’s estate and now a formal garden with spectacular cliff side views of the ocean. Off shore, the Cape Arago Lighthouse can be seen from afar on an island near Sunset Bay.

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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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Sharky’s Charters

USCG Certified Master, over 750 days at sea, and 30 years experience.  Currently offering fishing, crab, salmon, and tuna.  You may recognize Captain John from the “Basin Tackle Outdoors Show”.  Captain John operates one of the fastest boats in Charleston,...

Charleston, OR

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

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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 entrance of...

Charleston, OR
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Sunset Bay State Park

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. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and...

Charleston, OR

541-888-3778

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South Slough Reserve

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a protected estuary and natural area located in the Coos Bay Estuary on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Open to the public most days of the year, South Slough Reserve is a destination for recreation,...

61907 Seven Devils Road
Charleston, OR

541-888-5558

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BTR Outdoor Adventures

PO Box 5508
Charleston, OR

(541) 888-3474
Email us (basin_tackle[at]yahoo[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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Cape Arago Lighthouse

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...

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Stillwagon Distillery

Stillwagon Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery located in Charleston, Oregon. They also operate Tasting Rooms in Bandon and in Florence. Production of a craft spirit is very hands on. None of the process is automated – Mashing of the...

63848 Seven Devils Road
Charleston, OR

541-732-8458
Email us (stillwagondistillery[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Shore Acres State Park

Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and constructed features. Once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features lushly planted...

Charleston, OR

541-888-3732

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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)

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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

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Winter on the Oregon Coast is anything but boring. When powerful Pacific winds meet turbulent ocean waters, it’s a spectacular sight to witness. Tall waves crash into rocky cliffs and sandy shores, offering an awe-inspiring display by Mother Nature. And...

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Don’t-Miss Events on the Southern Oregon Coast

Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each...

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Camping on the Southern Oregon Coast

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Featured Dining

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Cape Arago Café & Espresso

Breakfast and lunch served daily with Drive-Thru Espresso. Call ahead for meal pick-up at window.

91120 Cape Arago Hwy.
Charleston, OR

(541) 808-2226

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Cape Café – The ‘Original’

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the charming Charleston Marina. The Cape Cafe’ serves breakfast classics including omelets, french toast, pancakes and more. Fish & chips, burgers, sandwiches, or soup & salad will hit the spot at lunchtime. Open daily 7...

63516 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

(541)808-2662

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Sea Basket

Enjoy family dining that specializes in seafood and chowder with “Big Man” burgers and sandwiches at the Sea Basket. Open Sunday -Thursday 6am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 6am-9pm

63502 Kingfisher Rd.
Charleston, OR

541-888-5711

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Monkey Business Food Truck

Monkey Business is located in the Charleston Marina in a cute yellow food truck. They offer breakfast and lunch items including waffles, biscuits and gravy, burgers, chicken strip baskets, and, of course, fish & chips. There is even a small...

63534 Kingfisher Rd.
Charleston, OR

(541)260-4145

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Fisherman’s Grotto

Fisherman’s Grotto offers a full line of seafood, fish and chips, clam chowder and deli sandwiches. Groups are welcome, and there’s lots of parking. The covered patio open during summer. Located at East End of the Charleston Bridge. Open daily....

91149 Cape Arago Hwy
Charleston, OR

(541)888-3251

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Portside Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy local seafood caught daily, steak and a Friday night seafood buffet. Choose your own live Dungeness crab or lobster from the tanks. Live easy listening music and karaoke in the lounge. Beer, wine, cocktails and microbrews. Catering services.  Open...

63383 Kingfisher Rd.
Charleston, OR

541-888-5544

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Miller’s at the Cove

A sports bar & grill with free wifi, high-definition tvs, a  fireplace and more. Open to all ages before 9pm, 21 or over after 9pm. Menu features Jr. and Sr. smaller portions. Open daily at 11am

63346 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR

541-808-2404

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Ocean Air Taqueria & Eatery

Enjoy fresh seafood, authentic Mexican cuisine and breakfast served daily at Ocean Air Taqueria & Eatery.

91122 Cape Arago Hwy.
Charleston, OR

(541)808-3532

Featured Lodging

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Charleston Marina

The Marina offers moorage at daily, weekly, monthly and annual rates. The RV Park offers RV hookup,restrooms/showers, Laundromat, and a recreation room.. Tent space and yurts are available year-round. The Charleston Shipyard offers work dock space, vessel wash and other...

63402 Kingfisher Rd
Charleston, OR

(541) 888-9512
Email us (rvpark[at]charlestonmarina[dot]com)

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Charleston Marina RV Park

The Charleston Marina features extensive public docks for recreational and sport boaters. Right next door is the Charleston RV Park. Stay and Play. The friendly residents and merchants of Charleston will do everything possible to make your visit memorable and...

63402 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541.888-9512
Email us (rvpark[at]charlestonmarina[dot]com)

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Oregon Coast Vacation Retreat

Fisherman’s paradise w/spacious yard, views of nature & crabbing gear! Ocean meets peaceful tranquility in Charleston. This 3-bedroom home offers both, within walking distance to Bastendorff Beach while still being just off the beaten path.

Charleston, OR
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Bay Point Landing Modern Camping Resort

Enjoy a modern camp experience at Bay Point Landing. Open year-round with RV sites, cabins and Airstream trailer rentals. There’s an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, activity room and kids den, as well as an event center and pavilion. Sandy...

92443 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR

541-351-9160

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Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Charleston

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

Charleston, OR

503-305-4521
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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Portside Vacation House

A seven bedroom house in the Charleston Marina with a large deck and Bay views. Adjacent to restaurants and within minutes of the state parks along the Cape Arago Beach Loop, fishing, hiking and recreation activities.

63383 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541-888-5544

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Lou’s Bay View

This large beautiful 3-bedroom home has a spectacular view of the Bay. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of Oregon’s most diverse and largest cities on the Oregon coast. Close to recreation, marina and bay activities.

Charleston, OR

541-404-4419

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Bastendorff Beach County Park

Perched on the hill overlooking Bastendorff Beach is the 89 acre County Park open year-round for RV or tent camping. Amenities include space for RVs up to 45 feet, a fish cleaning area, full hookups, cable, high speed internet and...

63379 Bastendorff Beach Road
Charleston, OR

541-888-5353

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Charleston Harbor Inn

Get the comforts of home just one mile from the ocean! At Charleston Harbor Inn you can wake up every morning to the sights and sounds of the harbor on your private patio or balcony. Soak in the salt air...

63361 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541-888-1178
Email us (innkeeperin[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Captain John’s Motel

Located near the Charleston Marina, Captain John’s offers comfortable rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, free wi-fi, free boat parking, fish cleaning stations and is pet friendly. Weekly rates available.

63360 Kingfisher Drive
Charleston, OR

541-888-4041
Email us (info[at]captainjohnsmotel[dot]com)

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Snug Harbor RV Park

Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 10 sites, power available. Full Hookups, Pets OK, Cable, High Speed Internet Access, Dump station, Laundry Facilities, Pull Through Spaces, WiFi.

91134 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR

541-888-5924

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Vacation Home at Lighthouse Beach

Escape to the breathtakingly beautiful S Oregon Coast at this oceanfront home with furnished patio, yard, private beach access, and jaw-dropping lighthouse & sea views. This two-bedroom rental sits a few miles west of Charleston shops & restaurants.

89927 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR

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