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, sheltered Sunset Bay, and historical Shore Acres — once a timber baron’s estate and now a formal garden with spectacular cliffside views of the ocean. Offshore, Cape Arago Lighthouse can be seen from afar on an island near Sunset Bay.

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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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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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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...

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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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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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Chuck’s Seafood

Famuos for the finest Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Crab, Oysters and other fine seafood these water’s have to offer. At Chuck’s, they pick only the best! Gift packs and samplers are available as well and all are freshly prepared, hand packed...

91135 Boat Basin Drive
Charleston, OR

541-888-5525

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Charleston Information Center

Charleston Information Center welcomes you to Oregon’s Adventure Coast, where the land meets the bay and the sea, opening up an abundance of possibilities. You’re invites to explore, to discover, to feel, to know…at land’s end, adventure begins. On Oregon’s...

Boat Basin Dr. & Cape Arago Hwy.
Charleston, OR

541-888-2311

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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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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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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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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

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

7 Great Stops for Fish and Chips on the Southern Oregon Coast

A heaping basket of perfectly fried pieces of light, flaky fish with a side of crunchy fries or fresh coleslaw? Yes, please. It tastes even better with waterfront views and knowing your order supports local fishing families on the Southern Oregon Coast. On your next trip, try some of these seven spots, each offering a classic coastal experience. Ask what’s fresh that day and you might even get a story about where and how the fish was caught.

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Celebrate 150 Years of Coos Bay’s Vibrant Heritage at a Summer-Long Birthday Extravaganza

On Oregon’s Adventure Coast — Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston — a verdant, forest-covered land meets the bay, river and sea. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in nature and wildlife, feel the adrenaline surge as you cruise down a mountain bike trail, chill out while paddling peaceful waterways or tap into culture, arts and athletics. And this year, it’s also where you can celebrate 150 years of Coos Bay history with a summer packed full of parties, history lessons and other fun events. You’ll also have plenty of chances to commemorate regional icons and community institutions. Here’s a look at the festive events happening across Oregon’s Adventure Coast this summer.

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From Azaleas to Pirates, Festivals Spell Fun on the Southern Oregon Coast

With built-in entertainment, local eats and a unique link to the area, a local festival can be the perfect centerpiece for your next getaway. In Curry County on Oregon’s South Coast, you’ll find festivals celebrating everything from pirates to fungi, plus colorful displays of floral bloom or literally millions of holiday lights. Here’s a rundown of the best festivals on the Southern Oregon Coast to add to your calendar.

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South Coast Kayaking 101

Along with the allure of the broad blue Pacific, water comes in many forms on the South Coast, from hidden coves and serene sloughs to wild rivers flowing through coastal forests. A nimble kayak gives you an immersive way to experience it all.

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3 Spring Break Trips on the South Coast

Take the whole family on a trip this spring break along the rugged shorelines of Oregon's Southern Coast. Historic towns like Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings are perfect base camps to settle in and explore. Take your time and discover why families love this corner of the state in the springtime. Here are some of our favorite uncrowded beaches, places to see migrating whales, and mile after mile of breathtaking dune and forest adventures.

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Brighten Winter Spirits at Shore Acres State Park

Ready to start a new holiday tradition? Every year, Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park brings the sparkle and cheer of the holiday season to a gorgeous garden setting on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean. Come experience the magic for yourself and see why this beloved display on Oregon’s Adventure Coast keeps visitors coming back year after year.

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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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Persephone Cafe & Bakery

Enjoy fresh baked goods, coffee or lunch in a delightful setting, all crafted with the finest ingredients. Located inside Sea Coast Garden & Gifts, enjoy a fun little treat while you’re shopping. 

91152 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR

541-808-2500
Email us (bobak[at]persephonecafeandbakery[dot]com)

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business is located in the Charleston Marina. Enjoy their famous burgers, seafood, fresh local fish & chips. The clam chowder is made fresh daily. Enjoy it by the cup, bowl, bread bowl or quart.

63516 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541-778-3650
Email us (monkeybusinessfood[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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Foggy’s Cafe’

Takeout Cafe in Charleston, serving scratch-made food, local espresso, and real fruit smoothies.

91125 Cape Arago Hwy
Charleston, OR
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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

Featured Lodging

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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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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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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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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.

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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...

63402 Kingfisher Rd
Charleston, OR

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