There's more to the Coast than the Coast

Home to towns that are adventures unto themselves, full of local art, fresh halibut off the docks and interesting people to meet. Scroll down and dig in!

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Home to towns that are adventures unto themselves, full of local art, fresh halibut off the docks and interesting people to meet. Scroll down and dig in!

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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Family-Friendly Things to Do on the Southern Oregon Coast

Discover Out-of-the-Ordinary Adventures, Tailored to Your Child’s Distinctive Taste Visitors flock to the Southern Oregon Coast for its scenic drives, ocean adventures, and beach fun—classic coastal living. But dig deeper, and you’ll uncover a treasure trove of unconventional attractions, perfect...

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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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Waterfall Hikes on the Southern Oregon Coast

Discover Trails to Nature’s Cascading Wonders Envision strolling through ancient forests, each turn unveiling another natural marvel. At the end of your stroll, imagine yourself at the foot of a glistening waterfall with the feel of mist on your face...

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Events on the South Coast

Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2024

Circles in the Sand

Bandon, OR
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2024

Live Music at Travel Oregon Welcome Center in Brookings

Brookings, OR
Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2024

Shakespeare in the Park presents Julius Caesar

Coos Bay, OR

Featured Spots

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Old Coos Bay Wagon Road

Of all the wagon roads that served Oregon’s earliest settlers, all but one are either abandoned or obliterated by modern highways — the Old Coos Bay Wagon Road (often called just "The Old Wagon Road"). Alone of Oregon’s earliest roads...

Myrtle Point, OR
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Lower Umpqua Hospital Gift Shop

The Lower Umpqua Hospital Auxiliary operates the Gift Shop near the front lobby. The shop is open weekdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All proceeds fund projects to improve patient care facilities.

600 Ranch Rd.
Reedsport, OR

(541)271-2171

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Blue Sky Bike Shop

Bicycle sales and service, rentals, and apparel/accessories. Your Local Bike Shop We proudly serve all types of cyclists, including new and veteran riders, road and mountain aficionados, and recreation and transportation cyclists. Whether you prefer to shop on our website...

235 N Broadway
Coos Bay, OR

541-808-2646
Email us (info[at]blueskybikeshop[dot]com)

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Universal Properties Inc

2335 Pine Street
North Bend, OR

(541) 297-5755

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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...

Charleston, OR
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Coquille Indian Tribe

Ancestors of the Coquille Indian Tribe flourished in Southwestern Oregon for thousands of years, roaming a homeland that stretched across more than 1 million acres.  Uprooted and nearly erased in the 19th century, the Coquille people clung to their tribal...

Coos Bay, OR
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Floras Lake Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

Our season is April through mid-September. Memorial Day to Labor Day open 7 days 10:00am-6:00pm. Please call ahead rest of the season.

92870 Boice Cope Ln
Langlois, OR

(541) 348-9912
Email us (will[at]floraslake[dot]com)

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Lake Of The Woods Lookout

Lake of the Woods Lookout is surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and spectacular views within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon. The flat-roofed cabin was originally a “ground house” located on Barklow Mountain in the Powers Ranger...

Agness, OR

541-247-3600

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The Little Mint

Experts in collectible coins & currency for all levels of collecting & investment. We also buy & sell gold, silver, & platinum. In business for over 35 years we have extensive experience supplying both beginning and sophisticated collectors with collectible...

1041 Hwy 101 S
Reedsport, OR

(541)271-4623
Email us (lmint[at]frontier[dot]com)

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FishWhackers Guide Service

FishWhackers Guide Service has over 40 years fishing experience. They offer guided fishing trips for Spring and Fall salmon, pink fin perch and sturgeon on the Umpqua, Coos, Siuslaw, Columbia and Willamette rivers.

Winchester Bay, OR

541-844-5920

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Matusz and Sons Guide Service

Discover unmatched Oregon fishing adventures with Matusz and Sons Guide Service, a cherished family-owned legacy with 15 years of experience guiding along the stunning southern Oregon coast. Specializing in steelhead, salmon, and smallmouth bass fishing, our seasoned guides cater to...

Coos Bay, OR

541-808-4921
Email us (cmatusz1101[at]icloud[dot]com)

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Books by the Bay

New and used books galore! Special orders taken gladly. Coffee shop and snacks inside. Friendly, old style book store with plenty of room to relax, read, have a cup of coffee, listen to author readings and get personal recommendations.

1875 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR

541-756-1215

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