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The Oregon Coast

Life in Oregon's Bay Area.  

photography by Patricia Davidson PhotographyThe safe, quaint communities of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are located on the Pacific coast of Oregon, approximately 110 miles north of the California border and approximately 115 miles southwest of Eugene, the state’s third largest city.

Coos Bay is Oregon’s largest natural deep water port. The area’s marine climate is mild throughout the year, which means you can enjoy the region’s many amenities any time you choose. As you venture across the historic McCullough Bridge via Highway 101, the number of things to see and places to go is unlimited: from antique shops to restaurants and coffee houses, to boat tours against the backdrop of a blazing Pacific Northwest sunset. For more information on the Bay Area, contact the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

What to do within two hours of OCCI and Oregon's Bay Area

Newport Area: Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Interpretive Center • Yaquina Bay Lighthouse & State Park • Wax Works wax museum • Undersea Gardens • Marine Science Center • Oregon Coast Aquarium • sports fishing • whale watching

Florence Area: Old Town (shopping) • Westward Ho! Sternwheeler (cruises, sightseeing, natural history) • golfing • Northern Gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (sand dune buggy, ATV rentals, dune tours) • dune overlook • Heceta Head • Lighthouse Seaplane rides • Sea Lion Caves

Reedsport/Winchester Bay: Old Town (shopping) • Umpqua Discovery Center • Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area • Umpqua River Lighthouse • Spyhoppers Whale Watching Platform • Douglas County Visitors Center and Museum • sport fishing

Southern Gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (dune buggy & ATV rentals, dune tours)

Coquille: Sawdust Theater (melodrama) • Golden and Silver Falls State Park

Myrtle Point: Coos County Logging Museum • Coos County Fair & Rodeo

Bandon By The Sea: Old Town (shopping) • kayaking • horseback riding on the beach • Face Rock • Table Rock • windsurfing • Coquille River Lighthouse • Bullards Beach State Park • cranberry bogs • Wildlife Safari

Winston: West Coast Game Park Safari

Port Orford: Oregon's most unique fishing village • Battle Rock State Park • Humbug Mountain • Cape Blanco Lighthouse & historic Hughes House

Gold Beach/Wedderburn: Rogue River jet boat tours • Curry County Fair • sports fishing • Schrader Old-growth Trail • Oregon Coast Trail