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Coos BayUnited States of America

This may be the largest city on the coast of Oregon, but its small-town charm will enchant you. Explore the beautiful parks scattered throughout the area. 

It is easy to understand why people want to visit and settle in Coos Bay, the largest city on the Oregon coast. Enjoy its prime location on a stunning bay sandwiched between lush forests and the Pacific Ocean. Its legacy of shipbuilding and timber has made Coos Bay a significant commercial hub.

Although most people travel to Coos Bay to savor the beautiful surroundings, the town itself is also a great place to spend the day. After exploring the downtown shops and restaurants, stroll through Mingus Park. This complex includes a swimming pool, amphitheater, playground, picnic areas, tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf course and sports fields.

Coos Bay also has several great museums. Coos Art Museum is located in a former U.S. post office and has nearly 500 permanent collections, along with rotating exhibits and lectures throughout the year. Learn about the railroad industry that helped shape the city at the Oregon Coast Historic Rail Museum. See relics from the logging heyday, such as a 1922 steam locomotive that transported lumber from the area’s forests.

Drive a few miles southwest to reach some of the most beautiful parks on Oregon’s coast. Cape Arago State Park is located on a dramatic headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. Hike along the park’s trails or try fishing on the beach. Just offshore, hundreds of sea lions and seals make their home on Shell Island.

Visit the dramatic cliff-top oasis of Shore Acres State Park. See the coast’s natural beauty and sprawling manicured formal gardens. From your high vantage point, watch seals and whales swim below or observe a storm rolling in over the water.

Coos Bay is located along Highway 101, the famous route running north and south along the entire length of America’s west coast. Fly into Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend, a 10-minute drive outside of town.

Top Hotels in Coos Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Coos Bay, OR
Motel 6 Coos Bay, OR
2 out of 5
1445 N Bayshore Dr, Coos Bay, OR
The price is $63 per night

Situated in Coos Bay, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Coos Bay Boardwalk and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Pony Village Mall. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area ...

3.4/5Good! (870 reviews)

"Clean room and a comfortable bed but definitely minimalist. Could have used a mini-fridge and some shampoo."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Motel 6 Coos Bay, OR
Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay
Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay
3 out of 5
1313 N Bayshore Dr, Coos Bay, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $130 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Coos Bay Boardwalk and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Pony Village Mall. Oregon Dunes National Recreation ...

3.6/5Good! (975 reviews)

"Clean and efficient. Nothing attractive about the location in a semi-industrial part of Coos Bay, but if you just need to sleep, this place has clean spacious rooms and capable staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay
Best Western Holiday Hotel
Best Western Holiday Hotel
2.5 out of 5
411 N Bayshore Dr, Coos Bay, OR
The price is $165 per night

Located in the heart of Coos Bay, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Coos Bay Boardwalk and within 9 mi (15 km) of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and ...

4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"Good location downtown and across the street from the boardwalk. Hotel is a little outdated but in decent shape. Bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Best Western Holiday Hotel

Popular places to visit in Coos Bay

Shore Acres State Park
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Shore Acres State Park

4.5/5(173 reviews)

This state park, dramatically located atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, combines natural coastal beauty with manicured formal gardens. 

Cape Arago State Park
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Cape Arago State Park

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Drive southwest from Coos Bay until you reach this tranquil park on the Pacific Ocean. Embark on a hike or watch the seals and sea lions from the beach. 

Bastendorff Beach
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Bastendorff Beach

4/5(1 review)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Bastendorff Beach during your trip to Charleston? While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a lovely green space in Coos Bay. Wander the beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Hit the links in Bandon at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a popular golf course. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

4.5/5(321 reviews)

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lakes and lush forests, this expanse of towering sand dunes is a truly spectacular sight.

Top things to do in Coos Bay

Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour
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Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour

$400
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland
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Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland

$129
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Ocean Wildlife Kayak Tour in Brookings
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Ocean Wildlife Kayak Tour in Brookings

$48
Per adult
Chetco River Wildlife Viewing Kayak or SUP Tour
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Chetco River Wildlife Viewing Kayak or SUP Tour

$80
Per adult
Port Orford Ocean Wildlife Viewing Kayak Tour
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Port Orford Ocean Wildlife Viewing Kayak Tour

$48
Per adult
McMinnville Brewery Tours
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McMinnville Brewery Tours

$40
Per adult

Reviews of Coos Bay

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
63
5 - Excellent 23.507462686567163%
4 - Good
126
4 - Good 47.014925373134325%
3 - Okay
57
3 - Okay 21.26865671641791%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 6.7164179104477615%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 1.492537313432836%

5/5 - Excellent

Gilbert

May 26, 2020

You have a quad this is a place for you.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 10, 2020

Considering relocation

4/5 - Good

SoccerMom

Mar 13, 2020

Sunset Bay was excellent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

Not at this time

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 24, 2019

All of the places that we went to whether it was an antique store , dinner or out for a drink. everybody was very friendly! it made you feel like you you're welcome and belong to the community. The Sky Bar was one that I go back to.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 4, 2019

I have always loved exploring the coast of Oregon. Unfortunately after a very long road trip we,were just heading home.

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