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OREGON'S BAY AREA

Recreation
 
Situated on miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and surrounded by lush green valleys, immense sand dunes and abundant recreation opportunities, Oregon’s south coast is an idyllic location for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers, and a draw for tourists and visitors from around the state and beyond.

Camping, fishing, hunting, clamming and crabbing opportunities are plentiful here and beachcombers, kayakers, white water rafters and surfers will also feel right at home. Recreational boaters are drawn by the thousands to
Charleston Marina, which offers complete moorage facilities and other services for nearly 600 boats. Charleston is also the gateway to three state parks – Sunset Bay, Shore Acres, and Cape Arago and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 4,771-acre natural area on Oregon's south coast.


In Coos Bay, visitors and local residents can spend an afternoon strolling along the boardwalk, and enjoying the city’s museums, antique stores, boutiques and city parks.
The Mill Casino and Hotel, located on a former dockside mill site, is the newest entertainment center for both locals and visitors. And, the coast’s largest enclosed shopping mall is right next door in North Bend.

Just north of Charleston on Highway 101 is the
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with acres of rolling sand dunes to explore. To the south is the renowned
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with three distinctly different courses built on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean – a draw for golfers from around the world.  
 

More information about recreational opportunities on the southern Oregon coast can be found by visiting: 

 

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