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
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
South Slough National Estuarine
a 4,771-acre natural area on Oregon's south coast.
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
with acres of rolling sand dunes to explore. To the south is
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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