: Simpson Beach at Shore Acres State Park

Charleston

Just eight miles from Coos Bay, this quaint fishing village is a gateway to beautiful beaches, state parks and untouched scenery.

Fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, surfing and hiking abound. Nearby Shore Acres State Park occupies the magnificent bluff-top site of a lumber baron’s estate, where you can enjoy the grand formal gardens and even grander ocean views.

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Late-September through early-October is a great time to visit the Oregon Coast for outdoor recreation and wildlife spotting. With the large summer crowds gone, herds of Roosevelt Elk are frequently seen along the coast. If you’re interested in whale watching, I’d suggest Depoe Bay, where Oregon State Parks operates a Whale Watch Center, or Cape…

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