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Coos Bay

If you like to try new things, head to Coos Bay.

Here you can hike or camp along one of most scenic areas on the Oregon Coast, eat fresh takes on coastal cuisine and explore miles and miles of sand dunes — some reaching 500 feet high — at the southern entrance to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Or get to know Coos Bay better by visiting the museums that tell its storied past. It’s all up to you.

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