Trip Ideas

Oregon's Adventure Coast invites you to explore all we have to offer! To help you get started discovering our exciting and exhilarating adventures, we have put together a collection of half-day, full-day, and long weekend trip ideas. We know you will find your perfect getaway where The Soul Meets the Sea on Oregon's Adventure Coast!  

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“Any other place, and this day would be a bust,” says Roy Marcum, organizer of the 2014 Angler of the Day Challenge kayak fishing tournament. “But this place is special.” He’s talking about the unique geography of Sunset Bay State Park on…

Winter steelhead fishing and clamming are popular winter activities on the Oregon Coast, but it doesn’t end there. Watch waves crashing at Shore Acres, visit museums or catch a show at a local theater, tackle the Oregon Dunes or roll the dice…

Activities: Beach, Dunes, Eat & Drink

The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, located on Highway 101 in the southern part of the state, are called “Oregon’s Adventure Coast” for a reason. Surrounded by thick forests and perched on an ocean bay, Coos Bay is the gateway to…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Of the many outdoor recreational activities here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, winter steelhead fishing is undoubtedly a favorite among sportsmen!  Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston have a bounty of incredible fishing options, so we asked a…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Geocaching, Historical

Hidden in plain sight, Coos Bay’s Front Street was originally a wharf which became the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield).  From the mid-1850s until the 1920s, the south end of the waterfront street (now…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Walking & Hiking

BRIEF HISTORY OF NORTH BEND Asa Simpson – sea captain, shipbuilder, lumber- man – built a sawmill and shipyard in the mid 1850’s at the north bend of the Coos Bay. Most famous of the 55 vessels built here (1858-1903) was the Western Shore,…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Shopping, Walking & Hiking

What now makes up the central district of Coos Bay was called Marshfield until 1944 when residents voted to change the name to Coos Bay to match the name of the Bay itself. The City of Marshfield was named after the Massachusetts home town of the…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Variety is the name of the game when it comes to fishing on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! The fun and sport of fishing builds memories of a lifetime. While here, it is worth exploring the different types of fishing, from shore, charter boat,…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Lake, river and stream fishing are popular pursuits. Early summer and late fall salmon runs offer the best chances for a great catch and hearty sportsmen will enjoy the challenges of winter steelhead fishing. For the most updated fishing information…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Throughout the year low tides provide access to a bountiful resource; clams. A clam-digging adventure on the tidelands of Coos Bay can result in a tasty treat whether served in chowder, steamed or fried. The most common varieties found around the…