Coos Bay

Surrounded by the Pacific shoreline with its beautiful dunes and lovely beaches, Oregon’s Adventure Coast  is located between the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the North and Shore Acres State Park, an impressive botanical garden on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the South. The area features a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, clamming, wildlife, bird watching, sea lion and whale watching, tours, cycling, and 4-wheel rides in the dunes. The Port of Coos Bay is an active commercial area.

The Coos Bay area also offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment and dining facilities such as Pony Village Shopping Mall, renovated downtown Coos Bay, antique, myrtlewood and gift shops, theatres, and an art museum and gallery.

Coos Bay is the largest community on the Oregon Coast. It has been the commercial center of Oregon’s southern coast since its earliest days.

Featured activities

  • Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

    50 Central Ave
    Oregon 97420
  • Coos Bay

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Coos Bay is a long and circuitous estuary fed by the Coos River among other tributaries; it is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco and the Puget Sound. The bay\\\'s vast acreage gives anglers plenty of elbow room as they pursue fall chinook (July through October), coho (silver) salmon (October and November) and winter steelhead (December through March). Coos Bay also offers excellent canoeing opportunities through the South Slough Estuarine Reserve, the first federally designated reserve.

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Featured Events

  • Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service at the Coos History Museum

    Coos History Museum
    1210 Front St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    October 17, 2018 - August 30, 2019

    The Coos History Museum presents Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service from October 17 through Summer 2019.

    Historically, tattoos have many meanings and misconceptions. Traditionally, military inspired tattoos depict the story of wars and battles, and symbolize lost soldiers or achievements in service. This new exhibition, created in honor of the more than 8,000 Coos County Veterans, takes a closer look at the stories behind the "ink" through a series of audio, visual and interpretive panels.

    Active duty military families, as well as veterans and their spouses/partners receive free admission to The Coos History Museum through a grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe and other donors.

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  • Turkey Trot

    John Topits Park
    250 Hull St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    November 22, 2018

    Looking for a fun family way to build up an appetite for an afternoon of feasting and watching football?

    Join the South Coast Running Club Saturday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 9 a.m. in the John Topits Parking Lot (off Newmark).

    Bring 2+cans of food for an entry fee and enjoy a race with no numbers, no timing, no advance registration. This run is for fun!

    Bring your family and friends, run or walk the 5k at beautiful Empire Lakes John Topits Park. Experience a paved trail with gentle rolling hills, scenic views of the lake through a forested canopy hosting a variety of birds.

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  • Downtown Coos Bay Christmas Tree Lighting

    50 Central Ave.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    November 23, 2018

    Festivities begin in downtown Coos Bay Friday evening at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center with music from K-DOCK and Christmas carols while waiting for Santa to arrive.

    Santa is scheduled to arrive at the Visitors Center around 5:30 p.m. where the Coos Bay Mayor will greet him and help with the annual Christmas tree lighting. Apple cider and cookies will be provided.

    From the Visitors Center, follow Santa over to the Egyptian Theatre for a photo opportunity with the kids around. A free showing of "Elf," the movie starring Will Ferrell, will start around 7:15 p.m. 

    All who attend are asked to bring at least one pair of new socks rolled up to be tossed at the movie screen during the snowball fight scene. All socks will be collected and donated to local homeless shelters.

    NOTE: This year, the tree lighting will take place in the North (pole) parking lot of the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center

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