1. International Port of Coos Bay

2. Coos County Historical Museum

3. Charleston

4. Cape Arago Lighthouse

5. Bastendorff Beach and Parks

6. South Slough Reserve

7. Shore Acres Botanical Gardens & Sunset Bay State Park

Begin at either the North Bend Information Center/Coos County Historical Museum or the Coos Bay Information Center/Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.

Work your way along the route to Charleston Harbor. You will be able to fish from a dock, engage in clamming or crabbing or take a charter boat. A short side trip West from Charleston will take you to Bastendorff Beach and Sunset Bay Parks where you can camp, beachcomb, explore tide pools and see spectacular sunsets.

This trip also takes you to historic Shore Acres Gardens. Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Arago. You can also view sea lions at Simpson Reef.

Then after this side trip, proceed south to Bandon, stopping at the South Slough Estuarine Sanctuary Interpretive Center along the way.

This is an official State of Oregon tour route.

Estimated travel time: Three hours

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