When the mercury starts to rise, land-locked Oregonians’ thoughts turn to the coast, where the Pacific Ocean (aka, “Nature’s Air Conditioner”) serves up plenty of cool breezes and fresh air.
If you’re planning your next “beat the heat” trip to the coast, Oregon’s Adventure Coast in Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston awaits. Just a couple of hours drive west of Eugene or Medford through the beautiful Coast Range, the Adventure Coast is perfect for that summer getaway.
You’ll get those cooler temps you crave and something else too—space to spread out. With miles of undeveloped beaches, the longest stretch of coastal dunes in North America and some of the Oregon Coast’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful hikes, there’s just more room to explore.
A Summer Getaway You Won’t Soon Forget
One thing’s for sure. You won’t run out of things to do on Oregon’s Adventure Coast.
Book an adrenaline-charged ATV or dune buggy trip in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Let the cliff-lined Pacific inspire you as you hike along the 6.5-mile trail that connects the majestic Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Or head east into the Coast Range to visit two of Oregon’s most iconic waterfalls.
Oregon’s Adventure Coast also offers a wealth of options for fishing, crabbing, clamming, mountain biking and birding. Guided kayaking, ATVing and fishing tours are available to help the whole family enjoy the area to its fullest.
Urban Adventures Abound Too
At the heart of this recreational Eden is the greater Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston area. It’s the perfect launching point for your outdoor adventures and a great place to take in cool Pacific breezes while you enjoy its abundant shopping, dining, gaming and nightlife options.
The Adventure Coast’s late-summer calendar is packed with fun-filled events, including the 38th Annual Blackberry Arts Festival (Aug. 28-29, 2021), the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration (Sept. 11-12, 2021) and the Bay Area Fun Festival (Sept. 18-19-2021).
So what are you waiting for? Get your gear together, stuff your family in the car and make a B-line for the cooler temps and endless possibilities of Oregon’s Adventure Coast, where there is plenty of “Space to Spread Out.”