Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago, Coos Bay Oregon
South of Coos Bay there is a series of state parks that abut the rough Oregon coast. Starting at Sunset Bay, and continuing to Cape Arago. These places give you ready access to the coast and expansive coastal views. Here are a few of those places.
|From the Cape Arago Lighthouse Lookout you have a view of Sunset Bay and the Lighthouse. The Pacific Ocean breaks just outside of Sunset Bay making it relativity calm at the beach.|
|While the hike to the Lighthouse is enticing, it crosses private property and access is limited.|
|Next to visit is Shore Acres State Park. From the pavilion on the cliffs above the ocean, you can see miles of the Pacific coast. Though the primary draw here are the Botanical Gardens, a restored vestige of the previous owner. Now a State Park, your visit costs only the daily parking fee.|
|Here you are free to wander the formal gardens including the Oriental Garden and Lilly Pond.|