Activities

Birding

Activities: Birding, Dunes, Walking & Hiking

North Spit Overlook & Wetland Trail

North Spit Overlook
North Bend, OR 97459

Length: 1.1 mile loop trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Surface: Loose Sand Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Trail appropriate for hiking and horseback riding. Access:  From North Bend drive north across the McCullough Bridge, across the…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Geocaching, Walking & Hiking

Oregon Coast Trail (Sunset Bay to Cape Arago)

Sunset Bay State Park
Charleston, OR 97420
541-888-8867 ext 26

One of our most spectacular trails for view of the Oregon Coast, winding through three state parks, Simpson Reef/Shell Island and a dedicated whale watching site.

Activities: Beach, Birding, Dunes, Walking & Hiking

Oregon Dunes Loop Trail

Oregon Dunes Overlook

Amenities: Restrooms, viewpoints, potable water

Trail is paved for the first half-mile to a viewing area and several picnic sites. From there the trail is not accessible for wheel chairs. The trail then turns and goes down to the open dunes that leads to the beach. Find out how a dunes…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Scenic Drives, Walking & Hiking

Seven Devils Recreation Site & Beach

Seven Devils State Recreation Site

Located 8 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road, in a rather isolated location along the coastline, Seven Devils Beach is surrounded by meadows, trees and rolling hills. Ideal for hikers as no motor vehicles are allowed, it is also a known…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands

Shell Island

Shell Island

Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Shell Island and the surrounding reefs provide breeding and rest areas for sea birds and Marine mammals. Shell Island is the largest marine haul out on the Oregon Coast. Gray Whales, Northern…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Historical, Kayaking, Scenic Drives, State Parks & National Lands, Walking & Hiking

Shore Acres State Park

Shore Acres State Park
(541) 888-3732

The jewel of the South Coast, Shore Acres State Park is perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean. Shore Acres is an unexpected combination of beautiful natural and man-made features. Once the famed estates of Louis Simpson, Shore…

Activities: Birding, Culture & Museums, State Parks & National Lands

South Slough National Estuary

61907 Seven Devils Rd
Charleston, OR 97420
[1] 541-888-5558

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough NERR) is a 5,000 acre natural area located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon.The South Slough contains upland forests, freshwater wetlands and ponds, salt marshes, mud…

Activities: Birding, State Parks & National Lands, Walking & Hiking

Wasson Creek Trail (South Slough Estuary)

South Slough National Estuary
Charleston, OR 97420

Length: .75 mile loop Difficulty: Easy Surface: Dirt, gravel Information courtesy of Coos Trails. Access: From Charleston, head west on Cape Arago Highway and in 0.1 miles turn south on Seven Devils Road.  Drive 4.5 miles following signs to South…

Activities: Beach, Birding, Scenic Drives, Tidepooling, Walking & Hiking

Whiskey Run Beach

Whiskey Run Trail
Bandon, OR

Accessed from Seven Devils Road, you may find a few locals out on dirt bikes as motor vehicles are allowed on this beach. You can usually find sail boarding enthusiasts enjoying the wind and the waves. Whiskey Run is hard to get to but if you’re…