Cape Arago State Park, Coos Bay

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Cape Arago State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.HistoryIn 1579 Sir Francis Drake is purported to have sought shelter for his ship, the Golden Hinde, around Cape Arago. The headland was originally named Cape Gregory by George Vancouver on March 12, 1778 after Saint Gregory, the saint of that day; it was renamed Cape Arago after Fran├žois Arago.
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  • October 2, 2017
    We enjoyed this under promoted State Park, with its sweeping ocean views from the bluffs, nice roads and well maintained facilities, and got a great shot of the Lighthouse!  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Plenty of picnic areas with beautiful views of the ocean, trees, and rocks full of seals and sea lions.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Just beautiful peaceful and went on a Wednesday not to CROWDED. Had beautiful weather worth the drive  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Great sights. Strong winds. Wish there were better trails though
  • May 15, 2017
    Totally amazing coast line. Well worth the time and effort. Leave at least 2 hrs to explore.
  • June 27, 2017
    No other spot in coos county is as peaceful as the cliffs at cape arago. Wether you are having a picnic or watching the sunset the area is always perfect for any mood and event. The northern tip has a great view of shell rock off of simpson reef where most of the local seals laze about and you can always hear their calls in the distance. Tucked away to the side is the north cove, a small beach that is closed part of the year for seal pupping season. Overlooking the western cliffs is a platform that makes a great spot for whale watching but be careful on windy days or you just may lose your hat. To the south there is cooks cove another small beach great for seekers of tide pools as well as a stunning view of the coastal cliffs straight down to bandon. A trail to an upper picnic area and hiking in the woods rounds out the cape arago experience those able enough and willing to look can find wwii bunkers in the hills above the picnic area. Come and visit but make sure to watch a sunset and fall in love.
  • June 10, 2017
    Really nice but small state park with great views of the ocean. Except for pupping season, there is access to the North Beach. Otherwise, just access to the South beach, with a few tidepools.
  • July 6, 2017
    Beautiful beaches and wildlife. Tide pools at minus tides are extrodinary.

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