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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  • The Simpson reef overlook is good for whale and seal watching on nearly any day of the year. Nearby Sunset beach has restrooms. During spring camas lilies bloom at the end of the road turnaround (wher...  more »
  • Some good views and sometimes some wildlife, but on average not a must have seen. There are more spectacular places to visit but if you are in the neighbourhood just have a quick look anddecide for yo...  more »
  • As we meandered through Sunset Bay we arrived here and thankfully the weather was perfect! So beautiful!  more »
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  • Take the time and visit State Parks. They are beautiful and Cape Arago is no exceptions. The shoreline is picturesque. Take a hike on one of the many trails located in the park. Or if you are into surfing, the waters can offer a challenge and rewarding experience. I recommend visiting Cape Arago to anyone.
  • Most beautiful view of whiskey run beach. Listen to the seals and sight whales. Good hike to the east.
  • So many trails to walk and a number of great spots to watch the ocean. Sea lion viewing
  • Great spot to hike around. Hidden beaches and great views from easy to access picnic areas.
  • Amazing tide pool area if you come at the right time. It's also great for sunsets.
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