Shore Acres State Park, Coos Bay

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Admire the wide array of gardens and flora on the grounds of a former pioneer estate at Shore Acres State Park, nestled along the forested edge of the Pacific Ocean. Visit the park and wander its 2 hectares (5 acres) of landscaped gardens, replete with both local and exotic plants and crisscrossed by numerous footpaths. Make your way to the Japanese-inspired lily pond area and pause for a peaceful moment of reflection. Head for the nearby sandstone cliffs to take in a sweeping view over the sea, complete with waves crashing powerfully against the rock below. Keep your eyes open and you may even spot the spout of a migratory gray whale. Put Shore Acres State Park into our Coos Bay trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We've been coming here for years and still love walking the gardens and seeing the variety of flowers and plants. Beautiful views of the ocean as well. We've seen whales from the cove behind the garde...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a place one should see. Acres of gardens. So many plants to see. Maintained beautifully. The Rose Garden was in full bloom. Very peaceful.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We travel in an RV, and make it a yearly event to visit the Oregon Coast. These gardens are a "must-visit" place for us each time because they are so beautiful, the area so tranquil, and the experienc...  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    This is great park with lots of different things. There is amazing garden with different paths to walk around and enjoy all the beautiful plants. There is a path that leads to a beach with cliffs that shelters visitors from strong winds. The park also provides picnic tables and great view of the ocean and cliffs.
  • March 22, 2017
    Beautiful views from a well manicured garden. They also have a wonderful christmas light display during the holidays that brings thousands feom far and wide every year.
  • December 29, 2016
    A very nice place. I wanted the trails to be better marked with distance to next significant point.
  • February 5, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit either on a sunny day or even rainy, fun for wave watching
  • December 21, 2016
    The wave action is spectacular...Love it here.

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