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. Arrange to visit Shore Acres State Park and other attractions in Coos Bay using our Coos Bay online travel planner.
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  • This park is one of the best places in our beautiful area. Excellent walking areas some paved and some not. Beautiful gift shop and gardens on site. From Thanksgiving through New Years there is an...  more »
  • Shore Acres has wonderful ocean views and garden walks. There are different events in the garden during various times of the years. The Christmas lights in December is always beautiful. It has become....  more »
  • In rough weather,the waves breaking at Shore Acres are breathtaking. Two geologic plates are quite visible here in this subduction zone. Whales are frequently spotted offshore.  more »
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  • Fantastic place relaxing while taking in some beautiful sights. The botanical gardens are well maintained with a wide variety of flowers (especially roses). There is also a seaside cliff that has a great view of the ocean, and there is a secluded cove that is well worth the short hike.
  • Best for senior citizens not looking for adventure. $5 entrance fee gets you easy access to look at rocks and ocean, a tiny botanical garden, a gift shop, and a bathroom. Up the road, the ocean is free and there are sea lions and seals. I was told this place is stunning when large waves hit the massive rocks, but we didn't have waves on our trip.
  • Stopped here on our family vacation to Oregon coast in July 2018. A wonderful place to stop and enjoy the view of the ocean and the beautiful state park. We loved walking around and see the beautiful grounds. The rose test garden was amazing to see all the different colors of roses.
  • I probably would have rated it a 5 star except that the fog was so dense we couldn't see much from the observation points. There are botanical gardens in the property that are pretty. Parking is ample.Just down the road about a quarter of a mile is a colony of seals and sea lions. We couldn't see them but we could definitely hear them!
  • I've been coming here with my family my whole life. Now I get to bring my kids here and make new memories with them. I used to come here on stormy, windy days with my grandma, as a young boy. We enjoyed watching the huge waves crash against the rocks and shoot up into the air. So many good times at this park, every season of the year. We love it!
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