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 botanical garden is sheltered from the wind and is a relaxing place to stop for lunch or a driving break. I wasn't there long enough to walk down to the beach from the gardens. I did see some hug...  more »
  • We really enjoyed touring the gardens. The shirt walk to the beach was well worth it. Nice secluded inlet with room to explore and very few visitors on a beautiful summer Saturday! The walk back up wa...  more »
  • This park has very interesting rock formations and ocean views. The lava tubes and lava balls are something you don’t see other places. It also has beautiful flower gardens. The Capes area of Coos Bay...  more »
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  • This is a large day use park with plenty of parking. There is a fee to visit this park. It has great views of the ocean and coastal erosion. A closed in viewing area is available for windy/stormy days. There is a beautiful botanical garden (no additional charge) with gift store in this park that is worth taking some time to stroll through. Look for the rose garden in the back behind the pond. Dozens of varieties of roses all labeled. We saw them in full bloom. My husband thought I would never leave.
  • We've visited during summer and enjoyed the gardens. Beautiful! There were even a couple of whales out by the view point. The views are stunning and the historical piece is very interesting. We also visited in November for the Christmas lights. The decorations are lovely. We had a great visit, even though it was very busy. Parking was challenging. I was surprised the gift shop was open in the evening for this, but great to pick up a couple souvenirs.
  • I have loved coming to Shore Acres since I was a kid. Excellent ocean views, the gardens are the best in the spring/summer. We have come here for a lunch spot, beach spot and whale watching. We also come to the Shore Acres Lights in the garden during December. Certainly worth the trip to check it out if you have never been. Summer or Winter, there is always something to see. Always be aware of weather and know there is a $5 state park fee to park.
  • We were there for the holiday season of lights that are beautiful. Year after year we love the opportunity to be a part of the community with a lot of Holly Jolly spirit. The house and history of the time are so much of the reason it's a special experience for us. I will be looking forward to visiting during the summer but Christmas is my favorite Thanks Shore Acres.
  • The hiking trails and views throughout the area are hard to beat. At almost every corner there is another breathtaking scene that makes you want to just stand where you are and bask it in. Bring mud boots for winter time as there is thick and deep along the trails. If you don't want to pay to park at Shore Acres there are places outside the gate you can park at and hike from. Bathrooms are at the facility and they have some remarkable gardens worth seeing.
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