Oregon Coast

June 6-9, 2019

Sunset Bay State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon

As we continue to travel up the Pacific Coast, today’s journey is only 110 miles at a little over 2 hours. We already know now that we would love to make this trip again. We’ve traveled a lot of highway but traveling the coast is simply amazing. They have lots of pull offs to explore.

We arrived at our campground to find its self check in. Alrighty then. So we go to our site and set up camp and hit the beach.

Our campsite

It was early enough we went for a drive to check out the area. We found a beach area not to far from the campground and we let Nova run for a while.

The tide was out
Trying to get as close as she can

Another wonderful day in the books. Tomorrow we will explore the rest of the State Park.

June 7th

Next to the campground is Shores Acres and Cape Arugo State Park.

Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and constructed features. Once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, Shore Acres features lushly planted gardens with plants and flowers from all over the world.

The Garden

After visiting the Shores we headed a short distance down the road to Cape Arago. This was a huge surprise for us as we had no idea we would be able to see sea lions and seals.

The day flew by and again it was another fantastic day on the Pacific Coast. We headed back to the campground had dinner then went back to the beach to try and catch the sun set here. While we were at the beach a guy was cleaning clams so walked over to get a better look and omgosh they were huge. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Clams

Another evening down and we are a little disappointed about leaving tomorrow. I think we could easily spend a couple of weeks here. Lots to do from kayaking, fishing, etc and even this morning we seen folks cleaning dungeons crabs that were pretty big. (sorry no pictures).

We head up the Pacific Coast to Tillamook next.

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