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Sunset Bay State Park

#387 of 2,138 things to do in Oregon
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Address: Cape Arago Hwy, 12 miles off US 101, nearby Shore Acres, OR 97420
Phone Number:
+1 541-888-4902
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Beach fun

We had travelled south from Vancouver Island, and this was the first beach our 12 year old son could swim at. It is well protected by its narrow mouth out to the ocean, and is... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had travelled south from Vancouver Island, and this was the first beach our 12 year old son could swim at. It is well protected by its narrow mouth out to the ocean, and is therefore relatively safe, and shallow. We stayed at the state park site a short walk away. All in all lovely.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Located on Cape Arago highway just prior to Cape Arago, this is a very popular camping and picnic area. There is camping available at this State Park. The cove makes this a great place to play in the water.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Independence or
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100 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We travel every year to stay at Sunset Bay State Park and go see the Shore Acre Botanical Garden Lights. This park is clean and nice. Of course it is always winter time, wet and cold. But it is our go to place. Thank you Sunset Bay State Park.

Thank Three333
Orem, Utah
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

When visiting our family in Charleston, OR we always make a point to visit the state park and coastline. Great trails, sites, animal watching and picnicking. We stayed the state park on one occasion and our site was great. Would stay again.

Thank Stomper81
Healdsburg, California
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276 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stayed here in the middle of summer and spent three days in deep fog. This campground is off on a point away from Coos Bay and more in the ocean area. If the weather is great then this would be a great place to stay with forested sites that would be comfortable in hot weather. The site has not phones... More 

Thank mrt1955
Fresno, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visited briefly in late July and will return when time is less structured to enjoy kayaking and swimming beach.

1 Thank w435play
our 5th wheel!
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We've stayed at Sunset Bay SP twice in the last several years, once tent camping but most recently in our 5th wheel. The park is well maintained, clean and a short walk to the ocean. Lots of spaces for all kinds ... lots ! But the reason I only gave it 2 stars is how dark and dismal it is!!... More 

Thank Cindy C
Incline Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice park. Only negative was problems with hot water in showers. Trails were great. Overall a great place to visit.

1 Thank jssolberg
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our favourite park - the sites were well apart and nicely treed with lots of bushes.The site we were in had water, electricity and sewer. The park was quiet and within short distances of several "must see" attractions. Simpson's Reef is not to be missed.

Thank Sandycor
Port Coquitlam, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect from this park, the main reason I chose it was because it broke up the drive between Nahalem Bay State park and Avenue of the Giants. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. This place is a GEM! The cool shaped rock formations at the head of the bay act as a natural... More 

Thank Eric S

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