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Shore Acres State Park

89428 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420
+1 541-888-3732
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Beautiful year around

I was surprised to find I hadn't reviewed Shore Acres before since we have been visiting here many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A beautiful experience.

I went in mid-May so not a lot was blooming. The gardens are laid out beautifully, and I would... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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The park has created a "garden for all seasons" and an observation building which offers spectacular views of seascapes and migrating whales.
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89428 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420
+1 541-888-3732
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to find I hadn't reviewed Shore Acres before since we have been visiting here many times over the years. It's our favorite spot on the coast. There is something blooming year around. There is a large wonderful display of Christmas lights in...More

1  Thank almyt
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I went in mid-May so not a lot was blooming. The gardens are laid out beautifully, and I would love to go back when the roses are in bloom. The rhodies were gorgeous. Trees and shrubs were well marked. Volunteers were most helpful. Don't try...More

Thank ritamc75
Reviewed 18 May 2017

magnificently kept gardens in an environment beyond compare. It is miraculously manicured. The rose garden delights the eye and the nose. If in the area, see it.

Thank D4767NNedgarm
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This place is just beautiful. The weather is crazy sometimes but it is a stunning place. The garden is not the best if your kids are crazy....

Thank travel4funwc
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Beautiful gardens & shore line. Nice gift shop with wonderful items to remember your visit here. Visit during Christmas for a wonderful light show!

Thank Lovestotravel022
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is an excellent blend of a classical garden, breathtaking overlook and scenic hiking. There are tidal pools that are easily accessible. Some days you might see sea lions. There is an observation building with informative signage if the weather is rainy.

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Saw the holiday lights display. So beautiful. Go during the day and see the rose garden in the spring. We make it a regular thing to get out there. It's $5 per car to get in but it's well worth it.

Thank sylviamae2842
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A garden started by its first owner who traveled the world bringing plants back to his wife. Best place to see hudge crashing waves shoot up into the sky after a storm.Tons of Christmas lights on display from Thanksgiving til New years day. $5.00 fee...More

Thank chinookon
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Come in the spring and summer for flowers, come in the winter for the lights and make sure to see the surrounding area. A garden spot with a fabulous view.

1  Thank nwrambler2015
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We hiked here from Sunset Bay and it was lovely. This time of year, the azaleas and rhodies were just starting to bloom. Best time is summer when the roses are in bloom but then the park is more crowded.

Thank bexnate
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Are there still whale watching trips?
8 January 2017|
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Response from ZenDark30 | Reviewed this property |
Not at shore acres. Either head south towards Bandon or north towards Reedsport
Can you have a picnic there?
6 September 2016|
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Response from rainisfine | Reviewed this property |
I want to photograph the big waves. when would be the best time to see them?
3 September 2016|
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Response from PlumCrazyChallenger | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with the statement above. Winter months and incoming tides are the best times for huge waves and the spray crashing on the rocks.