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“day trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Arago State Park

Cape Arago State Park
Coos Bay, OR
800-551-6949
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Coos Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tn, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Perfect place to explore Oregon coast. Anyone can look at a beach anywhere, but this coastline is FANTASTIC.

Visited April 2014
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Portland, OR
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“Nice view of seals and sea lions, bring binoculars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway, this state park is easily reached from the Bandon or Coos Bay areas. Sunset Bay and Shore Acres are all very close and can be visited in a combined trip. There is a pull out to the right of the road where one can see a large number of seals and sea lions on rocks just a short distance away from the shore. Be sure to bring binoculars for better viewing. At the parking area at the very end of the highway there is a nice viewpoint with stunning vistas south. Trails down to the ocean allow access to tide pools. Quite worthwhile.

Visited November 2013
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“The Telescopes Made the Difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

When we visited Simpson Reef in August there were some folks from an organization (I think they’re volunteers) with high-powered telescopes that we could use, allowing to see the seals and sea lions. It’s hard to imagine how many there were, all piled together.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful & Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Best tide pools ever! We love walking down to the rocky pools but very steep trail. Lots to see, just make sure you catch the pools at low tide.

Visited September 2013
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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“Great views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Love going here and just watch the waves crash on the rocks. Great open ocean views, very relaxing. The park is hardly ever crowded and there are several trails to choose from with benches along the way at view points. Don't forget to stop at the pullout to view the Sea Lions, well worth a few minutes of your time!

Visited September 2013
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