Shore Acres State Park

89526 Cape Arago Highway
Coos Bay, OR - 97420

Type: Parks
(800) 551-6949
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Shore Acres State Park, located near Coos Bay on the southern coast of Oregon, is a stunning state park known for its dramatic coastal scenery, meticulously manicured gardens, and rich history. Originally the site of a luxurious estate owned by timber baron Louis J. Simpson, the park now offers visitors a unique combination of natural beauty and historical charm. Shore Acres encompasses a diverse landscape, from towering sandstone cliffs to serene garden paths, making it a favorite destination for both locals and tourists.

One of the park's main attractions is its beautifully designed botanical garden, which features a variety of plants from around the world. The formal garden area includes a rose garden, a Japanese-style pond and garden, and seasonal displays of blooming flowers. This area is especially popular during the holiday season when the gardens are adorned with thousands of lights, creating a festive and enchanting atmosphere. The carefully maintained gardens offer a tranquil retreat and a perfect spot for a stroll or picnic.

Shore Acres also boasts some of the most dramatic ocean views on the Oregon coast. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking vistas from the park's numerous viewpoints, which overlook rugged cliffs, offshore rock formations, and the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean. The park's scenic trails, such as the easy Bluff Trail, provide excellent opportunities for whale watching, especially during the migratory seasons in the spring and fall. The park's rocky shoreline is a favorite spot for photographers, capturing the dynamic interaction between land and sea.

Open year-round, Shore Acres State Park provides facilities including picnic areas, restrooms, and a visitor center with information about the park's history and natural features. The park's combination of cultivated beauty and wild coastal scenery makes it a unique and memorable destination. Whether you're exploring the vibrant gardens, watching the waves crash against the cliffs, or simply enjoying the serene atmosphere, Shore Acres State Park offers a rich and varied experience that highlights the natural splendor of the Oregon coast.

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