BLOG: Celebrate Romance in Coos Bay
Blessed with beautiful sunsets, romantic hikes, and intimate dining experiences, there are few places along the Oregon Coast more romantic than Coos Bay. It makes celebrating with your loved one really special.
There are unlimited romantic activities in and around Coos Bay. Thanks to the stunning rugged Oregon coastline, locals and visitors alike have no shortage of choices. So whether you choose to celebrate during Valentine’s month or any time of the year, this scenic slice of Oregon heaven will add a level of magic to your time together.
A Romantic Road Trip
Get cozy behind the wheel (just be sure to keep your eyes on the road!) and get immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the Oregon coast with an adventure around Cape Arago Beach Loop. It is eight miles of beautiful nature preserves, including Cape Arago State Park, Sunset Bay State Park, and Shore Acres State Park. As the name implies, a clear evening at Sunset Bay is one of the most stunning ways to round out a day of romance. Get in the car and let serendipity take you where it may.
Stroll Together Down a Beautiful Beach
Feel the eternal immensity of the mighty Pacific with every step you take in the sand. Pick a cool morning to enjoy the sunrise, with the beaches practically to yourself. Or head out just before sunset for an amazing glow in the west you won’t soon forget. Every beach around Coos Bay is undeniably romantic, and you might be surprised to find that February often brings clear skies ripe for worshiping the sun. Sunset State Park is a good one, with gorgeous beach scenery featuring towering sea cliffs. Bastendorff Beach Park offers excellent beach-combing, crabbing, and clamming.
Hunt for Treasures with Unique Shopping
Downtown Coos Bay has lots of locally-owned shops, as well as in North Bend and Charleston. You and your sweetheart will delight in discovering a variety of eclectic shops, boutiques, and antique stores. Be sure to stop at Cranberry Sweets where you can watch the magic happen as they do their candy making, and sample some before you buy. Everything from taffy to popcorn to jelly candy to chocolate can be had.
Enjoy the Perfect Romantic Meal in Coos Bay
Restaurant O opened its doors in 2017 when Chef O’Neill put down roots on the Oregon coast after closing his first restaurant, Ristorante O, in Sardinia, Italy. That first iteration garnered him recommendations in the Michelin Guide and L’Espresso Guides for three years. Today, Chef O’Neill is dedicated to giving the Oregon Coast first-class Italian and French-inspired cuisine using a wide variety of flavors taken from locally-sourced ingredients. It is an intimately unique dining experience.
7 Devils Brewing Company and Tap Room has a new waterfront location in Coos Bay Village perfect for a couples’ celebration. Enjoy glorious water views while dining with their all-new menu. Start with a smoked seafood platter, then move on to a main course such as ginger black cod or a New York strip steak before sharing a chocolate cake. It is high-class pub food at its finest.
The Tin Thistle Café’s Celtic atmosphere gives vegan dining an elegant twist with its wonderful pastries, village bowls, vegetarian burgers, pies, soups, and smoothies. Located in North Bend, it is a uniquely casual dining experience meant for lovers who want to eat healthy.
When you plan your romantic getaway in Coos Bay, you’ll discover you can truly slow down and savor the moment. Given your S.O. the gift of quality time together when you take a vacation at Bay Point Landing.