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Bay Point Landing is uniquely located near many of Oregon’s most scenic and wild landscapes. Sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, temperate rainforests, and natural dunes — there is so much to discover.

In this Getaway Guide, we’ve chosen a handful of our favorite hikes, spots to explore, recreational activities, and local businesses.

Photo By: Debbie Tegtmeier (edited) via Wikimedia Commons

Hiking & Exploring

Much of Oregon’s Southern Coast is wild and dramatic, with many scenic natural areas and parks that provide opportunities for day hikes, forest walks, family activities, and taking in the views.

Bay Point Landing is perfectly situated next to some of the area’s best beaches and state parks. Discover them by hiking or follow Travel Oregon’s Cape Arago Beach Loop driving route.

Cape Arago Loop Hike

Hiking Distance: 3.9 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate

If you opt to hike, this route features the quieter side of the spectacular Sunset Bay, Shore Acres, and Cape Arago complex of state parks south of Coos Bay. Follow the North and South Cove Trails to discover tide pools, beaches, and viewpoints.

Horsfall Beach

Driving Distance: 11.6 miles
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 24 min.

In the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Horsfall Beach is north of Coos Bay. A well-known spot for riding off-road vehicles, it’s a good place to swim, sunbathe, and comb the beach for seashells.

Bastendorff Beach

Driving Distance: 5.5 miles
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 13 min.

A dreamy stretch of sandy beach for surfers of all skill levels, Bastendorff Beach has great waves and unobstructed Pacific Ocean views. Fly kites or build sandcastles all day long, this family-friendly beach is rarely crowded.

Sunset Bay State Park

Driving Distance: 6.3 miles
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 10 min.

Once you reach Sunset Bay State Park, walk along the water, enjoy a packed picnic on the sandy beach, and marvel at the towering sea cliffs above. This is a great spot for birdwatching and dipping your toes in the ocean.

Sunset Bay to Simpson Beach

Hiking Distance: 4.7 miles round trip
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate

A hike that begins at the cliff-walled beach of Sunset Bay State Park and ends at Shore Acres State Park, the highlight of this excursion is the expansive botanical gardens, home to plants from across the world.

Shore Acres State Park

Driving Distance: 7.6 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Easy
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 10 min.

Originally the estate of Coos County timber baron, Louis J. Simpson, Shore Acres State Park sits on five acres of formal gardens, including a rose-testing area and Japanese lily pond. For beach access and ocean views, hike the trail down to Simpson Beach.

Cape Arago State Park

Driving Distance: 8.8 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Easy
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 14 min.

At the end of the state park loop, Cape Arago State Park is great for hiking, whale watching, and fishing. Take the South Trail to check out the tide pools or the North Trail at the end of summer and beginning of fall to see the colonies of seals and sea lions.

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Oceanside Activities

Enjoy the scenic coastal landscape with aquatic activities that celebrate the region’s surrounding bodies of water. Fishing opportunities are abundant, surf is premium, and stand-up paddle boarding is a pleasant way to navigate both the ocean and nearby lakes.

Clamming & Crabbing

Fishing opportunities are in no short supply here, including shellfishing. Home to Oregon’s largest bay, clamming and crabbing seasons dominate mid-summer through fall. All you need is a valid fishing license and your GPS set to these great spots: Clam Island, Empire Point, Pigeon Point, and North Spit. Find more information here.

Deep Sea Fishing

There are more than 30 lakes and rivers to choose from in Coos County alone, but for a truly memorable experience we recommend making reservations for an ocean fishing excursion with our neighbors at Betty Kay Charters.

Surfing

There’s nothing like surfing on the wild, West Coast. Coos Bay has some of the best coldwater surf in Oregon. Gear up at Waxer’s Surf Shop, schedule a surf lesson, and head to Bastendorff Beach, which offers waves for beginners and rippers alike.

Bastendorff Beach

Skill level: All Levels
Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 13 min.

Directions: Head southwest on Cape Arago Highway for 5.5 miles and turn right on Bastendorf Beach Road. Roadside and lot parking is available.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

An activity for all seasons, gain a new perspective and appreciation for the water with stand-up paddle boarding. There’s plenty of places to SUP in Coos Bay, less an hour from Bay Point Landing. Bring your own gear or pick up supplies at Waxer’s Surf Shop.

Sunset Bay State Park

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 10 min.

Directions: Head southwest on Cape Arago Hwy for 6.3 miles and turn right onto Lowell Lane. The park will be to the left.

Hall Lake

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 30 min.

Directions: Head north on Cape Arago Hwy and continue onto Newmark Street before merging onto US-101 N/Tremont Ave to follow signs for Hall Lake.

Tenmile Lake

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 40 min.

Directions: Follow Cape Arago Hwy and US-101 North for 20 miles and follow signs for Tenmile Lake, off Shutters Landing and Kelso Road.

Kayaking

Glide across placid waters on a summer evening or take a tour with fellow enthusiasts, kayaking is a thrilling way to enjoy the bay. Dip into the nearby estuary or sign up for a guided paddle with South Coast Tours.

Sunset Bay State Park

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 10 min.

Directions: Head southwest on Cape Arago Hwy for 6.3 miles and turn right onto Lowell Lane. The park will be to the left.

South Slough Recreation Area

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 12 min.

Directions: Drive southwest on Cape Arago Hwy toward Lowell Lane and turn left onto Seven Devils Road into the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Local Outfitters

For all your outdoor water activities, we recommend the following outfitters for surf, SUP, and kayak supplies, rentals, and tours.

Fishing Tours

Betty Kay Charters
90389 Albacore Drive
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 888-9021
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Watersport Rentals & Tours

Waxer’s Surf Shop
242 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 266-9020
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South Coast Tours
27436 Hunter Creek Rd.
Gold Beach, OR 97444
(541) 373-0487
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Bay Recreation

The water is soothing but on land there’s lots of room for leisure and open spaces to explore. The coastline is ripe with recreational opportunities, including golfing, riding ATVs, and mountain biking through varied, beautiful terrain.

Golfing

From scenic windswept coastal landscapes to wide open spaces, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Sunset Bay Golf Course are two local courses with gorgeous views and aptly designed game ranges.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 33 min.

57744 Round Lake Rd.
Bandon, OR 97411
(877) 652-2122
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Sunset Bay Golf Course

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 11 min.

89516 Cape Arago Hwy.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 888-9301
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Oregon Dunes ATV/OHV

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 27 min.

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is an expansive 32,000 acres of wind-sculpted sand and there are three main off-highway vehicle riding areas that provide riders with a variety of experiences: Coos Bay/North Bend Area, Florence Area, and Umpqua Riding Area. Find rental recommendations under Local Outfitters.

Mountain Biking

Inhale deeply and experience the exhilaration of riding your mountain bike through the trails near Bay Point Landing. Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails is a set of 22 trails, signed for appropriate skill levels, between Coos Bay and Bandon. Winchester Trails are used primarily by mountain bikers and motorcycles. The trails challenge even the best of riders along the 17 miles of winding single track.

Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails

Number of Trails: 22
Difficulty: All Levels
Travel time from Bay Point: 25 min.

Directions from Coos Bay: Located about 18 miles south on Hwy 101, turn right on W Beaver Hill Road then left onto E Humphreys Road to access the trail parking lot.

Winchester Mountain Bike Trails

Number of Trails: 33
Difficulty: All Levels
Travel time from Bay Point: 26 min.

Directions from Coos Bay: Located about 12 miles south of Coos Bay on Hwy 101, at milepost 251. Park on the right side of the road—on the gravel—just prior to an uphill with a passing lane.

Local Outfitters

For all your outdoor activities, we recommend the following outfitters for mountain bike tune-ups, ATVs, and dune buggy rentals.

Bike Shops

Moe’s Bike Shop
1397 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-7536
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ATV & Dune Buggy Rentals

Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rental
67045 Spinreel Road
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 759-3313
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SunBuggy Fun Rentals
68860 Hauser Rd.
North Bend, OR 97459
(866) 728-4443
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Steve’s ATV Rentals
68512 US-101
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 751-1800
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Farms, Markets & Restaurants

As Coos County blossoms into a foodie haven, we encourage our guests to support local farms, markets, and restaurants, including those located along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail.

Farms & Markets

Seasonal vegetables, u-pick berry farms, and co-ops with local brand favorites, be a part of our community when you visit the farms and markets in our area.

Coos River Ranch

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 25 min.

96870 Hwy 241
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(309) 231-6412
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Twin Creek Ranch Blueberries

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 44 min.

87432 Cranberry Creek Lane
Bandon, OR 97411
(541) 347-4262
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Valley Flora

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 55 min.

94960 Floras Creek Rd.
Langlois, OR 97450
(541) 348-2180
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Dragonfly Farm & Nursery

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 48 min.

49295 Hwy 101
Langlois, OR 97450
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Coos Head Food Co-Op

Travel time from Bay Point Landing: 13 min.

353 S Second Street
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
(541) 756-7264
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Coos Bay Farmers Market

Every Wednesdays 9am – 2pm from June to October. Located on Central Avenue between Highway 101 South and 4th Street in downtown Coos Bay.
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Restaurants

While there are no permanent restaurants on-site at Bay Point Landing, we do have a General Store well-stocked with provisions and there are great local restaurants in Coos Bay and nearby towns with a variety of fare to choose from.

Tokyo Bistro

Japanese / Sushi, Seafood / $$
525 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-0808
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7 Devils Brewing

Brewpub / Burgers, Sandwiches, Microbrews / $$
247 South 2nd St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-3738
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Shark Bites Cafe

Local, Casual Cafe / Fish & Chips, Seafood, Burgers / $$
240 S. Broadway
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-3738
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Noster Kitchen

Vegetarian Juice Bar / Smoothies, GF Options / $
273 Curtis Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-3999
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Front Street Provisioners

Woodfired Pizza / $$
737 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-3420
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Restaurant O

Italian / $$
260 S. Broadway St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 808-9300
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Ciccarelli’s

Italian / Pizza, Pasta, Seafood / $$
2076 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 751-1999

Wildflour Cafe & Catering

Breakfast & Lunch / Fresh bread, Pastries, Organic Options / $
1989 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 808-3633
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Bayside Coffee & Tea

Coffee Shop / Fresh Roasted Coffee and Tea / $
63340 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 260-3742
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Tony’s Crab Shack

Fresh Seafood / Sandwiches, Tacos, Soups, Salads / $$
155 1st St.
Bandon, Oregon 97411
(541) 347-2875
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Stillwagon Distillery Tasting Room

Distillery / Craft Spirits / $$
For weekday visits, schedule a tasting in advance.
125 Chicago Ave. SE
Bandon, OR 97411
(253) 732-8458
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Bandon Brewing Company

Microbrewery / Woodfired Pizza, Craft Beer / $$
395 2nd St. SE
Bandon, OR 97411
(541) 347-3911
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The Loft Restaurant & Bar

American / Breakfast, Brunch, Burgers / $$$
315 First St. SE
Bandon, OR 97411
(541) 600-5752

Redfish

Ocean View Dining / Seafood / $$$
517 Jefferson St.
Port Orford, OR 97465
(541) 366-2200
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