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Shore Acres State Park

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Address: 89428 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420
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The park has created a "garden for all seasons" and an...

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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Father's Day

It was a nice day, the weather was good. Was hoping for bigger waves as we were showing off our favorite state Park to out of state relatives. There were a lot of people there but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Roxanne P
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a nice day, the weather was good. Was hoping for bigger waves as we were showing off our favorite state Park to out of state relatives. There were a lot of people there but you didn't feel crowded at all.

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North Bend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crashing waves at the viewpoint are a mist see on the oregon Coast. I have never seen a place where the raw power of nature can be observed from so close. The lights at christmas in the gardens are a must visit every year too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. The history behind Shore Acres is definitely fascinating, and the view of the ocean waves smashing against the rocks is quite breathtaking. The botanical garden is gorgeous, when it's in full bloom it's amazing. I definitely recommend visiting here, especially during the December lights. It's quite something. After my first visit, we have visited at least 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been out here several time & it just keeps getting more beautiful!! In the Summer, Spring & Fall the flowers are amazing & the grounds are laid out beautifully. We went to see the Christmas lights this past Christmas & words can not really describe how beautiful it was!! The light displays were just fantastic!! The displays are... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We traveled most of the Oregon Coast and this area was my favorite. Try to get to the area during high tide or days with large waves - the crashing of the water against the rock formations is dramatic and awe inspiring. To add to the fun is the gardens. We were there at the beginning of October and there... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The gardens are spectacular in beauty and scope. There's a great gift shop, walking trail, and covered pavilion for whale watching. The location is perfect - continue up the road to an overlook of seals and sea lions, backtrack to a picturesque cove with a beach, and have lunch and shop at the quaint fishing village of Charleston.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Being really honest my wife and I did not care much about the garden, we were mesmerised by the cliffs, waves and views here. We were there in a windy day and the sea was very rough, lots of waves crashing, we were stunned about it. I really suggest that you go down to the beach and then take one... More 

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salem, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take the grandkids and the rest of the family. My wife and I go every year. We make an overnight trip from Salem down so we can use the Best Western and have fun with the family and not have to rush. It's always fun. Every year the gardens are done up with a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This year to celebrate the holidays after Christmas and before the New Year we decided to take in the holiday lights at Shore Acres State Park. The trip was an absolute delight. We caught a spectacularly good bit of weather with clear skies and terrific incoming surf. The park is stunning in its own right, and the holiday lights simply... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

very nice view the gardens are exquizet i have never see such beauty as i had in this lovely park and garden

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