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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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Beauty in a variety of forms

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Natalie B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Pam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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White City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you'd like to see a botanical garden all dressed up for the Holiday , this is a must see. We come about every other year it's so pretty. A gardeners cottage is also all decked out in each room with breathtaking Christmas decorations. Inside you'll be served hot cider and yummy cookies. It's only open Thanksgiving thru New Year's... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me first of all say that on 12/30, it was freezing cold here. That said, the waves were so mesmerizing, I watched them for 25-30 minutes out in the cold. We also walked a bit on the trail to see different views of the waves. The holiday lights were more than I was expecting. They had them on before... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit during the holidays!!! A beautiful holiday light display unlike anything in the area, definitely on the holiday bucket list if you haven't already!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coos Bay is such a beautiful place to be! Especially on the coast during winter. At Shore Acres, they decorate all the plants in the gardens with lights and serve hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies in the house on the garden grounds. It's the best Christmas tradition on the Coos Bay coast! So fun and romantic. It's fun for... More 

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