Description - Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs.
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Sunset Bay State Park
- Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and RV's, as well as cozy and comfortable yurts. Yurts are domed tents with structural support, a plywood floor, lockable wooden door, lights, heating, and beds with mattresses.
Day-use and picnic facilities are located along the bay to allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating.
A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you?ll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago
Vital stats: The campground offers 29 full hookup sites, 34 electrical sites, and 72 tent sites(maximum site 47 feet). There are also 8 yurts, 11 group tent sites and a hiker/biker camp.
Recreation - Sunset Bay offers beach access as well as opportunities for camping, yurt stays, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and wildlife watching.
A public golf course is located next to the park and the nearby fishing village of Charleston provides opportunities for crabbing, clamming and fishing.
Climate - The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days with moderate temperatures.
Sunset Bay State Park is located off US 101, 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay, in the south coast region of Oregon.