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Shore Acres State Park

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Address: Coos Bay, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-888-3732
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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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The Friends of Shore Acres have flipped the switch and voila 300,000 lights brighten the manicured English gardens at Shore Acres State Park. This multi-colored light show... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Friends of Shore Acres have flipped the switch and voila 300,000 lights brighten the manicured English gardens at Shore Acres State Park. This multi-colored light show includes a frog hopping across a pond and a whale jumping from the sea, flying pelicans, and lots more. The display is open from 4 to 9:30 p.m. nightly until Dec. 31. A... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't want to share my review because I want to keep Shore Acres a local favorite and not necessarily allow a lot of visitors in. Yes, I'm a bit spoiled. Shore Acres (and the surrounding parks) has been a part of my life since I was born. I know of no other place on the Oregon coast where you... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have never visited this state park, preferring to go to Cape Arago or Sunset View for the hiking, but read about the Holiday lights extravaganza and decided to stop. Wow!, Wow! and Wow! again. Arriving there a little before sunset we decided to walk around. First there was the sound and water show, as waves from an ocean storm pounded... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We drive down to the coast every year to visit Shore Acres and the xmas lighting hundreds of thousands of lights put out every year, a must see!

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Thank Steve G
New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this place in the Oregon Visitors Guide we picked up at a Welcome Center. We went out of our way to go there because it looked so nice in the guide. We were not disappointed. There are walking trails, gardens, ocean views and a lot of history to be taken in. Make the trip and enjoy the park.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places on the coast. The gardens are amazing. The history is rich and the views are astounding. Whales and sea lions in the summer, storms and fewer sea lions in winter, Camp @ Sunset Bay and spend time exploring. Don't forget rain gear. Enjoy!

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here while camping nearby and this was quite a pleasant discovery. The grounds of this park are spectacular...the gardens were amazing even in deeply foggy weather and the views of the ocean are unique and beautiful. A must see in this area!

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Thank mrt1955
Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always in awe no matter what time of the year I am at Shore Acres. Great ocean activity along with beautiful gardens. Wonderful any time of the year. After all these visits I can say I have been impressed with both ocean and gardens. I have had many visits to this park. GREAT!

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 1st visit here and we have not experienced the majesty of coastal waves as seen & felt here! Absolutely stunning. Be sure to hike all the way to view the Cape Arago lighthouse now out on an island. Loved it!

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Eureka, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful park with something for everybody. Give yourself plenty of time to walk through all of the different gardens and you might even plan a picnic while you are there. This part of the park is not pet friendly but in the shade on a cool day my dog was fine in the car. These are... More 

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