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Sunset Bay State Park

Sunset Bay State Park

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019
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  • Address: Coos Bay, OR

We spent the last three nights at Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon. Contrary to the photos, it rained….ALOT! We made the best of it, getting to the beach while the sun was out, exploring the Coos Bay Farmers’ Market and getting laundry done. The sea lions provided much entertainment! Heading inland for a few days after this.

The coast is a bit more dramatic here!

Rocky “concretions” along the coast at Shore Acres. This state park was formerly the site of a private residence of the Simpson family who made their fortunes in lumber in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Louis Simpson bought a significant portion of coastline and then eventually donated it to the state park system.

It was still summer in the Shore Acres Botanic Garden 🙂


Giant Prickly Rhubarb from Chile.

Me, under the influence of much cold medicine, at Basendorff Beach. Note lighthouse in the distance.

Same lighthouse from the other side of the stone reef.

And these guys. At least they were far enough away that we couldn’t smell them!!!

Just sea lion around! Arf, arf, arf!

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