Cape Arago State Park is a scenic headland where visitors can see migrating whales and other marine mammals, as well as fishing boats and ships entering and leaving nearby Coos Bay. The south cove trail leads down to a sandy beach and tidepools where you can visit intertidal plants and animals. The north cove trail provides access for fishing, beachcombing, and viewing the off-shore colonies of seals and sea lions at Shell Island.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Surfing
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Cape Arago State Park is a great spot to watch seals and sea lions just offshore on Shell Island, a National Wildlife Refuge. To protect the seal pups, the trail is closed March 1 to June 30.
  • The South Cove Trail leads to the beach and excellent tidepooling.
  • Facilities include restrooms and picnic tables.

Coos Bay, Oregon
Price: free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800-551-6949
Price Information: free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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