Shore Acres State Park sits on rugged sandstone cliffs above the ocean and features gardens with plants and flowers from all over the world. The gardens include a formal garden, an oriental-style pond, and two rose gardens which include an All-American Rose Selection display. Visitors can take a trail to the ocean cove at Simpson Beach or watch the ocean from the Simpson estate observation building.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Check out the observation building with its interpretive panels and views of migrating whales (in season). Take the trail down to the secluded ocean cove and Simpson Beach.
  • Don't miss the 95-foot-tall Monterey pine dating back to Simpson's day. Its height, 208-inch trunk circumference, and 74-foot crown garnered it a place in the National Register of Big Trees.
Shore Acres is the one-time grand estate of Louis Simpson, the area's most famous timber baron. The park features the estate's original gardens, plants from around the world, and an oriental pond.

13 miles southwest of Coos Bay
Cape Arago Highway
Parking: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 866-888-6100
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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