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.


Address:
13 miles southwest of Coos Bay
Cape Arago Highway
Oregon
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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