Thirty minutes north of Bandon and only eight miles southwest of Coos Bay, is the quiet, peaceful community of Charleston, Oregon. Home to Shore Acres State Park and a lively fishing and crabbing industry, Charleston is an ideal locale for an Oregon Coast vacation rental - from everything to a family vacation to a quick weekend getaway near both the ocean and the Coos River.
You can leave your cozy Charleston vacation cottage in the morning and head to the Charleston Marina to launch your boat or rent a one and spend the day out on the water fishing. Or, head to the majestic Shore Acres State Park for a day of hiking scenic ocean bluffs, observing unique flora, or just enjoying the view from the enclosed observation area on a stormy day.
Charleston has a number of festivals and events - including the Seafood Festival in August, the Shorebird Festival in September, Octoberfish in October, and the annual Shore Acres Holiday Lights in November/December. At that event, you'll be treated to a spectacular show of at least 300,000 lights. And when it's time to start meal planning, you'll have a number of fresh seafood options right in town - including Fisherman's Wharf Floating Seafood Market and Chuck's Seafood. And if you make the short drive to Coos Bay, you can add the Coach House, Lucky Star, and Sharkbite's Cafe to your list of must-try eateries.
From Portland, it's a scenic four hour drive to this charming village along the South Oregon Coast. And if you're in Eugene, you can be relaxing on the deck of your Charleston vacation rental in about two and a half hours.