Coos Bay

Coos Bay, Oregon is the largest coastal town located on Historic Highway 101. The city is widely known for the vast amount of wood products which enter and leave the city each day. The phonetic name of the city is ‘k; the “s” is not said as a “z” and the ü takes on the “oo” sound. Thus Koos Bay is the proper pronunciation. The Bay Area  is  the proud home of the Southwestern Oregon Regional Airport (OTH). The city is also the home to the Bay Area Hospital (BAH) which is the largest medical facility on the Oregon coast.

sunset bay

The city has a very moderate climate.  Summer temperatures average 65F with very little rainfall, however the late fall and winter months bring heavy rains and high wind gusts. Notice the tops of the trees in the area and you will see the treetops bent and leaning eastward.


The list of things to do in Coos Bay is almost endless. The Bay area is well-known for its’ excellent fishing, dungeness crabbing and clamming. The beaches,  State Parks and the surrounding areas offer a great opportunity to enjoy many recreational activities. You will have the the chance to go whale watching, view the beautiful estuary’s, hike along the ocean’s cliffs,  explore the dunes, and so much more!


rough waves in the cove
Churning waves in the Cove


Updated 21 April 2015