Coos Bay, Oregon General Information
The city's center is scenic US 101. While visiting the city take some time to view the historic building and landmarks which are quite abundant and have a very interesting history. I have provided photos of quite a few of the buildings along with a short history.
A short drive in either direction along the coast will offer you some beautiful sites. The many coastal lighthouses and historic bridges are just a few of the delights to be found in Oregon. You'll have the chance to watch whales as they migrate, view the beautiful estuarys, walk among the redwood trees, visit a waterfall, hike along the ocean's cliffs or even perhaps go riding in the dunes. The recreational activities are far too numerous to mention here, but I have many additional pages full of other experiences for you to enjoy.
I have recently added two pages about the city of Charleston and a page about Empire City. They are very close to the city and play an important role in the general area. These pages were added due to the high volume of emails I receive about the best places to go for various recreational activities. The pictures will show you the areas where I so very often find the best activity.
As you can see from the local weather conditions and the live web cam that the city of has a very moderate climate. A very average HOT summer day would be about 70F. A normal winter day's high temperature would be about 55F. Nights are cool, sometimes cold and most houses have wood burning stoves. I have recently added a yearly summary table to my weather page to give you a better idea of the yearly climate and rainfall. The mist at night is almost constant as is a steady breeze. Summers are glorious - a tourist's delight, but winters are often best left to the true Oregonians. Rain can be expected almost daily from Mid-November until Mid-March with wind gusts well often over 50 miles per hour. Just take a look at the map I have provided (on the next page) and you can see the western part of the city is right on the Pacific Coast and has no protection from the sometimes very rough weather during the Winter Pacific Storm season.
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