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During WWII, Cape Arago was cut off to the public and Shore Acres was used by the Army as part of the coast watch system.
From Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
Looking Back: Shore Acres State Park
Perched on a scenic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Cape Arago, Shore Acres State Park was once the private estate of timber baron Louis J. Simpson Once the private estate of timber baron Louis J. Simpson, Shore Acres State Park is perched on a scenic bluff, high above the Pacific Ocean on spectacular Cape Arago. The Simpson family was......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

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  • Dining

    • Savor Spring on the Oregon Coast: With spring around the corner, it's time to get out and feast on the season. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • South Coast Brew Cruise: Turn your Oregon Coast road trip into a local brew fest and tap into the South Coast brewery scene. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • Magnificent Mollusks: Whether you like them raw with a glass of wine or prepared as a meal, Oysters are one of those perfect foods you will find when visiting the coast. Here are nine great spots on the Oregon Coast for eating oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • Bring on the Butterfish: It's not something you see frequently on the menu at coastal restaurants. The question is, "why not?" Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
    • Winners Announced for the 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards: Northwest wines are showcased at the annual SavorNW Wine Awards in Cannon Beach, Oregon Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2013
  • Shopping

    • A Legacy Like No Other: Authors Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon's public beach access in new book titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Quilting on the Coast: Today, quilting is more than creating the beloved bedspread. Quilting has expanded to become a contemporary art form that adorns our homes in a variety of ways and is displayed in galleries. With a stunning kaleidoscope of fabrics available at quilt specialty shops up and down the coast, shoppers will find a variety of supplies and resources to fuel their passion and creativity. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • The Coast's Best Bookstores: In today's world of e-readers, successful bookstores are filling a void. On the Oregon Coast, four bookstores, with local-interest titles, cozy nooks and proprietors ready with suggestions, are havens for book lovers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Sweet Spot: Sample your way through one of the South Coast's classic sweet stops, Cranberry Sweets, a coastal destination for candy lovers for four decades. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2013
  • Living

    • Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine: Let us inspire you with the beauty of the northwest coast and share tips on its very best places, while keeping you informed of news and events. Appeared in Online Extras Fall/Winter 2014
    • Eye-catching Designs for Perfect Patio Pots: Just as a garden can be a work of art, a well-designed container garden can be an attractive focal point on your patio, balcony, deck or doorstep. By selecting the right combination of thriller, filler and spiller plants you can create patio plantings with pizzazz. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2014
    • Nature's Carpet for the Garden: Using moss in coastal gardens takes a cue from nature. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
    • Style Set in Stone: Part of our unique Northwest style, informal and organic is the use of natural materials that accentuate the beauty of the region and reflect our environment. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Trees That Please: The Japanese Stewartia is a Four-Season Beauty Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
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