Situated along Oregon’s coast, Life Care Center of Coos Bay is near a number of state parks with dramatic coastlines, beaches and landscapes. For a day trip, we suggest:
- Inspiration for Frank Herbert’s Dune series, the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area has many hundreds of dunes ranging in size and shape for people to explore. Visitors can hike, off-road, camp, swim and enjoy the beach.
- Coos Art Museum, housed in a former post office, holds many prints and paintings from artists throughout the Northwest. Intent on educating the public, the museum holds exhibits, events and classes related to art culture annually.
- Shore Acres State Park features a vast array of landscapes, ranging from rocky beach cliffs to a tranquil rose garden with a pond. Visitors can see elephant seals, sculptures, a cottage, a pavilion and a light show during the Christmas season.
- The Sea Lion Caves are the largest sea caves in the world, almost 12 stories high. The caves hold a large number of sea lions, birds and various marine life. With an elevator for easy viewing, visitors can soak in the sights and sounds of this cave, as well as watch for whales on the shore.
- Cape Arago State Park is great for whale and sea lion watching, as well as exploring trails and tide pools. The park also features a lighthouse, wildlife and beaches.