Sunset Bay State Park

Show07/24/2014
General Advisory
Public health advisory issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach.

Direct contact with the surf or water running into the surf in this area should be avoided until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website (www.healthoregon.org/beach) or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 toll-free.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground has sites for tent camping and RV's, as well as cozy and comfortable yurts. Day-use and picnic facilities are located along the bay to allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating.

A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. From points along the trail, you'll be treated to views of Gregory Point and the Cape Arago lighthouse.

A public golf course is located next to the park and the nearby fishing village of Charleston provides opportunities for crabbing, clamming and fishing. In fact, there are plenty of secret treasures in the Sunset Bay area.

Campground info

  • Approximately 30 full-hookup sites
  • Approximately 35 electrical sites with water
  • More than 65 tent sites with water nearby
  • Eight yurts (one pet friendly)
  • Two group tent camping areas
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale

Universal Access
Three campsites and three yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.