In 1906 Louis J. Simpson, pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder, built a beautiful home for his wife, Cassie, perched on a scenic bluff above the spectacular Oregon Coast and the Pacific Ocean. Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs and flowering plants brought from around the world. Today it is an Oregon State Park where something is in bloom almost every day of the year.
Plan your trip so that you can spend the afternoon and early evening viewing seals, sea lions, elephant seals and other marine life from the newly built observation deck overlooking the scenic Oregon Coast at the Simpson Reef Overlook. Bring your binoculars to scan the horizon for a glimpse of migrating whales and shorebirds.
Then, a dusk, head into the gardens for the 24th Holiday Lights Display. The gardens are lit with 300,000 lights, mostly LED of course, and sculpted into pelicans, puffins, jellyfish, Shore Acres' Cranes, a life-size leaping Orca whale and a spouting Gray whale, flora and fauna, leaping frog in pond and so much more! I
The Coos Bay Manor, just minutes from Shore Acres, is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member. Built in 1912, this large home has 5 Guest Rooms each stepping out onto a unique open air balcony. With high ceilings, large rooms and detailed woodworking throughout you'll take a step back in time in this most majestic Oregon coast lodging Bed and Breakfast.