Out of Season, but Never Out of Style
Don’t miss out on shoulder-season fun at The Mill Casino on Coos Bay, Oregon
By Adam Sawyer
There is a school of thought, even among some native Northwesterners, that there’s no real reason to visit the Oregon Coast anytime beyond the boundaries of summer. However, I would suggest that the “off” season on the coast is as good, if not better than summer—depending on what you’re looking for, of course. There are a number of things to see and do along parts of the coast that only occur, or are at their prime in winter and spring. At or near the top of that list would be storm watching and crabbing. And the best of both can be found on the Southern Oregon Coast, in Coos Bay.
Coos Bay has become Mecca for storm watchers from around the world. When conditions are right, 15- to 20-foot swells can create crashing walls of water more than 100 feet high. If you’ve ever seen photos on Facebook of water exploding skyward at the coast, odds are it was in Coos Bay ...