While staying in Coos Bay, Oregon, most of our explorations along the coast were around Shore Acres State Park and Sunset Bay State Park, which are right next to each other.
We biked along the top of the cliffs, looking down on crashing waves and feeding Pacific Gray Whales, and we ventured down steep trails to explore tide pools, coves, and caves at low tide.
Similar to the low tides that we saw at Birch Bay State Park in Washington, low tides in Oregon pull a lot of water away from the coast, exposing the rocky sea bottom and leaving standing pools of water full of crabs, seaweed and fish.
In one cove that we visited at low tide, the receding water made accessible a low cave opening along a cliff. At high tide waves and water rush into the cave, but at low tide, we could scramble over wet rocks to climb into the mouth of cave.
Here are some of our photos from exploring the Oregon Coast.