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Be adventurous! Try all the different types of activities Charleston has to offer, from dune bugging to fishing or hiking. There is something for everyone!

The harbor is the heart of this community and serves as a home port to a large commercial fishing fleet. You’ll find a bustling marina serving charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers and recreational boaters. The harbor area includes restaurants, tackle shops, fresh seafood, and specialty gift shops. Unique seafood restaurants will appease any palette. You can choose from the Portside Restaurantserving arguably the best fish and chips around from catch of the day for the fresh fish or the Miller's at the Cove Pub for their amazing freshly made sourdough hamburgers.

The Monkey Business located on the docks is well known to be serve the best clam chowder around. If you’d like a more authentic experience, stop by Chuck Seafood right on the main road for fresh fish and seafood! 

We are surrounded by both mountains and beaches which makes it twice the fun!!!

There is also a golf course just a few miles away at Sunset Bay

The mountains are surrounded by lakes and dunes.

Check out all the fun activities you and your family can do during your stay at our friendly motel !



First, you will need to know the tides right here.

Fishing license: here 


On the Docks : 5 mins walking distance



When you ask the locals here on the South Oregon Coast for recommendations on popular outdoor adventures, many of them will tell you to go clamming.

The low tides commonly found from Empire to Charleston make our region ideal for clam digging which could result in a tasty treat whether served in chowder, steamed or fried.

Check the handy dandy tide book, and see when the lowest tide is.

See here where to go clamming 


Charter Boats :

Or you can choose to go Deep Sea Fishing with Sharky's Charter boats! Lingcod, Halibut Tuna, Salmon or crabbing.

For a trip on a bigger boat, Betty Kay is one of the best. 

Many other charter boats in Charleston!

You can check the weather and forecast here.


Attractions ~ Restaurants

Shore Acres Botanical Gardens

Whale Watching 

Cape Arago Lighthouse

South Slough Estuary

Sunset Bay and golf course (3.4 miles)

Enjoy Charleston's local restaurants & coffee shops :


Restaurants :

  • Monkey Business ( on the docks )   Open everyday from 11.00am to 6.00pm (Wed closed)

  • Sea Basket 

  • The Portside (across the street)        Open for lunch and dinner - everyday

  • Miller’s Sports Bar (across the street)

Open for lunch and dinner - everyday

  • Fisherman’s Grotto (0.6 miles)

  • Cape Cafe Restaurant                       Open for Breakfast and Lunch, (0.3 miles 

Don't forget to get a souvenir for your family or friends! 

Shops :

  • Monkey Business : Market on the docks

  • Chuck seafood (on main street)

  • Davey Jones Locker (convenient store on main street)

  • Old general store (Convenient store on main street)

  • Mc Kinney's gift shop (Main street0

  • Puna's Clothing&Gift shop ( boat basin road - 2 mins walking from motel next to Miller's at the cove)

Go on the Charleston walking tour and visit the Marine Life Center and discover the treasure it can offer.

Where are they all located?

See map





Sandboarding :

Check out this place where fun and sand are two words inseparable! For all levels, for beginners to professionals. Just at 1h half from the motel. You can also rent an ATV!



Canoe / Kayak

at South Slough Estuary

Paddle board


( remember to purchase your fishing licence! )


ATV Rentals


Rent a ATV and Have fun in the Dunes!!

The nearest rental is just 20 minutes away !


In the Forest

You can go :





Mountain Biking 

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