Shore Acres State Park is an Oregon
State Park located on the Cape Arago Highway south of Coos Bay
, Oregon, United States
. The park features 5 acres (2 ha) of formal gardens including a rose-testing plot and Japanese lily pond. During autumn, winter and spring, visitors gather on the tall sandstone cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for storm watching and observation of the gray whale migration.Shore Acres also includes a small beach on a secluded cove where elephant seals haul out to molt amongst picnickers.
Shore Acres was originally an estate of the same name owned by Louis Simpson.Simpson sold the land to the State of Oregon for use as a park in 1942. The gardens Simpson developed, as well as one building, the gardener's cottage, remain as important features in the park.