When you get to Coos Bay, you must must must go see the most beautiful cove in Shore Acres State Park. You can camp at Sunset Bay State Park--really nice and 200 yds to the beach. It costs a few bucks to get into Shore Acres, but worth it. To get to the cove from the Gardens, walk to the beach cliff, then follow the trail south, go through the gate and follow the trail down to the beach. You can also go a couple hundred yards south of the entrance to Shore Acres and park in a little pullout (just past the stream), then hike into the woods and down the steep embankment to a trail that will take you to the cove. You can't appreciate the incredible rock formations unless you are down in the cove, and low tide is the time to be there (see Bandon Beach tide tables to get an idea).
Then head south and spend another few hours on Bandon Beach at low tide--great beach, great sea rock formations.
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By the way, if you're considering heading from Eureka/Arcata over to Redding, consider the sign below--it will take you 6-7 hours
and you'll need good brakes! But it's beautiful up on top, especially if there is fog.