|Charleston Marina is the heart of "a working fishing village." (Julianne G. Crane)|
This small working fishing village came on our radar when we passed through it on our way to camp at Sunset Bay State Park (about four miles south) and visit the perennial gardens and grounds of Shore Acres State Park.
|Parking lot viewed from our space at Marina RV Park.|
If you are going to stay longer than just driving through, pick up a "Chart a course to Charleston" brochure with features a wonder map of all the community's attractions. They are available at many business and at the Visitor Center, 91141 Cape Arago Highway, (541) 888-2311, May 1-Sept. 30.
|Fishermen’s Wharf market & cafe. (Julianne G. Crane)|
-- Fishermen's Wharf Seafood Market, 63534 Kingfisher Rd, Charleston, Ore.; Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Monday. (541) 888-8862
|Mike, owner of market, is ex-Coast Guard (Julianne G. Crane)|
The day we were there live crab were moving around in their 250-gallon salt-water tank.
|Miller's At The Cove opens at 11 a.m., daily.|
We asked a couple of locals about a casual place for a beer and good fresh seafood. They raved about Miller's.
On the Friday evening we visited, it was busy with both locals and tourists. That said, after we were seated, I walked up to the small sports bar to check out what was on tap. The friendly bartender, also the owner, offered recommendations of local micro brews and offered samples ($4.50 pint).
As for dinner, we took advantage of the Halibut special (6 pieces with fries for $19.95; two fish tacos for $9.95). Quick, friendly service. Six TV monitors were showing soccer and baseball.
For more information on camping overnight while exploring the area or going on a fishing charter, click here to read more on the Charleston Marina RV Park.
--Julianne G. Crane
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