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Bandon is a charming village surrounded by scenic beauty, wildlife and a beach punctuated with dramatic offshore rock formations. Old Town Bandon is a thriving area of shops and restaurants and several world-class courses in the area make Bandon a prime destination for golfers. So much golf is played here the area is sometimes referred to as Oregon's Golf Coast. Offshore rocks and sea stacks provide endless opportunities for photography, bird watching and exploring tide pools. The Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is just 10 miles north of town offering wildlife observation, photography, hunting, fishing and clamming.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Coquille Point

    Coquille Point

    This rocky coastline is home to an Important seabird nesting colony, hosting such birds as Tufted Puffins, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots and several varieties of cormorants. Harbor Seals also make their home here. Dramatic rock formations make this scenic stretch of beach a beautiful place to visit.

  • Sunset Bay State Park

    Sunset Bay State Park

    Day use park includes picnic facilities along the bay and easy access to the beach. Hiking trails take you to rugged cliffs with spectacular ocean vistas, including views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse. Tent, RV and yurt camping. more info

  • Cape Arago State Park

    Cape Arago State Park

    From the scenic headland, the south cove trail leads to a sandy beach and tidepools. The north cove trail provides access to the beach and views of the offshore colonies of seal and sea lions at Shell Island, a designated National Wildlife Refuge. This is a year-round day use park with no fee. There are restrooms and a group shelter. more info

  • Coquille River Lighthouse

    Coquille River Lighthouse

    Built in 1895, the Coquille River Lighthouse was the final one built on the Oregon Coast. It was in operation until 1939 when it was replaced by an automated beacon and left to deteriorate. In 1976 a restoration effort began and today, visitors can tour the lighthouse seasonally. more info

  • Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

    Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

    This famous rock is known for its mysterious Indian legend and the area is enjoyed for it's scenic hiking, fishing and beach access. Take the well worn trail to the beach or explore the rocky intertidal areas at low tide.

  • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    One of the best birding areas on the Pacific coast, the Bandon Marsh NWR is located near the mouth of the Coquille River and is an oasis for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, coho salmon, Bald Eagles and California Brown Pelicans.

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