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Bandon Area Attractions

Bandon Playhouse
P.O. Box 1047, Bandon, OR 97411, phone: (541) 457-3230 or 347-9881

Bandon Scenic Ocean Views
This five-mile tour can take you just a few minutes, or if you prefer you can make a real outing of it. Start with a short walking tour of historic Old Town Bandon. The drive starts by traveling along the Coquille River to the Coquille River Museum located in the historic Coast Guard building. The South Jetty County Park is along the route for picnicking, and offers many easy access points to the beach. A lighthouse can be seen from the park. The route returns to Highway 101 via Face Rock Viewpoint State Park. Estimated travel time: 2 hours.

Bandon State Natural Area
Bandon awaits the beachcomber, the explorer, the artist and the dreamer. Located along Bandon's Beach Loop Road, there are several locations with beach access, picnicking and unsurpassed views. Parking is ample at all locations.

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located just two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and well protected from the strong ocean breezes. Besides three loops of campsites, the park boasts 13 yurts, making year-round camping a very popular choice. The horse camp features easy access to the beach and dunes for our equestrian campers.

Coquille River Lighthouse
"The area around the present-day town of Bandon was inhabited by the Coquille Indians, before white settlers started to arrive in 1850. The town site was settled in 1853 and was first called Averill. After the arrival of several immigrants from Bandon, Ireland in 1873, the town’s name was changed to Bandon in 1874.  Adjacent to the town, the Coquille River empties into the Pacific Ocean. The river extends inland a great distance, and was a natural link to the virgin stands of timber in the area. The bar at the mouth of the river, formed by the interaction of the river and ocean, was a major obstacle for the ships entering the river. At times, only a few feet of water would cover the bar, but still vessels attempted to navigate the river in hopes of reaping the rewards that lay upstream. A Coquille River Lighthouse was the next logical step for improving navigation at the river’s mouth. The lighthouse would act as both a coastal light and a harbor light." Friends of the Lighthouses

Coquille River Museum
270 Fillmore & Hwy 101, Bandon Oregon, phone: 541-347-2164

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
There is an American Indian legend about this spot. Some say they hear a maiden's voice on the wind, and standing on the cliff overlooking the ocean you can easily pick out the face on Face Rock. There is a well-kept trail to the beach, and several rocky intertidal areas to explore at low tide.

Powers Route
This 100-mile loop tour takes you through the country that made Oregon famous. From an ocean view at Gold Beach, the route travels to the small rural community of Powers. The route parallels the Rogue River. The Illinois River joins the Rogue at the small community of Agness. The rivers form a gorge of unsurpassed beauty. There is abundant wildlife, plus recreational opportunities, including whitewater rafting and boating, hiking along the Rogue River trail and excellent fishing. Upon reaching Highway 42 the route travels through Myrtle Point and Coquille. The route then courses down the broad, meandering Coquille River Valley. Highway 42-S is a State of Oregon Scenic Highway. The route ends at Bandon on Highway 101. Ten miles of the route is graveled, with some narrow, single lane sections to watch for. Estimated travel time: one day.

Seven Devils State Recreation Site
Seven Devils Wayside is the jumping-off point for sandy beach adventure. At this access point, you can travel several miles up and down the open beach. Agates are often the beachcombing goal of visitors to this out-of-the-way spot.

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