Bandon, Oregon

September 2015

The Town of Bandon, located about 25 miles north of Cape Blanco State Park, was recommended to me by the same people that told me about Cape Blanco, so I headed north one day to explore a bit.


Bandon is a seaside town on the south side of the Coquilla River mouth and a delightful place to spend some time. Very cool little town! I walked around the harbor front, worked from a coffee shop and visited the Face Rock Creamery where I purchased some excellent cheese for later and some ice cream for now as I worked some more.

Bandon State Natural Area

The Bandon State Natural Area is a large strip of land to the south of Bandon that is 879 acres of beach and beach shore goodness. I stopped at the most north of the three access points, which is known as Devil’s Kitchen.


Devil’s Kitchen

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is in the town of Bandon and is the location of a Native American legend. I explored the beach and marveled at how much the rock does look like a face staring up. Eerie.


Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

Bullards Beach State Park

Final stop of the day was Bullards Beach State Park which is located on the north side of the Coquilla River mouth, so just north of Bandon. My quick trip consisted of a drive through of the park and a stop at the Coquille River Lighthouse.

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