Road Trip: Bandon

Just when you think you know the Oregon Coast, you think again. Take the South Coast, for example. Less trafficked than the north, the rugged southern region has a charm all its own — friendly little towns, miles of remote beaches and activities to suit all comers. In the seaside town of Bandon (pop. 3,055), enjoy… More
: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort


If you like quintessential beach towns, Bandon is your place.

Come for the incredible ocean vistas, charming stores and restaurants, historic lighthouse and thriving art community. But stay for the many outdoor activities, from fishing, hiking and kayaking on the Wild Rivers Coast to golfing at world-famous resorts. Maybe you’ll even take a farm tour and learn why Bandon’s nickname is the “Cranberry Capital of Oregon.”

Trip Ideas

  • How to Play in Bandon
    We can all use a little Bandon action. Ocean beaches? Check. Watersports? Check. Forests and fresh air? The natural wealth surrounding this relaxed river and beachfront burg (pop. 3,200) swirls rich in pulse-raising, calorie-zapping fun... More
    Michael H. Kew, Guest Author
  • Washed Ashore: Be Transformed
    Bandon is known for breathtaking beaches and a world-class golf course. Now the Coos County town is attracting attention for another reason: The Washed Ashore Project. If you've driven the stretch of Route 101 south... More
  • Bandon and the South Coast in 1, 2 or 3 Days
    Bandon is the quintessential Oregon Coast destination, with enough of all of these things to keep you busy for a week just to hit the highlights. If you have less time than that, let this... More

Outdoor Adventures around Bandon

Great Hikes on the Wild Rivers Coast
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Rejuvenating Escapes to the Banana Belt
Oregon Redwoods
Brookings, Oregon Coast
Kayak Fishing on the South Coast
Coos Bay, Oregon Coast
Ride a Horse, Catch a Crab in Bandon

Tours and Trips around Bandon

A Journey Through the Wild Rivers Coast
A Wild River and Scenic Coastline in Gold Beach
Gold Beach, Oregon Coast
Favorite Stops on the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway
Port Orford, Oregon Coast
Road Trip: Wild Rivers Coast Farm Tour
Wild Rivers Coast Ale & Spirits Trail
South Coast Brews
Coos Bay, Oregon Coast
South Coast Dunes and Estuaries
Coos Bay, Oregon Coast
South Coast Tours
Gold Beach, Oregon Coast

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Ask Oregon

Where is there good berry picking in the Bandon area?

The South Coast is one of the best places to U-pick blueberries, with the prime location being Langlois, just south of Bandon and north of Port Orford. There are a couple of family-run farms just off Highway 101 that mark their location with signs. Look for Jensen’s, which is organic. Berrying usually is at its height in August,…

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