Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located just two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and protected from the strong ocean breezes. The park offers three loops of campsites, all of which are equipped with at least water and electrical hook-ups. In addition, the park boasts thirteen Yurts (six of which are pet-friendly), making year-round camping a very popular choice.
The horse camp features access to the beach and dunes for equestrian campers. A refurbished hiker/ biker camp offers storage lockers that contain solar powered USB charging ports for electronic devices. Well known for excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities on the Coquille River, the boat launch facilities remain busy during the summer and fall seasons.
From the registration booth in the campground, take a walk or bike ride on the mostly paved pathway to the beach (a little more than a mile). The path weaves through the open, grassy fields and lowland forest across a plain to the sandy dunes. All along the path are views of the Coquille River. Across the river is Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, sporting a variety of wildlife.
The historic Coquille River Lighthouse is located at the end of the beach access road in the park. It’s staffed from mid-May through the end of September with park volunteers who interpret the history of the area. From this point, there are 4.5 miles of open beach to explore. Bring your mountain bike to ride along the hard-packed sand along the edge of the surf, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the ocean shore.
And there’s more nearby. Across the river is Bandon by the Sea. Visit a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants in the town that is called “The Cranberry Capitol of the World,” as well as the “The Storm Watching Capitol of the World.” Learn the legend of Face Rock and access miles of shoreline at the day-use state parks on Beach Loop Drive. For more information on the local area, visit the Tourist Information Center in Old Town.
- Approximately 100 full-hookup sites
- More than 82 electrical sites with water
- 13 yurts (6 pet-friendly, reservations required)
- Reservable horse camp with eight primitive sites
- Hiker/biker camp
- RV dump station
Universal Access: Six campsites and three yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.