The gateway to the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast, Bandon boasts a mild climate, a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and stunning, all-public beaches. The area’s famous beauty draws artists from around the country, enriching this charming town with a lively artistic community.
Summers are sunny and breezy—our beaches are premier places to enjoy active outdoor pursuits. The rain that keeps our forests so green comes in fits during our mild winter, and even the occasional winter storms draw visitors to our area to witness the drama of spectacular surf. Natives recreate outdoors year ’round: kayaking, fishing and crabbing, tidepooling, sailing, and windsurfing are popular water-based recreation; hiking, camping, mountain biking, rockhounding, berry- and mushroom- gathering, hunting are popular land-based recreation. The visual and performing arts, golfing, birdwatching, whalewatching, and other nature activities are also enjoyed year-round.
A full-service commercial airport is only a half-hour drive from Bandon, as is a larger community (Coos Bay/North Bend) with a full range of services. Within an hour of Bandon, you could be in the Grassy Knob Wilderness Area, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, or an old growth forest. Within about a half-day’s drive of Bandon, you could be in Portland, the Oregon Desert, Crater Lake, the heart of the California Redwoods, or you could be visiting the Ashland area for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and other art and music festivals or to go snow skiing.
For more information about Bandon’s business and commercial amenities, as well as more information about the nature of Coos County, visit the following links:
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