Things To Do On The Southern Oregon Coast

August 25, 2017

Anyone that has visited the Oregon Coast knows that it’s an experience like no other and the list of things to do and places to visit can seem never-ending. If you are having a hard time deciding where to start or what to see, let us suggest the Bandon State Natural Area, a visually stunning location on the Southern Oregon Coast.

Although quite popular, the area offers ample free parking and is known to be a little less crowded than other coastal destinations such as Cannon Beach. Two of the three entry points will lead you straight to the beach while the third entrance, known as Devil’s Kitchen, offers additional amenities such as picnic tables, benches, beach paths, and restrooms. Regardless of which entrance you choose, you can plan on enjoying various hiking trails, fishing, breathtaking viewpoints, and witnessing the unique wildlife that populates the area. Harbor seal pups are often spotted resting on the beach while their mothers search for food!

While stopping in Bandon, you can continue to enjoy the seabirds, seals, and unparalleled beauty of the Southern Oregon Coast by driving a few miles down the road to the Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Coquille Point. The scenery provides great opportunities for snapping photos and outdoor exploration.

Complete the visit by stopping by the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. From shorebirds to birds of prey, the marsh is known for its eclectic array of birds that visit during different portions of the year. You may also spot deer, otters, frogs, and newts among many other coastal creatures!

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Wherever you end up on the Oregon Coast, Coos Bay is centrally located and home to our Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort. We hope to serve as your launching point as you explore the forests and shores of Oregon!

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