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Bandon, Oregon, offers a beautiful coastal experience with a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and charming small-town vibes. Here are some compelling reasons to visiting Bandon:

Stunning Beaches: Bandon is renowned for its picturesque coastline featuring stunning sea stacks, dramatic cliffs, and expansive sandy beaches. You can explore iconic spots like Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Coquille Point, and Bullards Beach State Park.

Golfing Paradise: If you enjoy golfing, Bandon is a must-visit destination. It’s home to the world-class Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, offering multiple championship courses with breathtaking ocean views. Golf enthusiasts from around the globe flock here for the exceptional courses.

Seafood Delights: Bandon boasts excellent fresh seafood, particularly its famed Dungeness crab and other locally caught delicacies. Enjoy waterfront dining at restaurants offering the catch of the day, served with stunning ocean views.

Outdoor Adventures: Beyond golfing and beachcombing, Bandon offers various outdoor activities. You can go fishing, crabbing, kayaking, or hiking along scenic trails. The Coquille River Lighthouse and nearby state parks provide ample opportunities for exploration.

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Golf Bandon Dunes: Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links. Six distinct links courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, players relax in the comfort of our welcoming cottages.

Circles in the Sand: Labyrinth artist, Denny Dyke first created Circles in the Sand for his own walking meditations. He soon became fascinated with the ocean and the ever-changing sand. After three years and hundreds of labyrinths later, the first Dreamfield Labyrinth was created in September 2014. The path of the first Dreamfield meandered through seven spirals and returned near the entrance. Today the Dreamfields have grown larger with a path meandering through a much larger pattern. Always with one path, no dead ends or no wrong turns and returning home. A true labyrinth experience on the sand.

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Artistic Community: Bandon has a thriving artistic community, with numerous galleries and studios showcasing local artwork. You can browse unique crafts, paintings, and sculptures created by talented local artists.

Whale Watching: Bandon is situated along the migration route of gray whales. Visit during the whale-watching season (December to January and March to June) to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures from the shore or on a guided tour.

Quaint Downtown: Bandon’s historic Old Town district is a charming area to stroll around. You’ll find boutique shops, cozy cafes, and art galleries housed in quaint buildings. It’s a perfect place to unwind and soak in the town’s laid-back atmosphere.

Natural Wonders: Nearby attractions like the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Cape Blanco State Park offer additional opportunities for outdoor adventures, from dune buggy rides to hiking to the westernmost point in Oregon.

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Great Bandon House

Clean, spacious, and perfect for a golf foursome.

Published May 7, 2024