There are so many things to do in Bandon Or it would probably be easier to list what there isn't to do. Still, we have tried to put together a list of possible activities in the area and, when possible, have links to other sites that may help you plan your trip to the area. We hope it is helpful.
Probably most well known are the Tufted Puffins. Bandon is also one of the premier birding locations in the nation for shorebirds. Check out Birding Bandon for a thorough description.
Take a hike
There are a few good hikes in the area ranging from brief walks to more ambitious over night outings. Try Hiking Bandon for some suggestions.
Take a meditative walk on Denny Dykes famous circles in the sand.
With the ocean on one side of town and three great rivers near by, fishing is a popular activity.
The coastline of Oregon is known for it's stunning scenery. Bandon is one of the best locations to take pictures of this environment. To see some of the possibilities check out the work of Steve Dimock and Susan Dimock (Your hosts at the La Kris Inn)
Bandon has become one of the worlds go to destinations for golf and there are several courses available. For starters try Bandon Crossings , an exceptional course offering 18 unique experiences. Of course, we also have the world famous Bandon Dunes just north of town.
Fly a Kite
What could be more "coastal" then spending a day on the beach flying a kite.
With a dock dedicated to crabbing and a local business ready to cook your crabs for you all you need is some bait and a crab ring. And, we have a couple crab rings we will loan you.
Visit the Historical Museum
A small museum but fascinating history.
A local non-profit provides lectures and tours of the local area free of charge. Shoreline education for awareness.
Take a walk on the beach
Is there anything more peaceful then walking the beach, listening to the waves and feeling the sand between your toes. Bandon's beaches are a fabulous place to spend a day.
Learn to Glass
Glass making and other art classes are offered at the Sage Place.
Visit a Lavender Farm
With a store and on site farm, the Lavender Lady is located South of town along highway 101.
Try your hand at quilting
The best quilt shop on the Oregon Coast, Forget Me Knots offers a full range of supplies and classes.
Eat some candy
Saltwater taffy comes to mind when one thinks of the coast. In Bandon we do it different. We have fabulous fruit pate's and jelly candies at Cranberry Sweets and fudge to die for at the Fudge Factory. A stop in these two shops and you will think you have gone to heaven. Yes, you can get taffy as well.
Have Dinner out
From Mexican to Seafood to Italian, there are great restaurants in the Bandon area.
Watch for Whales
Grey Whales migrate along the Oregon Coast twice a year. Best seasons for catching this site are Winter (Late December and Early January) as the Whales migrate South and Spring (April and May) as they Migrate North. For more information check out Whale Watching Spoken Here.
Tour the Coquille Lighthouse
The Coquille Lighthouse is located across the river from the Town and is visible from town. It is probably the smallest lighthouse you will ever see and is adorable. Images of the lighthouse can be seen at our photo site.
Go White Water Rafting
South of Bandon is the mouth of the mighty Rogue River which has some spectacular opportunity for rafting trips
Visit the West Coast Game Park
America's largest wild animal petting zoo is located just south of Bandon.
It's the all American past-time and Bandon has a charming old town shopping experience. For something upscale try Devon's Boutique. More shops are listed at the Bandon Chamber of Commerce.
How many things to do in Bandon Or can you come up with? We look forward to seeing you and hearing what you are going to experience.