Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located just two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and well protected from the strong ocean breezes. Besides three loops of campsites, the park boasts 13 yurts, making year-round camping a very popular choice. The horse camp features easy access to the beach and dunes for our equestrian campers. Well known for excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities on the Coquille River, our boat launch facilities are well-used during the summer and fall seasons. From the registration booth in the campground, take a walk or bike ride on the 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 beautiful Coquille River. Across the river is Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, sporting a variety of resident and migrating wildlife. Be sure to bring your binoculars! The historic Coquille River Lighthouse is located at the end of the beach access road in the park. It's staffed from May through October 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 our day-use state parks on Beach Loop Drive. For more information on the local area, visit the Tourist Information Center in Old Town.

What a relaxing hike along the beach and absolutely breath-taking. The ocean booms in your ears and there’s lots of gorgeous wave action. The rock formations are enormous making for quite a sight to see. This is what heaven looks like, I bet.

8 months ago

Came across this beach coming back from the Coquillle Lighthouse. Pretty flat beach with no rock formations but a beautiful day with one lone fisherman trying to coax a nice fat surf perch to his hook... A gorgeous day to be at the beach!

Not really a walk but some nice views of the river and jetty. Very small oddly placed lighthouse. Maybe the lighthouse was there before the jettys were built? Didn't go inside because I had my dog with me.

9 months ago

My boyfriend and I enjoyed this trail. An immediate plus for us was that dogs were allowed along the trail. It was a surprising challenge due to the amount of loose sand (which is the majority of the trail - I see why the last section was labeled hard), but after a bit of rain I bet the trail would be easier to walk along. The trail has a variety of options to choose from - so you don't have to do the full loop, you can make the loop longer, you could walk along the beach instead of parts of the trail and there are several spots to access the beach. The landscape varied which was refreshing. We were able to walk through the dunes, on the beach and through some forested areas. After the trail it is just a short couple minutes to check out the light house. Heads up that this is a trail that people can horseback ride on, so you may come across horse poop here and there.

Great hike and beautiful beach

10 months ago

One of the highlights of our vacation! It was a foggy, chilly morning. The sun finally made its debut around noon. Beautiful rocks - the massive ones and the ones that fit in your hand. Thrilled we got to see a few harbor seals playing near the rocks. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this walk on the beach.

Fun lighthouse along the Oregon Coast

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I would definitely do this again at low tide.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

short hike from the camp ground.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Easy walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This is beautiful! My favorite time to do this is really early in the morning when the tide is out. So much to look at. Driftwood, rocks, starfish, sea anemones, chirping birds and crashing waves. I love this!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This is such a beautiful beach and a nice easy stroll. There's a more adventurous excursion along the jetty where we saw seals playing. A stop at Old Town for shopping and fresh seafood was a perfect ending.

scenic driving
Thursday, August 13, 2015

The road trip from Northern California to Seattle included a stop on the Oregon Coast. I still remember the sunset and it's worth a visit. I've only been once.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016