Charleston to Bandon Road Tour
Whether you prefer to explore hidden beaches, want to shop till you drop, try local cuisine, or look for something a little more exciting – you are sure to find it along Oregon’s South Coast, Where the Soul Meets the Sea and Our Attractions are Always Open.
To find your adventure, follow the Charleston to Bandon Scenic Tour Driving Map.
A WORKING WATERFRONT
Start your day in the quaint fishing village of Charleston – the Charleston Marina abounds with opportunities for crabbing, fishing, and clamming, or you can take in a more relaxed morning strolling along the docks, grabbing a bit to eat at local restaurants, and doing a little shopping.
INTERACT WITH WILDLIFE
Learn about and interact with the local wildlife at the Charleston Marine Life Center and the South Slough Estuary Reserve. Did you know that Charleston houses the brilliant minds of some of the country’s leading scientists at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology?
HIKE THE SHORE
Head out Cape Arago Highway to explore the beaches, hike along the cliffs or take a stroll through the gardens at Shore Acres State Park; you may even spot a whale on your journey.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ABOUND
Follow the scenic Seven Devils Road to the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails, with a trail for every fitness level, or stop in at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort where you can test your skills against five world-class links golf courses.
Learn about the rich history of the area exploring some of Oregon’s 11 Historic Lighthouses. Tour the Coquille River Lighthouse at Bullards Beach State Park seasonally – located at the mouth of the Coquille River.
TAKE IN OLD TOWN
Wind your way to Old Town Bandon and enjoy the offerings from a variety of locally owned and operated purveyors of beer, spirits, cheese, chocolate, and seafood.
SUNSETS AND CIRCLES
End you day at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint to see the brilliance of the sunset upon the ocean. On certain days of the month, experience the walkable art of the labyrinths created by sand artists with Circles in the Sand.