Message In A Bottle – Bandon Style

Ever dream of being stranded on a desert island and

finding a treasured Message in a Bottle?

This winter, Bandon will be sprinkled with unique, Bandon-themed bottles containing a positive, beach-themed message waiting to be discovered. Each bottle was created by local artist, Kim Bell. Read her story, A Studio with a Sea of Creations.

These bottles are yours to keep and can be brought into participating local businesses to claim a set of mini-lights. Insert the mini-lights into the bottle to create an even more beautiful and unique memory of your trip to Bandon!

As a bonus, Register Your Bottle to be eligible for random prize drawings

Read on to discover the best way to discover your bottled treasure!

Hints and Recommendations

  • Begin your hunt at public beach access points.
  • Look for Bottles above the high-tide line and below the beach embankment.
  • Search for Bottles every day, rain or shine!
  • Discover your Bottle when and wherever. Our Bottle Faeries hide bottles at random times and locations… not even we know.
  • Find new Bottles on the beach during daylight hours only. Our Faeries never come out at night!

Remember to be Extra Careful out there! Winter brings Storms and High Tides to Bandon.

Check the tides before you go, and search for your bottle only when and where it is safe.

Basic Guidelines and Instructions

  • Be mindful of delicate coastal flora and fauna. Be kind to the environment.
  • Register your Bottle to be eligible for random prize drawings.
  • Locate your bottle number on or near the bottom-of-the-bottle.
  • Collect only one bottle per person, per year.

Let Us Know What Have You Found?

Once you discover your “Message in a Bottle,” visit our Registration Page to let us know which bottle you have found.

Or, give us a call at 541-347-9616.

You can also register your bottle in person at the Bandon Chamber Visitors Center, 300 Second Street SE, Old Town Bandon. We’re open 7 days a week, 11AM-3PM.

Don’t Forget to Share a photo on Facebook, Instagram (@BandonOregon), and Twitter (@BandonOregon). Use tag #BandonMIAB. (Note, your Photo may be used in Bandon Chamber of Commerce promotions.)

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