Shore Acres State Park’s 745 acres with fabulous oceanfront setting and formal gardens are enjoyed every year by thousands of local residents and visitors alike. The land it sits on comes with a rich history, as it was once a private estate owned by the Simpson family, who successful in the timber and shipping business.
Those who work in downtown Coos Bay near Anderson Street, have become accustomed to the indulgent scents of freshly baked bread and coffee that routinely waft forth mornings from Darrell’s Devil’s Food. They’ll lure the unsuspecting toward the steamy windows and open front door, where trays of wonderful chocolate treats are smartly [...]
Driving slowly past Bandon’s charming harbor and Old Town restaurants and shops, I can make out the tall green industrial building on the Coquille River up ahead. For decades it was a successful processing plant for locally caught seafood. Today it is the home of Lori Osborne’s Farm & Sea Specialty Market.
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Though the Bandon Fish Hatchery serves primarily as a place where fish are hatched and reared, you should be able to spot wood ducks at the intake reservoirs, as well as walls, herons, and kingfishers.
(From Highway 101 in Bandon, drive north to Second Street/OR-42S; drive 0.78 miles, then take the third right onto Fish [...]
Bandon is a place the entire family can enjoy, and kids find particular pleasure in some of the things it has to offer. For a mellow day in town, kids have a great time prowling the streets of Old Town and shopping in the many gift stores and candy shops. [...]
Bandon residents take pride in the fresh produce, humanely raised livestock and eggs, perfectly delicious sourdough bread, cheese, and seafood, all locally made and raised. These products are often available directly from the source but are also found in local stores, markets and [...]
Regardless of what some may say, the weather on the Southern Oregon Coast is pleasant and mild much of the time. Summers are warm and sunny, and, as part of the Oregon Coasts banana belt, winter temperatures are known to get into the upper 60s with beautiful sunshine. This allows for a multitude of outdoor activities. With its weather and [...]
The introductory paragraph of the book Dream Golf sums it best:
"Ever since it opened in 1999, Bandon Dunes has been one of the stories in golf, an improbable tale that got better with each telling. On a remote stretch of the Pacific Coast, at the edge of beyond, a golf course had appeared and not just an ordinary golf course, but a seaside[...]
Famed real estate guru and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran wrote this in her book Nextville: "Bandon is one of the last unspoiled and undiscovered coastal villages out West.” We agree.
The characteristic making Bandon special for most people is a refreshing sense of possibility [...]
Whatever your reasons for considering Bandon as home (and there are many), rest assured there is a community of like-minded people from similar backgrounds who you will enjoy meeting and knowing. You will find the social connections that will make Bandon your home and the best place you’ve ever lived. [...]
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