There are some beautiful coastal homes available for rent and purchase in the Bandon, Oregon, area that make this a picturesque place to stay since we’re nestled in a stunning natural area. However, your choice of living arrangements shouldn’t be the only thing that attracts you to the area. There are amazing ways to enjoy the coastal lifestyle in Bandon Oregon.
Experience the Great Outdoors
You don’t want to be cooped up indoors when there are so many different cool ways to enjoy the coastal lifestyle in Bandon. Here is just a short list of fun things that you can do while in this area to get you started during your visit.
1. Hiking and Biking
There are plenty of hiking and biking trails located in Bandon that let you explore the area. This is perfect for couples looking to get into nature or families looking to get out and stretch their legs.
2. Circles in the Sand – Labyrinths on the Beach
Being right by the beach means that there’s plenty of sand. In Bandon, residents make great use of it during some of the nicest days in the summer. An actual sand labyrinth is created by a Labyrinth master artist that you can explore while enjoying the day.
3. Fourth of July Celebration
Fourth of July is a big deal in most places, but Bandon has some fun traditions that you’ll want to check out. Who doesn’t enjoy a good cardboard boat race? Plus, you’ll get to see an epic fireworks show at the end of the night.
Golf enthusiasts are in heaven during their visit to Bandon as there are four world-class, premier golf courses to enjoy. That’s a lot of golfing to get in for a short trip, but well worth it to be able to golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the United States.
5. Largest Safari Park
Located in Bandon, West Coast Game Park Safari is an experience you’ll never forget. This walk-through safari allows you to come up close and personal to many different animals with their free-roaming enclosures. You can pet and feed deer, sheep, goats, and peacocks. Plus, you get to meet some of their animal ambassadors. This mix of exotic and barnyard animals is the perfect reminder that conservation of all animals is of the utmost importance.
6. Plenty of Wildlife Viewing
You don’t have to go to the safari park to witness the beauty of nature. There is an abundance of birds, deer, bear, otters, raccoons, bobcats, rodents, coyotes and more that call Bandon Marsh and other areas of Bandon home. This is the perfect area to visit if you are into birding as there are a lot of shorebirds, seabirds, predatory birds and more to see in the area. Make sure you bring your binoculars and camera when visiting. Also, remember there’s also a lot of opportunities to see aquatic animals in the Coquille River and the coastal waters around Bandon, such as fish, seals, and whales.
7. Fishing and Crabbing
No matter if you prefer fishing in a river or going after the thrill of catching a sea creature, you’ll have plenty of angling opportunities during your time in Bandon. There’s another opportunity to go crabbing that’s a bit different from traditional fishing. Imagine how neat it would be to catch your own Dungeness crab to cook up for a nice dinner.
8. Community Theater
The community theater in Bandon offers a great evening for those that are looking to get a little culture in their lives. The next upcoming show is The Wizard of Oz in the summer of 2017. And you can be sure that they’ll have great productions in future years. If you plan on moving to the area, you may even find yourself on the stage in the future if you attend one of the theater’s audition sessions.
9. Boating and Watersports
Being right by a large river and the ocean offers the perfect opportunity for boating and other watersports. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy sailboats, motorboats or kayaks. Bandon is the perfect area for some fun in the sun on the local waters.
10. Cranberry Festival
If you stay during early September, you may get a chance to check out the Bandon Cranberry Festival. You can watch the parade and explore the market at the festival. And enjoy a variety of dishes featuring the humble cranberry all while getting to listening to free live music.
No matter if you’re visiting the Bandon area for just a few weeks in one of the beautiful rental properties or if you’re planning on living in the area, there’s plenty to keep you busy. And this is just a short list of things that you and your family can enjoy. What will you discover during your adventure to the area?
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