The 90-acre Bastendorff Beach County Park is located 10 miles west of Coos Bay, two miles west of the small town of Charleston, and close to Sunset Bay State Park. The wide sandy beach, over one mile in length, extends from Yoakam Head to a northeasterly direction towards the South Jetty at the bay entrance.
The park offers a panoramic view of the ocean, about two miles of beachcombing, cave climbing at the northern end of the beach, deep-sea fishing, picnicking, whale watching during its migration (December through February & March through May). When the tide is low, you can get around to the south end of the beach and explore the cave.
The day-use area offers picnic sites, a playground area for children, lawns for softball and volleyball, horseshoe and basketball courts, a fire pit, and a fish cleaning stand. Visitors are able to reserve sheltered picnic sites with charcoal grills, electric outlets, electric stovetops, and kitchen sinks with cold running water.
The free campground is open year-round includes 74 hook-up sites for RVs or single vehicles, 25 non-hook-up sites for tent campers, and 2 camping cabins. Each site has a picnic table and fireplace with a grate.
Cautions: Beware of changing tides, rip currents, driftwoods, sneaker waves and never turn your back to the ocean.
Bastendorff Beach | General Description
Open: Year-round, day-use from dawn to dusk
Managed: Coos County
Services: Paved parking, picnic tables, fire pit, and playgrounds
Activities: Hiking, fishing, scenic viewpoints
Accommodations: 74 spaciously laid out water and electric hook-up RV sites, 25 non-hook up tent sites, 2 camping cabins, 1 group campground with 18 water and electrical hookups sites
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Free
Restrictions: Open fires are prohibited from July 1 to September 30
Popularity: Low to Moderate
Bastendorff Beach is located:
- 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay
- 90 miles west of Roseburg
- 127 miles southwest of Eugene.
From Highway-101 in North Bend,
- Turn west onto Virginia Avenue and follow 0.6 miles to Broadway Avenue
- Turn left onto Broadway Avenue and go 0.9 miles to Newmark Avenue
- Bear right onto Newmark Avenue and drive 1.8 miles to Cape Arago Highway
- Turn left onto Cape Arago Highway and continue for 6.5 miles to Bastendorff Beach Road
- Turn right and drive for 0.4 miles to Bastendorff Beach County Park.
Phone: 541-888-5353, 541-996-7755 (for reservation)