Bastendorff Beach County Park

• Bastendorff Beach is a wide sandy beach at Coos Bay South Jetty
• The park offers opportunities for fishing, surfing, beachcombing, and camping

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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 crescent-shaped sandy beach, over one mile in length, extends from Yoakam Head on the southwest 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.


Bastendorff Beach, sheltered by Yoakam Head from south winds, has reliable surfing conditions. Waves break both left and right. The best wind directions is from the southwest. Medium tide and the west swell direction produces better and more powerful waves. Be aware of strong rips and sharks.


The beach is popular among anglers providing great coastal fishing opportunities. This is great spot to fish the surf for redtail surfperch and from the jetty for bottomfish and perch. Also, this is a great location to dig for Razor Clams.


The eight-mile hiking trail along Cape Arago Highway is a part of the Oregon Coastal Trail. The route connects Sunset Bay State Park to Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Along the trail, you will enjoy the pristine coastal forest, cliffs, stunning ocean panoramas, Cape Arago Lighthouse, Gregory Point, Shore Acres State Park, and sea lions at Simpson Reef and Shell Island. The 2.5-mile trail leads to Bastendorff Beach County Park.

Pets are allowed on the trail but should be kept on a leash no longer than six feet, pets waste must be removed. Pets are not allowed to enter Shore Acres State Park, however, they could stay on the trail.

Cautions: Beware of changing tides, rip currents, driftwoods, sneaker waves and never turn your back to the ocean.

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Bastendorff Beach Camping, Lodging & Vacation Rentals

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.

The closest lodging and vacation rentals are available in Charleston, North Bend, and Coos Bay.

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay at Charleston and North Bend

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Bastendorff Beach | Facts

Open: Year-round, day-use from dawn to dusk
Managed by: Coos County

Amenities: Paved parking, picnic tables, fire pit, and playgrounds
Activities: Camping, hiking, and fishing
Day-use fees: None

Dogs: Allowed
Restrictions: Open fires are prohibited from July 1 to September 30

Bastendorff Beach is located:

  • 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay
  • 90 miles west of Roseburg
  • 127 miles southwest of Eugene.

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Directions to Bastendorff Beach

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)

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