Bullard Beach State Park South Oregon Beach

• Bullards Beach State Park has one of the largest campgrounds on the Oregon Coast

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Bullards Beach State Park is a large, well-developed recreational area nestled among shore pines just a few miles north of Bandon. It is situated at the mouth of the Coquille River and spans nearly 1,300 acres of the Southern Oregon Coast. The park provides an access to Bullards Beach, which stretches 4.5 miles north from the Coquille River Lighthouse.

The park's location offers access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Coquille River. Visitors can enjoy strolling along the expansive sandy beach, horseback riding, fishing, crabbing, and exploring the historic lighthouse.

Hiking and Biking

Approximately 11 miles of hiking and biking trails wind through the park's coastal forest, open meadows, and sandy dunes.

A mostly-paved multi-use path, just over a mile long, leads from the campground registration booth to the beach. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Coquille River and Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

Once you reach the beach at the end of Bullards Beach Road, you'll find 4.5 miles of sandy shoreline to explore, stretching from Whiskey Run Beach to North Jetty Coquille River. The hard-packed sand is perfect for beach hiking or fat-tire bike rides.


Bullard Beach State Park South Oregon Beach

Horse Riding

Bullards Beach State Park is well-equipped for horseback riding with 11 miles of trails and 4.5 miles of beach and dunes open to equestrians. The horse camp has double or quadruple corrals at each site.


Bullards Beach is a popular spot for rockhounding. Its long shore collects all sorts of ocean treasures from agate, jasper, and petrified wood to shells and driftwood. While the beach is typically covered in sand, low tide, especially during winter months, unveils hidden cool rocks. Additionally, exploring the gravel deposit on the riverbank, located on the east side of the spit that separates the river from the ocean, about 0.25 miles from the Bullards Beach State Park parking area, can also yield interesting finds.


The mouth of the Coquille River is an excellent spot for fishing and crabbing. The park's boat launch is great for boat owners, but you are not allowed to fish and crab from the pier.

You can catch salmon, steelhead, Dungeness crab, and other species here. You can also angle in the Pacific Ocean right from the beach.

Coquille River Lighthouse

Coquille River LighthouseThe Coquille River Lighthouse, previously known as Bandon Lighthouse, is a historic site at the North Jetty of the Coquille River, 5 miles away from Old Town Bandon.

Built in 1896 by the U.S. Coast Guard, it operated until 1939. Today, volunteer park staffs open the lighthouse signal room daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mid-May through September.

While the tower itself is closed for safety reasons, it makes a picturesque backdrop with the waves crashing nearby.

Swing By The Lighthouse To Take Cool Pictures

Bullard Beach State Park South Oregon Beach

Bullards Beach State Park Camping, Lodging & Vacation Rentals

The Bullards Beach State Park is well-protected from strong ocean winds and has over 200 campsites.

At the park's campground, you have access to over hundred full-hookup sites, 82 electrical sites with water, and 13 reservable yurts (6 are pet-friendly). Horse camp has 8 primitive sites. Six campsites and three yurts are accessible for those with disabilities. The other amenities include piped water, flush toilets and hot showers, reservable picnic shelters, and RV dump station.

The campground is open year-round. You can reserve your camping spot up to 6 months in advance through the Oregon State Parks reservation system.

If camping isn't your preference, Bandon, just a couple of miles south, offers a wide range of accommodation options.

Lodging in Bandon

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay in Bandon

Bullard Beach State Park South Oregon Beach

Bullards Beach State Park | Facts

Open: Year-round
Managed by: Oregon State Parks

Amenities: Flush restrooms, picnic tables, and boat ramp
Activities: Hiking, biking, horseback riding, beachcombing, rockhounding, fishing, & nature viewing

Day-use fees: None

Bullards Beach State Park is located:

  • 71 miles southwest of Florence
  • 83 miles west of Roseburg
  • 139 miles southwest of Eugene.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Bullards Beach State Park

From Highway 101 in Bandon to Bullards Beach State Park parking,

  • Take Bullards Beach Road at milepost 259 and drive 1.3 miles to the destination.

Phone: (800) 551-6949
Website: oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=50

Address: Bullards Beach Rd, Bandon, OR 97411

From Highway 101 in Bandon to Coquille River Lighthouse parking,

  • Take Bullards Beach Road at milepost 259 and drive 2.7 miles to the destination.

Phone: (541) 347-2209
Website: oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=50

Address: 56487 Bullards Beach Road, Bandon, OR 97411

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