• Coquille Point Beach is a sandy shore featuring numerous sea stacks
• The area is home to a variety of sea birds and harbor seals
Coquille Point Beach, also known as Kronenberg Beach, is a beautiful sandy shore featuring numerous spectacular sea stacks dotted along the coastline. Those sea stacks are called the Bandon Needles. Coquille Point Beach is one of Bandon’s gorgeous beaches extending from Coquille Point on the north to Gravel Point on the south. It is a great place to enjoy relaxing beachcombing. During minus tides, you can walk to some of those sea stacks and explore beautiful tide pools filled with colorful marine creatures.
The coastal rocks and islands at Coquille Point are part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and designated as a National Wilderness Area. This area is home to 13 species of sea birds including tufted puffins, black turnstones, black oystercatchers, common murres, and cormorants. In addition, you can often see harbor seals hanging around the base of the rocks. Any disturbance of marine mammals and birds is prohibited in those areas. Dogs must be leashed. No drones are allowed.
Kronenberg Park sits atop Coquille Point. It has an accessible trail system with interpretive panels describing the local wildlife. The park also provides spectacular view of the ocean, beaches, and the Refuge Islands. If you want to access the beach north of Coquille Point, walk 0.2 miles further to the wooden stairway leading down to the ocean. To reach the southern beach, use the south stairway at the parking area.
All Bandon beaches are interconnected, so Coquille Point Beach can be part of a more extensive beach hike along the coast. You can start your trip at Coquille Point and hike north to the South Jetty Beach with a view of the Coquille River Lighthouse. If you head south, you will reach Face Rock Beach, Haystack Rock, and China Creek Beach.
Coquille Point Beach | General Description
Open: Year-round for day use
Managed by: Oregon State Park
Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables
Activities: Beachcombing, tidepool exploring, fishing, & nature viewing
Day-use fees: None
Accommodations: Lodging in Bandon
Coquille Point Beach is located:
- 25 miles south of Coos Bay
- 134 miles southwest of Eugene.