The Pacific changes color here to hues of teal and turquoise, warmer climes too
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (out of town) www.bandondunesgolf.com Gallery Restaurant NW cuisine fine dining, Tufted Puffin Lounge, Bunker Bar in the lodge. McKee’s Pub, Pacific Grill and Trail’s End on site. Alloro Wine Bar 375 Second St. SE, 541.347.1850 www.allorowinebar.com, serves Italian and NW wines: Lord Bennett’s Restaurant & Lounge 1695 Beach Loop Drive, 541.347.3663 seafood, beach view. Bandon Baking Co. & Deli 160 2nd St; Bandon Coffee Café 365 2nd St SE.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort www.bandondunesgolf.com handsome lodge, inn and cottage rooms & suites overlooking golf course, ocean & woodsy ponds. Special winter rates. You don’t have to golf to enjoy a stay here, but you should give the rugged, wind-swept Scottish links-style golf a try. Love the Spartan, rather masculine room décor –wood and stone, no fuss. Six dining areas on site: the lodge’s excellent Gallery Restaurant, the more casual Tufted Puffin Lounge, and the downstairs Bunker Bar. McKee’s Pub, Pacific Grill and Trail’s End are a short distance from the lodge. [ARCHIVES: In the Pits at Bandon Dunes] The Lighthouse B&B www.lighthouselodging.com comfort, vivacious hostess, great river, lighthouse, ocean views and complimentary wine and full breakfast. [ARCHIVES: To Be or Not to B & B]
Beaches & seastacks; world-class golf at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort www.bandondunesgolf.com [ARCHIVES: In the Pits at Bandon Dunes] The Coquille River Museum at 270 Filmore & Hwy. 101 Over 1,000 photos of old-time Bandon, including photos of the famous 1936 fire, and disasters at sea, Indian artifacts, logging, fishing, marine history. Cranberry Bog Tours in October at Faber Farms, Bandon 541.347.4429. Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge www.fws.gov 800 acres of rare salt marsh; Bullard’s Beach State Park www.oregonstateparks.org
Did I mention the views? Or the wind?
Warning: recommended, untried.
WildSpring Guest Habitat www.wildspring.com five art and antique filled cabins amid woods — boutique spa resort atmosphere with guest lecturers and artist workshops. Walk to beach; Jacuzzi overlooks ocean; camaraderie, cooking and games in Guest Hall.
Explore black sand beaches, forest trails, or climb the promontory of Battle Rock for breathtaking (windy!) views. Nearby Elk and Sixes rivers for fall and winter steelhead fishing. Don’t miss Oregon’s oldest, highest, windiest, and most westerly lighthouse at Cape Blanco State Park www.portorfordoregon.com eleven miles north of Port Orford.
Gold Beach & Brookings
Café Kitanishi 632 Hemlock Street, Brookings, 541.469.7864, sushi, etc.
motels - to be updated.
Beautiful beaches; fishing charters; Mail Boat & Jerry’s hydro-jet boat tours www.mailboat.com/ up white-water rapids of the Rogue River. Fair Warning: Might get wet!