Best things to do on the Oregon coast This summer

For families in the Pacific Northwest, a trip to the stunning Oregon Coast is a regular, time-honored summer tradition. For others, the Oregon Coast is a bucket-list destination filled with majestic, rugged coastal views, long walks on the sandy beaches, and adventure after adventure along the rugged shorelines. Regarldess of how many times you’ve visited, there are so many fantastic things to do on the Oregon Coast – especially if you center your vacation around the Southern Coastal towns like Bandon and Coos Bay. 

On the Southern Coast of Oregon, you’ll find some of the coast’s top hidden gems and the perfect place for a relaxing summer vacation. Here, the lush forests meet the expansive Pacific Ocean at Oregon’s signature rocky coastline. With salty sea air whipping through your hair and the rhythmic lull of the pounding waves as your backdrop, perhaps no vacation evokes so much peace and tranquility. Slowing down, taking in the awe-inspiring scenery, and letting the relaxing energy of the coast course through your veins is the entire point of a vacation.

As you start to explore the vast array of things to do on the Oregon Coast, don’t miss the charming town of Bandon. From visiting the iconic Face Rock and walking the labyrinths of Bandon Beach to exploring the art galleries and shops in Old Town Bandon, you’ll never find a moment to be bored. Of course, there are many more things to do in the area, including golfing, paddling, hiking, and biking. At the heart of your vacation, though, are the comfortable accommodations at our top-rated Bandon Hotel

Our hotel is located near the Face Rock Scenic View Point. This prime location offers unobstructed access to Bandon’s beaches, but we’re so much more than our location. With comfortable and well-appointed accommodations, gorgeous landscaping, an onsite pool and spa, a daily breakfast, and hospitality that goes above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your time with us, there’s no better place to stay on the Oregon Coast. Whether seeking a peaceful retreat or an action-packed adventure, we hope you join us at our top-rated Bandon Hotel. Book your stay today! 

horseback riding on Bandon Beach - one of the top things to do on the Oregon coast

The Best Things to Do on the Oregon Coast

Though Bandon may be a small town, this coastal gem is packed with things to do. Of course, it’s just one of many great Oregon Coast towns to visit on the Southern Coast. Oregon’s coast is a dynamic landscape packed with things to do for visitors of all interests and abilities.

Of course, the expansive beaches and iconic rock formations are often at the forefront of any coastal getaway. The rugged, rocky outcroppings are absolutely sensational. From the northern stretches of the coast at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach south to our own Face Rock, there are endless things to do on the Oregon Coast. Each town along the coast offers its own unique charm and history and invites you in for an enriching experience.

Base yourself in our charming town of Bandon, and get ready to enjoy all the top things to do on the Southern Oregon Coast. We’ve listed some of our favorite activities below.

  1. Explore Bandon Beach’s unique sea stacks and tide pools, starting just across from our Hotel at the Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.
  2. Head to Bullard Beach State Park, where you’ll not only find one of the best stretches of beach in the area but also visit the iconic Coquille River Lighthouse. 
  3. Speaking of lighthouses, don’t miss a trip to the westernmost point in Oregon, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. It’s about 40 minutes south of our Hotel and well worth the drive! 
  4. Cape Arago State Park near Coos Bay is another great place to enjoy hiking and biking, along with breathtaking and secluded shores. 
  5. The Southern Coast of Oregon is famous for its dunes. If you want to experience a dune buggy ride and hike through these beautiful landscapes, head about an hour north of us and visit Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
  6. Birdwatching and immersing yourself in nature is one of the most popular things to do on the Oregon Coast. It’s easy to see why when you find beautiful, protected areas like the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge to explore! This spot is a haven for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. 
  7. You can enjoy even more of the area’s beautiful natural scenery as you paddle along the Coquille River Water Trail
  8. If you’re looking for a more relaxed way to see the area’s scenery without hiking, biking, or paddling, take a drive along the 12-mile Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. It’s one of the most scenic things to do on the Oregon Coast. 
  9. There are plenty of golf courses in Oregon, and it’s one of the many popular things to do on the Oregon Coast. No golf courses are more sought after than Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, though. This summer is the perfect time to tee off! 
  10. When you need a break from nature, don’t miss Old Town Bandon, where you can explore unique shops and galleries and enjoy local cuisine. 
Exterior grounds of our hotel in Bandon, Oregon

Unwind at Our Top Hotel in Bandon, Oregon

With so many fantastic things to do on the Oregon Coast at your fingertips, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular and sought-after destination. Whether this is your first trip here or you come year after year, we’d love to welcome you at our top-rated Bandon, Oregon Hotel. The Inn at Face Rock is well-located for all your adventures on Oregon’s southern coast, but more importantly, it’s a comfortable and friendly home away from home. 

We’re surrounded by nature here, meaning the environment is quiet, peaceful, and relaxing – exactly what you crave when you plan a vacation to the Oregon Coast! Our hotel also features a wonderful range of accommodations, including king and queen suites with kitchenettes, standard king and queen guest rooms, and a beach house for a private stay with all the comforts of home. Some of our accommodations are pet-friendly, making it the perfect site for all types of travelers.

Apart from comfortable guest rooms, our Bandon hotel also offers an indoor pool and heated spa, perfect for chilly evenings or relaxing days spent onsite. We also have a fitness center, a business center, a gift shop, meeting facilities, and so much more. In the morning, join us for a complimentary breakfast and fuel yourself up for whatever adventure you may have in store for that day. Our front desk is open 24 hours, and we’d love to help you make the most of your time here. 

Discover why guests continually rate us as one of the best hotels in Bandon, Oregon. Book your stay, and start planning an epic adventure, enjoying all the best things to do on the Oregon Coast this summer!