Oregon coast – Lincoln City to Bandon

Bandon-By-The-Sea – our very favorite place on the Oregon coast. Where else would we take our daughter and her husband when they came from Upstate New York for a visit. To make it even more special, our son-in-law had never seen the Pacific Ocean. When they called to tell us they were coming for a visit, we decided to do something special instead of just spending the time at home. April is a perfect time to visit the Oregon coast. The weather could be stormy or sunny depending on the current emotions of Mother Nature. As it turned out, the weather was the best we had ever had on the coast. Foggy the first day and calm and sunny for the last 2 days.

The Oregon Coast – Lincoln City to Bandon Oregon on the First Day

We decided to drive from home to Lincoln City on the first day of our trip and then start out early the next morning so that we could have a leisurely trip down the coast from Lincoln City to Bandon. That way our visitors could enjoy the various views and stops along the way. After the long drive over 2 mountain ranges from central Oregon to the coast, we enjoyed a wonderful sunset walk on the beach. It was a perfect ending for our first day of travel.

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When we left Lincoln City it was foggy and we were treated to a magical view of Devils Lake just next to the Quality In  where we stayed.

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Devil’s Lake

As we traveled down the coast from Lincoln City to Bandon-by-the-Sea, we stopped at several spots to enjoy the ocean. The first was Devil’s Punch Bowl between Depoe Bay and Newport.

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The next stop was at a Lost Creek State Park Day Use area just south of Forfar.

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Seal Rock State Wayside came up next on our journey south. It is a 4.7 acre wayside located 10 miles south of Newport at the town of Seal Rock. It is a day use park that offers large off-shore rock formations which are the habitat of seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The rocks are named after things that they resemble including Elephant Rock.

There are interesting tide pools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach. The picnic area is in a pleasant stand of shore pine, spruce and salal.

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Salal in Bloom

Salal in Bloom

The final stop before getting to Bandon was at Devil’s Churn.

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We arrived in Bandon late in the day and were treated to a beautiful sunset.

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Enjoy the video below.

3 Responses to Oregon coast – Lincoln City to Bandon

  1. gonewiththedogs May 3, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    Great Video! We must visit this area next winter, thanks for sharing!

  2. Melinda Stanfield May 3, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks for watching. We love the southern part of the Oregon coast. It is rugged and wild, but has some great beaches. You will see on our next post.

  3. BlaNicS Waypoints May 12, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    You took us on that journey down the coast with you! Since this will be the first year in many that we will not be venturing up to Oregon, we will miss it very much, so thanks for the ride.

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