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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Bandon, Oregon

Bandon, OR offers world class golf,  perfect beaches on the Pacific Ocean, in a small resort  town charm. Bandon is located in the southern third of Oregon’s coast on the Coquille River. This growing town has just under 3,000 residents.  High cliffs go down to gigantic beaches pounded by the Pacific surf. Giant rock formations are laden with sea creatures that have to be seen to be believed.  The beaches are home to many kite-surfers who soar above the waves.

Bandon has always been a popular tourist destination. Its popularity has soared in recent years due to the presence of four of America’s finest golf courses (Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes run along the Pacific, while Old MacDonald and Bandon Trails are newer and offer different experiences). These tremendous golf courses are high above the Pacific with magnificent views of the ocean. Fishing and nature (storm watching is big here) offer excellent distractions, as does the cute but small downtown.

Where to Retire in Bandon and Home Prices

Housing opportunities for active adults 55+ vary. Most of the homes on and near the water, or set back in newer developments. The vacation home industry is very strong here, although we are not aware of any active adult communities - yet!

Zillow reports the median home value to be $498,497 in mid-2022, and compared to many west coast communities, these prices are low.

What Is Special about Bandon

• Wonderful scenic and recreational activities • Wind and kite surfing, kayaking • 4 world class golf courses including Bandon Dunes and Pacific  Dunes • Cranberry Festival • Coquille River Lighthouse • Bullards Beach State Park. • Face Rock and other interesting rock formations • Storm watching

What Is Not Special about Bandon

It is remote. The roads leading to it are very mountainous.

Climate and Physical Environment

Bandon is located on the Coquille River on Oregon’s southern coast. Giant rock formations dot the coast. Going away from the water the terrain rises to become extremely mountainous. The average July high temp is 67 and the January average low is 38.  December is the wettest month (10"); it rains very little in the summer months.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Bandon Playhouse, along with the Bandon Showcase, presents plays and other cultural events. The community has an annual cranberry festival. Nature is celebrated here and there are many ocean, river and forest activities to pursue. The Shoreline Education for Awareness [SEA Inc.] is a local non-profit that provides education about the shoreline to increase people's awareness of the wildlife that lives there and its habitat. Nearby Coos Bay features a busy casino.


The crime rate is low.

Medical Facilities

The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center is a small, rural hospital here in Bandon. It has 21 beds. About Bay Hospital is an acute care facility in Coos Bay (22 miles) with 172 beds. It is the largest hospital on the Oregon coast.


North Bend Airport (24 miles) offers flights  to Portland and United Airlines flies to San Francisco.

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