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Bastendorff Beach

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • There are three parking areas for Bastendorff Beach.- Bastendorff Beach
  • The south jetty for Coos Bay lies just to the north of the beach.- Bastendorff Beach
  • The Cape Arago Lighthouse is visible to the south. Unfortunately, there is no public access to the lighthouse.- Bastendorff Beach
  • Bastendorff has some very modest but workable beach breaks.- Bastendorff Beach
  • The central parking area for Bastendorff Beach is the only area with a vault toilet.- Bastendorff Beach
  • Bastendorff Beach.- Bastendorff Beach
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Pros: 
Wide, open beach. Light surf. Three access areas. Nearby camping.
Cons: 
Reports of theft and vandalism in the area.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Bastendorff Beach is a broad, open beach that is formed between Yoakam Point and the south jetty of Coos Bay. Because of the deep shipping channels into the bay, you’ll undoubtedly see some large ships slowly passing the jetty to the north, and looking south you’ll see the distinctive outline of the Cape Arago Lighthouse (not publicly accessible). The beach is a great resource for those staying in Bastendorff Beach County Park Campground, and it also receives plenty of day use traffic from nearby Coos Bay and North Bend. Bastendorff Beach is also home to a popular surf break, both right and left; look for westerly swells and winds from the southeast.

With a south, middle, and north parking area, you can access the beach with minimal walking. When choosing a spot to settle in for the day, keep in mind that the middle lot is the only parking area with vault toilets. Note that there is a history of some theft and vandalism in the area, so don’t leave anything of value in your car.

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