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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Wide, open beach. Light surf. Three access areas. Nearby camping.

Cons

Reports of theft and vandalism in the area.

Features

Surfing
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

Bastendorff also has free camping for up to 14 nights. Be aware though, a lot of transients like to hang there (hence the vandalism and theft).
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