Farm & Sea & Family

Add Your Heading Text Here Driving slowly past Bandon’s charming harbor and Old Town restaurants and shops, I can make out the tall green industrial building on the Coquille River up ahead. For decades it was a successful processing plant for locally caught seafood. Today it is the home of Lori Osborne’s Farm & Sea […]

Shore Acres State Park

Shore Acres State Park’s 745 acres with fabulous oceanfront setting and formal gardens are enjoyed every year by thousands of local residents and visitors alike. The land it sits on comes with a rich history, as it was once a private estate owned by the Simpson family, who were successful in the timber and shipping […]

Top Fishing Spots on the Southern Oregon Coast

Discover the Best Places for Fishing Discover the Best Places for Fishing on the Southern Oregon Coast, and Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure! The Southern Oregon Coast is a treasure trove for fishing enthusiasts. Featuring a diverse range of fish species, breathtaking scenery, and serene coastal towns, this region provides anglers with a memorable fishing […]

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding in Bandon

The sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding have been around much longer than most people realize, but are recently rapidly gaining popularity, and they are accessible to more than just an elite few. The Bandon area with its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and relatively reliable wind draw windsurfers and kiters of all levels, from the beginners […]

Sunset Magazine Article About Bandon Mostly Accurate

There is a lovely and flattering article in the September 2012 issue of Sunset Magazine about Bandon cleverly entitled The Coast is Clear. In this article, Mr. Donahue reminds us of Bandon being rated the number one surf-and-sand getaway. He describes the South Coast of Oregon as the real old school Oregon coast, and Bandon as the […]

Oregon’s Public Beaches: A History

Oregon’s public beaches are some of the things that make Oregon great, but they were not always open to everyone. If sight of sand and sky and sea has given respite from your daily cares, then pause to thank Oswald West former governor of Oregon (1911-1915). By his foresight, nearly 400 miles of the ocean […]

Life on the Southern Oregon Coast

If you’re like most visitors we meet, you live in an upscale urban or suburban area, and you and your spouse are educated, employed in a corporate or professional position, have achieved wealth, and have adult kids who are finding a life path of their own. You’re thinking about retirement and your assets. Stocks and […]

Gyms, Hiking, and Biking in Bandon

A healthy body and a healthy soul are inextricably linked, and Bandon has many opportunities to strengthen both. Indoor Fitness Centers Bandon’s three indoor fitness centers, Bandon Fitness, Core 10 Fitness, and Core Ten Fitness South, offer a variety of ways to improve strength, cardiovascular ability, and/or flexibility, and they help make the exercise enjoyable. At Bandon Fitness, […]

A Dozen Things to do on a Rainy Day in Bandon

The winter rain on Oregon’s South Coast is a bit of a mixed blessing. We love the fact that it means green trees and plants and that it secures our water sources, but it also means many of our outdoor activities become a little less comfortable. Don’t despair, though. It may be a rainy day, […]

SEA: Shoreline Education for Awareness

Our friends at Shoreline Education for Awareness bring us volunteers who help us learn about, see, and understand our marine environment. Next time you see them at Coquille Point or Face Rock, stop and learn some new things, and thank them for their hard work! Shoreline Education for Awareness gets all the credit for the […]