SP Campground Review – Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, OR
Another gorgeous Oregon State Park complete with fabulous beach and cute lighthouse on the S.Coast near Bandon, OR
Note/ Review updated as of last stay May, 2016
- Site Quality = 4/5
Very nice site quality here. You have a selection of either full hookup (30 or 50 amp/water/sewer) or water/electric (30 or 50amp). Sites are flat, paved back-ins with picnic table, fire-pit and good access throughout. Like most Oregon State Parks inner-loop sites (facing towards middle of loops) tend to be at right angles to the road, so they are not really suited for big rigs. Outer-loop sites are more angled and a better choice for the swing-room required by larger rigs. There are 3 loops with and slightly different feel:
-> A & B loops are older, more forested loops with generally good separation and lots of trees/greenery, but can be darker (and support more mosquitoes in summer) especially towards the back of the loops. A-Loop has 30 Amp hookups, B-loop has 50 Amp hookups.
-> C loop is newer and slightly tighter, but more open with some very sunny sites especially in back corner (C48-C52). C-Loop has all 50Amp hookups.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Good facilities here. Large flush toilets and warm showers with good pressure and kept nicely clean. Only ding is showers have those annoying timer-buttons and spray-heads. On-site dump station.
- Location = 5/5
Great location here. Campground is set well back from the road with ~1 mile paved bike/hike trail to a gorgeous (and almost endless) beach. You’re also right next to the lovely Coquille River Lighthouse and only 5 miles from Bandon (an excellent little town with another stunning beach). Boat ramp (for river), plenty of picnic areas and horse camp on-site. Lots of space and green. Our kinda place!
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great location for doggie. Lots of space to hang out in camp, good hiking and miles (and miles) of free open space to roam on the beach (~1 mile from camp). Poo bags provided on-site.
Overall Rating = 4.4
BONUS ALERT: Miles of gorgeous beach and Coquille River Lighthouse on-site!
Summary: Well this is just another great Oregon State Park! Set only ~5 miles north of Bandon it is a lovely state park with miles of excellent, wild beach and the cute Coquille River Lighthouse on-site. Campsites are well-sized flat, paved back-ins with selection of either full hookup or water/electric (mix of 30 & 50 amp), decent separation and lots of green. A & B loops have more trees/privacy, but can also be a tad moister & darker. C loop is tighter and more open (less privacy), but is also more dry/sunny. The only complaint this place ever seems to get is mosquitoes (and they can definitely get active in the woods on still, humid summer days) so we personally prefer the sunnier sites in C Loop, but all are nice. Location is excellent with ~1 mile pleasant hike to the lovely Bullards Beach, ~5 mins drive to Bandon (which has restaurants, farmers market, shopping, tide-pools, stunning beaches etc.), ~1/2 hour drive to Cape Blanco (in the south) and 1/2 hour to Cape Arago (in the north). This is a very popular park so if you’re planning to stop here, reservations are definitely recommended especially in the “high season” summer months. We enjoyed lots of sun and pleasant days during our stay in July, spent many hours hiking and romping on the gorgeous beach, thoroughly enjoyed the surroundings and would most definitely come back!
Extra Info: Decent Verizon 4G LTE (2 bars) and ATT LTE (2 bars) . Total 185 sites , 104 full hookup (either 30 or 50 amp/water/sewer), 81 electric (30 or 50 amp)/water. Electric/water sites cost $26/night Full hookups cost $28/night, all reservable on-line. On-site dump station.
Video Overview: Want to see it on film? Feel free to click on our short ~8 min video overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWvaIIkQlM
Note/ You can see a picture of each and every campsite at this campground on campsitephotos.com.