Welcome to Bandon
A historic coastal destination full of small-town charm
This charming town is a destination worth the drive it takes to get here. It rocks gorgeous ocean views, jaw-dropping sunsets, and a long history of industry and community. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the gentle climate and outdoor activities both on and off the waterfront. The town is thick with tradition — it’s home to the longest-running festival on the Oregon Coast and local businesses that have been pillars of the community for decades. Bandon is the type of place that prioritizes community and quality of life.
Known as the “Cranberry Capital of Oregon,” Bandon’s first industries were a sawmill and a cheese-making endeavor, but the early residents quickly realized that the temperate climate and soil here made for perfect cranberry-growing conditions. One thousand six hundred acres of cranberries grow in the land around Bandon, and around 5 percent of the nation’s cranberries come directly from this small coastal town.
What to Love
- Close to renowned Bandon Dunes Golf Course
- The iconic Cranberry Festival
- A casual seaside town feel
- Close-knit community
- Incredible and diverse restaurant scene
Thanks to the slow pace of life and a thriving roster of community events, Bandon residents get to know each other. This is the type of small town where you see your friends and neighbors at the farmers’ market and again at the beach. Though it is a small town, Bandon offers the best of both worlds regarding businesses. It is large enough to support local businesses as well as several chain stores for everyday essentials. With fresh air and abundant activities, living in Bandon feels like being on a perpetual vacation.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Old Town Bandon covers multiple blocks along the Coquille waterfront. This historic business district is bustling with local stores and bursting with charm.
Bandon Rain Brewery crafts unique ciders inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Stop here to taste a flight or simply to buy bottles for your next gathering. Bandon Coffee keeps residents caffeinated and fed in style. Their menu is bursting with savory breakfasts and handcrafted lattes. Bandon Fish Market is the best place to enjoy classic fish & chips on the Oregon Coast.
Award-winning Face Rock Creamery sells premium handmade cheeses that are sure to please. Get your fresh seafood and catch of the day at Farm & Sea on the waterfront. Big Wheel General Store sells various items such as gifts and clothing in a unique and charming environment.
Things to Do
From time-honored traditions to famous golf courses, recreation and outdoor adventures await everyone in Bandon.
Bandon Dunes Golf Course is renowned across the nation for its championship course and expansive cliff-top ocean views. On the coast of Bandon, there are many scenic hiking trails and beach walks. Bandon’s beaches are some of its most popular stops. Harvest shellfish, explore the tide pools, and take in the gorgeous climate from the expansive stretches of sand. Stop by Bandon Beach Riding Stables and explore the oceanfront by horseback.
The Bandon Cranberry Festival is the longest-running festival on the Oregon Coast. A celebration of the area’s colorful crop, the Cranberry Festival features a parade, live entertainment, a cranberry eating contest, and the Cranberry Court Coronation and blessing of the harvest. Another time-honored tradition here is the Bandon Crab Fest, which celebrates the town’s vital crabbing industry with live music and a crab dinner.
Bandon is served by the caring and diligent schools of Bandon School District.