Visitor Information for
Oregon’s Southern Coast. Our division
between the Central Coast and the Southern Coast is the county line between
Lane and Douglas Counties which lies between the Cities of Florence and
Reedsport. The southern border of
the South Coast is the California State Line.
Oregon’s South Coast offers a wide variety of
spectacular ocean beaches from wide and sandy to steep cliffs that dive
into the Pacific Ocean.
The cities along the south coast offer a wide variety of
attractions. The cities are listed
from north to south in the green column to the left.
The South Coast isn’t just about the coastal cities and
the Pacific Ocean. The coastal
mountain offer another whole aspect for the visitor with their mountain
lookouts and wild unspoiled rivers.
In the north end Reedsport is the gateway to the Oregon
Dunes National Recreation Area.
Reedsport sits just about in the middle of this 40 mile stretch of
undisturbed ocean beaches. The
tallest dunes in the United States are in this recreation area. For more information about this area
click on Reedsport and Winchester Bay
in the green column on the left of this page. The Headquarters of the Oregon Dunes
National Recreation area is located in Reedsport at the junction of US-101
Oregon’s Bay Area
The area of Charleston, Coos Bay, and North Bend are the
center of Oregon’s Bay Area.
North Bend, to the north, and Coos Bay have grown
together. Their boundary is just
north of the Mill Casino. Charleston
is 8 miles to the west on the Cape Argo highway (OR-240).
Coos Bay is a large protected bay with several
sloughs. Charleston is located at
the opening to South Slough which is just south of the opening of Coos Bay
into the Pacific Ocean. For more
information in this area click on our North Bend,
Coos Bay, and Charleston links in the green column to the left
of this page.
Bandon By The Sea
Bandon sits right in the middle between the Dunes and
the “Wild Rivers” area of the south coast.
Bandon offers a great Oceanside State Park, a Lighthouse to visit, a
quaint waterfront and old town area, a game farm, and the Bandon Dunes Golf
Course Resort to mention a few attractions.
For more information click on Bandon in the
green column at the left of this page.