On the stunning Oregon Coast, just south of Coos Bay and only two miles north of Bandon, Bullards Beach State Park is large, family-friendly and has plenty of room for all kinds of outdoor fun for the whole family. In addition to its ocean access, Bullards Beach State Park hugs a section of the Coquille River and includes grassy fields, lowland forest, and sandy dunes.
On the other side of the river, Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Bullards Beach State Park has a long list of things to do for the whole family. From camping and boating to hiking and horseback riding, this Oregon state park has it all.
For overnight guests, Bullards Beach State Park has a campground with 103 campsites with full hookups, and 82 with electricity and water hookups. There are 13 yurts (six that are pet-friendly), a primitive equestrian camp, and a hiker/biker camp. The park has an RV dump station and hot showers.
In addition to camping, guests can explore 4.5 miles of beach, hike or ride bikes or take a walk on the partially paved path. At the end of Bullards Beach Road, the historic Coquille River Lighthouse is open May through September for guided historical tours. And in nearby Bandon is a variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Bullards Beach State Park is open year-round for camping and day-use activities. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance by visiting the park’s website or by calling the park’s office during business hours. See the park’s website for specific rate information.
Pets are allowed in Oregon state parks but must be physically controlled by a leash no longer than six feet or inside a crate. Don’t forget to bring waste bags and plenty of water for your dog, especially if you take your dog hiking.
Dogs are generally allowed on the beach off-leash, but you have to have verbal control over your pet. If you are looking for a beautiful beachy spot to spend the day or the weekend with your family on the Oregon coast, stop by Bullards Beach State Park.