Bullards Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

Oregon

Bullards Beach State Park

is located in western Oregon, two miles north of Bandon. This stunning coastal park covers an area of 1,289 acres and offers 4.5 miles of beach, as well as sand dunes, shore pines, multiple hiking trails, three campgrounds, and a historic lighthouse. The southern end of the state park borders the scenic Coquille River, while the region is also conveniently close to a number of popular attractions, including the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. A variety of wildlife call Bullards Beach home, however visitors are most excited to see the sea lions as they rest along the coastline. 

The region enjoys a moderately cool climate year-round, with summer reaching a top daytime temperature of around 68°F. Winter, on the other hand, can see temperatures fall to 39°F. Over 500,000 people attend this state park annually to take part in the fun recreational activities it has on offer, as well as to experience its beautiful nature and scenery. If you’re planning a trip to this region, you’ll want to keep reading to find out everything you need to know in advance!

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Weather
Spring 40-61 F
Summer 49-68 F
Fall 42-67 F
Winter 39-55 F
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Nearby Cities
Bandon, OR
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bullards Beach State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Bullards Beach State Park, why not do so in an RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a soft, comfortable bed, as well as your own private bathroom and fully-stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

The state park offers three loops of campsites, all which are equipped with at least water and electrical hook-ups. These campsites can fill up quickly, however, so we’ve also listed three additional campgrounds and RV parks within vicinity to Bullards Beach.

Bandon RV Park

Less than a 10-minute drive down the road is the Bandon RV Park, which offers 45 full hook-up spaces, including non-metered 30/50 amp service. It’s conveniently close to many of the major attractions in the area and daily rates start at $43.20 (plus 7.8% tax) for Good Sam members.

 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: laundry facilities, free heated showers, cable TV.

Coquille River RV Park

Coquille River RV Park is located just across the road from the state park, so you certainly won’t be far from the action! There are 48 RV sites available, all of which are surrounded by beautiful greenery, thanks to the surrounding wildlife refuge. Rates start from $35 per night.

 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, pet area, recreational trails.

Bandon By the Sea RV Park

Just 12 minutes’ drive from the state park is the Bandon By the Sea RV Park, which offers 90 sites to guests. There are full hookups and pull-thru sites, as well as a number of other amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Daily rates start from $42.

 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, cable TV, club house, book exchange, DVD library.

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What to Do at
Bullards Beach State Park

Inside Bullards Beach State Park

With 4.5 miles of beach to enjoy, as well as hiking and biking trails to explore, boat launch facilities, and fishing and crabbing opportunities on the Coquille River, there’s plenty of recreational activities at Bullards Beach State Park to keep you and your family entertained.

Swimming: The state park gives you access to the sprawling coastline, including Bullards Beach. The beach is also dog-friendly, however they must be on a leash at all times. There is a paved biking and walking path down to the beach from the campground.

Boating: The park’s boat launch facilities remain busy during the summer and fall seasons, as they are typically installed in late April and removed in late October. These boat launches give visitors access to the beach, as well as the Coquille River.

Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails within the state park, including ones which take you to the beach, river, or historic sites such as the Coquille River Lighthouse. Most of these are classified as ‘easy’ trails, so they’re perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Fishing and Crabbing: Bullards State Park is one of the top 5 fishing and crabbing destinations on the Oregon coast. Crabbing trips run regularly from July through to November and depart from the Bandon Port launch docks or Bullard’s State Park boat launch. There is also great King Salmon fishing opportunities in the area from July through to October.

Picnicking: The day use portion of Bullards Beach State Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk and provides picnicking opportunities, including sheltered tables. There is no fee to use these areas of the state park.

Outside Bullards Beach State Park

If you’re amazed by the activities on offer within the park, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you in the surrounding area, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and amazing shopping experiences. 

Restaurants

Tony's Crab Shack

Perched on the Coquille River is one of the most popular restaurants within the region: Tony’s Crab Shack. It serves fresh catch of the day from the blackboard menu, as well as other meals such as seafood plates, soups, sandwiches, and pasta. You’ll love the atmosphere, as well as the high quality of food.

Type: Seafood

Location: Bandon, OR

Edgewaters

Just a little further down the road, also located on the Coquille River, is Edgewaters. This casual, two-storey restaurant is a favorite among locals and travellers alike, particularly due to its scenic water views, lengthy menu, and long list of cocktails on offer.

Type: Casual dining

Location: Bandon, OR

Bandon Coffee Café

If you’re after a mouth-watering breakfast, lunch, or comfort food, then a visit to the Bandon Coffee Café is worth it. Visitors rave about its coffee and sandwiches, as well as its sweet treats. Try the Dirty Chai or the orange cookies for something especially delectable!

Type: Café

Location: Bandon, OR

Shopping

Cranberry Sweets & More

For the cutest little sweet shop in the region, make sure you stop by Cranberry Sweets & More. They have amazing chocolate treats to purchase, as well as candles, gifts, and a wide range of flavoured popcorn to take back and enjoy in your tent or RV. 

Location: Bandon, OR

Pony Village Mall

If you’ve forgotten much-needed camping supplies, or just want to enjoy some retail therapy, then you’re in luck. Pony Village Mall is located just over a half-hour’s drive from the state park and features a variety of shops and services to suit many needs.

Location: North Bend, OR

Sightseeing

Bandon Historical Society Museum

The Bandon Historical Society Museum is just a four-minute drive from the state park and it’s a fascinating, family-friendly place which preserves and presents historical material and artifacts related to the history of the Bandon area. Admission for adults is $3.

Location: Bandon, OR

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

Just down the road from the state park is the Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, a small waterfront park with picnic tables, beach access, and views of landmark sea stacks. There’s also a meditative walk through the Circles in the Sand Labyrinth, which is great for both sightseeing and clearing your mind.

Location: Bandon, OR

West Coast Game Park Safari

Just a 13-minute drive from the state park is the West Coast Game Park Safari, a 21-acre walk-through zoo with Bengal tigers, snow leopards, capybara, emus, a petting area, and so much more. Set aside a morning or afternoon to truly make the most of this place. After all, there’s 75 species of animals to see!

Location: Bandon, OR

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How to Get to
Bullards Beach State Park

Directions to Bullards Beach State Park from the north: After leaving Coos Bay head south on Highway 101 for 20 and 1/10 miles. Turn right at park entrance, after milepost 259. Directions to Bullards Beach State Park from the south: Continue north on Highway 101 from Bandon. After crossing the Coquille River bridge, take the second left, which is the park entrance.

Entering Bullards Beach State Park

There is no fee to enter the park and utilise its day use area.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Bullards Beach State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!