This is a bit longer of a review so I’ve done a “click for more” separation because we stayed two days in Bandon and I have a lot to say about what we did around there during those days.
Also, I’m separating the days out pretty strictly for these accounts. For instance, this covers the trip from Brookings to Bandon (day 2), and our next day, still in Bandon (day 3). I won’t cover the trip from Bandon to Yachats, as that’s part of day 4. It’s hard to separate the days out as we might have done something on day 3 specifically because of the drive between Bandon and Yachats (that we would not have done had we been driving from Brookings to Yachats, for instance), but I have to cut them up somehow…
- Stopped off throughout the Samuel Boardman State Corridor, Cape Blanco, and a couple of other places along the way
- Stayed at the Sunset Hotel in Bandon, in the Vern Brown Addition
- Food – see the rest of the post
Stuff I learned on my own:
The Sunset Motel really is worth the effort. And it’s all about the Vern Brown Addition, from which one can literally shoot the sunset from one’s balcony. The rooms are a bit dated (really just the TV’s, actually) but the views are stunning. Bandon is tiny as a town, and I’m not sure it’s a “Must Stop” as one guide mentioned. But the beach itself is really impressive, with some great stacks and smooth waves. It’s also a quick ride to several different places, so it’s a tremendous base of operations for the whole region. Yachats as the next location is a good idea since it’s sufficiently far enough away that one can explore the entire Bandon to Coos Bay area.