One of the most scenic places on the Oregon coast is Bandon Beach. It’s one of my personal favorites, and I think it is has some of the most photogenic scenery on the entire west coast.
The main attraction for photography is the sea stacks – monolithic rock formations that provide dramatic subject matter for photographers in just about any weather condition. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better location for sunset seascapes. Nowhere else on the coast has such a concentration of sea stacks, and you can walk up and down a mile or so of sandy beach looking for angles and compositions.
The Old Town section of the city of Bandon is also fun to visit, with a nice selection of shops and places to eat. From the harborfront walkway you can see the Coquille River Lighthouse across the channel.
On the north side of town, Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge provides important wetland habitat for waterbirds. Just across the Coquille River is Bullards Beach State Park, providing access to the lighthouse, and year-round camping.
Have you been to Bandon? Where else on the Oregon coast do you like to go for photography?