Bullards Beach State Park

General Advisory
Thanks to lower temperatures, moisture, and a gradual relaxation of fire bans by other jurisdictions, the park campfire ban has been lifted at Bullards Beach State Park. Campfires are allowed in designated metal fire pits in the campground and in the day use areas; however, the state park campfire ban continues on the beaches. Visitors should remember to be extremely careful with any fire in areas where the ban has been relaxed. Conditions and restrictions could change with very little notice. Information on safely extinguishing a campfire is online at http://smokeybear.com/put-out-campfire.asp.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located just two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and well protected from the strong ocean breezes. Besides three loops of campsites, the park boasts 13 yurts, making year-round camping a very popular choice.

The horse camp features easy access to the beach and dunes for our equestrian campers. Well known for excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities on the Coquille River, our boat launch facilities are well-used during the summer and fall seasons.

From the registration booth in the campground, take a walk or bike ride on the mostly paved pathway to the beach (a little more than a mile). The path weaves through the open, grassy fields and lowland forest across a plain to the sandy dunes. All along the path are views of the beautiful Coquille River. Across the river is Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, sporting a variety of resident and migrating wildlife. Be sure to bring your binoculars!

The historic Coquille River Lighthouse is located at the end of the beach access road in the park. It's staffed from mid-May through the end of September with park volunteers who interpret the history of the area. From this point, there are 4.5 miles of open beach to explore. Bring your mountain bike to ride along the hard-packed sand along the edge of the surf, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the ocean shore.
And there's more nearby. Across the river is Bandon by the Sea. Visit a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants in the town that is called "The Cranberry Capitol of the World," as well as the "The Storm Watching Capitol of the World." Learn the legend of Face Rock and access miles of shoreline at our day-use state parks on Beach Loop Drive. For more information on the local area, visit the Tourist Information Center in Old Town.

Coquille River Lighthouse
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from mid-May through mid-October. If you would like to go into the lantern room (up the tower) please bring closed-toe-shoes. Call the park office at 541-347-2209 for current information.

Campground info

  • Approximately 100 full-hookup sites
  • More than 82 electrical sites with water
  • 13 yurts (three pet-friendly as of 12/1/2014)
  • Horse camp with eight primitive sites
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Yurt meeting hall
  • RV dump station

Universal Access
Six campsites and three yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.