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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Bandon

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Stand at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint to admire the sights of the coast and the facial features on the massive rock protruding from the sea. From the viewpoint, look for the rock's profile as it seemingly gazes skyward. Take the stairs down to the clean beach for more views and rock pools to explore at low tide, but wear shoes with good tread in case of slippery areas. During your visit, keep in mind the Native American legend about the site, which tells of a woman's voice in the wind. Picnic tables and restrooms are available on site. Arrange your visit to Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bandon using our Bandon vacation planner.
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  • For a moment I imagined I was in Ireland. What a gorgeous, heavenly place Face Rock is. I'm so glad we decided to check this place out.  more »
  • I love this viewpoint. The absolute best view of face rock. If you have time this is one of many parking lots with stair access to the beaches below. This particular lot is right above some of the bes...  more »
  • Do not miss this view! Went to see the rock formations and stayed for the amazing sunset. Went back the next morning to check out the tide pools. What a find!  more »
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  • What can be said about Face Rock that hasn't been said? Amazingly beautiful beach. Miles and miles of beach. I recommend looking up when low tide is and checking out the exposed rock near the water. Just an incredible experience. Crab, purple and yellow star fish and other fish to look at as well as the massive waves crashing on the back of elephant rock (just north of face rock). Free parking, great for all ages. A warning though: it can get cold even mid summer. The wind off the ocean can get very chilly...great for kites though!
  • Lovely place. Can be a bit breezy to down right windy and cold. Beautiful views of the rocks on the beach. Check the local Bandon website for the schedule for the beach labyrinth. Awesome place.
  • My daughter and I were visiting Bandon for an overnight trip and I decided to get out to the beach for a walk before sunrise on our second day and take some pictures. I was mesmerized by the beauty of this beach (I'm from New England and our beaches don't look quite like this) with the tide going out, the sun starting to rise, big waves crashing on the rocks...just incredible. A couple of hours later we both went back and, in contrast to the solitude I experienced earlier, the beach was alive with people, horses, and an artist creating sand art. An amazing place to take a walk, breath in fresh ocean air, and enjoy a spectacular view.
  • Beautiful, rocky coastal view on a peaceful beach. Bring your camera. Go at low tide for rock hunting, and wrap up well for potential weather. You'll have the most fun if you're prepared and willing to get wet. Was quiet on a weekday, and I encountered only a handful of friendly people.
  • Bring a kite! Amazing scenery. Not too crowded. Not a sun bathing beach. Too windy

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