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. For Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and beyond, use our Bandon sightseeing planner to get the most from your Bandon vacation.
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  • We very much enjoyed our trip along the Oregon coast. The day we traveled the beaches near Bandon it was a bit foggy but that just added to the charm. Beautiful!  more »
  • Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a wonderful place to take in the magnificent rock formations lining the coast near Bandon.  more »
  • This has a great look out and even better you can take the stairs down and walk on the beach. This is a very scenic spot- although the beach is nice up and down from there. There is not a lot of parki...  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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