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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  • This is a great place to see an expansive area of the coastline! It's beautiful! There are informational displays explaining the large coastal rocks, its history, the nearby wildlife and warnings abou...  more »
  • This is an off the beaten path location but worth visiting. I just wish someone would fill the many (and some deep) potholes in and around the parking areas! We have visited high tide, low tide, storm...  more »
  • I had read the story behind face rock and it just brought it to life when I finally drove out to see it. Beautiful.  more »
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  • So lucky to have visited this park without the wind blowing a thousand miles an hour that day! I've been to the Oregon coast and the majority of the time that I have enjoyed it it has been so horribly Wendy that you almost don't want to leave your vehicle. Oregon coast line is far more beautiful than Southern California however Southern California coastline is more accessible due to the weather. Lots of beautiful rock formation in the ocean and I could have sworn we saw the whales migrating! A good time was had by all
  • It's a beautiful beach. You find all kinds of treasures and has a long beach line. Pay attention to when high tide comes in for that day. And you'll love it! It's beautiful even on a rainy day!
  • Beautiful coastal area right by Bandon. A great spot to stop by and walk along, particularly on sunny days. There's a lot of really charming hotels nearby, too, for those who are vacationing in the area. For anyone travelling along the Oregon coast, expect this area to be extremely windy at pretty much any time of the year.
  • Beautiful state park. Normally a great walking place on the beach. When I was last there, tons of seaweed had come ashore and the smell was pretty bad, but the beach walk was still great. Huge climb back up the stairs from the beach, so leave enough energy to make it to the top. Face rock at the top is great.
  • Felt the magic of this breezy place.. one of the best free state parks/waysides in the state. Don't get fooled by the sun, bring a sweater.
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