Visitors


About Bandon During your next visit, be sure to stop by our Chamber Office located at 300 Second Street in Old Town Bandon!

Bandon is a lively coastal town, framed by heavily forested hills to the north, south and east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It offers high quality communications, culture and health care, and world-class recreation all year long.

Home to just over 3,000 friendly people (and perhaps one grump), Bandon is located on U.S. Highway 101, 90 miles north of the California border and a two-hour drive to Interstate 5.
Photo by Mary Schamehorn.

Maps and Driving Directions

Bandon Beaches Bandon is widely known for its beaches. Stroll along them and find agates, petrified wood, jasper and tidepools. Don't forget your camera, we have great sea stacks and beautiful sunsets. This picture was taken by Mary Schamehorn, a talented photographer and the Mayor of Bandon.

Bandon's Climate Bandon has a very comfortable and moderate climate, with the average temperature in January being just over 50 degrees and in July about 67 degrees. Of course, there are days when it gets cold!

The average amount of precipitation Bandon receives is about 66 inches per year.
Photo by Mary Schamehorn.

Bandon Weather (currently)

Bandon's Economy Agriculture is one of Bandon's primary industries, as the area is particularly noted for its sought-after cranberry harvest and beautiful beaches.

Tourism is a vital industry for this picturesque community, with visitors from the world over coming to enjoy Bandon's beaches, fishing, hunting, golf, hiking, antiquing, seasonal festivals and the many other cultural activities Bandon has to offer. The Sprague Theater is home to plays, concerts and community events. Our Community and Conference Center (aka "The Barn") can handle up to 250 people for those big events and Bandon's Harbortown Events Center has 4900 sq ft. of space to offer.

Businesses, built by entrepreneurs who chose Bandon as a place to live and work, have thrived here. A ready labor pool, in Bandon and in the greater Bay Area, is ready for new employers. Bandon boasts one of the nation's fastest internet connections with it's "Fiber to the Home" network. Fiberoptic communications are provided to homes and businesses by Comspan Communications.

The Bandon Chamber of Commerce is actively assisting individuals and companies interested in starting in Bandon or relocating here. For information on how this area might suit you and your business, please contact the chairman of the Chamber's Economic Development Committee, Jim Wathen. Mr. Wathen is CEO of the Southern Coos Hospital District, and may be reached at 541-347-2426.
Photo by Jan Moore.

Business Resources

The City of Bandon The City of Bandon governs itself with a city manager/council form of government, with a mayor and six councilors. Outside city limits, three elected county commissioners govern Coos County.

The city is well protected by a police department with six sworn, full-time officers and approximately 10 sworn reserve officers, and by a 30-member volunteer fire department led by a full-time chief. Bandon's public school system is consistently rated as excellent, and several private schools serve the area, as well.

Bandon's property taxes are quite low. There is no sales tax in Oregon, and the City of Bandon does not license businesses. The City of Bandon provides electric, water and sewer services within its service area, at very low rates. A wide variety of lodging and dining facilities are available, and numerous churches serve the area.
Photo by Jan Moore.

City of Bandon

Tour the Oregon Coast Vacation Guide The Oregon coast has a number of beautiful vacation areas. There are rivers, lakes, trails, sand dunes, and amazing state parks to visit. The coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches and towering rock cliffs.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a weekend with the family, fish the Pacific Ocean, or enjoy a romantic vacation with your loved one, there are a number of cities that can fit your needs. Come visit us on the beautiful Oregon Coast! Make Bandon your "home-base" while you explore north and south along the coast.
Photo by Wanda Sanders-Young.

Oregon Coast Vacation Guide

Southern Oregon Vacation Guide Southern Oregon Vacation Guide - FREE
Photo by Chuck Wales.

Southern Oregon Visitor Association

Oregon Coast Visitors Association Request Information at the OCVA website and receive an Oregon Coast Visitors Packet, including the Oregon Coast Magazine's Mile-by-Mile Guide, plus brochures to meet your interests selected from the long list of categories on your Request web-form.
Photo by Wanda Sanders-Young.

Oregon Coast Visitor Association

Oregon Tourism Commission Vacationing in Oregon is traditionally more of an impromptu affair. This site is designed to give you your bearings, but we encourage you to approach Oregon the way Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure. For the most authentic Oregon experience, be kind to the environment when you visit.
Photo by Wanda Sanders-Young.

Oregon Tourism Commission

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