Bandon-By-The-Sea is a charming coastal town. Its sights and shops are almost all within walking distance of the renovated Old Town, which includes antiques, galleries, shops, restaurants, and a working ocean port.
The Beach Loop Drive (Rock Formations)
Throughout history, freestanding rock formations have held a special place in the folklore, mythology and religion of cultures around the world. Monoliths stand watch near many of the great, ancient Scottish and Irish golf courses, and at Bandon Dunes, they stand at the four cardinal compass points inside our Lodge.
The popular Beach Loop Drive tour winds along the coast near many of these fabled craggy sea stacks, including Face Rock, Table Rock, and Elephant Rock all protected as part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Native legend maintains that Face Rock was formed from the face of an Indian maiden who was frozen into stone by an evil spirit, who also cast her animals into the sea to create Cat and Kittens Rock.