When you are finished with golf, great recreation abounds in the area surrounding Bandon Dunes. Guests enjoy more than 10 miles of dune land trails right on the resort property. A short drive away more than 20 miles of uninterrupted shore walks await. Here are some can't miss activities around Bandon Dunes property and beyond...
Before or after golf, we invite you to enjoy a relaxing massage. Our certified Massage Therapists have three different treatment options: Swedish, Deep Tissue or Sports. Price is $110 for 50 minutes or $160 for 80 minutes.
The Massage Center is located near the Lodge, just north of McKee’s Pub.
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For a tour of the Massage Center, or to schedule your treatment please call 541-347-5916.
The Lodge Amenities
In addition to a sauna and whirl pool, there is a fitness center on the Bunker level of the Lodge. This facility has free weights, universal weight machines, cardio machines and mats for stretching. Adjacent to the workout area is a large Jacuzzi and sauna, perfect for warming up in the morning or relaxing after a round.
On the main level of the Lodge you will find a 24-hour business center with complimentary computer access, as well as the Lodge Gift Shop, which opens each morning at 7:30 a.m.
A trail system has been developed for the enjoyment and education of our guests. Besides great views of the golf courses and the ocean, you will develop a more complete understanding of the sand dunes ecosystem, the environmental forces that shape it, and the plants and wildlife that inhabit it. Immediately east of the Lodge, you will find a trail to the observation point with an amazing overlook of the Bandon Dunes course. Follow the trail north to the Pacific Dunes clubhouse. The Ridge Trail can be accessed just south of the Lily Pond Rooms and is a 2.5 mile loop that takes you through dunes and forests. The Lake Trail can be accessed near the south end of the Ridge Trail, or at a pull out 1.3 miles south of the Lodge on Bandon Dunes Drive.
The Labyrinth is a maze intended for walking meditation. It is a replica of a maze on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France and a memorial to Howard McKee, one of the founders of Bandon Dunes and friend of Mike Keiser.
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, a robust farmers market and a working oceanport.
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.
Wildlife Viewing & Bird Watching
Wildlife watchers will love the Southern Oregon Coast. Besides what you can see on resort property, here are two of the many areas worth visiting: Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge: In spring and fall you can see thousands of shorebirds, along with raptors and occasionally a harbor seal. Bullards Beach State Park/Coquille River Lighthouse: The 1,266 acres of this state park include miles of beach, dunes and forests with access to the Coquille River north jetty and lighthouse. The Coquille River Lighthouse was commissioned in 1896 to guide mariners across the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Coquille. It is open year-round during daylight hours and is a great wildlife viewing area. The migration of whales between the North Pacific and the warmer climates near the equator is an annual sightseeing highlight. From December through early January, whales can be seen heading south. They return north from March through April. Charter boat trips are also available. More than 400 species of birds can be observed on the Oregon Coast. For the more serious birder, we recommend picking up a copy of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail (www.oregoncoastbirding.com) guide at our main office or at the Bandon Dunes Chamber of Commerce. This free 52-page guide lists all of the best birding locations on the Oregon Coast and the birds you can expect to see there. Of special interest is the Tufted Puffin, which the Bandon Dunes logo is based. This small seabird spends the entire winter on the open ocean and then returns each spring to the same mate and nest burrow. If you are lucky, you may see one on the rocks and islands near Coquille Point that have a soil substrate. You may even catch them diving beneath the ocean surface and emerging with a beak full of small fish.
Wind Surfing / Kite Surfing
Wind surfing continues to grow in popularity in places like Maui, Hood River, and Floras Lake on the Southern Oregon Coast. Located ten miles south of Bandon, you'll find an awesome blow that produces an adrenaline rush for even the most experienced wind surfer. Sea Kayaking Wavecrest Discovery Adventures offers guided sea kayak trips for all experience levels, on either the Coquille River or the Pacific Ocean. Please check with the Front Desk for details. Horseback Riding Horseback riding on Bandon Beach can be the romantic highlight of your trip or just a fun afternoon.
Shore Acres was once the estate grounds of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson. The formal garden, Asian-style pond and two rose gardens bloom year-round with plants and flowers from all over the world. A variety of horticultural and cultural events are hosted at the gardens throughout the year. Short hikes provide access to a secluded ocean cove at Simpson Beach or to the cliff's edge with spectacular ocean vistas and whale watching (seasonal).
Built on the site of Simpson's mansion, a fully enclosed observation building allows you to view the ocean in protected comfort. Continue a short drive south to Simpson Reef Overlook to view the largest gathering of marine mammals in Oregon with Steller Sea Lion, California Sea Lion, Harbor Seal and Northern Elephant Seal.
Since before recorded history, native salmon and steelhead have made an epic journey each year to spawn in the freshwater streams and rivers in which they began life. Southern Oregon's Sixes and Elk rivers support some of the healthiest steelhead and salmon populations on the West Coast. A guided trip offers the best chance for success. Deep-sea charters - with opportunities to boat halibut, ling cod and other Pacific sport fish- are also available in nearby Bandon or Coos Bay.