RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bullards Beach and Bastendorf Beach County Park

Tuesday 6/26/2012

While still in Bandon, OR. we took a day drive north. Right across the Coquille River from Bandon is the Bullards Beach State Park.

From the parking lot at the beach, you see miles of grass. In the 1930's European grass was planted to keep the sand from blowing inland. Most of Oregon coastline is lined with this non-native grass.

This beach had a tone of driftwood on it.

Looking away from the beach to the southeast. The Coquille River in the distance.

The closer we got to the river and jetty, the more driftwood there was.

The Coquille River Lighthouse was first lit in  1896.

This lighthouse helped many ships past the Bandon Harbor and sifting sand bars around the mouth of the Coquille River.

This lighthouse does not allow dogs in, like one we found further south from there. Joe went to the top of the lighthouse, then I went after him. While he was up in the lighthouse I took pictures of Bandon across the river.

Close up of the homes in Bandon.

The bridge that crosses over the Coquille River  is a swing span and is one of six left in Oregon.

The campground in Bullards Beach state Park is very nice. Here are the prices for the campground. Full hook ups at $24 a night, horse camp at $19 a night, Yurts at $36 a night.

From Bullards Beach we took  Hwy. 101 north, to Beaver Hill Rd.and turned to the left. From there we drove 12 miles to Charleston. in Charleston we turned west to Bastendorff beach County Park.

The campground sits high above the beach.

Another view from the Bastendorff Beach County Park.
You can camp at Bastendorff Beach County Park for $24 a night also.

Right next to Bastendorf Beach County Park, is a private RV park called Oceanside RV Park. We did not stop in to get camping prices, but I am sure you can find out on the internet.

We found our way down to the beach and parked. It was a beautiful day. We were dressed in jeans and T-shirts, and were not hot or cold. That is what I call a perfect beautiful day.

Mallery even was kicking up her heels in delight!

No shells on this beach, but there were small stones.

We walked down to the next jetty.

Looking north across the river that towards Charleston and Coos Bay, OR.
To be continued:

We are currently back on the Oregon Coast just southeast of Lincoln City, OR. at the Chinook Bend RV Resort. I can not get an internet signal in our Nest, but I found out today that the park has free internet service at the main clubhouse at the top of the hill, so I guess I will be spending time here in the evenings trying to get caught up. Not too bad since they serve free popcorn in the club house.

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