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Coquille River Lighthouse

Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, OR
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Bandon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Historic Sites
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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When the disastrous 1936 Bandon fire leveled the entire town, the only building left standing was the Coquille River Lighthouse or Bandon Light. What a history surrounds this colorful red and white structure! And thanks to the lighthouse volunteers, this story remains alive. When the South Jetty was being built which was to protect the mouth of the Coquille River,... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not nearly as scenic as some of the other Oregon lighthouses, but if you have time in Bandon why not make the short drive? You can park right next to it.

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Santa Maria, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Coquille River Lighthouse is very photogenic, in a lovely, rustic setting. The driftwood, grasses and birds are all interesting. Unfortunately, the climb up into the lighthouse is not for the weak or anyone with a fear of heights or ladders. I made it halfway up the very steep spiral staircase and then had to turn around and inch my... More

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Salida, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Short drive from Bandon. Easy access to the lighthouse. Stop and tour this lighthouse. It has a very colorful history. The top of the lighthouse provides a great view of the area. Walk out onto the jetty and take in the panoramic view and then walk the beach. A great place to spend part of your day.

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Pullman, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You can drive almost right to the lighthouse. It does not have the light anymore, but still a picturesque lighthouse. There are hosts that will tell you the history and give you a tour.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Don't miss this one! The beach here has massive piles of driftwood. The lighthouse is a bit worn but is beautiful. You can climb the stairs to the top and get a fab view. The volunteers are excellent guides. The day we were there, it was a husband and wife team (Lis and her husband) who gave all the interesting... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A nice place to be right up to a lighthouse. The beach is more narrow than other Oregon Coast beaches, but this beach in a nice place to roam for agates. Flushing facilities are definitely a plus! We drove up during a storm, so seeing the waves crashing so close was an experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After spending some time at a funeral many of us went to the lighthouse and walked on the beach. A few kites were out on a very windy day. Broken shells and sand dollars along the way.

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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Unless you really like to get up close there is a better view from town and you don't have to drive 6 miles to see it.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The lighthouse has knowledgable volunteers to give you the history of the lighthouse, it's keepers and some ocean and river shipping. The views from the top are awesome. Scrambling around the rocks around the lighthouse and enjoying the beach will fill your afternoon!

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