Bandon Beach, Bandon, Oregon

Bandon Beach, Oregon coast | Photo by Jonathan Irish

Bandon Beach
Closest park: Crater Lake National Park 

The Oregon coast is well known for its marine climate, crashing seas, and sea stacks that jut out of the waters that line the northwest’s Pacific Coast. Weather and tides continue to shape the sea stacks, which provide shelter as habitats to marine life, and with tide pools exposed when the tide rolls out to sea at their bases. This area has a cool local flare that draws Oregonians beach-side during high season. A community effort to create massive designs from sand, right on the beach, is called “Circles in the Sand” and has served as a means of meditation, transformation, and healing since 2015. 

Walkway to Bandon Beach in Oregon from the parking lot | Photo by Jonathan Irish

Jonathan Irish photographing the sea stacks on the Oregon coast | Photo by Stefanie Payne

   "Circles in the Sand"  at Bandon Beach in Oregon is a community effort |   Photo by Stefanie Payne

"Circles in the Sand" at Bandon Beach in Oregon is a community effort | Photo by Stefanie Payne