Bullards Beach State Park has plenty of ways to enjoy the coast, river and dunes, but it may be the lighthouse that was built in 1896 that steals your heart.
The Coquille River Lighthouse is a testament to the time when a light keeper and his light, allowed for hopeful safe shipping. The light guided boats safely across the shallow beach at the mouth of the Coquille River until 1939 when it was abandoned and replaces by an automatic light on the south jetty.
Of the eight lighthouses that still stand on the Oregon coast, this one was the final one constructed and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You'll find this place to recreate just two miles north of Bandon, the coastal town that is currently in the lead for my favorite in Oregon.