Bastendorff Beach


A short drive from Charleston, Oregon, Bastendorff Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the southern Oregon Coast. A wide stretch of soft sand is the perfect place for a walk, kite flying and other fun on the ocean shore. The beach is bordered by a shore pine forest and a steep headland. The south jetty of Coos Bay borders the beach to the north, and visitors may get a peek-a-boo view of the Cape Arago Lighthouse to the south.

Know Before You Go:

  • Bastendorff Beach is open from DAWN TO DUSK year round.
  • Open fires are prohibited during fire season (July 1 - Sept. 30) including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
  • Universal Access Restrooms Two vault restrooms are located in the middle and south parking areas. There is no running water at the beach.
  • Street legal OHVs are ALLOWED on designated routes on the foredune. Vehicles must display a safety flag and an Oregon OHV sticker

Point of Interest:

Play it safe near the ocean. Changing tides, driftwood, and loose sand can all be treacherous. Beware of sneaker waves and never turn your back to the ocean!


Two people walk across Bastendorff Beach at sunset.
Two people walk across Bastendorff Beach at sunset.
View Bastendorff Beach with dune grass.
View Bastendorff Beach with dune grass.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips



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Coos Bay District Office
1300 Airport Lane
North Bend


From Charleston, Oregon, travel west on Cape Arago Highway for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Bastendorff Beach Road. The beach is 0.5 miles on the left.


No fees.

Stay Limit

Day use only. No camping.