Escape from your daily grind with your family is a special event, and you want to find a place where you can spend quality time together. All along the Oregon coast are small towns that line the beach and sit close to protected state parks. Bandon is one such beach town that sits in the southwest corner of the state. In addition to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the town also borders the Coquille River for freshwater fishing. Book your Bandon vacation rental and experience all this quaint coastal town has to offer. Here are 12 of our favorite vacation rental locations around Bandon.

1. Bandon

man and dogs along the sea sand
Source: Flickr / Don Graham

Spend your days walking on the beach, biking, and kayaking in the river with a vacation rental with a water view or a modest home in town. Take the family to visit Old Town in Bandon with its 10 blocks of eclectic shopping, tasty eats, culture, and history. Stop by the harbor for the Coquille River to see the boats and watch the seals playing in the water.

2. Dew Valley

freshwater lake
Source: Flickr / Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington

Escape the other tourists in Bandon by selecting a vacation rental a few minutes south on the Oregon Coast Highway. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a small coastal community while biking around the area and fishing in the local creek. Spend a day at the Bandon State Natural Area, where you can hike, look for seals, and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

3. Laurel Grove

trees beside the stream
Source: Flickr / Nicholas A. Tonelli

Another small town south of Bandon is the friendly community of Laurel Grove. You and your family can while away the days biking, horseback riding, fishing, and flying a kite on the beach at the nearby Bandon State Natural Area. Pack the kids in the car and spend a day canoeing and fishing on Laurel Lake. Throw the fish in an ice chest so you can cook them up for dinner when you get back to your vacation rental.

4. Fourmile

white peacock
Source: Flickr / Chris Tillman

Unwind and relax just a short drive from Bandon in the coastal community of Fourmile with vacation rentals with beach views and rustic digs on the outskirts of town. Take the kids to West Coast Game Park Safari. You and the family can meander around this 21-acre zoo that cares for Bengal tigers, snow leopards, capybara, and emus. The kids will love the chance to pet some tamer animals at the kids petting area.

5. Langlois

lake view
Source: Flickr / Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington

Breathe in the fresh air and bask in the sunshine when you take your family to Langlois for a long weekend or vacation. Stop by the local store to find out the day’s best spot for fishing, or take a drive out to the ocean overlook. You can stop by Inge’s Studio 2 to do a little shopping and pick up any forgotten wardrobe items. Spend a day at Flores Lake on the water in kayaks or on paddleboards.

6. Denmark

grasses being blown by the wind
Source: Flickr / Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington

In Denmark, you and your family can enjoy a retreat from daily life and a vacation rental that meets your needs, and all within easy driving distance of a couple of state parks. At Floras Lake State Natural Area, hike to the western edge of Oregon to enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean below the cliffs or fish on the banks of the lake. Stop by Jensen Blueberries and pick some fresh fruit for an afternoon snack.

7. Sixes

lighthouse in the open
Source: Flickr / Kirt Edblom

Take lots of pictures of the lush, green landscape that surrounds the small community of Sixes. North of town, you’ll notice fields covered in little berries. This is the home to Bussman Cranberries that harvests, cleans, and ships these sweet little berries around the country. Take the family out to Cape Blanco State Park for some hiking or a horseback ride. Be sure to check out the lighthouse that dates back to the 1800s.

8. Port Orford

beautiful rock formations at the sea
Source: Flickr / Stephen Colebourne

With a vacation rental in Port Orford, you and your family can check out one of the only two bombing sites in the continental U.S. bombed by the Japanese during World War II, and then make a stop at the Old Jail that ceased operation in the 1960s and sits in town covered by ivy. Spend a day boating on Garrison Lake or enjoy a day on the beach.

9. Bullards

white lighthouse
Source: Flickr / Kirt Edblom

Travel north of Bandon on the Oregon Coast Highway to take part in all the outdoor activities available in Bullards. Sitting along the banks of the Coquille River and the Bullards Beach State Park. Pass the days hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, and walking along the beach. When you visit the Bullards Beach State Park, take the time to hike out to the lighthouse on the coast.

10. Prosper

lakeshore
Source: Flickr / Doug Kerr

Follow the roads to the east inland to choose a vacation rental in the town of Prosper. Choose a place along the Coquille River and wake up to water views each day. At the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, explore the unique habitat of this marsh area and take binoculars to get a good look at the bird’s nest.

11. Randolph

blue water
Source: Flickr / OCVA

Follow the river in a northeast direction until you arrive at the peaceful community of Randolph. This town once served as a boom town during the gold rush with its black sand along the river. Check out the local art gallery, Washed Ashore, for the chance to see a local artist at work.

12. Parkersburg

three tunnels
Source: Flickr / Daniel Jolivet

Spend your days outside with a vacation rental in Parkersburg along the Coquille River. Indulge in hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking or just wander along the river bank. Visit the Judah Parker County Park for a picnic, toss around a ball, or just reconnect with your kids.