South Jetty – Devils Kitchen
- Overview- Rated one of America’s Top 100 beaches, Bandon Beach is one of the most scenic and accessible beaches on the Southern Oregon Coast. Ride the low-tide beach as you zip by haystack rocks, through arches, and cross creeks. Cedar-shake houses line the beach to Devils Kitchen Wayside. You’ll have amazing views of Face Rock and Table Rock, see seals basking in the sun, and pass kite-flying tourists and locals enjoying the broad coastline. Check out Travel Oregon’s feature.
- Direction of Travel- Depending on wind, which typically blows hard from the north in the summer, we will start at South Jetty in Old Town Bandon and end at Devil’s Kitchen. If you are limited on time and a high tide is the only time you can ride, the route will start (or end) a bit farther south past Coquille Point. Can be ridden as a point-to-point but can also be looped for extra miles.
- Skill Level- This is an easy cruise down the beach perfect for all skill levels. There are technical rocks to ride over, driftwood to jump over, or nice firm sand to pedal easy down as you look for sand dollars and agates. Your choice!
- Extras- Once Snowy Plover nesting season in over September 15th, you can ride the beach all the way to Blacklock Point near Langlois. This is an *amazing* ride and a real treat if you choose to visit the Wild Rivers Coast during the off-season between September and early-March. This is a locals favorite in the fall! (Early-spring presents the hazard of flooded creeks during high-rain season; check the weather and rainfall totals or call us!) Check out our Post-Plover Pedal in September!
- Where to Stay- There is a great Vacasa Rental we work with in Bandon that sleeps up to 9 right on famous Beach Loop Road. Camping at Bullard’s Beach (north of Bandon) is always great and they have showers, hook-ups, and amenities; reservations will be required during the summer season. Various hotels and inns are available in the Coos Bay and Bandon areas. We can provide pick up service at your hotel. Book your stay early as things fill up fast during the season.
Floras Lake to Port Orford
- Overview- This combined ride includes fat tire beach riding and some coastal single track in the Blacklock Point area. The route is typically led as a shuttle but can be done as a full-day ride. The land rises a little heading south, first to sandy bluffs then to the sandstone cliffs that become gradually higher the further you go.
- Direction of Travel- Either way, head north or south depending on the winds, or make it a full day loop. Choose if you’d like to start or end with the single track section if the winds aren’t a factor.
- Skill Level- This ride is designed for intermediate riders on up as we will be exploring some rugged coastal single track through varied forest of shore pine, sitka spruce, alder, huckleberry, twinberry, rhododendrons and ferns; along with the fairly smooth beach section around Floras Lake.
- Extras- Really want to make the best south coast multi-sport adventure trip? Ask us about our South Coast Kayaking Tours package and you’ll go from sand to sea all in one day. Book a morning ride and we will start with coffee at the so delicious Floras Creek Coffee Company in Langlois. Afternoon trips will stop at the Langlois Market for their world famous hot dogs and sandwiches or any other pantry items you’re craving. The Market also sells beer on tap so don’t forget to bring your growler!
- Where to Stay- Camping is available at Boice Cope Campground with 34 sites (check with campground host for availability). Bed and Breakfast establishments are also in the vicinity of Langlois. Hotels are available in Bandon and Port Orford. There is also a KOA off Highway 101 between Port Orford and Bandon.