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Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

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Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

We are starting to plan our itinerary for a trip in late May along the Oregon coast. We will be traveling from the south, leaving the Redwoods. My question, is it better to stay in Gold Beach or Bandon as a place to stop for a couple of days to see he sites? I first thought we could see Gold Beach as we drive through, but don't want to miss the most significant parts.

Thanks for your input!

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1. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

I vote for Bandon....but as you pass through Gold Beach have your cameras ready.

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2. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

Gold Beach has The Tu Tu Tun Lodge,one of the nicest places to stay on the Oregon Coast. If you decide on Gold Beach, this is a place you really want to consider staying at. :)

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3. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

Bandon is by far the best town to hang out in on the Southern half of the Oregon Coast.

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4. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

Thank you so much for your timely response. This is most helpful!

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5. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

If you are interested in taking a half or full day jetboat trip up into the Rogue River Wilderness it might be a good idea to spend the night before in Gold Beach. It would be easy enough to then spend the next night in Bandon.

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6. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

We did Jerry's river trip, they picked us up right at the boat dock at Tu Tu Tun. It was very fun and we enjoyed lunch at the lodge. 😎

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7. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

Both towns offer several lodging options in all price ranges. Bandon, however, is better for dining and shopping/browsing.

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8. Re: Gold Beach vs Bandon Oregon

"Bandon, however, is better for dining and shopping/browsing."

Not to mention sightseeing, spectacular beaches with no one on them, and, well...some of the best golf on the planet. Oh, and sunsets! We're in Bandon now, and just enjoyed the most beautiful one I've seen in years. Unbelievable colors.

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