Whisky Run

A long, sandy beach stretches away to the north of Bullards Beach State Park north of Bandon, Oregon.  North of the park is Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and north of that is Whisky Run, a beach access point with gravel parking near a rushing creek, also called Whisky Run.  Whisky Run offers no amenities besides access to the beach for both hikers and vehicles.  Reach it via Seven Devils Road and Whisky Run Road.

Hikers can reach the Coquille River Light at the mouth of the river, six miles to the south, if they are willing to cross several ankle-deep creeks.  To the north, Fivemile Point prevents safe passage at high tide but may allow it at low tide.  Beyond is another beach access at Seven Devils State Recreation Site.

Whisky Run offers a great, long stretch of beach, tall crumbly sandstone bluffs covered with invasive gorse, and glimpses of the golf course atop the bluffs.  In early 2019, it looked like more golf course was being constructed atop the bluffs to the north, in addition to those atop the bluffs to the south.

The long view to the south encompasses the beach, the Coquille River Light, and the sea stacks offshore from Bandon.  The long view to the north is of the beach leading to Fivemile Point, and beyond, the curving seaward of beaches punctuated by headlands and eventually tall cliffs of the mountainous mass that culminates in Cape Arago.

Begun 2018; updated 2019.