Day 4 – September 14: Bandon – Port Orford Layover Option
“Parks in Paradise” (56 or 67 miles)After the rollout along scenic Beach Loop Road, enjoy a surprise: glassy-smooth pavement and good shoulders along Highway 101. The optional side trip to Cape Blanco is a must-do, taking you past headland mesas and cranberry bogs to the cape’s rugged shoreline and majestic lighthouse. Our lunch spot at a park in Port Orford features trails leading to the beach. Retrace your way back up the coast for a new view of the same great scenery, and then find more fun back in Bandon.
Except for Kyle, the rest of the team chose to remain in Bandon on our layover day and explore this quaint little beach town. Here's a look at the beach just blocks from the CO campsite: