Coastal Hotel Overlooking Pacific Ocean and Rocky Landmark
Along the shores of Bandon, Oregon, you can see a cluster of large, misshapen boulders peeking out of the Pacific Ocean. One of these crags, known as Face Rock, resembles the profile of a woman, as if she had just surfaced from beneath the sea. Inn at Face Rock has access to secluded beaches across Beach Loop Drive, near the sandy coast that features the famed Face Rock.
Aside from anthropomorphic boulders, the area is known for its superb golfing and carefully manicured courses. Guests at the Inn at Face Rock can use their $40 hotel and activity credit toward a round at Old Bandon Golf Links, a links-style course that borders the resort and calls itself the westernmost golf course in the contiguous United States. Dating back to 1927, the course is a relic from a bygone era; you can even rent hickory clubs to play with, and scottish blackface sheep roam throughout the course to fix divots.
The resort credit can also be applied toward onsite dining at Tony's Fireside Pizza or at Bandon Bill's Seafood Grill, a restaurant on the oceanfront that serves fresh dungeness crab, oysters, and applewood-smoked prime rib. Breakfast is served each morning at Brandon Bill's, too. From 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., you can dig into a hot breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, pastries, muffins, sausages, make-your-own waffles, cereal, and biscuits.
Bandon, Oregon: Windswept Beach Town with Renowned Golf
The western border of Bandon hugs the Pacific coast, but the rest of the town is surrounded by forested hills. On a stroll along the unspoiled beachfront, you can find agates, petrified wood, jasper, and tide pools. Just a 10-minute drive from the hotel is downtown Bandon, whose charming Old Town area features quaint shops and boutiques brimming with various homemade goods and artisan wares.
The windswept Bandon Dunes is a must-visit for golfers. It’s made up of four award-winning destination courses, each of which sits 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The grassy dunes sprawl over Oregon's rugged coastal terrain, and it recalls the landscape of Scotland.