An Ongoing Beacon For Photographers And History Buffs

The Coquille River Lighthouse was first lit in 1896 and continued to guide ships to safety off the coast of Bandon, Oregon until it was decommissioned in 1939.Bullard Beach State Park provides the starting point for a brisk 5+ mile round trip walk to the lighthouse. You’ll find plenty of opportunity for beach access along the way. Several parking lots are available those less adventurous.These days the lighthouse opens to provide a glimpse into the past…a brief history lesson for visitors, campers and history buffs. It also serves as inspiration (for photographers) from either shore of the Coquille River.

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5 thoughts on “An Ongoing Beacon For Photographers And History Buffs

  1. Reg and Sue ,I have seen pictures of this lighthouse before , but all the photos I’ve seen are from across the way , none as close as this. I think probably a must see if we venture this way? I wonder if the Fernell Lense ( hand made in France , I believe)is still in it, They are getting really hard to find now a days! It looks as though the clear brisk weather is staying with you, Joe


    • This lighthouse no longer operates except as a museum of sorts during busy season. I think the light is part of the display though. Worth a look!


  2. My brother and sister-in-law were married in that lighthouse! Thanks for the picture!


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