The main access point to Coquille Point is from a (free) parking area at the west end of 11th Street in Bandon. The coast hereabouts is bordered by low cliffs, high enough for fine, long distance views up and down the beach, which is up to a quarter of a mile wide at low tide, and contains several dozen large rocks, plus several islands just offshore. The scene is subtly different to the majority of the rocky shores further south in Oregon since there are no smaller rocks in between, only the smooth sands. Three of the largest outcroppings are right opposite the parking area and reachable when the tide goes out; one (Elephant Rock
) has a sizeable arch. Flat-topped Table Rock
is just beyond, facing the north end of the beach, which extends to a jetty at the south edge of the Coquille River, but the more interesting section is to the south; after a short empty stretch there are more big rocks, some sharply pointed, one split by several intersecting caves.