Bastendorff Beach

Coos Bay, Oregon

Bastendorff is a beach and campground located in Coos Bay along Oregon's Pacific coast. In addition to camping, visitors to this beach and park can enjoy the picnic area, grassy area for sports and activities, playground, basketball court, horseshoe pit, or simply take in the beauty of the surrounding area. From the beach you will also find a nice view of Cape Arago Lighthouse. There is lots of parking here. When near the water please be cautious of undertows and other coastal hazards.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 21st, 2019. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 23th, 2019 at 1:52 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Bastendorff Beach is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 1st.

Source Information

The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) works with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to monitor several marine and freshwater sites in the state of Oregon.
Beaches are monitored on a three week rotating schedule depending upon their geographic location, previous monitoring data and test results, public input, and amount of beach use. Sites are monitored from May 21-August 31.

As of 2017, the OBMP follows a Beach Action Value established with the EPA specifically for the state of Oregon. It is 130 cfu per 100ml of water. The most probable number (MPN) testing method is used to estimate the number of colony forming units (cfu) of bacteria in 100mL sample of water. That means:

A beach is marked green when single sample test results show fewer than 130 MPN per 100ml of water.

A beach is marked red when single sample test results show greater than 130 MPN per 10ml of water.

The OBMP collects samples from multiple locations at a beach. All samples must pass for a beach to pass. If one sample fails an advisory is issued, and the OBMP collects a resample within 96 hours to determine if bacteria levels have decreased enough to lift the advisory.

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Bastendorff Beach

Coos Bay, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 21st, 2019. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 23th, 2019 at 1:52 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Bastendorff is a beach and campground located in Coos Bay along Oregon's Pacific coast. In addition to camping, visitors to this beach and park can enjoy the picnic area, grassy area for sports and activities, playground, basketball court, horseshoe pit, or simply take in the beauty of the surrounding area. From the beach you will also find a nice view of Cape Arago Lighthouse. There is lots of parking here. When near the water please be cautious of undertows and other coastal hazards.

Monitoring Frequency

Bastendorff Beach is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 1st.

Source Information

The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) works with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to monitor several marine and freshwater sites in the state of Oregon.
Beaches are monitored on a three week rotating schedule depending upon their geographic location, previous monitoring data and test results, public input, and amount of beach use. Sites are monitored from May 21-August 31.

As of 2017, the OBMP follows a Beach Action Value established with the EPA specifically for the state of Oregon. It is 130 cfu per 100ml of water. The most probable number (MPN) testing method is used to estimate the number of colony forming units (cfu) of bacteria in 100mL sample of water. That means:

A beach is marked green when single sample test results show fewer than 130 MPN per 100ml of water.

A beach is marked red when single sample test results show greater than 130 MPN per 10ml of water.

The OBMP collects samples from multiple locations at a beach. All samples must pass for a beach to pass. If one sample fails an advisory is issued, and the OBMP collects a resample within 96 hours to determine if bacteria levels have decreased enough to lift the advisory.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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