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Winchester Bay

Red and white lights beam from Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, flashing its welcome to Winchester Bay, a crab-centric sea town located in the heart of the Dunes National Recreation Area.

Enjoy dune riding, clamming and crabbing, whale watching, lake and ocean fishing or simply relaxing on miles of pristine beaches.

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  • Umpqua River Scenic Byway

    Enjoy a 66-mile/106-kilometer drive as diverse as the river itself, rolling through historic timber towns, wine country, fishing hot spots and fur-trading posts as it twists through the Coast Range on its way to the...
  • A Local’s Guide to the Oregon Dunes

    To see where the dunes came from, just look inland: they’re essentially ground-up pieces of the Oregon Coast Range, worn away by time and weather and washed downstream to the ocean. Tides, currents, waves and...
  • Adventures on the Southern Oregon Coast: Winchester Bay

    Editor's Note: Adventures on the Southern Oregon Coast is the product of the South Coast Partnership which includes the towns from Brookings to Reedsport and all the wonderful fans in between. Reedsport, Oregon we discovered...
    Patrick Paternostro, Guest Author
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