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.

Trip Ideas

  • 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... More
  • 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... More
  • 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... More
    Patrick Paternostro, Guest Author

Don't Miss Around Winchester Bay

The Oregon Coast’s Timeless Dunes
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John Dellenback Dunes
13Mi, Challenging
William M. Tugman State Park
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Road Trip: Oregon Lighthouses
Winchester Bay, Oregon Coast
Chinook Charters
Winchester Bay, Oregon Coast
Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
Coos Bay, Oregon Coast
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Tasty Detours Around Winchester Bay

Kitty’s Kitchen & Christmas Forever
Winchester Bay, Oregon Coast
Umpqua Aquaculture
Winchester Bay, Oregon Coast
Pah Tong’s
Winchester Bay, Oregon Coast
Captain’s Choice Family Fish House
North Bend, Oregon Coast
Waters Edge Farm
Reedsport, Oregon Coast
Ciccarelli’s Restaurant
North Bend, Oregon Coast
Yeong’s Place
North Bend, Oregon Coast

Ask Oregon

For kids that have never seen the ocean, what places should we visit?

The Oregon Coast is 363 miles of family friendly, but there are some great stops known for being kid-rrific. The town of Seaside is one of Oregon’s first beach resort towns and it is still known as one of the best family destinations in the Pacific Northwest. There is a lot of family friendly shopping,…

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