Things to Do in Winchester Bay, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Windy Bay Books & More

Discover vintage books, new and used books, art exhibitions and poetry at Windy Bay Books. Enjoy fresh, free coffee while you peruse.

156 Bayfront Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

541-707-0797
Email us (windybayizzy[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Lucky Me Charters

PO Box 1282
Winchester Bay, OR

(541) 948-3905
Email us (Roy[at]ykwc[dot]net)

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Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is located less than a mile from the famous Salmon Harbor on Winchester Bay. The campground and developed day use areas are centered around beautiful Lake Marie. Access to this small freshwater lake is provided for...

Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-4118

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Winchesterbay Charters

Winchesterbay Charters offers guided fishing trips along the Oregon coast and Umpqua River.

465 Beach Blvd.
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)361-0180
Email us (winchesterbaycharters[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Ocean Obsession Guide Service

Ocean Obsession Guide Service offers guided fishing adventures for bottom fish, salmon, halibut, tuna and crabbing out of Winchester Bay and Charleston.

Winchester Bay, OR

541-662-1293
Email us (dmmorrow5[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Umpqua River Lighthouse

This lighthouse has a 65-foot tower, which started in 1890. It is located near Reedsport and Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. First illuminated in 1894, Umpqua River lighthouse gives off very distinct red and white flashes. Visitors can check out the...

460 Lighthouse Rd.
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-4631

Travel Stories

The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Winter on the Oregon Coast is anything but boring. When powerful Pacific winds meet turbulent ocean waters, it’s a spectacular sight to witness. Tall waves crash into rocky cliffs and sandy shores, offering an awe-inspiring display by Mother Nature. And...
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Take a Guided Tour on the Oregon Coast

In addition to guides providing a wealth of knowledge to enrich your experience, tour operators also provide a safe way to try something new or, if you’re a pro, allow you to leave your gear at home. Hiring a guide also helps ensure that you’re visiting responsibly. “Outfitters and guides tend to take very good care of their natural resources that they’re operating in,” Lacey says.
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How to Visit Oregon’s Coastal Tide Pools

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean but prefer to stay onshore, the Oregon Coast’s tide pools are a must-see. These rocky pools of seawater along the shoreline — accessible at low tide — are teeming with aquatic life: colorful starfish, spiky sea urchins and otherworldly sea anemones.
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Top 9 Hidden Adventures for 2021

Whether you’re the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don’t forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you’ll want to keep responsible travel in mind, these hidden coastal adventures are sure to keep you inspired all year long.
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Coastal Mountain Biking in Oregon

Carson Storch has ridden his mountain bike around the world, but the trails he’s most excited about? Those on the Oregon Coast. “It blew my mind what the terrain has to offer,” he says. The 27-year-old professional freeride mountain biker...
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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

August 8, 2023 - August 13, 2023

Dunefest

Oregon Dunes Recreation Area
Winchester Bay, OR
September 2, 2023 - September 4, 2023

STEP Salmon Derby

Winchester Bay, OR

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