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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Discover Winchester Bay

Discover Winchester Bay is your one shop for all camping and recreation information in Winchester Bay.

100 Ork Rock Road
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-3407

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Dockside Gifts

Known for their freshly made fudge, Dockside Gifts is a gift, novelty, souvenir and fudge shop located in Winchester Bay.

120 Coho Point Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-1210

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Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum

Inside the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum you’ll find hundreds of documents, photographs, and artifacts that illustrate the story of the Umpqua River Lighthouse from its early existence as a Lifesaving Station to the U.S. Coast Guard station that sits on...

1020 Lighthouse Rd
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-4631

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Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area

Located south of Winchester Bay, OR, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as...

Winchester Bay, OR
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Ridin’ Dirty ATV Rentals

Whether you’re a first time riding the dunes or you need a couple extra machines for your group, family-owned Ridin’ Dirty ATV Rentals has you covered. 

75293 US Hwy 101
Winchester Bay, OR

541-500-0744
Email us (ridindirtyrentals[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Big Dans Guide Service

PO Box 1426
Winchester Bay, OR

(503) 930-4054
Email us (pryor503[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Where to See the Eclipse on the Oregon Coast

Come for the celestial event of the year and stay for the magic of fall. When the sun and the moon align for an annular eclipse on the morning of October 14, 2023, Oregon Coast towns from Gleneden Beach on...
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