Winchester Bay

A Sea Town in the Heart of the Dunes

Winchester Bay is a small port village near the heart of Oregon Coastal Dunes, making it an ideal basecamp for surf and sand expeditions into the Southern Coast.

Due to its strategic location where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific, Winchester Bay began as a frontier town in the fur and timber trades. That proximity as well as being smack in the middle of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, continues to pay dividends today, providing visitors to Winchester Bay the unique opportunity to explore along the river, venture into the dunes on foot, buggy, or horseback, or participate in the town’s famous crabbing tradition. Known as the “Crab Capital of the World”, Winchester Bay provides rentals and everything you need to try your hand at snagging fresh Dungeness Crab. Finish your day with a tour of the Umpqua Lighthouse (make sure to call ahead), then rent a yurt or cabin and sleep near the sea.

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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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Springer’s Guide Service

Guide Mike Springer has been fishing the rivers of Oregon for over 35 years. Springer’s Guide Service offers fully guided fishing adventures on the finest fishing rivers of Southern Oregon. Whether it is side drifting for steelhead, spinning anchovies for...

Winchester Bay, OR

541-430-1565

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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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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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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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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 #2 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 #2 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as...

Winchester Bay, OR
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Umpqua River

The North Umpqua is one of the most beautiful rivers on the Pacific Northwest coast. Renowned for its excellent summer steelhead fly-fishing opportunities, it provides a unique challenge to anglers from all over the world. It also provides an exhilarating...

Winchester Bay, OR
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FishWhackers Guide Service

FishWhackers Guide Service has over 40 years fishing experience. They offer guided fishing trips for Spring and Fall salmon, pink fin perch and sturgeon on the Umpqua, Coos, Siuslaw, Columbia and Willamette rivers.

Winchester Bay, OR

541-844-5920

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Pelican Market

Grocery story, market and sport shop

75298 Hwy 101
Winchester Bay, OR

(541) 271-3950

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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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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

Featured Dining

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Umpqua Triangle Oysters

Umpqua Triangle Oysters are some of the sweetest oysters in the Pacific Northwest. Umpqua Aquaculture grows their oysters using suspended long lines, which means they never touch the ocean floor. Submerged twenty-four hours a day in a mixture of cold...

723 Ork Rock Rd.
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-5684
Email us (umpquaaqua[at]wildblue[dot]net)

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BJ’s Old Fashion Ice Cream

140 Coho Point Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-1212

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Sportsmen’s Cannery & Smokehouse

Sportsmen’s Cannery & Smokehouse has been preparing catches from the sea for more than 50 years. This experience has brought about absolute perfection in delivering the freshest most flavorful can seafood available anywhere.  Their gourmet canned fish is hand packed...

182 Bayfront Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-3293

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Fishpatrick’s Specialty Canned Tuna

Patrick has been a professional fisherman since 1999. He and his family have also owned and operated Fishpatrick’s Crabby Café since 2003. Quality food and attention to detail has kept that little restaurant successful ever since. Patrick captains the Manatee...

196 Bayfront Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-1875

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Crabby Bar & Grill

Crabby Bar & Grill’s menu is full of healthy, whole foods with ingredients and recipes made from scratch. Locally caught seafood, either sautéed, grilled or deep fried in clear, non-trans fat oils or real butter. Fresh Dungeness crab is a...

196 Bayfront Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-3474
Email us (crabbysBnG[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Jackson’s Cafe and More

A restaurant and board gaming cafe located in Winchester Bay, Jackson’s Cafe and More offers breakfast (served all day), lunch and dinner. 

110 Bayfront Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

541-361-6165
Email us (jacksonscafeandmore[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Griff’s on the Bay

Griff’s on the Bay is a family run seafood restaurant on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy amazing seafood, steaks and ambiance on the bay with indoor and outdoor seating.

142 Bay Front Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-2512

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Double D’s on the Rocks

Double D’s on the Rocks is a sports bar located on Oregon’s south coast. It is known for its 1/3lb burger and Oysters Rockefeller.

460 Beach Blvd.
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-4242

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Bedrock’s on the Bay

Bedrock’s on the Bay serves pizza, roasted chicken, fish and chips, salads, awesome breakfast, sandwiches and of course the world famous clam chowder!

105 Coho Point Loop
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-2431

Featured Lodging

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Umpqua Sand Camping

Umpqua is noteworthy as home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Off-road vehicle riding is a huge sport here and visitors are rewarded with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean from the tops of...

855 Highway 101
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-6000

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Windy Cove “A” & “B”

ituated in the heart of recreational activity on Douglas County’s coastline, this is the perfect campground for the off-road enthusiast, fisherman or beach comber.  Windy Cove A RV Park & Campground Offers: Complete camping facilities for RV’S, pickup campers, and...

380 Salmon Harbor Drive
Winchester Bay, OR

541-957-7001
Email us (parks[at]co[dot]douglas[dot]or[dot]us)

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Half Moon Bay RV Park and Campground

Half Moon Bay offers reservable and first come, first served individual and group campsites for RVs, pickup campers and tents (non-hook up). Enjoy easy access to ocean beaches and fishing, Dunes National Recreation Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse and other outdoor...

1645 Salmon Harbor Dr.
Winchester Bay, OR

541-957-7001
Email us (parks[at]co[dot]douglas[dot]or[dot]us)

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Salmon Harbor Marina

Salmon Harbor Marina is one of the largest recreational facilities on the Oregon Coast. The marina has immediate access to the Umpqua River, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the Pacific Ocean, and miles of white-sand public beaches.  Salmon Harbor...

100 Ork Rock Road
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-3407
Email us (salmonh[at]co[dot]douglas[dot]or[dot]us)

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Pointe Condominiums

Luxurious Oregon coast vacation rentals. 3 bedroom condominiums with direct dune access,views of the bay, 2 car garage, jacuzzi tub, free wifi.

1604 Salmon Harbor Dr.
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)361-0617
Email us (thepointecondominiums[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Harbor View Motel

Under new ownership in 2017, the Harbor View Motel is a clean and comfortable place to stay with some of the best views of the harbor in Winchester Bay. With a large parking lot in front the lodging property, it...

540 Beach Blvd.
Winchester Bay, OR

(541)271-3352

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Winchester Bay Getaway at the Dunes

Under new management we now allow crab cooking outside. Clean best rental in Winchester bay. New lower rates just 100 yards from the marina, and umpqua river. Approx. 1 mile from the ocean and sand dunes. In the heart of...

665 Clear Lake Ave.
Winchester Bay, OR
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Salmon Harbor Landing

This cozy family owned and operated motel has 8 rooms that are individually themed. There’s a fishing room, jungle theme, nautical and more. They also offer a vacation rental that sleeps 6. The owner and staff go above and beyond...

265 S. 8th St.
Winchester Bay, OR

541-271-3742
Email us (salmonharborlanding[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Mi Casa Sue Casa

Located just 200 yards from the Winchester Bay Sand Dunes, you will be able to spend your vacation enjoying them, instead of trying to get to them. Situated on 3/4 acres overlooking Half Moon Bay with an unobstructed view of...

105 Sunset Dr.
Winchester Bay, OR

(503)936-0620
Email us (steve[at]micasa-suecasa[dot]com)

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Umpqua Dunes RV Park

1 Umpqua Dunes Way
Winchester Bay, OR

541-957-7001

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Winchester Bay Vacation Rentals

Winchester Bay Vacation Rentals offers the perfect getaway for the family, a romantic escape for a couple or just you and your fishing buddies ready to experience a vacation paradise on Oregon’s southern coast. Located just off Highway 101 these...

445 Broadway
Winchester Bay, OR

(541) 297-6073
Email us (winchesterbayrentals[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Umpqua Lighthouse State Park (RV 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...

460 Lighthouse Road
Winchester Bay, OR

800-551-6949

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