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Art by the Bay will be held Labor Day Weekend in Winchester Bay. The Friday and Saturday event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Beach Boulevard and Philip Boe Park.
Winchester Bay is an unincorporated community with undisturbed beaches, abundant wildlife, lake and ocean fishing, Lake Marie, nearby hiking trails, many campgrounds, 3 beach parking areas, and vast stretches of off-road riding. Winchester Bay is a Vacationer's Paradise. It has Some of the best dunes for riding on the coast - a terrific place for the off-road riding fun for ATVers. Winchester also has an inviting village full of shops and restaurants, offering tasty treats from the sea and unique gifts.
With recreational vehicle use on the nearby sand dunes, tours of the Umpqua River Lighthouse, and crabbing in the bay as the primary attractions, Winchester Bay, formerly referred to as Whistling Basin by the small Native American population, has seen a marked increase in tourism despite being a sparsely populated outpost. The merchant association has dubbed the community as the "Crab Capital of the World." The largest annual activity is the annual Dune Fest, usually a five-day event.
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 angling and non-motorized boating. There is also a small sandy beach set aside for swimming or just relaxing.
550 moorage slips are available in Salmon Harbor for short-term or long-term occupancy, at competitive rates. Both wood and concrete docks, with shore power and domestic water, are available.
Being a small "unincorporated community" Winchester Bay has been overlooked by the big fast food chains. There are 8 independently owned restaurants (7 of them specialize in seafood it should be noted). There are also 3 lodging establishments (none of them are big chains) and an abundance of nice places to camp out or park your RV.
540 Beach Blvd.
Winchester Bay, OR 97467
Harbor View Motel is located right on the harbor in Winchester Bay, Oregon. Winchester Bay is home to miles of undisturbed beaches, abundant wildlife, lake and ocean fishing, nearby hiking trails, and vast stretches of off-road riding fun. Our dunes offer some of the best riding on the coast.
Clean, comfortable and relaxing rooms decorated in themes. Perfect for a weekend getaway, and close to the harbor for a relaxing and enjoyable walk. It's luxury you can afford. If you're ready for some outdoor adventure, Salmon Harbor Landing is close by. Fishing, boating, crabbing, hiking, whale watching, elk viewing, and sand dune cruising are all available in the Winchester Bay area.
Vacation in your own private, fully furnished, apartment just steps from the docks in Salmon Harbor and blocks from the beach in Oregon Coast's best kept secret...Winchester Bay. Quality rentals just steps to the Bay. A Beach House that can sleep up to eight guests or a vacation apartments that are perfect for just a couple guests. You'll find this tiny coastal town quite charming with a real feel of seaports of old.