Winchester Bay

There are several reasons people choose Winchester Bay as their destination. It is home to Salmon Harbor Marina, Douglas County’s largest recreation area, where the Umpqua River – known for some of the best salmon fi shing on the coast – meets the Pacific Ocean. It is also a crab-lovers paradise. In this quaint fishing village outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities and adventure anytime of the year. Fishing, crabbing, clam digging, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and ATV riding on the tallest accessible dunes in the country make Winchester Bay a favorite year-round getaway. This busy harbor and waterfront sports numerous restaurants and bars in which to sample the catch of the day, fresh crab, fi sh and chips, and fresh oysters. The docks are lined with bait and tackle shops, a cannery and markets. Shops can provide anglers with information, licenses and equipment along with T-shirts,
sweatshirts, souvenirs, unique gifts, salt water taffy, ice cream and much more.