A plethora of art galleries, antique stores, gift and specialty shops abound. Several festivals throughout the summer offer a unique experience as you mingle with the crowds among the street vendors. Whether you are a shopper or just a browser, Winchester Bay is a true delight.
Experience a variety of fine dining including fresh locally caught seafood, the best pizza on the coast, quaint cafes such as the Crabby Cafe and more right on the Mariner.
Located on the mouth of the great Umpqua River is the Salmon Harbor with one of the best developed Mariner in the area with a huge number of boat launching and docking facilities. You can either bring your own boat or hire one in the harbor to go out fishing in the river or the ocean for all kinds of fish including bottom fish, sturgeon or stripers as well as three different species of salmon during different times of the year. Try one of the many charter or guide services including Ocean Obsession Guide Service. You may also want to try your hand at surf or jetty fishing. You can even have your catch custom canned at the local Sportsmen’s Cannery. Freshwater lake fishing also abounds locally.