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Winchester Bay

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Let’s Get Busy at Winchester Bay!

Easy- Visit the lighthouse-–

The Umpqua River Lighthouse towers above the entrance to Winchester Bay. The 65-foot tower contains a distinctive lens which emits a red and white flash. The lighthouse and adjacent museum are operated and maintained by the Douglas County Parks Department.  For information about museum and lighthouse tours, call (541) 271-4631.

Whales in Oregon!

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.

In the Winter we watch nearly 20,000 gray whales from mid-December through mid-January as they travel south to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. We typically don't see hundreds of whales during this time but we consistently see between 5 and 15 whales every day!



Let’s Partake!

For those of you that has never tried cannabis but lives with aches and pains yet still want to have fun try Harlequin.  Harlequin- This delightful strain is a sativa, which means you will stay more active so you can finally stroll along the dock or the beach

Orange Crush – The citrus aroma gives this popular strain its name. This hybrid is sativa dominant which makes it more active. The THC is in the 22% range which isn’t super potent, but you are here to enjoy your day. This energizing strain enhances creativity and you will have a happy buzz. 

Granddaddy Purple - Granddaddy has grape and berry flavors. The best part of being near the beach is the Sandman is close by. This indica has high levels that will make the sleep creep up on you. Nighty Night! 


Cannabis is intended for  adults 21 and older. Do not give to kids or pets . Do not drive under the influence of cannabis. 



Tsunami Zone

It is odd to be in a place where tsunami signs are a part of life,