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Umpqua River Lighthouse, Winchester Bay

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  • A short excursion off of Hwy 101. You don't have to get out of the car to see everything. A nice plaque gives you the history of the lighthouse. 
  • We were on a road trip down the Oregon Coast and saw the turnoff for this lighthouse. Glad we stopped, but were a little underwhelmed. The lighthouse itself wasn't that impressive, kind of short/squat...  more »
  • This is billed as a whale watching place, but when you get there the sea is just too far away. Go elsewhere to watch whales. the light is neat, but closed when we got there, so no comment. 
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  • So so parking, but a great ocean view. Uncovered whale watching deck. Historical museum with lighthouse tours available. Lake Marie is right around the curve with sand beach and pic-nic tables a plenty.
  • Great at night! Loved the rotating light and the tour was well worth it. The museum was packed full of wonders and learning. Kids loved the gift shop.
  • We had a great tour of the lighthouse from our docent, Dorsey. The museum and gift shop afterwards was also great. Highly recommended.
  • A quite nice lighthouse with great views of the coast.
  • Lived next to it for 3 years during one of my tours with the amazing Umpqua River Motor Life Boat Coast Guard unit located just down the hill in Winchester Bay. I miss it! Spectacular view!!