- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the south bank at the Umpqua River (43° 40.0818', Mile 146) southerly to the Douglas County-Coos County line (43° 36.7314', Mile 142).
We arrived at Wincheser Bay smack dab in the middle of Dune Fest. The campgrounds were full and the number of people and vehicles of all kinds, including what seemed like a dune buggy for every human, was staggering. Vehicles were parked on both sides of the road leading out...read more
There was much more plastic trash this time, than when we went in October. There was a more defined bluff along part of the beach, indicating sand had been piled up. There was a lot of driftwood and trash on the top of the bluffs, less on the wet sand...read more
The beach was mostly deserted and there were few birds. We saw one seal peeking over the whitecaps at us.read more
The biggest thing I found was the water heater tank. There were only 3 seagulls and a small flock of sandpipers Quite windy, lovely to have the beach to myself (I walk farther than my mile).read more
We saw 5 other humans (2 when we started walking south and 3 when we returned) and one dog, besides we two and our dog. They were all walking on the beach, but none went very far (it was a chilly, windy, sunny day). Most humans who come to Umpqua Dunes stay on the...read more