Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point

The Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point is a wayside near milepost 217 on US 101, atop a ridge line a mile south of Winchester Bay, Oregon.  Something about the topography of land and ocean here often shrouds this spot in fog, but on a clear day you have a great view of the forested slopes of the headland south of the mouth of the Umpqua River, with the Umpqua Light tower peeking from the trees.  A stunning long view out to sea completes the experience.

A nice collection of interpretive signs explains local sights and history, and there are lists of other attractions heading north and heading south.  It's easy to whiz by this spot as you crest the ridge and prepare to descend the other side, but it's worth a stop.