Courtesy of Scott Graham

Umpqua Dunes, Winchester Bay, OR

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So
stark and arid that you may find yourself looking for camels or bedouins, this
10-mile collection of billowing dunes is in fact on the Oregon coast. You don’t
have to walk far to get a workout as each step sinks into the loose sand. As
you round over the last dune, you’ll spot the Pacific Ocean and the Umpqua
lighthouse. Head to the water’s edge for as many clams as you can
carry—mussels, littlenecks, and bay clams.

Challenge
Level:
Easy.

Essential
Gear:
For a clam dinner on the beach, be sure to pack
your shucking knife. (Oxo; $7.99.)

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Walks

Umpqua Dunes, Winchester Bay, OR

So
stark and arid that you may find yourself looking for camels or bedouins, this
10-mile collection of billowing dunes is in fact on the Oregon coast. You don’t
have to walk far to get a workout as each step sinks into the loose sand. As
you round over the last dune, you’ll spot the Pacific Ocean and the Umpqua
lighthouse. Head to the water’s edge for as many clams as you can
carry—mussels, littlenecks, and bay clams.

Challenge
Level:
Easy.

Essential
Gear:
For a clam dinner on the beach, be sure to pack
your shucking knife. (Oxo; $7.99.)

Courtesy of Scott Graham

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Walks

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