A Lincoln City vacation offers you everything you could want on the Oregon Coast.
The seven-mile long sandy beach offers:
At low tide the tidepools are full of little sea creatures such as starfish and sea anemone. The best time I ever had looking for sea shells and agates was on this beach. Whale watching and are excellent here whether you watch from land or charter a boat tour. Storm watching is also good because of the rocks and the cliffs.The beach is a prime location for clamming and Siletz Bay and the
Siletz River are excellent for crabbing. You can rent everything you need at Eleanor’s Undertow or Tiki’s which are both on 51st Street. For more information on clamming see Clamming on the Oregon Coast.You will also find information on crabbing at Oregon Coast Crabbing.
In addition to the beach, nearby Devils Lake provides camping, canoeing, kayaking, and wind surfing. There is an indian legend about Devils Lake and people say that if you are on the lake at night and your boat crosses the light trail of the moon, you will experience an intense feeling of fear.
You can rent bumper boats, paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes at Blue Heron Landing. Take a picnic lunch and go swimming for a day away from the beach.
This is the "Kite Flying Capital of the World." The winds are perfect for it. There is an annual kite flying festival where you can either fly your own kite or watch the experts fly the most amazing kites you have ever seen. There are actually three festivals and one of them is indoors. The outdoor festivals are held in June and October. The indoor festival is held in March.
If you are lucky you may find a glass float on the beach. From October to Memorial Day colorful hand-blown glass floats are hidden on the beach for you to find. If you don't find one, or even if you do, you can drop in to the Jennifer L. Sears Glass Art Studio and watch floats being blown. Or you can blow your own. Of course you will have supervision and instruction. If you don't want a float you can make a paper weight. For more information on finding glass floats visit Finding a Glass Fishing Float.
Other festivals include an Antique Festival, Chowder Cook Off, and a fishing tournament at Devils Lake.
You can shop to your heart's content. There is a 60-store outlet mall, antique stores, artists studios, vintage clothing stores, boutiques, antique stores, surfing shops, and kite stores. In June there is the Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale.
The town is stretched out along the coast and seems to never end. The reason it is this way is that it was formed by combining several very small communities into one. It makes it almost impossible to do a lot of shopping without getting into your car and going to the next cluster of shops.
Every kind of lodging you would want is here. There are hotels, motels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts.
Visit Lincoln City Lodging for recommended hotels and motels.
Devils Lake and Oswald West State Park have wonderful camping sites for both tents and RV's. Oswald is for tents only and it is a long walk in--wheelbarrows are provided to make getting your stuff in there easier. Yurts are and RV spaces are available at Devils Lake. See Camping on the North Oregon Coastfor other campgrounds. Visit Lincoln Vacation Rentals.
If you are making this your "base of operations" for your Oregon Coast Vacation, you will probably want to visit other places along the coast. Chinook Winds Casino is a gambling casino owned by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Here you can try your luck at the slot machines or blackjack. Newport to the south and Cannon Beach and Seaside to the north are a short drive away. The Oregon Coast Aquarium at Newport is one of the best aquariums in the country and should not be missed. A visit to Yaquina Head Lighthouse near Newport also should not be missed. Inland the beautiful Willamette Valley Wine Country is where you can taste some of the best wines Oregon has to offer including world-class Pinot Noir.