Lincoln City was formed in 1965 from the small communities of Taft, Nelscott, Cutler City, Delake, Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach. There are seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City. You’ll usually find the beaches filled with colorful kites, taking advantage of the winds in this city on the 45th Parallel. Lincoln City was named Kite Capital of the World by “Kitelines” Magazine.
Drift Creek Covered Bridge
The oldest covered bridge in Oregon, built in 1914. The bridge has a Howe Truss and is 66 feet in length. After being destroyed by a flood it was rebuilt in 1933 by J.V. Curry of Toledo. By the time the bridge was doomed to demolition for safety reasons by the Lincoln County Commissioners in 1997, local, state and federal funds for renovation had virtually disappeared. Determined not to lose this piece of history, north Lincoln County residents Kerry and Laura Sweitz came forward and offered to move the bridge – board by board – to their Rose Lodge property eight miles away. There, the couple just happened to have a concrete span over Bear Creek whose dimensions exactly matched those of the covered. Bridge. It took four years, many major fundraisers, a host of volunteers, and several more events before Drift Creek covered bridge was completely reassembled and ready for re-dedication on July 14, 2001. The structure has become a popular place for reunions and weddings and even a little “hoedown” inside the bridge. The non-profit “Save the Covered Bridge” group established by Kerry and Laura Sweitz is still in existence today. HOW TO GET THERE: From Lincoln City, turn east onto Hwy 18. From the Williamette Valley, drive west on Hwy 18 towards the coast. At milepost 4.9, turn south onto Bear Creek Road. After approximately one mile you will see the bridge on the left-hand side. The bridge is on private property; visitors are asked to park along Bear Creek Road and walk the rest of the way to the bridge.
Kayak Tillamook County
Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.
Pelican Shores Inn
Experience spectacular oceanfront views at this wonderful hotel at the North end of Lincoln City. Enjoy oceanfront rooms and suites, gas fireplaces, decks, free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access and indoor pool. Discover why guests love Pelican Shores Inn.
Vacasa - Lincoln City
Whether you want to stay within easy walking distance of the shops and entertainment of Lincoln City or escape to a peaceful oceanfront getaway, Vacasa has a wide selection of Lincoln City vacation rentals waiting! Choose from luxurious estates with epic views, cozy cottages in the historic Taft neighborhood, and dozens more privately owned, professionally managed vacation homes. Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.
Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Join in the fun at the Annual Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Compete or just take it all in as original creations rise out of the sand right before your eyes.
For more information visit the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest Event Page or call 800-452-2151.
Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Join in the fun at the Annual Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Compete or just take it all in as original creations rise out of the sand right before your eyes. Registration is at 11 AM, on the dock at SW 51st Street.
All participants must register on the day of the event, before you begin. There is a Fee of one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry. For more information visit the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest event page at www.oregoncoast.org or call 800-452-2151. Sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA), 541-614-0771.