Long Beaches and Colorful Kites

Lincoln City loves the ocean. With a strong personality and a flair for the nautical and offbeat, Lincoln City revels in kite festivals and glass blowing, saltwater taffy and music festivals.

Formed from the union of five communities located along a distinctive stretch of beach, Lincoln City’s locales feel varied and interesting, with hidden gems galore. An artsy enclave on the Coast, world-class kite festivals draw thousands in the summer. Local glass blowers create distinctive and colorful glass floats, then clandestine “float fairies” shrewdly hide them along the shoreline for beachcombers. They’re designed to evoke old glass net floats that washed up on Oregon beaches carried by ocean currents from Japan.

In the midst of beautiful Oregon coastal forests, several nearby hikes are also a thing to behold. Drift Creek Falls features a surprising scene in the middle of the woods: a 100-foot high suspension bridge over a 75-foot waterfall with Drift Creek below. On the edge of the Pacific, the wide-open trails at Cascade Head lead to panoramic views of Lincoln City’s coast, as well as Devil’s Lake and Cape Foulweather further out. Devil’s Lake and Siletz Bay provide large swaths of sheltered, open water for fishing, water sports, and swimming… disregarding old folk tales about a sea monster in the lake, of course.

Featured Spots

North Coast

Kayak Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.

Tillamook, OR

(503) 866-4808
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[dot]com)

Central Coast

Lincoln City Cultural Center

At the Lincoln City Cultural Center, they believe art is necessary for living well. Whether it’s experiencing live entertainment or expressing your creativity, Lincoln City Cultural Center is a community hub of artistic expression that can enrich your life. From...

540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-9994

Central Coast

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Ocean-view suites, restaurant and lounge, pool, sauna, spa, live entertainment, childcare and arcade.

1777 NW 44th St
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-5825
Email us (Heatherh[at]CWCResort[dot]com)

Central Coast

Tah•Lume

With home goods, jewelry, clothing and metaphysical items, Tah•Lume is not your typical gift shop. The store has an emphasis on small-batch and handmade items as well as fair trade and ethically sourced imports. Customers will find the opportunity to...

3229 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-614-0890
Email us (contact[at]tahlume[dot]com)

Central Coast

Northwest Winds Kite Stores

Kites and gifts in Lincoln City.

130 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

Email us (info[at]NWWinds[dot]biz)

Central Coast

Lincoln City Sporting Goods & Electronics

Sporting goods and electronics sales retailer. The largest firearms and electronics dealer on the Oregon Coast. Buy, sell and trade.

800 SE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 996-4747

Central Coast

Glass Confusion

Glass Confusion is YOUR number one place to find gorgeous glass gifts! Located on the gorgeous Oregon Coast, Glass Confusion specializes in locally created glass art in so many varied ways. From floats to lighthouses, turtles to mermaids, frogs, elephants...

1610 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-4700

Central Coast

Driftwood Public Library

Driftwood Public Library offers library services to visitors and residents of Lincoln County, including wifi, free access to computers, and information about local attractions, in addition to books, newspapers, magazines, and more.

801 SW Highway 101, Second Floor
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-2277

Central Coast

Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem and Art Gallery

A rock shop and boutique, you’ll discover fashionable crystal, stone and gemstone jewelry, rocks and crystals of the Pacific Northwest, gemstones, fossils from prehistoric Oregon (which they found themselves!) and unique and locally made gift items at Rock Your World....

3203 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-351-8423

Central Coast

Lincoln City Glass Center

Lincoln City Glass Center offers glass blowing classes and demonstrations. Visitors can purchase glass pieces from the gallery at the studio and at Volta gallery located across the street.

4821 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541)996-2569
Email us (voltagallery[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge consists of some of the most scenic estuarine habitat along the Oregon Coast National Scenic Byway. On either side of Highway 101, starched skeleton trees jut forth from the Siletz estuary and are reminiscent of...

Lincoln City, OR

541-867-4550
Email us (oregoncoast[at]fws[dot]gov)

Central Coast

Taft Historic Shopping District

Historic shopping district.

SW 51st St
Lincoln City, OR

More Info

Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce

Travel Guides

Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Travel Guides

Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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Travel Guides

Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Travel Guides

How to Enjoy the Coastal Outdoors Safely

If you’ve been dreaming of wide-open beaches, old-growth trails and magnificent sunsets lately, you’re not alone. Oregon’s coastal communities are slowly reopening to visitors, but in order for everyone to stay safe and healthy, visitors are asked to follow all...
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Travel Guides

How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business. To...
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Travel Guides

Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be...
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Featured Dining

Central Coast

Shucker’s Oyster Bar

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and oysters at Shucker’s Oyster Bar.

4814 SE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-9800

Central Coast

Pier 101 Deluxe Bar and Grill

Family dining specializing in seafood; featuring lunch and dinner.

415 NW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-8840

Central Coast

Siletz Bay Buffet at Chinook Winds Casino

Family buffet dining specializing in seafood; featuring lunch and dinner.

1777 NW 44th Street
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-5825

Central Coast

La Roca

La Roca is family dining specializing in Mexican cuisine; featuring lunch and dinner.

3243 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-557-1812

Central Coast

Jasmine Thai Restaurant

Family dining specializing in Thai cuisine; featuring lunch and dinner.

1437 NW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-2022

Central Coast

Fathoms Restaurant and Bar at The Inn at Spanish Head

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular Oregon coast views, fresh seafood, juicy steaks and other Northwest specialties. Fathoms’ culinary team offers tempting fresh specials highlighting seasonal favorites.

4009 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-1601

Central Coast

Corner Cafe

Family dining featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1845 NW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-0003
Email us (Lynndaughs[at]gmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

McMenamins – The Lighthouse Brewpub

Set near beautiful Cascade Head on the Pacific Ocean, the Lighthouse serves classic pub fare in a seaside setting, complete with an onsite brewery (in fact, we were the first brewpub to open on the Oregon coast!).

4157 N. Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR

(541) 994-7238

Central Coast

Foon Hing Yuen

Foon Hing Yuen is a Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.  Foon Hing Yuen is a cornerstone in the Lincoln City community and has been...

3138 SE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-3831

Central Coast

Mo’s Lincoln City on the Siletz Bay

Located on the beach in the Taft area of Lincoln City, Mo’s offers beautiful views of the Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Come on in for a piping hot bowl of chowder or try Mo’s delicious fish tacos. Visit...

860 SW 51st Street
Lincoln City, OR

541-996-2534
Email us (newpac[at]actionnet[dot]net)

Central Coast

Nelscott Cafe

Family dining with a doggie-walk-up window. Breakfast and lunch.

3237 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-6100

Central Coast

Vivian’s Restaurant & Bill’s Barbeque

Family dining specializing in Barbeque; featuring lunch and dinner.

1725 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-3667
Email us (vivian[at]viviansrestaurant[dot]com)

Featured Lodging

Central Coast

Pelican Shores Inn

Relax in spectacular oceanfront room or suite at the North end of Lincoln City. Guests will enjoy gas fireplaces, kitchens, some rooms with patios, Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access, lighted surf and heated indoor pool. Discover why our...

2645 N.W. Inlet Ave.
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.2134
Email us (stay[at]pelicanshores[dot]com)

Central Coast

Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

Central Coast

Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Vacations is a 100% employee owned business offering vacation rental lodging along the Oregon coast. Operating over 150 miles of coastline, Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals has hundreds of options for visitors to choose from, from studio condos to...

Lincoln City, OR

(503)528-7480
Email us (reservations[at]oregonvacationrentals[dot]com)

Central Coast

Coho Oceanfront Lodge

The Coho Oceanfront Lodge invites you to experience their spectacular oceanfront location, warm hospitality, panoramic ocean views, great facilities and amenities. They offer a wide variety of room types to meet your needs. Located along the stunning Oregon Coast, Coho Oceanfront Lodge...

1635 N.W. Harbor Ave.
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.3684
Email us (reservations[at]thecoholodge[dot]com)

North Coast

Beachcombers NW

Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use Beachcombers NW’s unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-622-1282
Email us (info[at]beachcombersnw[dot]com)

Central Coast

Shearwater Inn

When visiting the Oregon Coast stay at the Shearwater Inn, one of three hotels in Lincoln City owned by Westover Inns. This special ocean-view hotel is the ideal mix of beach charm and casual sophistication. We have a wonderful location...

120 N.W. Inlet Court
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.4121
Email us (stay[at]theshearwaterinn[dot]com)

Central Coast

Captain Cook Inn

The historic Captain Cook Inn is a fully restored 1940’s motor court boutique motel that captures a quieter and more gracious era. Located six short blocks from the beach and less then one mile from Chinook Winds Casino. Also close...

2626 N.E. Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.2522
Email us (info[at]captaincookinn[dot]com)

Central Coast

Looking Glass Inn

Cape Cod style inn with wonderful ocean views. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms and suites many with ocean & bay view, gas fireplace, Whirlpool tub, small kitchen, deck and Wi-Fi. Complimentary continental breakfast, great low beach access, and dog friendly....

861 S.W. 51st St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.3996
Email us (stay[at]lookingglass-inn[dot]com)

Central Coast

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Oregon beaches take on a different personality season to season. In the winter, powerful storm fronts unfailingly pound the coast in spectacular fashion. In the height of the summer, the ocean can become truly pacific – glassy and serene. In...

1501 N.W. 40th Place
Lincoln City, OR

541-994-3655

Central Coast

Inn at Wecoma

Welcome to the only contemporary hotel in Lincoln City that offers five-star service at a two-star price. The staff at Inn at Wecoma look forward to greeting you like family, with smiling faces and fresh baked cookies. The newly renovated...

2945 N.W. Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.2984
Email us (gm[at]innatwecoma[dot]com)

Central Coast

Westshore Oceanfront Suites

Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from every room at Westshore Oceanfront Motel. All rooms offer full kitchens, complementary WiFi and flat screen TVs with cable and DVD player. As a guest, you’ll have private beach access and free...

3127 S.W. Anchor Ave.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2001
Email us (westshoresuites[at]frankhotels[dot]com)

Central Coast

Whistling Winds Motel

The Whistling Winds is a restored 1930s Motor Coach Motel. This sixteen unit motel is nestled quietly in Lincoln City’s residential neighborhood across the street and 1/2 block to low beach access and only 6 blocks to the Chinook Winds...

3264 N.W. Jetty
Lincoln City, OR

541.994.6155
Email us (whistlingwindsmotel[at]gmail[dot]com)

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