The Oregon Coast - A unique destination to explore.
Astounding vistas, rocky headlands, craggy rocks, rivers, forests, coastal dunes and miles of spectacular Pacific Coast shoreline await you on the Oregon Coast. From the picturesque town of Astoria to the little village of Yachats, the Oregon Coast takes you through bustling resort towns with carousels and quiet villages with old time ice cream parlors, all set on a wild and scenic coastline. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts are welcomed by 70 State Parks, the Oregon Dunes and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Sit back and watch whales breaching along endless stretches of beach. If not storm-watching, find a quiet protected spot to sip sundowners with a brilliant sunset.
Lincoln City is the commercial heart of the Northern Oregon Coast. Enjoy excellent food and wine at the Culinary Center, dine at one of the many excellent restaurants or try your hand at the Chinook Winds Casino. A beach resort with seven miles of beachfront and known as the Kite Capital of the world. However, Lincoln City is surrounded by beautiful spots to experience the nature of the Oregon Coast at its best with great nearby hikes, nature parks and beautiful beaches.
A Haven for Recreationists
Blue Heron Landing on Devils Lake is a draw card for most of Lincoln City’s visitors. A recreation haven with diving, canoeing, kayaking, motor boats, hydrobikes, jet skiing, crabbing, clamming or fishing. Then sneak off to quieter area for bird watching, or seal and whale watching. Lincoln City offers viewing stations to get up close and personal with the seals. Siletz Bay is a National Wildlife Refuge in Lincoln City with some of the most scenic estuarine habitat on the Pacific Coast. Perfect for birdwatching and kayaking.
There is no shortage of activities in Lincoln City. Nature lovers will enjoy the many hours spent beach combing in search of agates, shells and glass floats. Hike or bike the many trails. Meander the paths of the Connie Hanson Garden or picnic on Drift Creek Covered Bridge. Spend some time experiencing the pure talent of glass blowing at a demonstration at the Glass Foundry. Shop one of the largest outlet malls in Oregon or simply unwind at a spa with a therapeutic massage or relax with a game of golf at the beach.
Explore the Coastline
Nearby Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Undersea Gardens, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the Wax Works Museum. Yaquina Bay is a great stop to view the lighthouse and the nature and tidal pool walk.
Explore our other great Oregon Coast destinations - next stop Lincoln Beach.