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Lincoln City, Oregon Complete Guide - Lincoln City Beaches, Attractions in Extreme Detail

Kite flying on Lincoln City beaches

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – The first thing you may notice about Lincoln City is that it's one elongated, thin town, stretched out over many miles, hugging the coastline and containing names like Taft, Devil's Lake and Nelscott. This is because it's now made up of what were once a host of separate communities, finally coming together under the name of Lincoln City in 1964.

The Siletz Bay (at Taft) caps the southern end of Lincoln City, while Cascade Head caps the northern end. In between, near the vegetation line, usually sits an abundance of driftwood. Because of this, the beaches of Lincoln City have always been popular with folks who like to build some sort of wind-shielding structure before starting a fire.

Cruising down 101 you'll find an endless array of restaurants: from fast food to some of the finest cuisine on the Oregon coast. Seafood, of course, is the reigning king among many of these fine examples of the culinary arts, though luckily there’s much more than former ocean dwellers on the menus. There are some fun and funky designs in a few of the eateries, creating a little spice for your dining experience in senses other than your palate. Plenty of fast food places dot the highway, next to at least as many upscale possibilities, and everything in between. Of all the towns on the coast, it boasts the highest number of restaurant possibilities.

It also is home to the most lodging rooms between Seattle and San Francisco, with somewhere around 400 hotels, motels and B&B’s. They do get filled during high-density periods like chunks of the summer, spring break or other special weekends throughout the year.

Kooky interior of one Lincoln City bar

One of the big hidden aspects of Lincoln City that never gets talked about is its abundant nightlife. It’s one hopping, wacky town. Coastal towns have an interesting propensity for goofiness when the sun goes down, and watering holes get quirky, unusual and even downright David Lynch-like. With Lincoln City’s greater number of drinking options and larger population, it’s not always as strange and inadvertently humorous as in smaller burghs, but it has its kooky hotspots.

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In the meantime, see the book: Ultimate Oregon Coast Travel: Lincoln City (Neskowin, Gleneden Beach). Every Beach Access, Odd Facts, Fun Finds


On the Seaside Promenade, in Seaside Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

Lincoln City and area Lodging, Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, Inns, Vacation Rentals

A1 Beach Rentals
craftsman structures, traditional beachfront homes or oceanview houses

Coho Oceanfront Lodge
Luxury hotel, Jacuzzi, sauna, indoor heated pool

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City
Every room beachfront, balconies, gas fireplaces

Ester Lee Motel, Lincoln City
Spectacular oceanfront views, all unique rooms or cottages

Inn At Spanish Head
Overlooking the beach, various upscale but affordable amenities

Inn At Lincoln City
Indoor spa, right at D River, pets, breakfast

Keystone Vacation Rentals
Oceanfront vacation rental condos in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay

Inn At Wecoma
Modern sleek design, partial ocean views

Oregon Beach Vacations
Over 200 homes on the coast, including Seaside, C Beach, Manzanita and more

Looking Glass Inn
Upscale Cape Cod-style inn, just steps away from beach

Ocean Terrace Condominiums
Luxury condo-style rooms overlook ocean

Pelican Shores Inn
Upscale: every room a fabulous view of the rolling surf

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging
Oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites to romantic suites

The Shearwater Inn, Lincoln City
Wonderful ocean view hotel heart of downtown Lincoln City, spacious rooms and suites

Whistling Winds Motel
Restored 1930's motor coach motetl covered in polished wood

Fathoms Restaurant
Dine to one of most breathtaking views on the coast

Attraction: Lincoln City Visitors Center
Adventure and repose are yours on the Central Oregon Coast

Dining, Restaurants, Menus in Lincoln City
Food and drink in the central coast town

Bed and Breakfast's in Lincoln City
Cape Cod-style lodging BnB overlooking beach


Holidays and Book Fair Approach on N. Oregon Coast: Tillamook, Seaside
Mook Book Fair in Tillamook, Gingerbread Tea in Seaside. Tillamook events, Seaside events

New Oregon Coast Travel Book Examines Depoe Bay in Detail
Weird whale facts, beach finds, surprising geology, weather, lots of history

Oregon Coast Book Series 'Ultimate' Guide to Fall, Winter Beaches and Their S...
The third in the series has been released, this time covering Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach and Neskowinn

Beachcombers Haven Vacation Rentals, Gleneden Beach (Lincoln City)
Near Depoe Bay. Specials: 10 perc off if booked by October 31st.

Third Book in Detailed Oregon Coast Book Series Released: Odd Facts of Lincol...
Now available in both print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others

NEW ULTIMATE OREGON COAST TRAVEL BOOK: Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Neskowin
The Lincoln City book snagged the #1 new release category in Kindle's Pacific U.S. Regional Travel. See the others books as well. Sciences

Changes in Oregon Coast Tourism Promotions Include New Brand, Book
One visitor center makes a major change while another publishes a book. Lincoln City, Tillamook, Pacific City, Manzanita

Unusual Book About N. Oregon Coast's Cannon Beach Released
Ultimate Oregon Coast Travel: Cannon Beach Odd Facts, Fun Finds, Every Access is the first in a series of such extremely detailed guides

N. Oregon Coast Events: Tillamook History Book, Local Seafood Issues
What's going on with the local seafood industry on the Oregon coast and around Oregon? Tillamook events, Pacific City events

Curious History of Oceanside Part 2: WW II, Lighthouse on Oregon Coast
World War II in the area, how the place was featured in books, beginning of the lighthouse



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