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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

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

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

Inn At Wecoma
Modern sleek design, partial ocean views

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

Seagull Beachfront Motel, Lincoln City
Oceanfront on a perch, historic inn, kitchens, pets

Coastal Inn, Lincoln City
Colorful mural, remodeled boutique hotel, budget friendly

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

Nordic Oceanfront Inn
On the ocean, balcony, Jacuzzi, sauna, some pets, large sundeck

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

Surfrider Inn, Gleneden Beach just S. of Lincoln City
Resort overlooking fascinating Fogarty Beach. Kitchens, pets

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

Attraction: Lincoln City Visitors Center
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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

Moonbreaker Vacation Rental, Lincoln City
On the beach, romantic large home


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Florence Festival of Books Draws 100s of Bibliophiles to Oregon Coast in Sept
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