Discover the Natural Wonders – Outdoor Activities in Lincoln City


Lincoln City is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. From its pristine beaches to lush forests and scenic trails, there’s no shortage of natural wonders to explore. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure or a peaceful retreat in nature, Lincoln City has something for everyone. Discover our top picks for outdoor activities and scenic spots that will make your visit unforgettable. Don’t forget to check out our vacation rentals for the perfect base to start your adventure!

Pristine Beaches and Coastal Delights

Lincoln City’s Seven Miles of Beaches Explore the expansive beaches of Lincoln City, perfect for beachcombing, kite flying, and relaxing by the shore. Each stretch offers unique features, from sandy expanses to rocky outcrops ideal for tide pooling. Discover Lincoln City Beaches​.

Finders Keepers Glass Floats Join the treasure hunt for beautiful hand-blown glass floats hidden along the beaches year-round. Each float is unique, and finding one is a delightful surprise. Learn About Finders Keepers​.

Surfing and Paddleboarding For those seeking adventure on the water, Lincoln City’s beaches offer excellent conditions for surfing and paddleboarding. Rentals and lessons are available for beginners and seasoned surfers alike. Explore Surfing Options​

Scenic Trails and Hiking Adventures

Cascade Head Trail Hike the breathtaking Cascade Head Trail, which offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and lush coastal forests. This trail is a must for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Explore Cascade Head​

Drift Creek Falls Trail Experience the beauty of the Drift Creek Falls Trail, featuring a stunning waterfall and a suspension bridge that offers a unique vantage point over the gorge. Visit Drift Creek Falls​.

God’s Thumb Embark on a hike to God’s Thumb, a unique rock formation offering sweeping views of the coastline and surrounding landscapes. It’s a moderate hike with rewarding scenery. Explore God’s Thumb​

Wildlife Watching and Natural Exploration

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge Explore the diverse ecosystems of the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge, home to a variety of bird species and wildlife. It’s a prime spot for bird watching and nature photography. Visit Siletz Bay Refuge​.

Whale Watching Lincoln City is a fantastic location for whale watching, especially during the migration seasons. Head to designated viewing spots like Depoe Bay for the best chances to see these majestic creatures. Whale Watching Info

Tide Pool Exploring Discover the vibrant marine life in Lincoln City’s tide pools, where you can find starfish, anemones, and other fascinating sea creatures. Check tide charts for the best times to explore. Check Tide Charts

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Outdoor Recreation and Family Fun

Devils Lake State Recreation Area Enjoy a day at Devils Lake State Recreation Area, offering opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and picnicking. It’s a perfect spot for families to enjoy the great outdoors. Explore Devils Lake

Lincoln City Skate Park For those who love skateboarding, the Lincoln City Skate Park is a top-notch facility with ramps and bowls suitable for all skill levels. Visit Lincoln City Skate Park​

Beach Bonfires and Star Gazing End your day with a cozy beach bonfire and enjoy stargazing under the clear coastal skies. Beach fires are allowed in designated areas, providing a magical way to experience Lincoln City’s nighttime beauty.

Beyond the Outdoors: Additional Attractions

Lincoln City Outlets After a day of outdoor fun, explore the Lincoln City Outlets for great deals on brand-name goods and unique local finds. Explore Lincoln City Outlets​.

Local Dining Experiences Savor the flavors of the Oregon Coast at local eateries such as Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill and Mo’s Restaurant, known for their fresh seafood and stunning ocean views. Discover Local Dining​.

Save on Your Stay with Our Featured Properties

SEAMIST PROPERTY Our Seamist Property features a dining area with three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach and surf. This 2-bedroom home includes a 3rd sleeping room with a 40″ smart TV and queen sleeper sofa. With beach access just 100 yards from your front door, an observation room, and a cozy fireplace, it’s perfect for a relaxing stay. Book Seamist Property

Roads End Beach House Afforable Vacation Rental Home

ROADS END BEACH HOUSE Enjoy the largest oceanfront windows in Lincoln City at our Roads End Beach House. This property offers private beach stairs, a hot tub, and spacious accommodations with stunning surf views. Ideal for families or groups. Explore Roads End Beach House

JETTY AVENUE COTTAGE Jetty Avenue Cottage is a charming oceanfront gem perfect for adults, featuring direct beach access, a newly remodeled kitchen, and a cozy outdoor fire pit. Discover Jetty Avenue Cottage

Insider Tip

For a more affordable getaway, visit during the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) when many local businesses offer discounts and the weather is still pleasant.

What outdoor activity are you most excited to try in Lincoln City? Share your adventures in the comments below!

Explore these natural wonders and more by booking your stay at A1 Beach Rentals and enjoy the beauty and adventure Lincoln City has to offer!

Lincoln City Through the Summer: What to Expect Each Month

Lincoln City comes alive during the summer months, offering vibrant energy and diverse experiences for visitors. While the beaches, ocean, and stunning coastal scenery are year-round attractions, each summer month brings its flavor, activities to look forward to, and things to keep in mind when packing.

June: Summer Begins

Heathergate – Late June Sunset
  • Weather: Expect a mix of sunny days with temperatures in the 60s and occasional coastal fog. Evenings get cool, so layers are essential.
  • The Vibe: Things start buzzing as the main tourist season kicks off. It’s lively but not yet peak crowds.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: The Summer Kite Festival brings out colorful kites and a festive atmosphere. The Siletz Bay Music Festival offers diverse musical experiences.
  • Insider Tip:Finders Keepers” glass float hunts are in full swing, adding a treasure-seeking element to your walks.
  • Packing Essentials for June:
    • Lightweight rain jacket or windbreaker
    • Warmer sweaters and fleece for layering
    • Comfortable walking shoes for beach and town
    • Sunhat and sunglasses
    • Reusable water bottle

July: Peak Season in Full Swing

Kite's flying in Lincoln City Oregon
Kites being flown across the Oregon Coast in July
  • Weather: Consistently warmer, with highs in the low 70s and more frequent sunshine. July is often the driest summer month on the Oregon coast.
  • The Vibe: Crowds are at their peak, and the city’s energy is high. Expect restaurants to be busier and popular attractions to have lines.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: Watch the skies fill with fireworks for 4th of July celebrations. Local events and festivals abound.
  • Insider Tip: For a slightly less crowded beach experience, seek out smaller access points or head a bit further north or south of Lincoln City proper.
  • Packing Essentials for July:
    • T-shirts and shorts for warmer days
    • Lightweight sweatshirt or cardigan
    • Swimsuit (the ocean stays chilly, but pools and hot tubs are welcoming!)
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
    • A tote bag for beach excursions

August: Warmth and Winding Down

Lincoln City Fog
Lincoln City fog during a sunset in late August
  • Weather: Summer warmth continues, with the occasional appearance of those atmospheric coastal fogs. Pack for both sunshine and mist!
  • The Vibe: Crowds begin easing off slightly, but August remains a popular vacation month. Expect lively weekends and quieter weekdays.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: Summer concerts and outdoor movies often grace the schedule. Look for local craft fairs and art shows.
  • Insider Tip: It’s prime blackberry season! If you’re up for an adventure, many backroads around Lincoln City have bushes overflowing with ripe berries.
  • Packing Essentials for August:
    • Mixture of warm-weather and layering clothes
    • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
    • A container for berry picking (if desired)
    • Light scarf or bandana for misty days
    • Picnic blanket for impromptu outdoor meals

Beyond the Beach: Other Activities Throughout Summer

  • Whale Watching: Boat tours and shoreline lookouts offer chances to spot both resident and migrating whales throughout the summer months.
  • Hiking and Exploring: Trails are more consistently clear, revealing stunning coastal vistas and forest trails like Cascade Head and Drift Creek Falls.
  • Fresh Seafood: Savor the bounty of the season at restaurants and fish markets overflowing with delicious catches.

Which summer month sounds most appealing for your Lincoln City getaway? Tell us in the comments!

Romantic Retreats in Lincoln City

Perfect Storm Watching getaway
A romantic getaway at Seamist

When it comes to planning romantic retreats in Lincoln City, this location on the Oregon Coast offers an array of enchanting getaways perfect for couples seeking both adventure and relaxation. With its stunning beaches, luxurious accommodations, and a plethora of romantic activities, Lincoln City stands out as a prime destination for lovebirds looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Romantic Retreats Lincoln City

We’re thrilled to share the many romantic retreats that Lincoln City has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a secluded beachfront cottage or a luxurious oceanfront resort, Lincoln City provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable romantic getaway. Be sure to explore our property listings to find your dream retreat.

Secluded Beachfront Cottages

Secluded beach Cottage

For those who crave privacy and tranquility, Lincoln City’s secluded beachfront cottages are ideal. These charming retreats offer direct beach access, allowing couples to enjoy peaceful walks along the shore and breathtaking ocean views right from their doorstep. Check out our exclusive beachfront properties for the perfect escape.

Luxurious Oceanfront Resorts

Couples seeking the ultimate in luxury will find our oceanfront resorts hard to resist. With premium amenities, stunning views, and top-notch service, these resorts provide a lavish setting for romance. Browse our oceanfront resort options to elevate your romantic getaway.

Intimate Vacation Rentals for Couples

Our intimate vacation rentals provide the perfect home-away-from-home for couples looking to unwind and reconnect. From cozy cottages to stylish condos, you’ll find a variety of options designed to make your stay unforgettable. Explore our vacation rental listings to find your ideal retreat.

Lincoln City’s Romantic Restaurants

Dining is an essential part of any romantic getaway, and Lincoln City boasts a variety of restaurants that cater to couples. Enjoy a candlelit dinner with ocean views at one of our top dining spots. Don’t miss out on the chance to savor a meal at places like Blackfish Café and Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill. Check out our guide to restaurants in Lincoln City.

Sunset Views and Beach Walks

Nothing says romance like a sunset walk on the beach. Lincoln City’s expansive coastline provides the perfect setting for a romantic stroll as the sun sets over the Pacific. Make sure to explore our beachfront properties for the best sunset views.

Spa Experiences for Couples

Indulge in a spa day with your loved one and experience ultimate relaxation. Lincoln City offers several spas that provide couples’ treatments designed to rejuvenate and refresh. Visit the recommended spas for the best pampering experiences.

Outdoor Adventures for Two

For the adventurous couple, Lincoln City offers a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking scenic trails to exploring tide pools. Discover the beauty of the Oregon Coast together and create lasting memories. Find the perfect base for your adventures in our vacation rental listings.

Wine Tasting and Local Breweries

Explore Lincoln City’s vibrant wine and craft beer scene. Enjoy a romantic wine tasting at a local vineyard or sample unique brews at one of the city’s breweries. Plan your tasting tour with our wine and brewery guide.

Art and Culture for Couples

Immerse yourselves in the local art and culture scene by visiting galleries, attending performances, or exploring cultural landmarks. Lincoln City’s vibrant arts community offers plenty of opportunities for romantic cultural experiences. Discover more in our art and culture guide.

Private Hot Tubs and Fireplaces

Heathergate Property looking towards a Sunset

Enhance your romantic retreats with a rental that features a private hot tub or a cozy fireplace. These amenities add a touch of luxury and intimacy to your stay. Browse our listings with private hot tubs and fireplaces for an extra-special retreat.

Scenic Drives and Hidden Gems

Take a scenic drive along the coast and discover hidden gems and breathtaking vistas. Lincoln City’s surrounding areas are filled with picturesque spots perfect for a romantic day trip. Check out our guide to the hidden gems of Lincoln City.

Seasonal Events and Festivals

Join in the local celebrations by attending one of Lincoln City’s seasonal events or festivals. These events offer a fun and festive atmosphere for couples to enjoy together. Explore our events calendar to see what’s happening during your stay.

Whale-Watching Tours Together

Experience the wonder of whale watching with a tour from Lincoln City. Witness these magnificent creatures up close and share an unforgettable adventure with your partner. Book a tour through our whale-watching guide.

Couples’ Cooking Classes

Learn to cook delicious dishes together by joining a couples’ cooking class. It’s a fun and interactive way to bond and create something tasty. Find the best classes in Lincoln City’s cooking class directory.

Star Gazing and Nighttime Beach Strolls

End your day with a romantic stargazing session or a nighttime beach stroll. The clear skies and peaceful beaches of Lincoln City provide the perfect setting for these intimate moments.

Lincoln City’s Romance Packages

Many of our properties offer special romance packages that include extras like champagne, chocolates, and more. These packages are designed to make your stay even more memorable. Explore our romance packages to add a special touch to your getaway.

Exploring Local Markets and Shops

Stroll through local markets and shops to find unique souvenirs and gifts. Lincoln City’s markets offer a charming shopping experience with a variety of local goods. Check out our shopping guide.

Live Music and Entertainment

Enjoy live music and entertainment at local venues, adding a lively touch to your romantic retreat. From cozy bars to larger venues, there’s always something happening in Lincoln City. See the Lincoln City entertainment guide for the latest events.


What makes Lincoln City ideal for a romantic retreat?

Lincoln City offers a diverse range of romantic accommodations, stunning beaches, and numerous activities that cater to couples, making it an ideal destination for a romantic retreat.

Are there any beachfront properties available for couples in Lincoln City?

Yes, we offer a variety of beachfront properties that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Explore our beachfront listings for more options.

What are some must-visit romantic restaurants in Lincoln City?

Top romantic restaurants include Blackfish Café and Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill. Check out our romantic dining guide for more recommendations.

Are there any special packages for couples at Lincoln City’s vacation rentals?

Yes, many properties offer romance packages with extras like champagne and chocolates. Contact us to see what offers we currently have.


With its breathtaking scenery, luxurious accommodations, and diverse activities, Lincoln City is the perfect destination for a romantic retreat. Whether you’re planning a peaceful escape or an adventure-filled getaway, our vacation rentals provide the ideal setting for your couples’ retreat. Explore our property listings today and start planning your unforgettable romantic getaway to Lincoln City!

Wellness Spa’s By the Sea: Rejuvenating Spas and Fitness in Lincoln City

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Welcome to Lincoln City, a serene coastal haven perfect for a rejuvenating wellness retreat. At A1 Beach Rentals, we’re excited to guide you through the top spas, fitness centers, and wellness experiences in this charming seaside town. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, fitness, or holistic healing, Lincoln City offers a variety of options to enhance your well-being. Explore our property listings to find the perfect accommodation for your wellness getaway.

Wellness Spas Lincoln City

Lincoln City is home to a range of wellness spas that provide the perfect escape for relaxation and rejuvenation. From oceanfront retreats to luxury resorts, you’ll find a variety of options to suit your wellness needs.

Check out our vacation rentals to stay close to these serene spots.

Top Spas for Relaxation

Discover some of the best spas in Lincoln City, renowned for their calming environments and exceptional services:

  • Elements by the Sea: A serene spa offering a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps, perfect for a relaxing day by the sea. Visit Elements by the Sea.
  • Rejuvenation Day Spa: Known for its tranquil atmosphere and personalized treatments, Rejuvenation Day Spa is a top choice for unwinding and rejuvenating. Explore Rejuvenation Day Spa

Oceanfront Spa Experiences

Experience the ultimate relaxation with oceanfront spa services that offer stunning views of the Pacific:

  • The Spa at Salishan: Located in nearby Gleneden Beach, this spa offers luxurious treatments with breathtaking ocean views. Discover The Spa at Salishan

Holistic Healing Centers

For a more holistic approach to wellness, explore these healing centers:

  • Samaritan Health & Wellness Center: Offers integrative health services, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, and naturopathy. Visit Samaritan Health.

Massage Therapy and Body Treatments

Relax and rejuvenate with top-notch massage therapy and body treatments:

  • Rejuvenation: Known for its expert massage therapists and soothing treatments, Rejuvenation Massage & Spa is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Check out Zen Spa

Unique Wellness Experiences

Try something different with these unique wellness experiences:

  • Driftwood Public Library Yoga Classes: Offers free yoga classes that combine relaxation with the beautiful coastal scenery. Learn More

Fitness Centers with a View

Stay active while enjoying stunning ocean views at these fitness centers:

  • Chinook Winds Casino Resort Fitness Center: Offers modern equipment and beautiful views, perfect for a motivating workout. Explore Chinook Winds Fitness

Yoga Studios and Classes

Find your inner peace with yoga classes at these top studios:

Pilates and Movement Studios

Enhance your flexibility and strength with Pilates and movement classes:

  • Studio Move: Specializes in Pilates and dance classes designed to improve overall fitness and well-being. Check out Studio Move.

Outdoor Fitness Activities

Enjoy the fresh coastal air with these outdoor fitness activities:

  • Lincoln City Beach Runs: Participate in organized beach runs that combine fitness with the beauty of the Oregon Coast. Join a Beach Run

Wellness Retreat Packages

Take advantage of special wellness retreat packages:

  • Salishan Coastal Lodge: Offers comprehensive wellness packages that include spa treatments, fitness classes, and healthy dining options. Explore Wellness Packages

Healing Arts and Therapies

Explore various healing arts and therapies to enhance your wellness journey:

  • Coast Aesthetics and Wellness: Provides a range of aesthetic and wellness treatments, including Reiki and aromatherapy. Visit Coastal Aesthetics

Natural Hot Springs and Therapeutic Baths

Relax in natural hot springs and therapeutic baths:

  • Belknap Hot Springs: Located a short drive from Lincoln City, these natural hot springs offer a relaxing and therapeutic experience. Visit Belknap Hot Springs

Scenic Trails for Walking and Hiking

Enjoy the natural beauty of Lincoln City with these scenic trails:

  • Cascade Head Trail: Offers breathtaking views of the coast and is perfect for a rejuvenating hike. Explore Cascade Head

Wellness Workshops and Classes

Participate in workshops and classes focused on wellness:

  • Lincoln City Community Center: Offers a variety of wellness workshops and fitness classes throughout the year. Visit Community Center.

Rejuvenating Beauty Treatments

Pamper yourself with rejuvenating beauty treatments:

  • Elements Spa: Offers a range of beauty treatments, including facials, manicures, and pedicures. Visit Elements Spa

Couples’ Wellness Experiences

Enjoy wellness experiences designed for couples:

Family-Friendly Wellness Options

Discover wellness options suitable for the whole family:

  • Lincoln City Community Center: Provides family-friendly fitness classes and activities. Visit Community Center【19†source】.


Lincoln City is an ideal destination for a rejuvenating wellness retreat, offering a variety of spas, fitness centers, and holistic healing options. Whether you seek relaxation, fitness, or holistic therapies, you’ll find the perfect wellness experiences by the sea. Enhance your stay by exploring our beautiful vacation rentals and immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the Oregon Coast. Experience wellness by the sea and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit in Lincoln City!

Romantic Evenings: Lincoln City’s Most Enchanting Couples’ Dining Experiences

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Dining experience in Lincoln City

At A1 Beach Rentals, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Lincoln City’s top romantic dining spots. With stunning ocean views, cozy atmospheres, and exquisite cuisine, these locations are perfect for creating memorable evenings with your loved one. Explore our property listings to find the ideal accommodation that complements your romantic dining experience.

Romantic Evenings Lincoln City

Lincoln City is a culinary gem, offering an array of romantic dining options that cater to couples seeking an unforgettable night out. Whether you’re looking for cozy cafes or luxurious oceanfront restaurants, Lincoln City has the perfect spot for you. Check out our romantic property listings to enhance your stay.

Top Romantic Restaurants in Lincoln City

Lincoln City boasts several top-notch restaurants known for their romantic ambiance and delectable menus. Here are some must-visit spots:

  • Blackfish Café: Famous for its fresh seafood and extensive wine list, Blackfish Café offers an intimate dining experience perfect for couples. Visit Blackfish Café
  • Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill: Enjoy stunning ocean views and a menu that highlights the freshest local seafood. Perfect for a sunset dinner. Explore Kyllo’s

Cozy and Intimate Dining Spots

For those seeking a cozy and intimate setting, Lincoln City has plenty of charming options:

  • Nelscott Café: A delightful spot known for its hearty breakfast and intimate atmosphere, ideal for a quiet meal with your partner. Discover Nelscott Café.
  • Dory Cove: Known for its classic seafood dishes and warm, welcoming environment, Dory Cove is perfect for a relaxed and intimate evening. Check out Dory Cove.

Oceanfront Dining Experiences

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views while dining at these exquisite locations:

  • The Bay House: Located in nearby Gleneden Beach, this restaurant offers elegant dining with stunning views over the bay. Visit The Bay House.
  • Mo’s Restaurant: A beloved institution serving fresh seafood with beautiful ocean views, perfect for a romantic seaside meal. Explore Mo’s.

Restaurants with Sunset Views

Capture the magic of a sunset while enjoying a delicious meal:

  • Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill: Offers panoramic ocean views, making it a prime spot for sunset dining. Visit Kyllo’s.

Exclusive Wine and Dine Options

Indulge in luxurious wine and dine experiences:

  • Side Door Café: Known for its elegant setting and refined menu, perfect for a special night out. Discover Side Door Cafe

Local Seafood Delights

Savor the freshest seafood at these top spots:

  • Blackfish Café: Renowned for its seafood specialties and cozy ambiance. Visit Blackfish Café.
  • Dory Cove: Offers a variety of delicious seafood options in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Check out Dory Cove.

Farm-to-Table Experiences

Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at these farm-to-table restaurants:

  • Wildflower Grill: A cozy spot offering delicious vegetarian and vegan options with a focus on local produce. Explore Wildflower Grill.

Elegant Fine Dining Options

Treat yourselves to an elegant evening at these fine dining establishments:

  • The Bay House: Offers an upscale dining experience with beautiful views and a refined menu. Visit The Bay House.

Casual Yet Romantic Eateries

For a laid-back yet romantic meal, consider this option:

Private Dining Rooms and Settings

For a truly exclusive experience, book a private dining room:

Lincoln City’s Best Wine Bars

Enjoy fine wines at these cozy wine bars:

Dessert Spots for Sweet Moments

End your evening with a sweet treat at these top dessert spots:

Live Music and Dining

Add entertainment to your dining experience with live music:

Outdoor Patio Dining

Enjoy the fresh coastal air with outdoor patio dining:

Special Dining Packages for Couples

Enhance your evening with special dining packages:

Cooking Classes for Couples

Learn new culinary skills together:

Exploring Local Breweries Together

Sample craft beers at these local breweries:

Planning Your Perfect Romantic Dinner

Need help planning your perfect evening? Let us assist you with our comprehensive guides and recommendations. Visit our dining guides for inspiration and ideas to create an unforgettable evening.


Lincoln City offers a diverse range of enchanting dining experiences, perfect for creating unforgettable romantic evenings. Whether you prefer intimate cafés, oceanfront restaurants, or elegant fine dining, there’s something for every couple. Enhance your romantic getaway by exploring our property listings and planning your perfect evening with our comprehensive guides. Experience the magic of Lincoln City and create lasting memories with your loved one!

Lincoln City vs. Cannon Beach: Which Oregon Coast Town is Right for You?

Lincoln City (Left) Vs Cannon Beach (Right)

When planning a getaway to the picturesque Oregon Coast, travelers often find themselves choosing between Lincoln City and Cannon Beach. Both towns offer unique coastal experiences, yet Lincoln City emerges as the more dynamic destination for a wide array of travelers. Let’s delve into the vibrant offerings of Lincoln City compared to the charming, yet quieter, Cannon Beach.

Lincoln City vs. Cannon Beach

The Oregon Coast is renowned for its stunning scenery, rich culture, and diverse activities. While both Lincoln City and Cannon Beach embody these qualities, Lincoln City stands out with its broader range of attractions, vibrant community, and ample amenities that cater to varied interests and preferences.

Overview – How They Match Up

Lincoln City: A Vibrant Coastal Destination

Lincoln City is a bustling town known for its seven miles of scenic coastline, bustling arts scene, and diverse recreational activities. This vibrant coastal city is perfect for families, adventure seekers, and those looking to immerse themselves in a lively coastal atmosphere.

Cannon Beach: Charming but Limited

Cannon Beach, though famous for its iconic Haystack Rock and charming downtown, tends to offer a more subdued experience. It’s a quaint town that appeals mainly to those seeking a quiet retreat with limited, albeit high-quality, activities and dining options.

Attractions & Activities

Activities and Attractions in Lincoln City

Lincoln City boasts a plethora of activities for all ages. From the Lincoln City Glass Center, where visitors can create their own glass art, to the Chinook Winds Casino Resort offering entertainment and gaming, the options are endless. The city also hosts numerous festivals, such as the popular Kite Festival, adding to its dynamic character.

Cannon Beach Activities: A Quaint Experience

In contrast, Cannon Beach’s activities revolve primarily around its natural beauty and artsy vibe. Visitors can enjoy leisurely beach walks, explore local art galleries, or take part in the annual Sandcastle Contest. While these activities are charming, they lack the variety found in Lincoln City.


Accommodations in Lincoln City

Lincoln City offers a diverse range of accommodations, from luxurious oceanfront resorts to cozy vacation rentals and family-friendly hotels. This variety ensures that visitors can find the perfect lodging to suit their preferences and budget.

Cannon Beach Lodging Options

Cannon Beach features a selection of charming inns, boutique hotels, and vacation rentals. While these options provide comfort and a personal touch, they are fewer in number and variety compared to Lincoln City.

Dining & Food Experiences

Dining and Culinary Experiences in Lincoln City

Food lovers will relish Lincoln City’s eclectic dining scene, which includes fresh seafood, fine dining, and international cuisines. Restaurants like Blackfish Café and Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill offer memorable culinary experiences with stunning ocean views.

Cannon Beach Dining: Coastal Delights

Cannon Beach’s dining scene is smaller but equally delightful, with a focus on locally sourced seafood and artisanal cuisine. Restaurants such as The Wayfarer and Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge are popular choices, offering a quaint and cozy dining experience.

Shopping Scene

Lincoln City’s Unique Shopping Scene

Shopping in Lincoln City is a unique experience with its blend of antique stores, boutiques, and the Lincoln City Outlets, featuring a range of popular brands and local shops. This diverse shopping scene caters to both bargain hunters and those seeking unique finds.

Cannon Beach Shopping: Artisan Focus

Cannon Beach’s shopping experience is more artisan-focused, with a collection of art galleries, boutique shops, and local crafts. While this offers a charming shopping outing, it’s less varied than Lincoln City’s extensive options.

Family Events

Lincoln City for Families

Lincoln City is particularly family-friendly, offering numerous parks, beaches, and family-oriented activities such as the Lincoln City Skate Park and the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Its welcoming atmosphere and array of activities make it ideal for family vacations.

Cannon Beach: Family-Friendly but Smaller

While Cannon Beach is also family-friendly with its tide pools and Haystack Rock explorations, the smaller town size and fewer activities may not cater as extensively to families looking for diverse entertainment options.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures in Lincoln City

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Lincoln City a haven with activities like hiking in the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, fishing in Devils Lake, or exploring the Drift Creek Falls Trail. The variety of outdoor adventures ensures there’s something for everyone.

Cannon Beach Outdoor Activities

Cannon Beach offers beautiful, albeit more limited, outdoor activities. Beachcombing, tide pooling, and exploring nearby Ecola State Park are popular, providing a serene connection with nature.

Cultural & Historical Activities

Cultural and Historical Highlights of Lincoln City

Lincoln City’s cultural scene is vibrant, with attractions like the Lincoln City Cultural Center and the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. The city’s rich history is celebrated through various museums and historical sites, offering a deep dive into the region’s past.

Cannon Beach Cultural Spots

Cannon Beach’s cultural offerings are more focused on its art galleries and the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. These spots provide a glimpse into the town’s artistic heritage and local history.

Weather & Climate

Weather and Climate: Lincoln City

Lincoln City enjoys a mild coastal climate, with temperatures rarely exceeding extremes. This moderate weather makes it an appealing destination year-round, perfect for enjoying its outdoor and indoor attractions.

Weather and Climate: Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach also benefits from a mild coastal climate but tends to be slightly cooler and receives more rainfall than Lincoln City, which can influence outdoor plans.

Lincoln City: The Perfect Year-Round Destination

Lincoln City’s combination of diverse activities, vibrant community events, and mild climate makes it a perfect year-round destination. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, there’s always something exciting to experience.

Cannon Beach: Best for a Short Visit

Cannon Beach, with its picturesque scenery and tranquil atmosphere, is ideal for a short, relaxing getaway. However, its limited range of activities and amenities may not cater to longer stays.

Why Choose Lincoln City for Your Next Vacation

With its vibrant community, diverse attractions, family-friendly environment, and excellent dining and shopping options, Lincoln City clearly stands out as the superior choice for your Oregon Coast vacation. Whether you’re planning a family trip, a romantic getaway, or an adventurous holiday, Lincoln City promises an unforgettable experience.


What makes Lincoln City a better choice than Cannon Beach?

Lincoln City offers a wider range of activities, diverse accommodations, and a vibrant community, making it ideal for varied interests and longer stays.

Is Lincoln City family-friendly?

Yes, Lincoln City is very family-friendly, with numerous parks, beaches, and activities suitable for all ages.

How is the dining scene in Lincoln City compared to Cannon Beach?

Lincoln City boasts a more diverse dining scene with a wide range of restaurants offering fresh seafood, fine dining, and international cuisines.

What are the best outdoor activities in Lincoln City?

Top outdoor activities in Lincoln City include hiking at Cascade Head, fishing in Devils Lake, and exploring Drift Creek Falls Trail.

How is the shopping experience in Lincoln City?

Lincoln City offers a unique shopping experience with a mix of antique stores, boutiques, and the popular Lincoln City Outlets.

Why is Lincoln City a good year-round destination?

Lincoln City’s mild climate, diverse attractions, and vibrant community events make it an excellent year-round destination.


When weighing Lincoln City against Cannon Beach, the dynamic and diverse offerings of Lincoln City make it the preferred destination for a fulfilling Oregon Coast vacation. From its expansive beaches to its lively cultural scene and abundant activities, Lincoln City ensures a memorable experience for all types of travelers. Choose Lincoln City for your next vacation and explore the best of the Oregon Coast.

Oregon Budget-Friendly Adventures: Free Fun and Affordable Activities

Lincoln City Budget-Friendly Adventures
Lincoln City, Oregon Coast


The stunning Oregon Coast doesn’t have to break the bank! Lincoln City offers a wealth of experiences that are either entirely free or surprisingly budget-friendly. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or on a solo getaway, here’s how to enjoy Lincoln City’s budget-friendly Adventures without emptying your wallet.

Free Fun for Everyone

Beach Days Lincoln City’s seven miles of beaches are its star attraction, and they’re always free! Build sandcastles, fly kites, hunt for seashells, or simply relax and soak up the sun (remember, sunscreen is your friend!). Discover Lincoln City Beaches​.

Tidepool Treasures Explore the tide pools at low tide for glimpses of starfish, sea anemones, and other fascinating marine life. Check tide charts for safe exploring. Check Tide Charts.

Hiking Adventures Trails like those at God’s Thumb or Cascade Head offer breathtaking coastal views and access to lush forests without any entry fees. Explore Cascade Head​

Art and Exploration The “Finders Keepers” program hides beautiful hand-blown glass floats along the beaches. Find one, and it’s yours to treasure! Learn About Finders Keepers​.

Window Shopping and Local Flavor Lincoln City’s downtown area is full of charming shops and galleries. Browse for souvenirs or simply enjoy the coastal ambiance. Explore Downtown Lincoln City​.

Lincoln City Budget-Friendly Adventures

Culinary Delights on a Dime Lincoln City has plenty of delicious eateries that won’t drain your funds. Savor fresh fish and chips at J’s Fish & Chips, grab a cozy breakfast at Pig ‘N Pancake, or source picnic ingredients from local markets. Visit J’s Fish & Chips

Outlet Shopping Fun Score deals on brand-name apparel and more at the Lincoln City Outlets. Explore Lincoln City Outlets​

Affordable Entertainment Mini-golf, arcade games, or a classic matinee movie offer a break from the outdoors and often have budget-conscious options. Try Game Over Arcade for a mix of fun activities. Visit Game Over Arcade​.

Cultural Discoveries Visit the North Lincoln County Historical Museum to dive into the region’s history with a modest admission cost. Explore North Lincoln Museum​ (Beachcombers NW)​.

Save Even More on Your Stay

Staying in a vacation rental is often more cost-effective than a hotel, especially for families or groups. And we’ve got some fantastic deals for your Lincoln City getaway:


Seamist Lincoln City Budget-Friendly Adventures & Rentals

Experience coastal living at its finest at Seamist, where every detail is designed to immerse you in the beauty of the beachfront. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Breathtaking Views: Dine amidst floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach and surf, or relax in the observation room with panoramic ocean vistas.
  • Flexible Accommodation: Seamist offers two bedrooms and a bonus sleeping room with a queen sleeper sofa and a 40″ smart TV, ensuring comfort and entertainment for all guests.
  • Convenient Beach Access: Just 100 yards from your front door, explore the sandy shores, tide pools, and endless beach activities.
  • Cozy Ambiance: Relax in the living room with a stone and agate arched fireplace, or unwind on the new upscale mattresses while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
  • Close Proximity to Amenities: Enjoy easy access to fun shops, restaurants, and movies within walking distance.
  • Charming Decor: Romantics will adore the knotty pine and cozy decor throughout the home, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Thoughtful Extras: With a dining table seating six and ample space for relaxation, Seamist is ideal for families or small groups of up to six guests and two cars.


Roads End Beach House Afforable Vacation Rental Home

Experience the ultimate oceanfront retreat in Lincoln City with our luxurious property boasting the largest windows in the area. Key features include:

  • Spectacular ocean views are perfect for watching kids play on the beach or enjoying evening beach fires.
  • Private beach stairs for easy access to the sand and a short walk to Tide Pools.
  • Fireplaces in the living room, dining area, and kitchen, offering a cozy ambiance and stunning coastal views.
  • Additional entertainment room with a 60″ big screen and slider opening to a private courtyard with a hot tub.
  • Five bedrooms, including three queen bedrooms and two double bedrooms, with four rooms offering picturesque surf views.
  • Fully stocked kitchen for culinary adventures with the gang.
  • Deck overlooking the surf and sand with plenty of Adirondack chairs for relaxation.


Jetty Ave - Affordable beach vacation Rental on Oregon Coast

Escape to the tranquil shores of Jetty Avenue Cottage, a secluded sanctuary exclusively for adults seeking respite by the sea. Nestled on the pristine coastline of Lincoln City, this 1946 brick oceanfront gem beckons with its timeless allure and modern comforts. Here’s what awaits:

  • Beachfront Bliss: Step directly onto the famed Lincoln City beach, offering unparalleled vistas for whale watching, kite flying, and leisurely beachcombing.
  • Luxurious Amenities: Revel in the newly remodeled kitchen boasting custom fir cabinets, stunning blue quartzite countertops, and state-of-the-art appliances. Unwind in the brand-new bathroom featuring a decadent raindrop shower and indulgent soaking tub.
  • Entertainment Oasis: Stay connected with complimentary WiFi and enjoy entertainment options including Netflix and Roku on the 42″ TV in the living room. Board games provide additional amusement for cozy nights in.
  • Outdoor Retreat: Gather around the fire pit with comfortable chairs, perfect for sharing stories under the stars. A picnic table invites al fresco dining amidst the soothing sounds of the ocean.

Experience coastal living at its finest at Jetty Avenue Cottage, where every detail has been meticulously curated for a truly unforgettable stay.

Insider Tip

Many Lincoln City restaurants and attractions offer discounts during the shoulder seasons (spring and fall), making your getaway even more affordable.

Have you found other budget-friendly gems in Lincoln City? Share your saving tips in the comments below!

Explore these affordable adventures and more by booking your stay at A1 Beach Rentals and enjoy Lincoln City without breaking the bank!

Festivals and Fun: Lincoln City Events May & June 2024

Lincoln City Events May & June 2024 - Finders Keepers Festival
Finders Keepers Lincoln Oregon Glass Floats

Introduction to Lincoln City Events May & June 2024

While Lincoln City shines year-round, May and June kick off a season of lively festivals and outdoor fun. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly events, arts and culture, or a taste of the Oregon Coast’s unique flavor, here’s a preview of what’s coming up with Lincoln City Events May & June 2024.

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations

Many restaurants offer special brunches or celebratory menus to pamper moms. Check the websites of your favorites like Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill, Blackfish Café, and The Bay House as the date gets closer for special menus.

Outdoor Market Season Begins

Local farmer’s markets and craft fairs start popping up, offering a chance to find locally made treasures, fresh coastal produce, and connect with Lincoln City’s community of artisans and creators. Visit Lincoln City Farmers Market​

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities

Lincoln City often features live music on restaurant patios and a lively summer vibe starting to emerge. Check local listings for specific events and parades. You can check out the Lincoln City Event Calendar Here.

Spring Kite Festival June 22 & 23, 2024

A beloved tradition! The skies above Lincoln City fill with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes. Expect competitions, demonstrations, and a whole lot of beachside fun. This festival is an excellent opportunity to connect with the playful spirit of the coast, and maybe even try flying a kite yourself! Explore Kite Festival

Siletz Bay Music Festival (Multiple Events Available)

This multi-day celebration of music brings a variety of genres and performances to Lincoln City and the surrounding area. Immerse yourself in diverse musical styles, potentially discovering new favorites, and revel in the artistic energy it brings to the area. Explore Siletz Bay Music Festival​.

Summer Kite Festival (June 22nd-23rd, 2024)

Another chance for kite enthusiasts to fill the skies! This festival boasts even more elaborate kite displays and competitions. The spectacle of intricate kites soaring overhead is sure to leave a lasting impression. Visit Kite Festival​ (On The Beachfront Properties)​.

Finders Keepers Art Glass Treasure Hunt

While glass floats can be found year-round, June is particularly active as additional floats are hidden for this special promotion. Let the thrill of the hunt add an element of excitement to your beach walks! Learn About Finders Keepers​.

Father’s Day Weekend Fun

Look for special menus and events geared towards celebrating dads at local favorites like McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub and Wildflower Grill.

Summer Solstice June 20, 2024

Lincoln City’s beaches are a beautiful spot to welcome the longest day of the year. Watch for organized events and activities around the solstice, or simply take the opportunity to enjoy the extended daylight.

Beyond the Big Events: What Else to Expect

Beachcombing and Tidepool Exploring

Lower tides in early summer reveal even more marine life. Remember to check tide charts for the safest exploring! Check Tide Charts​.

Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

Trails like Cascade Head become more accessible, and wildflowers might be in bloom at higher elevations. Pack your hiking boots and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the coast. Explore Cascade Head​

Whale Watching

These months still offer the opportunity to spot whales on their migration routes. Keep your binoculars handy and scan the horizon for telltale spouts. Check out our Whale Watching Guide for more information.

Important Resources

Insider Tip: Smaller-scale events like art walks, live music nights, or craft classes often pop up throughout May and June. Check local business listings and community bulletin boards once you arrive for the latest happenings!

What kind of event would you most like to experience in Lincoln City? Share your ideas in the comments below!

Explore these exciting events and more by booking your stay at A1 Beach Rentals and enjoy all that Lincoln City has to offer in May and June 2024!

Cozy Up in Lincoln City: Storm-Watching Getaways on the Oregon Coast

Waves crashing along the Oregon Coast

Why Lincoln City for Storm Watching?

Lincoln City boasts seven miles of pristine beaches, many with direct oceanfront access, providing endless vantage points to take in the spectacle of storm-watching. Beyond the wide-open stretches, the city’s coastline features smaller coves and viewpoints, offering different perspectives on the churning seas. Unlike some smaller coastal towns, Lincoln City retains its vibrancy year-round, with many restaurants, coffee shops, and vacation rentals offering cozy havens to watch the weather unfold while enjoying all the comforts of home.

Choosing the Perfect Storm-Watching Rental

Perfect Storm Watching getaway
Seamist – A perfect storm watching Getaway

When it comes to storm-watching getaways, your accommodations are key. Here’s what to look for:

  • Oceanfront Bliss: For an immersive experience, nothing beats an oceanfront rental. Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves and spotting whales breaching right from your living room window! Explore Oceanfront Rentals
  • Fireplaces and Hot Tubs: A crackling fireplace is essential for drying off and warming up after a blustery walk on the beach. A hot tub adds a touch of luxury, letting you soak under the stormy sky.
  • Picture Windows: Look for rentals with large windows that maximize the stormy views, especially if you prefer to stay entirely indoors and enjoy the show.
  • Comfort and Amenities: Prioritize plush blankets, a well-stocked kitchen (for hot drinks and comfort food!), board games, streaming services, and perhaps even a selection of good books for snuggling up indoors.

Tips for the Ultimate Storm-Watching Experience

  • Timing is Key: The winter months (November to March) typically bring the most dramatic storms. Keep a close eye on the weather forecast and head to Lincoln City when a good coastal storm is predicted.
  • Dress for the Weather: Pack waterproof jackets, warm layers, rain boots, and hats to shield you from the elements.
  • Embrace the Drama: Don’t just watch through the window – venture out for a walk on the beach (while respecting storm safety warnings), feel the wind in your hair, and let the wildness of the weather revitalize you.
  • Safety First: Admire the ocean’s power from a safe distance. Never turn your back on the waves and be aware of potential sneaker waves and driftwood hazards.
  • Bring Binoculars: Spot migrating whales, watch seabirds weather the storm, and gain a whole new appreciation for the forces of nature.
  • Storm-Watching Kit: Pack a thermos of your favorite hot beverage, a cozy blanket, and a nature field guide. Bonus points for a storm-inspired recipe like a hearty chowder to cook up later in your rental kitchen!

Insider Tip from a Local

“…my favorite storm-viewing spot is tucked just north of Roads End. Fewer crowds, and after a storm, it’s the best for driftwood treasures!” – Lincoln City Resident

The Power and Beauty of Storms

While we focus on the cozy side of storm watching, these powerful weather systems play a vital role in shaping our coastline. Winter storms bring the high tides that create tide pools, rearrange sand, and deposit treasures for beachcombers to find. It’s a reminder of nature’s ever-changing beauty.

Beyond the Storms: What Else to Do in Lincoln City

  • Explore Nature: Hike the trails of Cascade Head for windswept views, or explore tide pools filled with marine life (check tide charts for safe access).
  • Glassblowing Studios: Watch skilled artisans create stunning glass art pieces and even try a glassblowing class yourself.
  • Finders Keepers: Hunt for colorful hand-blown glass floats hidden along the beaches throughout the year.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor fresh seafood at Mo’s, soothe your sweet tooth at Kenny’s, or sip a local craft beer at Pelican Brewing.
  • Outlet Shopping: Browse deals at the Lincoln City Outlets.

Book Your Stormy Getaway

Let the wind howl and the waves crash – it’s a uniquely rejuvenating experience. Browse our selection of storm-perfect vacation rentals and book your escape today!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy a coastal storm? Share your experiences in the comments below!

Explore these captivating storm-watching opportunities and more by booking your stay at A1 Beach Rentals and enjoy the unique beauty of Lincoln City during storm season.