With 7½ miles of unspoiled beaches and some of the best vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, Lincoln City is a holiday dream. There are endless activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the year, from crabbing and clamming to swimming and whale-watching to hiking and searching for glass art on the beach. If you’ve visited or even heard about Lincoln City, you probably know it as a quaint seaside town with world-class charm, great seafood, and a delightful community of local artists. There are probably a few things you don’t know about Lincoln City, though, such as the following eight fascinating facts.
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1. Perfectly Positioned in on the Central Oregon Coast
Whether you live here or plan on staying in a condo rental Lincoln City has something for you to enjoy, partly because it’s sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Coast Range and Devils Lake to the east. These majestic wonders are ideal for nature-lovers, and for city slickers it’s only 88 miles from Portland, 74 miles from Corvallis, and 58 miles from Salem.
2. A Unique Spot between the Equator & North Pole
You may also not know that this scenic seaside town is located at the 45th parallel north, which is a circle of latitude 45 degrees north of the equatorial plane of the Earth crossing Asia, Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, North America, and the Pacific Ocean.
3. There’s Much More to the North and South
Lincoln City is also smack-dab in the middle of the Central Oregon Coast, below the Salmon River and Cascade Head and above the Siletz Bay and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. A quick drive up or down the coast will leave you breathless with diverse wildlife and geography!
4. The Mildest of Maritime Climates
Sometimes Oregon gets a bad rap for disagreeable weather, but Lincoln City has a very mild maritime climate that makes it one of the state’s most desirable tourist destinations. Even the winter weather doesn’t get too cold, with highs around 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime, but summertime is really where it’s at.
5. Close to the Heat – But Not Too Close
This coastal area enjoys mellow highs of about 60-70 degrees in summer, but drive inland just a few miles and you can easily find temperatures of 80-90 degrees! Many nearby residents find Lincoln City’s cool breeze to be the perfect coolant when things get too hot in the valleys.
6. The Perfect Position for Kiting and Surfing
With winds coming from the southwest in the winter and the northwest in the summer, that cool breeze also makes Lincoln City the perfect place to fly a kite or catch a wave on your surfboard. Or, why not combine the two and try out kite-boarding!
7. A Shifting Population Around the Year
While the permanent population of Lincoln City is fewer than 9,000 people as of the recent census in March of 2014, the population can swell to more than 30,000 during the summer months when visitors come from near and far. And summer tourists don’t just come from neighbouring towns; you might meet folks from across the country and around the world!
With the right beach home rental Lincoln Citywill feel like home to just about anyone, which is why so many visitors keep coming back. Why not see for yourself why this town is such a point of interest?