Beachcombing the Lincoln City, OR Coast in August Can Yield Beautiful Treasures

The beaches along the Oregon coast aren’t the most hospitable to swimming and surfing. The waves are unpredictable, and rip tides are frequent. But the beach has other treasures for those staying in Oregon beach rentals

Lincoln City, Oregon lodging options will keep you close to the beach. If you come in August, you’ll be here for the warmest weather of the year. But even in August the temperature generally stays between highs of 70 degrees with overnight lows bottoming out in the low 50s. Also, it stays fairly sunny and hardly rains in August.

So those looking at Oregon beach house rentals can expect some of the best and most predictable weather anywhere. 

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Beachcombing in August while staying in an Oregon Beach House Rental can yield great treasures.

This is conducive to excellent beachcombing activities. If you get down to the beach right at low tide you’ll have a chance to get the sand dollars left behind by the surf. But you have to get there quickly, or the gulls will get them. 

In addition to sand dollars the attentive beachcomber will find lovely bits of washed and rounded glass and lovely softened driftwood. 

Seashells can be found, but they are rare. Seashells are less a thing on Oregon beaches than elsewhere. 

But two things that can be found on occasion on Oregon beaches that are very uncommon elsewhere are agates and fossils. 

Agates are stones that, as they are broken open, have a lovely banded pattern on their interior. They coming in many colors, always vibrant and usually glassy in appearance. The technical name for what they are is chalcedony, and if you stay at an Oregon beach vacation rental you just may see an agate or two used as decoration on a shelf or mantle. 

The fossils found are usually mollusk shells, whale bones, fish teeth, and even turtles. They come from the sandstone cliffs along the coast that break up due to weatherizing. The bits containing the fossil imprint then can be washed up onto shore. 

But whether or not you find a beautiful treasure while walking, you can’t go wrong if you make an Oregon vacation beach rental your home for a time during August. The weather is wonderful, the beach is beckoning, and the rest and relaxation you’ll find will make you want to come back for another Oregon vacation rental!

Beach Vacation with Great Seafood

You pretty much have to make an effort to try the best local seafood when you go off on a beach vacation. Lincoln City, OR will delight your tastebuds with its many options for great seafood.

You’ll find many options for great seafood within a short drive of your beach condo. Oregon, with its long Pacific coast and its many interior waterways that are abundant with some of the best seafood and freshwater fish in the world, provides the seafood lover with many choices, both in variety, and in price.

Sunset in Lincoln City, Oregon

At the lower end of the price scale, you’re just looking for simple food in an unpretentious atmosphere. You don’t need all the bells and whistles, linen table cloths — plastic gingham is fine, thank you very much — and you don’t want to pay for what all of that presentation costs, anyhow. But you still want to be pleasantly surprised by how much you get for not much money. In this range you’ll find Shucker’s Oyster Bar, J’s Fish and Chips, Squatchsami, and Pub Fish and Chips. All three provide a simple and straightforward, but generous, menu, with food you’ll enjoy. And they’re all an easy drive from Lincoln City, Oregon vacation rentals.

If you’re looking for something a bit nicer, a place you can go and sit for a while and relax in a good atmosphere, but still near Oregon coast vacation rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon has that category well in-hand also. A few options include Chinook’s Seafood Grill, where the crispy oysters come recommended; Mo’s Restaurant, which is right on the water; and, Kyllo’s Seafood Grill, where everyone leaves happy. 

For those looking for something a little nicer, there are still lots of options near beach home rentals. Lincoln City, OR boasts a few nicer places where the food is excellent and the views outstanding. Fathoms Restaurant, on the tenth floor of its building, provides an exceptional dining experience with an extensive menu, delicious food, attentive service, and unmatched views of the beach and the coast. Bring a group, or just the two of you for a romantic dinner. And just a few miles away from your vacation rentals is Side Door Cafe and Eden Hall. The bright and airy atmosphere will lift your spirits, while the eclectic dishes come with eye-catching presentation.

But no matter what your fancy is — or your budget — you’ll find seafood options that suit you all around the beach home rentals, Lincoln City, OR.