More Parks and Outdoor Spaces Reopening in Lincoln City Oregon

Spring is approaching in Lincoln City and it’s a great time to book your beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is currently open for lodging, shopping with safety restrictions, outdoor dining, beach access, city parks, and other open spaces. State parks are also reopening, including the popular Devil’s Lake Campground that is finally taking reservations for April after a yearlong closure. A1’s variety of beach house rentals offer an even safer option with enhanced cleaning and private spaces, so whether you stay close to the beach with loved ones or venture out to the parks and hiking trails, you’re in for a treat. Here are a few outdoor options to consider as you plan your Oregon coast getaway.

Beaches, Parks, and Other Public Spaces  

Once you’re booked into your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will offer an abundance of outdoor recreation options to explore including hiking trails, boat ramps, swimming spots, and picnic areas. Of course, there are 7½ miles of beaches ranging from pleasant coves to rugged overlooks with plenty of open spaces to walk, sit, and explore. There are also 23 city-owned parks including Sand Point Park, Spring Lake, Agnes Creek, Taft Waterfront Park, Siletz Bay Park, Cutler City Wetlands, and many more. And then there are the Oregon State Parks, which unfortunately saw longer closures due to staffing losses after camping was closed down on the Oregon coast more than a year ago. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department is finally rehiring personnel, though, and state parks are resuming full operations as soon as possible. Visitors are just asked to adhere to state restrictions, stay home if ill, stay six feet apart from those not in your household, and take other precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy as we enjoy the Great Outdoors. 

Abundant Options for Outdoor Dining

While many visitors prefer to prepare meals in their beach vacation rentals, Oregon coastal eateries are known for fresh and bountiful Pacific Northwest cuisine that is well worth exploring. It’s safe and fun to dine al fresco with outdoor seating that maximizes the beautiful outdoor scenery, and with tents and heat lamps visitors can enjoy a comfortable dining experience regardless of the weather. It’s also a treat to bring takeout to the deck of your beach house rental or enjoy a meal indoors by the fire with ocean views beyond your window. The outdoor dining and takeout options in Lincoln City including local breweries, wine bars, sports bars, fine dining, authentic ethnic cuisines, and more. There’s a lot to look forward to this spring and even more in the summer. There’s no time like the present to book your beach house rentals in Lincoln City and start dreaming of an Oregon coast getaway with plenty of time outdoors.

Winter is Time to Watch Sunsets from Lincoln City’s Beach House Rentals

Getting away to one of Oregon’s beautiful beach house rentals might seem like a typical summertime activity, but winter is the best time to watch sunsets on Lincoln City’s shores. And if you’re watching a winter sunset, what better place to watch it from than a gorgeous and cozy condo or beach house? Winter weather can be wet and chilly, but the sunsets can be extra beautiful, so it’s the perfect time to book a socially distanced getaway on the Oregon Coast. There are so many beach condo rentals and beach houses to choose from in Lincoln City that it would be a shame to let this winter sunset season pass without enjoying it.

What Makes Winter Sunset Season Special

Summer might be a pleasant time to watch a sunset outdoors, but the wondrous winter sky makes for an even better sunset when you can watch it from indoors. Rainbows of yellow, gold, orange, pink, purple, and varied shades of blue often dance across the sky and reflect upon the water in the winter months. The Oregon coast is already spectacular in the winter because of the surging and crashing waves, dramatic storms, and king tides found mere steps away from many beach vacation rentals. Oregon sunset watchers are treated to a particularly special show in the winter because the lowering sunlight takes longer to pass through the atmosphere and disappear behind the horizon. These slow sunsets on the Oregon coast can even feature red and violet lights scattering across the horizon more brightly than in other locations where the air pollution can dim the colors. The faster air circulation in the winter also makes the colors that much brighter than the more pastel shades typical of summer sunsets.

Tips for Oregon Winter Sunset Watchers

Booking a beach condo rental with a view is the first step towards an excellent opportunity for winter sunsets on the Oregon coast. Lincoln City is ideally located on the northern end of the central Oregon coast and A1 Beach Rentals offers an array of options, ranging from cozy condos that are perfect for couples and singles to sizeable beach houses with room for large families. Many of these rentals even offer floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed ocean views. It’s ideal to book a multi-night stay, however, to ensure a good chance of a bright and relatively cloud-free sunset at least one of the nights. Even a cloudy day can yield a beautiful sunset, though, as long as there is a break in the clouds. When a break in the clouds comes just in time for a line of sun to break through, it can bring one of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see. Bring a camera, or just your mental camera, and sit back and enjoy with a nice beverage and a fire going in the background.  

Contact A1 Beach Rentals today to book one of these fabulous beach house rentals. Then you can relax and look forward to enjoying gorgeous winter sunsets in cozy comfort.

The Historic Communities That Make Up Lincoln City, Oregon

Today Lincoln City is known as a coastal destination with great beach vacation rentals. Oregon has changed a lot since settlers first started arriving in the 1800s, though, and the local traditions that make each of Oregon’s coastal communities unique have also changed. Tourism is now Lincoln City’s top industry with beach house rentals, blown glass studios, art galleries, eclectic shops, varied dining options, local wine, artisanal beer, and a variety of recreational activities, which is a big change from the days of fishing and logging. The bygone towns and distinct communities that melded together to make Lincoln City are worth also considering. Keep reading to learn more about these historic communities that each bring a unique flavor to modern-day Lincoln City and County.

The Beauty of Oceanlake

Long before any beach condo rentals were ever built, the first tourists to visit Oceanlake arrived in 1837, when two couples traveled from the Willamette Valley on horseback with a guide to enjoy the untouched coast. They set up tents in a grove of trees, bathed in the nearby sea, and made clam and fish bakes every night. It wouldn’t be until the 1920s that the tourism trade really started to take off in Oceanlake, when businessman Herbert Rexroad found success with a campground in roughly the same spot. The area became known as the town of Oceanlake when a post office opened in 1926 and is still home to a recreation area known as Devil’s Lake Park, the same name that Rexroad and his business partner gave to their land.

The Early Town of Taft

The first town in what is now known as Lincoln City was Taft, which was established years after its first residents – Sissie and Jakie Johnson Jr. – were given a 160-acre allotment to compensate for their reservation land being taken away. People were always coming through the area because of its location on Siletz Bay along a major transportation route that provided access to the ocean as well as the coastal towns. It quickly became an economic and social hub. By 1906 it even had its own post office named after William H. Taft, making it the first official town in the area.  

The “D” River in Delake

If you find yourself at the “D” River in Lincoln City, you are in the center of what was once known as the town of Delake. It was settled by homesteaders as early as 1910, but it wasn’t until 1924 that Delake got its own post office and was established as a town. Rumor has it that the name came from early settler from Finland who would say they’re “going to de lake,” but it might also be a version of “près du lac,” or “by the lake” in French. Who knows!

Nelson + Scott = Nelscott

The first European settlers arrived in Nelscott in 1910, but it wasn’t known by that name just yet. The dense spruce and hemlock forests kept this area from being developed as quickly as others, but two men by the name of Charles P. Nelson and Dr. W. G. Scott took notice when they spotted the lovely valley dipping into the sea as they explored the coast between Taft and Cloverdale. They came back years later to purchase the land when it came up for sale and combined their names as they developed a town that was booming by the late 1920s.  

Preserving Plants in Cutler City

Cutler City was the third town developed in North Lincoln County when Mary and George E. Cutler of Dallas, Texas purchased land in 1913 that was once part of an allotment owned by a Siletz Indian named Charlie Depoe. One historic moment that put Cutler City on the map was the establishment of the Rhododendron Society in 1938 to celebrate and preserve these native plants. Cutler City was chosen as the “rhododendron capital” because of the huge number of blooms that arrive between May and June every year, which is still a great time to visit.

Due to shared needs for fire and police departments, hospitals, and street improvements, these five small towns incorporated to form Lincoln City in 1965. The name was chosen by school children in honor of Abraham Lincoln. What a story, and what a great place to look forward to visiting in the future! The beach house rentals will be here waiting for you.

Before It Was a Land of Beach Vacation Rentals: Lincoln City’s History

Today the Oregon coast is a vacation wonderland filled with fabulous beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon, and other coastal towns also make wonderful places to live for those who prefer a more relaxing pace of life in a scenic environment marked by stunning beaches, crashing waves, and inland wonders including lakes and rivers. This beautiful part of the world is more than just a nice place to live and visit, though. Lincoln City has a rich cultural history, from the basket-weaving of the First Peoples to the Japanese-inspired glass blowing that is integral to today’s tourism trade. So, how did Lincoln City and the surrounding areas become a hub for art, culture, and tourism? The following should explain the key points in history that made Lincoln City what it is today.

The Early Days  

Long before anyone even dreamed of building beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City and County was occupied by what is now known as the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The first European explorers traveled through the area in the 1500s and many more came from England, France, Portugal, and Spain in search of the area’s rich resources over the decades. It wasn’t until the 1700s that European explorers first documented contact with local Native American tribes, though, when Captain Robert Gray’s first mate recorded an encounter with two men in a canoe. By 1837, the undeveloped coastal area would see its first tourists, when two prominent couples traveled on horseback with a guide from the Willamette Valley to the Oceanlake area to enjoy a belated honeymoon where they camped in a grove of trees and prepared clam and fish bakes. It would be many more years before it became a tourist destination, though. The area would become part of the Coast Reservation and then the Siletz Reservation in the 1850s before homesteaders started arriving to develop small parcels of the land in 1887. It would be at least another decade before anything resembling a town developed.

The Makings of Lincoln City

The first town in what is now Lincoln County was known as Kernville and was founded in 1896 when Daniel Kern established Kern Brothers Cannery above Coyote Rock on the Siletz River. The area also quickly became a popular destination and place to live for fishermen, just as it continues to be today, though overfishing during those early days necessitated a ban on net fishing in 1935. The next big industry to develop in the area was logging, which flourished during WWI when the local Sitka spruce was found to be a perfect material for airplanes. It was also around this time that Japanese fishing boats started using glass floats for their nets, which washed ashore on the Oregon Coast for many decades, even after they were no longer in use. Now one of Lincoln City’s claims to fame is its glass floats on the beach, which are hidden by “float fairies” for visitors to find periodically throughout a typical year, a tradition that started shortly before the new millennium.

Tourism is now the main trade in the area that brings many guests to vacation homes and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City may not be able to welcome guests from far afield right now, but the beaches are still a stunning treat for local visitors to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world once again very soon.

Top 10 Attractions That Make Lincoln City a Destination to Look Forward to!

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our beach house rentals in 2021 when it’s safe to reopen. Travel might currently be restricted, but there is plenty to look forward to when visitors can once again check into our beach vacation rentals. Oregon locals are also fortunate to have a world-class destination at their fingertips once we’ve turned a corner. To celebrate the good news on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 attractions in Lincoln City, Oregon that make this special part of the Pacific Northwest a great destination. Here are 10 excellent reasons to visit Lincoln City once travel restrictions are lifted:

  1. Chinook Winds Casino and Resort Center. This popular resort operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz includes a 35,000 square foot convention center, two floors of gaming, an arcade, live entertainment, multiple restaurants, a hotel with 227 rooms, daycare services, an immaculate golf course, and much more.

  2. Mossy Creek Pottery. Located in a quaint farmhouse cottage down a picturesque, forested lane off Highway 101, Mossy Creek Pottery is a destination for ceramic art lovers. More than 40 ceramic artists from the Pacific Northwest region display and sell their works here. A wide range of styles, techniques, and glazes are represented.

  3. Alderhouse Glass Blowers. Visitors are treated to a unique experience at Alder House, where experienced glass blowers work their magic right in front of your eyes and not behind a glass wall like some other blown glass studios. You can ask as many questions as you’d like, and of course, buy something before you leave! Lincoln City is known for blown glass, so you don’t want to leave without a unique glass piece.

  4. Lincoln City Outlets. Shopping is one of the top reasons to book one of our vacation homes or beach condo rentals. The Lincoln City Outlets ought to be the first stop on any future retail therapy excursions. The outlets offer dining, entertainment, and shopping from 49 top retailers ranging from American Eagle to Van Heusen.

  5. Siletz Bay Park. This park might just be a small patch of grass with a gazebo and education center, but it offers access to one of the most beautiful bays on the Oregon coast with amazing views of the Pacific. Siletz Bay is an ideal spot for clamming, crabbing, beach bonfires, and other seaside activities.  

  6. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. Visitors are invited to enjoy this beautiful garden from dawn to dusk seven days a week once it reopens. Wheelchair users and pets on leashes are also welcome. As you explore the grounds you will find many enchanting lanes and charming areas to sit, plus a gift shop where you can shop for plants and souvenirs. Purchases and donations also help support public access to the gardens.

  7. Taft Bay. If you’re visiting Lincoln City, you have to stop at the historic bayfront district on the southern side of the town known as Taft Bay. During a typical day, visitors can find artists, galleries, independent merchants, shops, bars, restaurants, and special events throughout the buzzing commercial district. The bay itself also offers a great place to take a walk, sit on a piece of driftwood, enjoy the view, and light a bonfire after dark.  

  8. Prehistoric. This is one of the most unique shops and education centers on the Oregon Coast, offering an impressive selection of fossils, meteorites, and minerals with a highly knowledgeable staff on hand to ask questions and provide information.

  9. Roads End State Recreation Site. When the beaches are too windy or crowded, head to the calm shelter of Roads End State Recreation Site to take a stroll, explore the tidepools, and discover a hidden cove at the end of a short path starting at a creek in the headlands. Just make sure to leave the cove before high tide, or you might find yourself stuck!

  10. Lincoln City Glass Center. Anyone exploring the blown glass traditions of Lincoln City should visit the glass center before leaving town. Here you can learn all about glass blowing and even learn how to create your own blown glass creation, which you can purchase and take home with you.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for anyone planning a trip to our beach house rentals in 2021. Lincoln City is a beach destination with virtually endless ways to spend your days at a safe point in the not-so-distant future. We look forward to welcoming you then!

Hike One of Lincoln City’s Many Trails on a Future Beach Vacation

A1 looks forward to welcoming guests like you to its beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is a fabulous place to visit any time of year and will make a wonderful winter getaway when you’re able to visit. Hiking is one fabulous way to spend time in this beautiful part of the Oregon Coast and planning now can ensure that your upcoming visit to Lincoln City and County is full of splendid views on outings that can range from pleasant strolls to mountain expeditions. The following list includes some of the top hiking trails so you can plan your future trip wisely.

Drift Creek Falls Bridge off Highway 101 south of Lincoln City

Drift Creek Falls

The car journey to find Drift Creek Falls Trailhead can be a bit bumpy as you head off Highway 101 and down Forest Road 17 for 10 miles, but that just adds to the adventure. Once you make the drive and head three miles down the trail, you’ll see the big payoff – a 240-foot suspension bridge that directs hikers to a massive waterfall shredding mist into the air.  

Agnes Creek

This 2-mile trail is a perfect outing for the whole family when staying in one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City visitors can easily find Agnes Creek at the end of Southwest Dune Avenue or Southwest 19th Street and will be instantly greeted by an expansive forest setting with Sitka spruce. You might even be lucky enough to spot a deer or witness nesting birds in the trees if you visit at the right time.   

Alder Island Nature Trail

The trail is only a half-mile loop, but you can easily spend hours exploring the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge while visiting the Alder Island Nature Trail five miles north of Lincoln City. Meander on and off the trail through marshland and forest areas that are home to marsh birds such as egrets and herons as well as many other types of local wildlife. The alder trees with their impressive height will also leave an impression after your first visit to this trail that starts just off Highway 101 on Millport Slough Lane after passing the Siletz River Bridge.

Cascade Head

This nature park should not be missed next time you check into one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is only three miles south of Cascade Head and its stunning views of the Salmon River Estuary and the Oregon Coast. There are four main trails for walkers to choose from, but it’s important to remember that bicycles, dogs, camping, fires, and the removal of any natural items are not allowed on any of these trails. The Lower Nature Conservancy Trailhead offers a two-mile uphill walk ending with views of the Salmon River Estuary and Oregon Coast year-round, while the one-mile Upper Nature Conservancy Trailhead walk is only open from July through December 31 to protect the Silver Spotted Butterfly. Harts Cove Trail is also only open from July 16 through the end of the year, but it is a far more challenging trail than the Upper Trailhead that ends in a beautiful cove where you might even spot sea lions and seals. The final trail, which takes you through these forests of Western hemlock and Sitka spruce, is the long and easygoing Cascade Head Inland Trail. It is open year-round and goes on for six miles.

The Knoll

This little gem of a trail is found on a smaller headland adjacent to Cascade Head where walkers of all ages and fitness levels can make their way up the half-mile incline to find themselves at a pleasant, meadowed hilltop with magnificent ocean views. The trailhead that leads to The Knoll, as it is affectionately called, is found by following Northeast Devils Lake Blvd. off Highway 101 until you reach a cul-de-sac that leads to the beginning of a forested trail.   These are among the most popular hiking trails in the area, but there are several other hiking trails in Lincoln County that are also worth exploring. The Cutler City Nature Trail, Friends of the Wildwood Trail, Regatta Grounds Park, and Spring Lake Trail are beautiful hikes for all sorts of walkers, and the surrounding counties offer many more options to choose from. A1 Beach Rentals looks forward to welcoming hikers and walkers like you in the future!

Lincoln City’s Coastal Wildlife Is Easy to Enjoy from Dry Land

People come to stay in A1’s beach house rentals for many reasons, but enjoying the Great Outdoors is one of the most popular motivations for booking a stay in this part of the world. Lincoln City is ideally situated on the Oregon Coast with 7½ miles of stunning beaches, numerous public parks, and plenty of hiking trails where it’s easy to enjoy the area’s coastal wildlife without straying to far from any of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is known for green trees, blue lakes, majestic ocean views, wild creatures, and all things nature. Why not book your stay now and look forward to enjoying all the coastal wildlife that this area has to offer?

Deer, Elk, and Butterflies Abound

You are bound to come in contact with some beautiful wildlife if you visit a local park or embark on one of the many hiking trails in and around Lincoln City. As long as you respect the boundaries of local animals and insects, and leave their environment as you left it, wildlife watching can be a marvelous pastime for the whole family or even for a solo adventure. You might not even need to visit a park or hiking trail to spot a Black-Tailed Mule Deer, though, as they are often spotted around Lincoln City’s residential neighborhoods. Roosevelt Elk, on the other hand, moves in herds around Devils Lake, nearby Cascade Head, and various local pastures. Cascade Head is also a great place to spot Oregon Silverspot Butterflies during warmer weather, as the Cascade Head Nature Conservancy supports a captive rearing program.

A Bird Watcher’s Delight

The secret is out: Lincoln City, Oregon is a great place for bird watching. Whether you book a quick weekend in one of our beach condo rentals or gather your bird watching gang for an extended stay, you’ll find no shortage of gorgeous coastal birds to spot, photograph, and check off your list. The Western Sandpiper is Oregon’s most common migrating shorebird, so you’re sure to spot some of those, as well as the ever-present Western Gulls and Pelagic Cormorant that call this area home year-round. Great Blue Herons, Great White Egrets, and Osprey are also commonly spotted around Siletz Bay. Some other local birds are less common, but still possible to spot with a close eye. The Western Snowy Plover can be found in nests on dry mudflats and open, sandy beaches, for example, but their populations have unfortunately declined. Bald Eagles have fortunately been removed from the endangered species list and can be spotted around Devils Lake and Siletz Bay. The Brown Pelican, Bufflehead, Dusky Canada Goose, Tufted Puffin, and Wood Duck can also be spotted when the time is right, usually around fall or winter. Of course, the ocean also offers a wondrous array of sea life to observe, from whales to starfish. In addition to wildlife, the weather itself can offer some wild experiences, so even if it’s raining outside you will be treated to the wonders of storm-watching on the Oregon Coast. Book your stay today and enjoy everything the Oregon Coast has to offer outside!

Appreciate the Marine Life in Lincoln City, Oregon

Booking one of Al’s beach house rentals is your ticket to a world of marine life in and around Lincoln City, Oregon. From whale-watching along the coast to hiking river trails in search of otters, there are countless ways to appreciate this marine life without disturbing the beauty of the local landscape. The even better news is that many of the best spots for enjoying Lincoln City’s marine wildlife are in close proximity to our most popular beach vacation rentals. Oregon coastal wildlife will be here when you’re ready to explore. Following are a few of the most beloved marine wildlife that calls this part of the Oregon coast home:

Harbor Seals. If you find yourself in Lincoln City at the Southwest 51st Street bay access point or on the Salishan Spit at Siletz Bay, you might be lucky enough to catch a colony of harbor seals that call this area home. Harbor seals are elegant in the water and adept at hunting offshore, but weighing in at about 300 lbs., they can be a bit clumsy on the land. That just adds to their cuteness. It’s inadvisable to walk up to a harbor seal and try to touch it, though, especially if it’s a baby whose mother might be nearby. Marine wildlife is best appreciated from afar.   

Otters. While it’s rare to spot a sea otter on the Oregon coast, local hikers often spot river otters in the tributaries that lead to the ocean. If you book one of our beach house rentals you can easily get to Schooner Creek in south Lincoln City, the Salmon River in north Lincoln City, or the Siletz River that leads to Siletz Bay. These cute marine creatures are also sometimes spotted at the Devil’s Lake State Recreation Center.   

Sea Lions. The California Sea Lion does not only live in California but all along the Pacific Coastline in the United States and Canada. While they can be cute from afar, male sea lions can be as long as seven feet and weigh as much as 850 pounds! If you’re around in summer, you might even be lucky enough to spot a sea lion pup, as this is when they are typically born.   

Sea Stars. Many of our vacation homes and beach condo rentals are within walking distance of local beaches that are great for tide-pooling. Sea stars, also known as starfish, are one of the most wondrous creatures you can find in the tide-pools with their many legs that make them look like a bit like a celestial body. They love this area because they can feed on their favorite foods including clams, fish, and oysters.    

Whales. One of the most popular activities for visitors along the Oregon coast is whale-watching. Whether on a boat, on the beach, atop a bluff, or in the comfort of a beach house rental offering stunning ocean views, there are many ways to watch for whales in Lincoln City. Pacific gray whales migrate to the Oregon coast all the way from Baja, Mexico and enjoy jumping above the water into the air when they stop to rest along various areas of the Pacific coast. Your best bet for spotting gray whales is to visit in the winter (December and January) or the spring (February to May) and make your way to an elevated area with a view in the early morning.

Whenever you find yourself in Lincoln City, the marine wildlife will be there in the great outdoors. A beach house rental is a perfect home base to explore these natural wonders. So, book your stay today and start planning the adventure.    

Lincoln City Beach House Rentals Spared from Fire and Sheltering Evacuees

The team at A1 Beach Rentals is grateful to report that all of their people and properties, including all 26 beach house rentals, have been spared from the Echo Mountain Fires. Residents and business owners all throughout Lincoln City had fears of losing it all, and the team at A1 certainly shared those fears as the fires raced towards town. It is saddening to hear of all the homes that burned just over the hill, but one silver lining is that some evacuees have been able to find solace in A1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon is going through a tough time right now, but the local reactions have been filled with random acts of kindness and the onshore flow is bringing clean air back to Lincoln City.

Stories of Kindness from Lincoln City

Members of the A1 team were out with hoses ready as the Echo Mountain Fires threatened Lincoln City. While the fire never made its way to town, many from nearby towns such as Otis came to stay in Lincoln City as the conditions were not safe for them to return. One of the largest properties, The Pirate’s Lookout, was able to shelter 21 people (more than is normally allowed for vacation rental) during these extreme and unexpected circumstances. Many smaller beach condo rentals were available for evacuees, as well. And while the fires are now nearing containment, the stories of random acts of kindness continue to pour in. One example is a property owner, who resides in California and almost lost her home to fires last year, who sent a $500 gift to the person who cleans her property in Lincoln City to help offset evacuation costs. Many different people and organizations spring to life immediately and started organizing donation drives and other relief efforts, and such stories of generosity continue pouring in as the firefighting and cleanup efforts continue.    

What You Can Do to Help

Want to know how you can help those affected by these recent fires? The Lincoln County Emergency Management website now has a donation and volunteer section you can visit to learn more. There is currently a need for cash donations. If you are in or near Lincoln City and would like to personally drop off a donation to help those affected by the Echo Mountain wildfire, many local churches and charities are currently accepting donations. The Lincoln City church community has also opened a central distribution center in the Lincoln City Outlets for those in need of donated supplies, but this is not a donation drop-off center. Call (541) 265-0621 to inquire about donation pickups and volunteer opportunities. As these efforts continue, there is no doubt Lincoln City will be back to its glorious coastal state in a short time. The good news is that air quality is already better here than many other parts of Oregon, thanks largely to the onshore flow, and it continues to improve every day. Call (503) 232-5984 or contact A1 Beach Rentals online to learn more about available beach house

Lincoln City Offers Bird Watchers a Tranquil Environment to Explore

Birding is a growing pastime that brings more visitors each year to Lincoln City’s beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is an excellent place for birders to explore bays, lakes, meadows, forests, and trails for species ranging from Bald Eagles to Blue Herons to Sandpipers and so much in between. Your first step is to book one A1’s comfortable beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City weather changes noticeably from season to season, so you’ll want to check that the conditions will be like before your arrival. Then pack a sturdy pair of boots, gloves, an all-weather jacket, sunscreen, and, of course, binoculars. If you’re lucky you might see most of the 13 following species, but whatever you do, leave the local habitat as you left it and always observe any signage in nesting areas. Happy bird watching

Lincoln City, Oregon is an excellent place for birders to explore bays, lakes, meadows, forests, and trails for species ranging from Bald Eagles to Blue Herons to Sandpipers.

Lincoln City and County’s Majestic Bird Species

Bald Eagle: Look for bald eagles in the trees near Devil’s Lake and Siletz Bay. Thankfully, these beautiful birds were removed from the endangered species list in 2007!  

Brown Pelican: The endangered brown pelicans, which are known for their dark color and ability to plunge into the water to catch food, can be seen spring-fall on Siletz Bay and the ocean.

Bufflehead: These black-and-white ducks with purple-green throats can be seen diving deep into the water to find plants and fish to feed around Siletz Bay and on Devil’s Lack.

Dusky Canada Goose: During the winter you may spot these migrating Canadian geese with brown bodies, long black necks, and black “caps” near Salishan Spa & Golf Resort.

Great Blue Heron: If you’re around Siletz Bay you may sneak a peek of one of these big, blue-grey birds with long legs perfect for hanging out in saltwater and spotting their prey.

Great White Egret: These formidable herons with black legs and orange bills are also often found around Siletz Bay’s calm, salt waters.

Osprey: The odds are good that you’ll see an Osprey if you book one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is home to many of these hawks with brown wings and white bellies spotted around Devil’s Lake, Siletz Bay, Siletz River, and more areas south of the city.  

Pelagic Cormorant: You can spot these birds any time of year. They inhabit a large, local colony 10 miles south of Lincoln City at Cape Foulweather.

Tufted Puffin: These puffins are difficult to spot, as they spend winters at sea and nest on rocks near the coast. Your best bet is visiting Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Western Gull: Like the Pelagic Cormorant, the Oregon Coast’s largest permanent population of the Western Gull is found in and around Lincoln City. Just watch out, as they love to scavenge.

Western Sandpiper: The odds are also good that you’ll see this bird with a slim, dark bill and dark legs while visiting Lincoln City. They are Oregon’s Coast most common migrating shorebird.

Western Snowy Plover: These shorebirds can be spotted nesting around the dry mudflats and expansive, sandy beaches of the Central and Southern Oregon Coast.

Wood Duck: If you’re taking a stroll around Devil’s Lake you may notice these colorful, striking ducks. You might even spot the “nest boxes” that people have installed for them.

Whether you’re an avid birder, or just thinking of trying bird watching for the first time, Lincoln City is a great place to spend a few days enjoying nature. You’ll also find many other fascinating types of wildlife and marine life as you explore the shores and inland areas. Book your Lincoln City beach vacation rental today and start planning your exploration of the Oregon coast!