Historic Tours and Spooky Sites Near Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Yes, of course there are few places more relaxing than Oregon beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is an absolutely fantastic place to come if you just want to relax, enjoy the rhythm of the surf outside your window, take in some stunning natural sites, and enjoy some great food.

But if you come to stay in one of our Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you can also have a relaxing time learning some of the local history. And that includes some of the more spooky parts of our history, too.

Our beach condo rentals are an easy drive from the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, where tours begin — what they call the “Tour to Die For.” 

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This tour, which is not available this year due to COVID, begins at the museum, then takes you on a journey over to the Taft Pioneer Cemetery. 

Many very early residents of Lincoln City are buried in this historic cemetery — the land for it was donated by, of course, Mr. Bones. And when the official tours are offered, actors and actresses aid in the tour experience by playing the part of some of these early residents, telling their stories, and helping history… come back to life.

There is a mountain man who was a friend and correspondent with major political figures — including Harry Truman. There is a Native American woman who helped the earliest settlers to survive and thrive on the Oregon coast. And more — like a couple who moved to the area way back in 1897.

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So when you book Oregon coast beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon you’re just a few miles away from all of this history. You can partake in an official tour (when they’re offered again) or just take it upon yourself to explore a bit of the area near your lodging near Lincoln City, Oregon.

Those who are interested in history will find a lot of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon that will satisfy their curiosity. And those who also find spooky experiences fun and stimulating can find what they’re looking for too!

Go Fly a Kite From an Oregon Beach Rental

Lincoln City, Oregon has been named the Kite Capital of the World by Kite Life Magazine, and for good reason. Those who are looking to enjoy some of the best kite flying conditions available on earth should consider Oregon Beach Rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has some great ones available.

Normally at this time of year the Fall Kite Festival provides delightful entertainment, breath taking demonstrations, and opportunities for fun for all members of the family staying at Oregon vacation beach rentals.

Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID pandemic has caused the cancellation of the 2021 Fall Kite Festival. However, this doesn’t mean that individuals and families who came for things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon can’t enjoy some kite flying on their own.

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In fact, provided all rules and recommendations about safety in the age of COVID are observed, there are ample opportunities within just a few miles of beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon are pretty much all within seven miles of the best places to fly kites. 

One of the most centrally located is the D River State Recreation Site. It is accessible from the center of Lincoln City, which makes it one of the most convenient. It is also the site of the Summer and Fall Kite Festivals — when they are held. 

But D River may be too centrally located, and therefore too crowded for COVID safety, or just for your own style of rest and relaxation when you come to stay in an Oregon coast beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon also has beach access at NW 26th Street, and at NW 15th Street. The latter allows visitors to drive right out onto the beach, while the former will involve navigating a long set of stairs. 

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A few miles north, those staying in beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon can find a great spot for kite flying at Road’s End State Recreation Site. This is a bit more secluded, and provides a better opportunity for space to spread out and try new things with your kites. 

And at the other end, if you’re staying at one of the available beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon at the southern end of town, public beach access is available at Taft Waterfront Park at SW 44th Street. 

But no matter which of the many Oregon beach house rentals you stay at, you will have ample opportunity to get out and enjoy safe kite flying with your whole family.

End of Summer Romantic Getaways

Beach condo rentals offer the ideal mix of comfort, location and romance for a quick getaway to enjoy the last of the summer sun before autumn begins. If you’re thinking of getting away to the Central Oregon Coast through October, there are many beach house rentals to choose from. A-1 Beach Rentals still has several available bookings for the coziest and most luxurious condo rentals – as well as larger properties – in the best locations along the coast of Lincoln City, Oregon. There are even deals to be had, including on the restored 1927 property with hot tub known as the ‘Nantucket’ cottage. Keep reading to learn more about beach condo rentals in Lincoln City and book your romantic getaway today!

A Prime Location for All Sorts of Couples

One of the best things about Lincoln City as a location is the close proximity of the ocean to many of the city’s best beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches are among the most beautiful in the world and offer exceptional sunsets as well as endless activities including beach walking, beachcombing, boating, boogie boarding, crabbing, fishing, surfing and swimming. It’s a great place for all sorts of couples to get away from it all, as there is something for everyone in this charming town. Local entertainment includes a world-class casino, craft shopping, hiking trails and wildlife viewing areas, golf and spa at the Salishan Resort, a historic lighthouse, miniature golf, movie house, museums, theatre and skate park. There are also a number of excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and even a culinary center offering cooking courses complete with a meal and wine. And speaking of wine – several world-renowned wineries are only a short drive away.

Consider a Quaint Little Cottage for Two

The Nantucket is an excellent example of what a romantic beach condo rental can and should be. It is the epitome of quaint and cozy, with its original wainscoting walls, crisp white trim, a handcrafted wood fireplace, comfy furnishings for two and beautiful French doors that lead you to a wooden deck offering a hot tub and lovely atmosphere. There is even a second deck to soak in some rays or observe the ocean from matching patio chairs. Quaint and cozy doesn’t have to mean rustic or roughing it, though. This cute cottage comes equipped with cable television, DVD player, VCR, movies, stereo and WIFI to keep you entertained, as well as a full kitchen with coffee maker, cookware, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster and utensils. Other perks include fresh linens, washer/dryer, private yard with its own walkway and nearby amenities such as a fitness center, library, playground, medical services, ATM, FedEx and outlet shopping.

Romance, Adventure & More – the Choice is Yours

Whether you are the kind of couple who enjoys adventure in the great outdoors, or if sunbathing by day and putting your feet up near the fire by night is more your style, a condo rental in Lincoln City can give you the perfect home-from-home or home-base for a weekend away. You can be right on the beach, close to mountainous hiking trails or in the heart of the downtown’s delightful shops and tasty restaurants. Contact A-1 Beach Rentals today to learn more about the available condo rentals and activities in Lincoln City, and book your romantic getaway today!

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon

With the right beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon can be the perfect place to spend Labor Day weekend with the whole family. Many people consider this long weekend the unofficial end of summer and one last excuse to barbeque and celebrate the sunshine. For kids who’ve recently returned to school, the festive feeling of Labor Day also helps ease the transition back into early morning wakeups and homework assignments. If a weekend away for Labor Day sounds like a plan for you, A-1 Beach Rentals can help you find the right beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City and its exciting calendar of events will do the rest!

Activities & Events for Labor Day in Lincoln City

There is wide a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events to choose from if you’re planning on spending Labor Day weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon. Here are a few of the top picks:

  • 60 Works in 60 Days The latest show at Lincoln City Cultural Center’s Chessman Gallery runs from August 10 to September 10, with local artists Katia Kyte (oils) and Joanne Daschel (glass & stone mosaics) each creating one small piece every day.
  • Cruise the Coast The main street in Lincoln City is transferred into a 7-mile “cruise scene” with music and car shows from August 24 to September 15.
  • ‘Sylvia’ at Theatre West Escape from reality with live theatre at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. The latest play on at Lincoln City’s Theatre West centers on a man who finds a dog in the park with the name “Sylvia” on her tag, which comes as a welcome surprise for him but a is seen as a cause for jealousy by his wife.
  • Live Music All Weekend – Country/rock band Rock & Roll Cowboys play live at Chinook Winds Casino’s Seafood Grill from 8pm-midnight on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Rusty Truck Brewing also features lively acts throughout the weekend. Syco Bill’s String Band are on at 9 pm on August 31, Hippie Love Slave perform electric blues at 9 pm on September 1 and Billy D & the Hoodoos play at 8 pm on September 2.
  • Italian Cooking Class If you’re interested in learning how to prepare fall-inspired Italian food from scratch, you’ll want to book your spot at this hands-on cooking class at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center from 11am-2pm on Saturday, September 1. The $75 fee includes lessons from a renowned chef followed by a delicious meal and wine.
  • Free Fishing Weekend Oregon residents and visitors will be treated to a full weekend of free crabbing, clamming and fishing without a license on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 complements of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
  • Summer Morning MatineeLincoln City’s Bijou Theatre wraps up its popular Sunday Morning Matinee series with the beloved animated classic ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven” on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at 11 am.
  • Farmers & Crafters Market Lincoln City’s Cultural Center comes alive with its outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 2, featuring nothing but handmade and homegrown items.

For more information about the above activities and events, visit the Oregon Coast website’s Lincoln City events calendar.

Sun and Fun are the Main Event

Whether you choose a larger rental home or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City is perfectly positioned for fun in the sun thanks to its 7½ miles of pristine beaches. The whole family can enjoy beach walks, building sandcastles, swimming in the ocean or sunbathing, and then head back for barbecuing or even some time in the hot tub. So don’t waste time. Contact A-1 Beach Rentals to book your perfect Labor Day beach rental today!

Join the Fun at Lincoln City’s 4th of July Celebration

Whether you live nearby or are staying in one of our beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is the place to be this 4th of July. The city will be buzzing in the days leading up to Independence Day and everyone can find a whole range of events, activities, and pastimes to make the most of the celebrations. From tiny tots to great-grandparents, there’s something for everyone just a hop, skip or jump away from each of our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is an ideal spot to find yourself on America’s birthday – so how will you make the most of it? Here are a few suggestions to make your 4th in Lincoln City as fun and festive as can be.

 

Siletz Bay Music Festival

Yacoov Bergman, the Artistic Director of the Siletz Bay Music Festival, has curated a wonderful 2-week program of chamber, vocals, big band and full orchestra music from June 20th to July 4th. Many performances will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, but a variety of music events will be hosted at other venues around Lincoln City as well. It all culminates with the “Sweet Land of Liberty” Festival Orchestra at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort on the 4th of July.

Pixie Fest

If you’re in Lincoln City with the kids the weekend before the 4th and you’re wondering what to do, why not take them to Pixie Fest at Chinook Winds Casino Resort? There will be rides, games, food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, June 30th and noon to 5 pm on Sunday, July 1st.

Pancake Breakfast

Make sure to get up early on the 4th of July and head to Gleneden Beach Community Club at 110 Azela Street for the annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 am to 11am. You can get your fill of ham, sausage, eggs, pancakes and all the fixings for $6 (adults) or $3 (kids 4-10). Children under 4 years old even eat for free.

Craft Fair and Food Court

After breakfast, you can keep the whole family entertained at the Gleneden Beach Craft Fair and Food Court from 10 am – 3 pm. Just head to the Eden Hall at 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop Road for all sorts of vendors, arts & crafts, food, music and more.

Independence Day Parade

Some people say that Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without a parade, and if you tend to agree then you will need to find yourself at Gleneden Beach when Lincoln City’s annual 4th of July parade starts at 1 pm. Parking at the beach will be limited, so plan accordingly and remember to find a copy of the parade map online beforehand to pick your perfect spot to spectate.

Festive Live Music

There will also be a variety of live music acts playing in the historic Taft District of Lincoln City from 1 pm to 9 pm on the 4th of July. The acts are still to be announced, so stay tuned and check the OregonCoast.org website for more information leading up to the day.

Fireworks Display

To cap things off, Lincoln City will be dazzled by a captivating display of fireworks over Siletz Bay in the Taft District after dusk, from about 10-10:30 pm. Save your energy, because this display will be magical and worth the wait.

When it’s all said and done, you’ll be ready to head back to your homes or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City will still be alive with that festive spirit once the 4th of July is over, though, so keep A-1 Beach Rentals in mind for all your summer fun right on through to Labor Day!

Seabird Cottage Beach House Available for Last-Minute Summer Guests!

Thanks to an unexpected cancellation, one of the most sought-after beach house rentals in the idyllic seaside town of Lincoln City, Oregon is suddenly available from the 8th to the 21st of July with a required two-night minimum stay. Rentals like Seabird Cottage are typically booked up months in advance for the summer, but you can now book this stunning beachfront property on the Central Oregon Coast at the last minute. Thinking of getting away next month to one of our best Lincoln City beach vacation rentals? Oregon has so much to offer this time of year, from the ocean and rivers to the forests and mountains to the fine dining and fine wine – but you will need to act fast if you want to enjoy it! Keep reading to learn more about this unbelievable property and what you can expect when vacationing on the Central Oregon Coast.

A Home-away-from-Home with a View

The Seabird Cottage in Lincoln City, Oregon is perhaps best known for its wall of floor-to-ceiling windows offering 180-degree views overlooking the surf and sand, which are just a few minutes away by foot. With a hot tub, oceanfront deck and patio, this 4-bed/3½-bath house is the perfect place to relax in a spectacular setting. It’s also the perfect place enjoy some of the most stunning sunsets along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Its no wonder guests have signed the guestbook with comments like these:

  • “Everything about this place is amazing.”
  • “It definitely felt like we were on a vacation worthy of Sunset Magazine.”
  • “The view is: ‘awesome’, ‘marvelous’, ‘fantastic’, ‘spectacular’.”
  • “We relaxed within the casual elegance of this spectacular home and setting.”
  • “From the minute we walked in until the day we left Seabird Cottage, we were in love with it.”

This elegant cottage also features custom trim throughout the property, hardwood floors and tongue-and-groove wooden white walls that add to the overall sense of sophistication. In addition to the bedrooms and bathrooms, Seabird Cottage also features a great room adjoining the gourmet kitchen with granite counters and island, as well as a media room with music center, Wi-Fi, two televisions, DVD player and VCR. You will need to act fast to take advantage of this property’s unanticipated availability in July, though, and make sure to book for at least three nights without any single night gaps.

What to Do While You’re Here

Whether you end up in Seabird Cottage or any of our oceanfront homes and beach condo rentals, you will have your pick of activities in and around Lincoln City. The beach is the most obvious place to go, and if you don’t make it past the sand and surf your vacation can and should still be the making of wonderful memories. Nearby you will also find lovely hiking trails along rivers and up mountains, sought-after wine tasting experiences, a world-class casino, and entertainment center, fantastic shopping at the Lincoln City Outlets and a charming main street with lots to do. That is just the beginning, too. Do your research and ask around, and you will find there are events, cultural opportunities and entertainments to suit virtually anyone and everyone. It will all start to unfold once you’ve booked your beach house rental in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Pacific Escape Available for Memorial Day Weekend

Normally, if you wait until the last minute to book your Memorial Day beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City is sure to be out of reach. At least, that’s how it goes most years. If you’re looking for a beautiful oceanfront home for Memorial Day Weekend 2018, though, you’re in luck! Pacific Escape in Lincoln City, Oregon is still available for the upcoming holiday weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer. This 3-bed, 3-bath home is normally booked months in advance, but this year it’s miraculously vacant and you can even take advantage of a $100 discount if you book 3 nights over the Memorial Day weekend. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing property, but don’t wait too long if you’re thinking about booking it!

About Pacific Escape

Pacific Escape is truly one of the finest beach house rentals Lincoln City, Oregon has to offer. This property is known for its large, open floor plan and expansive, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Lincoln City’s miles of sandy coastline that can be seen from floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen and bedrooms of the home, as well as from the hot tub. This makes it a perfect choice for whale watchers, storm chasers and romantic sunset watchers alike. With the capacity to sleep eight people in two king beds, a queen bed and a queen hide-a-bed (plus plenty of clean linens), there’s also enough room for everyone to comfortably stay at one time.

In addition to room for eight people to sleep, there is also room for eight people to sit around the dining table in this lovely beach house rental. The kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need to cook a gourmet meal or whip up a light snack and if you prefer to eat al fresco, it opens up to the deck area with a picnic table and hot tub overlooking the sea. There is a bathtub and showers in the three bathrooms as well, so everyone can get ready at once. However, the real “cherry on top” is the fact that you can walk to a beach with excellent tide-pooling in only 15 minutes, or be there in three minutes if you prefer to drive. Here are a few of the other amenities that guests in this home will enjoy:

  • ATM, FedEx, post office, Chinook Winds Casino, the golf course at Salishan Resort, movie theatre, Newport Aquarium, shopping, and sightseeing are all nearby
  • Beach access for beach-combing, fishing, kite-flying, tide-pooling, whale-watching, etc.
  • Deck w/ deck chairs
  • Garage and parking space for a total of three vehicles (maximum)
  • Garbage disposal
  • Gas fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet connection
  • King bed in master and second bedrooms
  • Kitchen w/coffee maker, cookware, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, utensils
  • Phone
  • Queen bed in the 3rd bedroom and hide-a-bed
  • Television
  • Washer & Dryer

At this time of year, you would be hard-pressed to find any other comparable beach house or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is all booked up – except for this beautiful home that sleeps eight by the sea! Do not hesitate to book now if you are interested in this home. You will not regret the time you spend in Lincoln City, Oregon this summer.

October is the Perfect Month for a Couples’ Getaway in Lincoln City

With lighter crowds, the last gasps of warm weather and plentiful beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon makes an ideal destination for a couples’ getaway this October. Sure, summer is great for family-friendly days in the sand and sea, but once the kids are back in school it’s the perfect time to rekindle some romance. And what a place to remember that spark. Whether you’re a new couple or celebrating decades of marriage, this picturesque coastal town offers something to help you feel the love. Here are a few ideas if you need inspiration.

Choose a Cozy Place to Stay

The first step to planning your perfect getaway is to book one of the most romantic beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer. The Miracles vacation rental condominium is a prime example of what you might find in Lincoln City, offering a two-person hot tub with panoramic ocean views and beach access mere steps from the property. When you return from your starry-eyed stroll you will also enjoy amenities such as a wood-burning fireplace and LED electric fireplace, 42” television with DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ. The comfortable queen mattress topper, ivory leather love seat, pub-style glass topped table at a window overlooking the ocean and other little extras add to the ambiance. Whether you’re looking for a home-base to begin your adventures or just want to enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sunset, this cozy apartment has you covered.

Plan Around Your Shared Interests

Aside from offering some of the best Oregon beach house rentals along the coast, Lincoln City also boasts a diverse range of activities and environments to suit the wants and needs of virtually any couple. If you’re a rugged sort of couple that lives for the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of parks and trails to enjoy. The Cascade Head Trail, for example, takes hikers through temperate rainforest, up challenging hills and to the top for views of the ocean and rocky coastal terrane. Wine lovers, on the other hand, have plenty of options for wine-tasting such as the Flying Dutchman Winery or the Depoe Bay Winery. And if you’re looking for sumptuous romance at new heights, why not pop a bottle of bubbly while looking down on the world below from a hot air balloon? There are several companies offering hot air balloon rides in and around the area so you can be sure to book an excursion on a day that suits you.

There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit Lincoln City, Oregon, but October might just be the perfect month for couples to get away. This idyllic 7½-mile stretch of coastline with an inland area offering everything lovers might want and need reaches its peak of picturesque walks, stunning sunsets and sumptuous local delicacies as the harvest season approaches. So, why not book your beach house or condo today and start planning?

Prepare for a Stress-Free Day on the Beach with the Whole Family

 

Every year, families of all sizes flock to the Oregon beach house rentals in Lincoln City to enjoy a few perfect days (or weeks) along this beautiful stretch of coastline. With such a gorgeous setting and wide array of beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal setting for a family-friendly vacation. Whether your clan is large or small, though, you will need to do some planning before you set off from your rented beach house for a day at the beach.
Getting Ready – What to Bring for Family Fun
Whether you’re walking or driving to the beach, you will need to pack smart if you want your kids to stay happy and safe while you retain your sanity and even have a bit of fun yourself. The essentials include a mesh beach bag, water shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, plenty of water, towels for drying off and big towels for sitting on (also consider yoga mats and foldable chairs for extra comfort), an extra bag for trash, any medications your family may need and, if you have a baby, whatever you’d normally pack in the diaper bag for a day out. If you’re bringing a picnic, also pack napkins, try to pack different foods in separate containers to avoid a sandy mess and consider a folding table for a clean place to eat. Here are a few more things you may want to pack for an extra touch of fun and cosiness:
·      a pop-up beach tent to provide shelter from the sun and sand;
·      a waterproof and/or washable toy for your little ones to cuddle while taking a nap;
·      a blow-up pool that will be your “front yard” for the kids to play in; and
·      toys such as noodles for the water, buckets and spades for building sandcastles, and whatever else will keep your kids entertained while you steal a moment to relax.
How to Keep Safe and Sane on the Beach
A day at the beach can quickly turn ugly if you’re not careful. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance to think about safety when you’ve got a family in tow along the Central Oregon Coast. Firstly, try chilling your sunscreen to help cool down hot bodies and reapply about every 30 minutes to avoid cancer-causing rays. Pack some loose clothes and baby wipes as well, so you can help cool down any potential victims of sunburn as the day goes by. To avoid unnecessary hassle, think about things like going to the bathroom, keeping everyone well-fed and hydrated throughout the day, how the adults are going to carry everything to the beach, and how you’re going to get everyone off the beach when the day is winding down. And, finally, be wary of the waves and try to choose a spot where you can see a lifeguard.
You’re much more likely to have a full, happy and satisfied day along the Oregon Coast if you plan a few activities that everyone will enjoy. Exploring the local tide pools is a great idea, as you can teach your kids about respecting wildlife and show them magical creatures such as mollusks, snails and starfish that share the sea. Most importantly, let your kids be themselves as long as they aren’t putting themselves or anyone else in danger. A day on the beach should be fun for all!

With the right beach vacation rentals, Oregonand its majestic coastline is the perfect setting for a family vacation. And with the right planning you can create wonderful memories for years to come.

Pack and Plan for a Perfect Beach Trip in Lincoln City, Oregon

Once you’ve chosen the dates and booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of coastline will be yours to explore upon arrival. Whether you’re looking forward to a weekend of fun or planning to stay in one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals for a week or longer, there is sure to be some beach time in your itinerary. But what if your seaside excursion goes awry and ruins an otherwise idyllic holiday? Not to worry. The following tips will help ensure that you make the most of your time in this coastal paradise and enjoy a perfect day at the beach every time. 

Start Off by Packing Right

The first step to a perfect day at the Oregon Coast is the right beach bag to pack all the essentials. Make sure you find a bag that is big enough to fit everything you need, and that won’t easily fill with sand which you will inevitably track all over the place. A mesh tote is a good option for this. Also, if you’re packing sandwiches for lunch, make sure to pack each one in a separate container or wrapper, so if one is lost to the sand you’ll still have the rest intact. Now, on to the rest of the packing. Here’s what you’ll need to feel great all day:

·      Sunblock with at least 15 SPF (so you don’t get burned)

·      Bug spray (so you don’t return home covered in bites)

·      Any medications or inhalers that your family needs (in case of an emergency)

·      Bottled water to drink (to keep everyone hydrated)

·      A spray bottle of water with optional green tea bag (to keep your skin cool)

·      Lip balm with SPF (to keep your lips moist and protected from the sun)

·      A piece of cork or flotation device for your keys (so you don’t lose them underwater)

·      Water shoes (so you don’t cut your feet on the rocky ocean floor)

·      Yoga mats for sitting and towels for drying (to provide maximum comfort)

·      Reusable shopping bag or plastic bags for trash (so you don’t litter on the beach)

·      A dust broom if you’re driving (to sweep out sand)

Plan for Safety in Any Situation

If you plan ahead and learn a few helpful facts, you’re much more likely to keep yourself and those around you safe on the beach. Start off by learning about the local rip currents: how to identify them, how to avoid them and how to react if you or someone else is caught in them. Rip currents can often be identified by a break in the waves where you see foam, seaweed, a line of rubbish, choppy water, or different-colored water coming towards you. It’s best to swim where there’s a lifeguard, but if you get caught in a rip current and no one’s around, try to swim parallel to the seashore to avoid the current until you are safely closer to land. And, if you see someone else caught in one, call 911 immediately rather than trying to be a hero.

Health and safety should always be a concern when staying in one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregonis a safe, fun and welcoming place – but the ocean and the rest of Mother Nature are not always so predictable. While this might sound like a lot of planning and worrying for a day on the beach, it only takes a few extra minutes to make sure you’re ready for every possibility. That way, you can sit back and relax once you get there.