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.
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!
A1 Beach Rentals is overjoyed to welcome guests to all of our Oregon beach house rentals once again. With the reopening of lodgings throughout the state, including beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, vacationers have a variety of options to get away from home and enjoy the wonders of the coast. The Starry Night on NW Jetty Avenue is one of the largest and most elegant properties available for rent on the coast of Lincoln City, Oregon. This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home can sleep as many as 11 people with the ocean just a short stroll away, making it perfect for family reunions and larger groups looking to enjoy the beach for a few days. Keep reading and imagine yourself in this massively dazzling property!
The Beach is the Always
the Biggest Draw
The Starry Night offers
views of the white water and sandy beaches only 200 yards away at the Roads End
State Park. This state park features a nearly hidden cove just north of Lincoln
City with space for strolling, views of rocky islands, fascinating tidepools,
and access to the headland. With smaller crowds and less wind compared to beaches
in the center of town, this is truly a hidden gem in the Lincoln City area. Just
make sure to head back from the lowest cove area before the end of low tide so
you don’t get stuck for a few hours! The rustic and concealed nature of Roads
End is all part of this beach’s charm, though.
A Bed for Every Beach
Lover – and Much More
This expansive coastal estate
offers much more than easy access to the beach. As many as three cars can park
at the property and even the entrance and front door are inviting for guests upon
arrival. From there, visitors walk into the main floor featuring a living room
and fully stocked, gourmet kitchen with a dining table that seats 10 in
addition to a pub table with two chairs and three stools at the kitchen island.
The upper level features four stunning bedrooms including one king bedroom with
a full bathroom and jetted tub, another king bedroom with a shower in the
bathroom, a queen bedroom with a shower in the bathroom, and an additional
suite with three twin bunks. A total of four bathrooms are found on the upper
level, as well as a washer and dryer. A convenient half bath is found
downstairs near the living room that features a gas fireplace and sleeper sofa
for additional guests. But that’s not all. Wi-Fi is available throughout and the
living room is equipped with multiple televisions featuring HDTV and a DVD
player, while the game room features air hockey, ping pong, and a pool table.
The deck featuring a hot tub with ocean views is like the icing on the cake.
A Final Note on Ensuring
the Safety of Every Guest
We’ve always been
serious about cleaning, but A1 Beach Rentals is working harder than ever to
make sure our properties are clean and sanitary. You can rest assured that your
rental is spotless whether you book one of our cozy beach condo rentals or one of our larger
estates like The Starry Night. We make sure every surface is sanitized and all
linens are replaced, and we strive to exceed the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. It’s
also important to note that Roads Ends State Park is asking visitors not to
travel from too far away to enjoy the beach, to turn around if the beaches seem
too crowded, and – as always – to pack out all trash that is brought into the
park. If we all do our bit, we can enjoy the beaches, leave them as we left
them, and keep each other safe. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
If you want to enjoy the Central Oregon Coast with family and friends this spring, it’s the perfect time to consider a 4-5 Bedroom beach vacation rental. Lincoln City is ideally situated in the Pacific Northwest with 7½ miles of stunning beaches plus a whole lot of local culture to explore. A1 Beach Rentals is also making it easy on your wallet to get away for spring break with 4-5-bedroom homes that normally go for up to $650/night now available for only $250 per night. Keep reading to learn more about the large and luxurious properties located in Lincoln City, Oregon that are currently available with this spring special.
A Roads End Beach House: This charming vacation home boasts private stairs to the sand and surf with easy access to tide pools, plus high-end amenities including a fireplace, large windows with ocean views, and hot tub in a private courtyard accessible from the entertainment room. Unlike smaller beach condo rentals, Lincoln City visitors can expect plenty of room to sleep up to 10 people in this beach house with five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Anchor & Submarines: This 4-bedroom/3-bathroom house also sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for a multi-generational family, group of couples, or large group of friends. Everyone can have their own space with three separate units – each with its own sleeping quarters, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and fireplace – that connect through a sizeable deck with a glass-walled hot tub. The panoramic ocean views make it easy to stay in, while the 90-step walk to the beach (including benches to rest along the way) makes it easy to get out.
Beach Front Lodge and Loft: This 5-bedroom/3-bathroom home is ideal for very large groups and family reunions, as it sleeps as many as 16 people in a lodge-style environment with two living rooms each offering oceanfront views and an additional kitchenette in the upper family room. There’s something for everyone with a grassy private yard perfect for games and barbequing, glass fireplace, sunset viewing areas, a cozy “secret” attic, games and entertainment, and easy access to the beach.
Heathergate: If there are people in your group who can’t walk up and downstairs, Heathergate is one of the most ideal beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon visitors will enjoy easy access to the beach from this 5-bedroom/2-bathroom home offering stunning views, a cozy fireplace, charming vaulted ceiling with knotted pine, a lovely patio, and fully stocked kitchen to prepare gourmet meals.
Pirates Lookout: How would you like to enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from a hot tub on a private deck, a comfortable living room, or a family room that’s perfect for activities? The Pirates Lookout offers all that with room to sleep as many as ten people throughout the four bedrooms and additional living spaces, as well as three bathrooms to ensure an easy morning and evening routine.
Seabird Cottage: If you have a group of up to eight people, this might be your ideal beach vacation rental in Lincoln City. The 4-bedroom/3.5-bathroom property has received a rating of 4.9 stars from 95 satisfied reviewers, perhaps because of amenities including a hot tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning ocean views, plenty of games, and other entertainment options.
Shoreline Chateau: This 4-bedroom/2-bathroom home magically sleeps up to 10 people throughout a spacious property overlooking the Central Oregon Coast. A hot tub with killer views and more luxuries than you probably have at home makes this chateau feel like a breath of fresh air.
Stairs to the Sea: As the name suggests, this 5-bedroom/2-bathroom home offers easy access to the beach down a short flight of stairs with only seven steps. It’s also a historic home built in the 1920s with beamed ceilings and handcrafted woodwork but has been lovingly restored with all the modern conveniences such as a gas fireplace, hot tub, flat-screen TV, and gourmet kitchen. The property sleeps up to 10 people.
Starry Night: Looking for an elegant beachfront home to accommodate as many as 11 sleeping guests? Starry Night is the 4-bedroom/4.5-bathroom house you’re looking for, with awe-inspiring views of the ocean and all the comforts of home plus a few extra luxuries. There are four private suites, including a master suite, as well as a sleeper sofa near the fireplace in the comfortable living room. It also includes a family room, gaming area, oceanfront deck with hot tub, fully stocked kitchen, and dining room.
Don’t wait, as
bookings are sure to sell out fast on these beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is calling
your name this spring!
There’s never been a better time to book one of those fabulous beach house rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is known for. With A1 Beach Rentals’ generous November Special, you can book Nantucket – a quaint one-bedroom/one-bathroom beach house built in 1927 – starting at only $99 per night. With one of the best beach vacation rentals Lincoln City has to offer available for such a great price, you can forget your worries and get away to the Central Oregon Coast without breaking the bank. It’s the perfect rental with a view for two. Keep reading to learn more about this unbelievable November Special!
A Vacation House to Remember
This charming home features original wainscoting walls,
white trim, and French doors opening to a beautiful deck. You’ll love the patio
with hot tub, private yard, and beach access only one block away. You and a
companion can also walk up to a second observation deck with comfortable chairs
and a partial view of the ocean, making it the perfect space for sunbathing or
sunset viewing. If the weather outside is frightful, you’ll also appreciate the
comfortable bedding, cozy furniture, and wood fireplace. You can entertain
yourselves with a stereo system, cable television, DVD player, VCR, classic VHS
movies, and WIFI throughout the property. Then there’s the full kitchen that boasts
everything you need to prepare gourmet meals including a refrigerator, oven,
stove, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, and utensils. The
home also features a washer and dryer, bathroom with shower, and fresh linens
Don’t Forget the Beach Access!
The Central Oregon Coast is dotted with beach condo rentals. Lincoln
City might just be the perfect point to situate yourself on this coast,
due to its 7 ½ miles of pristine beaches. And the Nantucket might just be one
of the most ideally located vacation rentals of them all, considering that
beach access is only one block away. Within minutes you can be enjoying any
number of different activities depending on the weather. Some popular pastimes
include beachcombing, biking, boating, boogie boarding, kite-flying,
nature-walking, picnicking, storm-chasing, sun-worshipping, surfing,
whale-watching, and wildlife viewing. The Nantucket is also only a short drive
away from world-renowned crabbing in Siletz Bay or deep-sea fishing in Depoe
Bay, as well as a host of nearby hiking trails.
Everything Else You Need for a Perfect Getaway
You’ll find virtually endless ways to keep yourself busy and
happy if you decide to take advantage of A1 Beach Rentals’ November Special on the
Nantucket beach rental. Chinook Winds Casino is nearby with its golf course,
entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars. Salishan Resort is also only a
short drive away with a spa, golf course, dining, and shopping. The Lincoln
City Outlets are another attraction for shopaholics, and those who prefer a bit
of culture might be drawn to the community stage at Theatre West of Lincoln
City. Other nearby services, amenities, and venues include:
center, library, playground, skatepark, and other public spaces
stores and gift shops
center and cultural center
blowing studio in Taft
store, post office, ATM, etc.
Whether you’re thinking of getting away for a romantic
weekend for two, a solo adventure, or a fun few days with one of your favorite
people, Nantucket is for you. Book now to take advantage of this November
Special and start packing your bags!
Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are filling up fast for the weekend of the upcoming Half Marathon & 10K, but there’s still time to secure your place in the race and find the right accommodations to make the most of your time on the Central Oregon Coast. The 10th Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K on March 4th is still accepting new registrations, and there are still available beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City will fill up fast on race weekend, though. Whether you want to run, jog or walk in the half marathon or 10K, or you just want to enjoy cheering on the participants and basking in the celebratory vibes afterward, you won’t be sorry – unless you wait too long and miss out.
Details of the Half Marathon & 10K
Every year around the start of March, the Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K returns to this beautiful stretch of Oregon coastline to kickstart spring, get people moving and raise some money for great causes. This year’s course starts at Taft High School at 9 am on Sunday, March 4th. The out-and-back course takes runners, joggers, and walkers through 13.1 or 6.2 miles of rural, scenic, two-lane roads peppered with rolling hills.
Registered runners and walkers can pick up their race packets with technical t-shirts on Saturday, March 3rd from noon to 3:00 pm at the Lincoln City Community Center, or from 7:00-8: 30 am on race day at Taft High School. All those who complete the race will receive a finisher medal, and additional prizes will be given to the top male and female finishers in five age groups for each of the two races. Contact the Lincoln City Community Center for more details and to register.
Beach Rentals to Make the Most of Race Weekend
The Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K makes for a great excuse to visit the Central Oregon Coast, whether you’re participating or supporting. And while you’re in town, why not make the most of your stay with a long weekend in one of our seaside homes or beach condo rentals? Lincoln City is full of great accommodations and A-1 Beach Rentals in here to help find the property that’s right for you and your family, friends, traveling partners and running buddies. The RSS Pacific in Depoe Bay offers an ideal condominium for up to four guests, while the Whispering Sands, Seashells, and Miracles in Lincoln City offer excellent condo rental opportunities for couples or singles. The Nantucket in Lincoln City is also an ideal cottage just for two. If you prefer a roomy duplex or beach house, the Sea Star North in Lincoln City sleeps up to six people and the Sea Mist in Lincoln City sleeps up to eight. You may also prefer to stay just outside of Lincoln City in Kristy’s Cottage, A-1’s recently added property located in the picturesque nearby town of Gleneden Beach.
The choice is yours – just don’t wait too long to book your stay or register for the race! The Half Marathon & 10K always brings a great deal of fun, energy, and spirit to Lincoln City, and the area’s beach vacation rentals are always wonderful places to stay. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
Kristy’s Kottage is the latest addition to A-1’s wide array of Oregon beach house rentals situated along the state’s central coastline. The company is celebrating by offering a complimentary third night to all guests who book at least two nights in the property by the end of February. This charming house, which sleeps four, is located just a mile south of Lincoln City in the lazy little seaside town of Gleneden Beach. With excellent dining options, a golf course, secluded beach and lovely walk to fun local shops, Kristy’s Kottage should start filling up with reservations as soon as word gets out. Keep reading to learn more about one of the best new beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer.
New Property Offers New Perks
A-1 Beach Rentals already offers a vast selection of homes and condos throughout the Lincoln City area, but Kristy’s Kottage is a little bit different. The shingled cottage looks like a classic Pacific Northwest beach house with extra perks such as panoramic views from every room, including the fully equipped kitchen and laundry room! You’ll find a private courtyard that lets the sun in right at the entrance, as well as a western-facing deck with transparent windscreen and outdoor furniture for dining or relaxing. If it’s too wet or windy outside, you’ll also appreciate whale or bird watching from the dining table or relaxing in the luxury living room with wall-mounted flat screen TV, DVD/Blue Ray player, and gas fireplace. And when it’s time for bed, you can rest easy in either of the two queen bedrooms located in the much quieter eastern-facing wing of the house.
New Location Makes for New Adventures
When it comes to beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a go-to destination for many travelers. The beautiful surrounding towns are also worth exploring, though, and Kristy’s Kottage is ideally located to make the beautiful Gleneden Beach your home base. You’ll find beach access right next to the property’s driveway, so you couldn’t be closer to the sand and surf. The town boasts excellent amenities as well, such as the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, Side Door Café and Red Roof coffee house and wine bar. This quiet, tranquil beach town also sits between Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, and Newport, so you can easily get to other local beaches and amenities within minutes by car.
If you’re thinking of booking a three-night stay in Kristy’s Kottage to take advantage of the exclusive deals on offer, just make sure to book fast before the end of February. Once word gets out about this plush property in one of the quaintest and coziest parts of the Central Oregon Coast, you might just find that it’s booked up every weekend. For now, though, this cottage and the adjoining beach are hidden gems waiting for you to discover!
Summer isn’t the only time of year to enjoy some time away in one of our well-appointed beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City has plenty to offer visitors during the Christmas season. It’s a good thing that Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are available year-round, so you can enjoy everything this coastal area offers this magical time of year. Here are just a few of the events and attractions that bring visitors and locals together in the spirit of the season:
Visit the Christmas Cottage Year-Round
At the Christmas Cottage, located at 3305 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City, “it’s Christmas 363 days a year” from 10am to 5:30pm. The holiday-themed store is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so you can peruse the more than 25,000 unique ornaments from all over the world – plus cards, stationery and more – almost every day.
North Pole Express at Chinook Winds Play Palace
The Annual North Pole Express returns to Chinook Winds Play Palace for its 5th year every Friday and Saturday this December. Kids will love taking a ride through the ‘virtual’ North Pole and visiting Santa Claus, who makes sure every child aged 3-11 leaves with a unique gift. The magical train journey runs from 5:45-8pm on Fridays and 12:45-3pm on Saturdays for $17.95 per person, including hot cocoa and cookies.
Angels Holiday Ball at Chinook Winds Casino Resort
The Angels Holiday Ball featuring Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts will make for a charmed evening at Chinook Winds Casino Resort this December 2nd from 4:30-11pm. The $75 admission ticket includes a steak or seafood dinner, delectable dessert, no-host bar, silent auction, live auction of Christmas trees and an exciting raffle.
Free Pixie Ornament Workshop for Children
The North Lincoln County Historical Museum will host a FREE Pixie Ornament Workshop for kids aged 6-12 on the 7th and 8th of December from 3:30-5:30pm. The museum will provide art supplies such as beads and jewels, as well as an assembled pixie to decorate, and every child leaves with their own unique creation to hang on the tree. Make sure to call (541) 996-6614 to save a spot for your child, because this is sure to be a popular activity!
A Whale of a Christmas in Depoe Bay
While the main Christmas tree in downtown Lincoln City is lit the weekend following Thanksgiving, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit on December 7th during its own special ceremony. Enjoy music from carolers and take in all the festive decorations, then enjoy a Christmas Holiday Dinner in the Community Hall.
Jingle Bell 5K Jog & Walk
The 5th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Jog/Walk returns to the Lincoln City Community Center this December 16th at 9:30am. Whether you walk, jog or run, you are welcome to participate in this exciting event! Costumes are encouraged, and baby strollers and pets are also welcome. All participants are given their own festive jingle bell. Visit LincolnCity.org to register!
Christmas Eve Concert with Kids Sing Out
Kids Sing Out, also known as KSO, will bless the Lincoln City Cultural Center with their angelic songs this December 24th at 7pm. This free event features sacred Christmas hymns as well as secular holiday classics, and admission is free to all.
Whether you choose a big beach house for the whole family or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is full of surprises to keep you in the festive mood this holiday season. Book your vacation rental today and enjoy your Christmas season on the Oregon coast!
The early winter months are a perfect time to book one of our Oregon beach house rentals and experience Mother Nature in all her glory. The central Oregon coast comes alive during this time of year when storm-chasing is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike. Lincoln City will be your central hub for an adventure like no other as you watch the storms surge, the waves crash against the rocks, the rains pound the ground and the winds carry you away. There is also plenty to keep you occupied if the weather is calm, from food and drink to art and music. This is one sort of vacation where you won’t be wishing for calm weather, though. The following itinerary should help you see what kind of stormy adventures lie ahead on the central Oregon coast.
A Stormy Experience Like No Other
While summer is the busiest time of year for Lincoln City’s beach vacation rentals, Oregon offers a thrillingly unique coastal environment when winter rolls around. There is a certain electricity in the air as storms draw near and the winds start to whip the air into a frenzy. Weather forecasts can tell you when a storm is approaching, but you can also listen for the sounds of birds singing and chattering wildly before growing eerily calm.
As the mighty sea rages against the coastal lands, you will want to stay away from hiking trails and watch the ocean from a distance. This makes for an ideal time to enjoy a day at a local spa, take a cooking class or learn about the local culture at a museum or gallery. If the grey skies fail to produce any rain, though, you will find that the hiking trails are just as spectacular even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds. After a day of enjoying Lincoln City, you’ll also be happy to enjoy a pre-dinner drink as you take in the view from one of our ocean-facing beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is known for excellent coastal viewpoints and many of our finest vacation rentals boast equally stunning views with windows that wrap round the structure.
As your storm-chasing adventure continues, you may want to leave Lincoln City and take a day trip north through Pacific City, up to Tillamook, into Rockaway Beach and to the Cannon Beach. The drive will showcase many of the area’s best natural wonders, and the arty community of Cannon Beach will offer a comfortable setting as you prepare for the next leg of your journey – the South Jetty in Fort Stevens State Park. Whether the skies are calm, or storms are on the way, the observation deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean in one direction and the Columbia River in the other direction will take your breath away. At this point, though, you may well be ready for the 2½-hour drive back to Lincoln City for the night.
Ongoing Activities to Round Out Your Days
Storm-chasing is a wonderful way to spend your days, but you’ll want to enjoy some other aspects of Lincoln City during your stay. You can take a walk on the beach to find one of the colorfully decorated, hand-blown glass floats that are dropped in various hiding spots every day when the weather permits between October and May as part of “Finders Keepers on the Beach.” Or, live music at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill and Roadhouse 101 every weekend may tickle your fancy. You may also want to check out The People Are Dancing Again, an ongoing exhibit at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum featuring artifacts such as basketry and beadwork, interpretive panels and fascinating photographs. Book your Oregon beach house rental today and see just how much this area has to offer as winter approaches!
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 bigtowels 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.
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.