Lincoln City Through the Summer: What to Expect Each Month

Lincoln City comes alive during the summer months, offering vibrant energy and diverse experiences for visitors. While the beaches, ocean, and stunning coastal scenery are year-round attractions, each summer month brings its flavor, activities to look forward to, and things to keep in mind when packing.

June: Summer Begins

Heathergate – Late June Sunset
  • Weather: Expect a mix of sunny days with temperatures in the 60s and occasional coastal fog. Evenings get cool, so layers are essential.
  • The Vibe: Things start buzzing as the main tourist season kicks off. It’s lively but not yet peak crowds.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: The Summer Kite Festival brings out colorful kites and a festive atmosphere. The Siletz Bay Music Festival offers diverse musical experiences.
  • Insider Tip:Finders Keepers” glass float hunts are in full swing, adding a treasure-seeking element to your walks.
  • Packing Essentials for June:
    • Lightweight rain jacket or windbreaker
    • Warmer sweaters and fleece for layering
    • Comfortable walking shoes for beach and town
    • Sunhat and sunglasses
    • Reusable water bottle

July: Peak Season in Full Swing

Kite's flying in Lincoln City Oregon
Kites being flown across the Oregon Coast in July
  • Weather: Consistently warmer, with highs in the low 70s and more frequent sunshine. July is often the driest summer month on the Oregon coast.
  • The Vibe: Crowds are at their peak, and the city’s energy is high. Expect restaurants to be busier and popular attractions to have lines.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: Watch the skies fill with fireworks for 4th of July celebrations. Local events and festivals abound.
  • Insider Tip: For a slightly less crowded beach experience, seek out smaller access points or head a bit further north or south of Lincoln City proper.
  • Packing Essentials for July:
    • T-shirts and shorts for warmer days
    • Lightweight sweatshirt or cardigan
    • Swimsuit (the ocean stays chilly, but pools and hot tubs are welcoming!)
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
    • A tote bag for beach excursions

August: Warmth and Winding Down

Lincoln City Fog
Lincoln City fog during a sunset in late August
  • Weather: Summer warmth continues, with the occasional appearance of those atmospheric coastal fogs. Pack for both sunshine and mist!
  • The Vibe: Crowds begin easing off slightly, but August remains a popular vacation month. Expect lively weekends and quieter weekdays.
  • Can’t-Miss Events: Summer concerts and outdoor movies often grace the schedule. Look for local craft fairs and art shows.
  • Insider Tip: It’s prime blackberry season! If you’re up for an adventure, many backroads around Lincoln City have bushes overflowing with ripe berries.
  • Packing Essentials for August:
    • Mixture of warm-weather and layering clothes
    • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
    • A container for berry picking (if desired)
    • Light scarf or bandana for misty days
    • Picnic blanket for impromptu outdoor meals

Beyond the Beach: Other Activities Throughout Summer

  • Whale Watching: Boat tours and shoreline lookouts offer chances to spot both resident and migrating whales throughout the summer months.
  • Hiking and Exploring: Trails are more consistently clear, revealing stunning coastal vistas and forest trails like Cascade Head and Drift Creek Falls.
  • Fresh Seafood: Savor the bounty of the season at restaurants and fish markets overflowing with delicious catches.

Which summer month sounds most appealing for your Lincoln City getaway? Tell us in the comments!

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