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Five Nearby Cities to Visit While Staying in Lincoln City, Oregon

There is so much to do when you’re staying in one of A1’s beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Frequent visitors know that Lincoln City is famous for things like kite-flying, fresh seafood, saltwater taffy, and hand-crafted glass floats on the beach. It would be easy to spend a week here and do something different every day without leaving town or even leaving the beach area. But there are many nearby towns in Lincoln County and surrounding counties that are well worth visiting next time you stay in one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon coastal towns and inland villages such as Depoe Bay, Newport, Pacific City, Siletz, and Toledo should be on the top of your list. 

  1. Depoe Bay

If you’re staying in one of our beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, it’s only a short drive south along the 101 to this charming bayside village in Lincoln County. The bay itself is a six-acre harbor that attracts many visitors, as it is known as “the smallest navigable harbor” with some of the best whale watching opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. It is home to the Whale Cove Habitat Refuge, Dockside Charters and Whale Watching Tours, and several scenic viewpoints.

  • Newport

The city of Newport, Oregon is definitely worth a visit if you’re in this part of the world. Newport is home to the famously recognizable Yaquina Bay Bridge, the Yaquina Bay State Park with its famous lighthouse built in 1871, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and a beautiful basalt rock beach where a variety of marine life and sea birds can be seen.

  • Pacific City

While Pacific City is technically an unincorporated community in Tillamook County, its more than 1,000 residents certainly consider it their hometown. This delightful place is known for the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and is home to the Twist Wine Company and Pelican Brewing. Pacific City is only a 30-minute drive north from Lincoln City, so it can easily be added to your itinerary while visiting.

  • Siletz

If you drive about 45 minutes southeast of Lincoln City on Route 229 you will find yourself in Siletz, which is perfectly positioned on the Siletz River in Lincoln County’s coastal mountain range. Every August the Nesika Illahee Pow Wow takes place at the nearby Siletz Reservation, so it is a great place to learn about local Native American cultures and traditions. It is also known as a “fisherman’s paradise” so anglers will definitely want to pay a visit.   

  • Toledo

The city of Toledo, Oregon is a somewhat longer drive from Lincoln City, but if you’re already visiting Newport it’s only about 10 minutes east on Route 20 and well worth adding to your day trip itinerary. Toledo sits on the Yaquina River and is home to the Yaquina River Museum of Art and the Port of Toledo. It was also a finalist in the 2009 All America City Award competition and is a fine example of a quintessential American town.

These five cities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possible day trips from Lincoln City. This part of the Oregon coast boasts many charming towns and cities as well as lakes, mountains, and other natural wonders. Book your beach house rental and start planning today!

Beach House Rentals Booking Up as Limited Events Return to Lincoln City

Spring is here, summer is on the horizon and Oregon beach house rentals are steadily booking up on the Coast as more outdoor and indoor events are being planned and announced. With Lincoln City slowly reopening as the weeks go by, it’s a perfect time to book your beach vacation rentals. Oregon has seen many limitations on travel and recreation in the past year or so, but visitors are currently welcome to book lodging and partake in a variety of events and pastimes. Guests are encouraged to book now and make the most of the upcoming summer fun happening on the Oregon Coast!  

Sampling of Spring & Summer Events in Lincoln City, Oregon

The following events signal a shift towards normalcy in Lincoln City and throughout the Oregon Coast. More importantly, these events should be a whole lot of fun. Just remember to bring your face masks and try to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from people not in your party so everyone can enjoy these activities safely and comfortably.

  • Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale. If you love garage sales, this 3-day event is for you! All sorts of unique treasures and amazing deals will be available from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18 thanks to this citywide event hosted by the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce. Visit LCChamber.com or stop by the Lincoln City Chamber Facebook page for a detailed map. More information is also available by calling (541) 994-3070. 
  • Late Night Comedy on the Coast. Chinook Winds Casino Resort is hosting its Comedy on the Coast series once again, bringing laughs and good times to this popular venue that attracts locals and visitors alike. The 2021 comedy series will kick off with upcoming shows on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 featuring headliner Derek Richards, opening act Jeff Bodart and host Alfonso Ochoa. (This is a 21+ event.)
  • June Free Fishing Days 2021. Fishing fanatics should mark their calendars for June 5 and 6 to take advantage of two free days on the Oregon Coast. Those wishing to clam, crab or fish on the Oregon Coast normally need a license, tag and/or endorsement to fish for any given amount of time. On free fishing days, though, all you need is your equipment and some free time! All bag limits and area restrictions still apply. Visit MyODFW.com or contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife at (503) 947-6000 for more information.

Accommodations to Suit Every Visitor’s Needs

With properties ranging from cozy Oregon beach condo rentals to 5-bedroom vacation homes, there are lodging options to suit the wants and needs of virtually any single visitor or group. Don’t wait too long to book your stay and make your spring or summer plans, though, as properties are booking up fast. Call (503) 232-5984 or simply book your stay at www.A1BeachRentals.com today!

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.

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 Public Parks Offer an Array of Activities and Possibilities

With a booking at one of our beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon becomes your wonderland to explore. The public parks in and around Lincoln City are among the area’s greatest treasures for the public to enjoy and this continues to be true even in the autumn and winter. The local parks are still wonderful to explore even as the weather gets colder and rainier, as long as everyone bundles up and prepares for the elements. Whether you’re looking for a forest full of ancient spruce trees, a family-friendly recreation area, or a skatepark to hop on your board, you’ll find it in Lincoln City. Here are a few of the top picks for public parks in this area:

Kirtsis Park. This recreation area on Northeast 22nd Street offers a skateboard park, basketball court, baseball fields, and picnic shelter where you can enjoy a packed lunch even when the weather is frightful.

Dorchester Park. If you’re looking to get in a game of tennis while staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will not disappoint you. Dorchester Park on Northwest 28th Street is an ideal spot to enjoy a game of tennis or a picnic lunch when the weather allows.

Regatta Grounds. This family-friendly park is known for its large wooden play structure, but it also features a beach, swimming area, boat ramp, fishing dock, views of Devils Lake, walking trails, and a covered picnic area that protects picnickers from the elements.

Holmes Road Park. This scenic park on West Devils Lake Road also offers a boat ramp, fishing dock, and beautiful views of Devils Lake. If you’re out on the water, though, you really get a sense of how beautiful this park is.

Josephine Young Park. If you want to enjoy a wooded area that instantly makes you feel like you’re in nature without leaving Lincoln City, this beautiful park on Southwest 65th Street with bay access and picnic tables is right up your ally.

Sandpoint Park. Whether you’re planning a large family reunion or a romantic weekend in one of our beach condo rentals, Lincoln City can be a great place for a barbeque when the weather is right. Sandpoint Park offers picnic tables, barbeques, views of Devils Lake, and a beach with a swimming area for the warmer months. 

Taft Waterfront Park. Even when it’s raining you can still enjoy a picnic at Taft Waterfront park on Southwest 51st Street, thanks to the covered picnic area. This park also offers easy access to the beach, lovely views of Siletz Bay, and a dock for crabbing and fishing. If you don’t feel like eating outdoors, there are also many delicious restaurants nearby where you can taste the bounty of the sea.

Siletz Bay Park. This small, intimate park off Highway 101 near Schooner Creek Bridge also offers beautiful views, bay access, and picnic tables. There are several smaller parks in Lincoln City, as well as larger state parks in nearby areas that make for perfect day trips. Once you book your beach house rental, you can start planning your outdoor adventure. Just make sure to pack winter clothes, sturdy shoes, and a raincoat so you’ll be ready for anything! It’s never a bad time to enjoy the public parks in and around Lincoln City, Oregon.

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!

Lincoln City’s Coastal Air Quality Offers Guests a Place to Breathe

While the air quality throughout much of Oregon remains unhealthy, the team at A1 Beach Rentals is pleased to report breathable air in and around our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is currently experiencing air quality considered “moderate” to “good” with the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast predicting an AQI as low as 17 in the coming days. To put things in perspective, many localities throughout the state of Oregon have recently experienced air quality readings between 300-500 on the AQI scale and remain dangerously smokey. Thanks to the onshore flow returning to the coast, one of the best places to be in Oregon is one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is truly offering local Oregonians a place to breathe.   

Lincoln City Becomes the Place to Escape the Smoke

Many evacuees that came to Lincoln City to flee the fires in nearby towns including Otis and Rose Lodge have found that the air quality here is making it possible to rest, relax, and even enjoy some outdoor activities without discomfort or health concerns. There are still concerns about the Echo Mountain Complex Fires in Lincoln County, but firefighters have been able to maintain the fire line from spreading further and evacuation orders have either been lifted or downgraded throughout Lincoln City. It’s now possible for locals to go for walks, visit the beach, and enjoy local cuisine. Authorities are still encouraging non-locals to wait until the fires are contained to vacation in Lincoln City, but with weather cooling down and precipitation on the way, it’s safe to say visitors can once again book a stay here within the coming weeks. 

Lincoln City Beaches Will Provide a Respite this Fall

The first day of fall this year is just around the corner. September 22 will bring a season of cooler weather and all the fun of autumn, making it a great time to get away from it all in one of A1’s coastal homes or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is expected to have better air quality than much of Oregon for weeks to come, and the 7½ miles of beaches with plenty of room to spread out and walk around continue to make it one of the safest places for a vacation or long weekend.

If you’re considering planning a trip to Lincoln City in the future, contact A1 Beach Rentals today to see what options are available. This stretch of the Oregon coast is bound to be a breath of fresh air.