Lincoln City, Oregon offers one heavenly slice of the Great Outdoors with a wealth of beach house rentals that allow you to enjoy every inch of it from the moment you step out the door. Once you book one of our oceanfront homes or beach condo rentals, you will quickly find that there is something for everyone in this beautiful patch of the Central Oregon Coast. Here are a five of the best ways to explore the Great Outdoors in Lincoln City this summer.
5. Crabbing and Tide-Pooling Clinics
With 7½ miles of stunning beaches to explore, Lincoln City is one of the best examples of the Central Oregon Coast. There are even local experts who are more than willing to share their knowledge of coastal activities such as crabbing, clamming, tide-pooling, and beachcombing at free clinics throughout the year. An upcoming tide pool clinic on July 19 (starting at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln City’s Northwest 15th Street Beach Access) will give attendees a chance to learn about the colorful sea creatures that live in the rocky intertidal pools along the beach. If you’re in town on July 25, you can also learn more about the local beaches while crabbing on Siletz Bay following a brief introduction starting at 11 a.m. at the pavilion on Southwest 51st Street.
4. Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market
The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market takes over the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday during the summer with a wide range of items for sale. The outdoor market only features items that were homegrown or handmade, so whatever you buy, you can be sure it’s fresh and local. Prepared food, beverages, and entertainment are also offered.
3. Finders Keepers on the Beach
Beachgoers from far and wide come to Lincoln City in the hopes of finding their very own blown-glass float hidden on the beach by “float fairies” between October and Memorial Day each year since 1999. The tradition began as a celebration of the new millennium inspired by the colorful globes that used to wash ashore from Japanese fishing boats sailing the sea around the turn of the previous century. The city will be celebrating 20 years of this ongoing tradition, known as Finders Keepers, by “dropping” 20 unique floats inspired by the new Explore Lincoln City brand along public beaches between Siletz Bay and Roads End on the 20th of each month.
2. Local Summer Festivals & Special Events
Lincoln City and its surrounding areas are buzzing with local festivals and special outdoor events this time of year. The popular Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival that took place in June was one of the most successful yet, but don’t worry if you missed it – there are still plenty of fun fests to enjoy! The Dory Days Festival in Pacific City, for example, will take place the weekend of July 19-21 with a fish fry, parade, and much more to celebrate the local dory fishing culture. The Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (north of Depoe Bay) will also take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 27 and 28. The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts this event and volunteers will be on hand to help you better understand the local wildlife and make the most of your time outdoors.
1. Have it Your Way
One of the best things about Lincoln City is that you don’t even need an itinerary or plan of any sort to enjoy a wonderful week (or weekend) away. It all starts once you book your beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches, rivers, mountains, trails, wildlife, and culture of all sorts will be at your fingertips. Whether you want to walk on the beach, do a bit of shopping, go wine tasting, enjoy al fresco dining, or simply sit on the deck of your beach rental and watch the waves crashing on the beach, you can have it your way. The best things to do in and around Lincoln City are what things you want to do. Lucky for you, there are plenty of options to choose from. Book your stay today and get outdoors!