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Lincoln CityUnited States of America

Make the most of miles of shoreline and surf breaks or visit a local artisan to learn about their craft in this picturesque coastal and lakeside city.

Stretching along the breathtaking Pacific Coast and the shores of Devil’s Lake, Lincoln City is an exciting waterfront city comprised of several smaller communities. The fresh sea air and relaxed atmosphere has long drawn artists and craftspeople to this gorgeous area, so make the most of your trip to Lincoln City and try glass blowing, pottery, painting or sculpture with a local professional. Check out the city’s beautiful beaches and expansive lake framed by forested hills. You can try surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking or simply fly a brightly colored kite at one of the coast’s best kite-flying destinations.

Downtown Lincoln City is thriving with local activity and there are plenty of opportunities for visitors to join in. Check out the Lincoln City Cultural Center or the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology to see and make some Oregon-inspired artworks or stop by one of two glass-art studios to see live demonstrations of glass blowing. Try local seafood at one the downtown restaurants and enjoy fresh crab, clams or mussels.

Lincoln City has 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) of beaches, where you can make the most of the wide-open spaces and curling surf breaks. Check out tide pools or go hunting for agate and interesting rocks. Check the swell at Nelscott Reef or tackle smaller breaks on the surrounding beaches.

Explore the different communities that make up the larger Lincoln City area. To the north, you’ll find Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach on the narrow strip of land that separates the Pacific Ocean from Devil’s Lake. Go windsurfing or kitesurfing on the lake when a breeze is blowing. Glide across the lake’s surface with a canoe or kayak during still conditions. Enjoy the forested parklands of the Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area camp on the lake’s western shore. You might spot bald eagles and cormorants from this picturesque patch of wilderness.

Lincoln City hugs Oregon’s Pacific Coast. The nearest major airport is Portland International Airport, located 101 miles (162.5 kilomteres) away. Winters are mild here, but the beach and lake conditions are best in spring and summer.

Where to stay in Lincoln City

A great place to find agates! Also, if you’re here you must try the Nelscott Cafe for breakfast! Delicious 😋 
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Nelscott

4/5Very Good!(48 area reviews)

When in Nelscott, you can plan a visit to Theatre West and Lincoln City Cultural Center, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Nelscott

Top Hotels in Lincoln City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Inn at Lincoln City by OYO
Inn at Lincoln City by OYO
2.5 out of 5
1091 SE 1st Street, Lincoln City, OR
The price is $90 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Devils Lake and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Chinook Winds Casino. Lincoln City Cultural Center and Lincoln ...

3.8/5Good! (868 reviews)

"Not a bad stay. Location was great, directly across the street from beach/ ocean, also close to town and food. Facilities are just okay. Floor seemed dirty in our room and overall just not super clean. We only stayed one short night so it was not a big deal. Breakfast options in the morning were ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Inn at Lincoln City by OYO
Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel
Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel
3 out of 5
2735 NW Inlet Avenue, Lincoln City, OR
The price is $199 per night

Located in Lincoln City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Devils Lake and Chinook Winds Casino. Connie Hansen Garden and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (358 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and helpful. Very clean and beautiful room. Quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel
Inn at Wecoma
Inn at Wecoma
2.5 out of 5
2945 NW U.S. 101, Lincoln City, OR
The price is $95 per night

Located in the heart of Lincoln City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Devils Lake and Chinook Winds Casino. Connie Hansen Garden and Lincoln City Skate Park ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
Great stay very clean and accurate on everything we expected

"Awesome"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Inn at Wecoma

Popular places to visit in Lincoln City

Devils Lake
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Devils Lake

4/5(103 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Devils Lake during your travels in Oregon Coast.

Connie Hansen Garden
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Connie Hansen Garden

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Appreciate the colorful buds and petals of the floral displays and vegetation that flank the paths of this idyllic garden hub.

Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio
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Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

5/5(5 reviews)

Learn the traditional art of glassblowing and craft your own colorful glass souvenirs to take home from this interactive gallery.

Nye Beach
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Nye Beach

4.5/5(622 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Nye Beach, a popular beach in Oregon Coast. Stroll along the seaside or discover the area's sunsets.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
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Oregon Coast Aquarium

4.5/5(367 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea life at Oregon Coast Aquarium and find out why this is a top attraction in South Beach. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, a lovely green space in Pacific City. Wander the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Lincoln City

Half-Day Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls Tour
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Half-Day Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls Tour

$260
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour
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Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour

$400
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour
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Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour

$400
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood Tour from Portland
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Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood Tour from Portland

$129
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Amy & Reba's Day Drinking Wine Tours, Where we'll Drive you to Drink
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Amy & Reba's Day Drinking Wine Tours, Where we'll Drive you to Drink

$125
Per adult
Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland
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Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland

$129
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Lincoln City

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 46.343341031562744%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.80369515011547%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.006158583525789%
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2 - Disappointing 0.7698229407236336%
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5/5 - Excellent

Amy

Jun 5, 2020

We love Lincoln City that's our favorite Beach to go to but we definitely will not say it Westshore

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Our go to beach getaway...

5/5 - Excellent

Connie

Mar 21, 2020

Great place to relax

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Love it! Lincoln City is my all-time favorite Oregon beach!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

Lincoln City is great

5/5 - Excellent

Julie

Feb 24, 2020

Lifelong visitor to Lincoln City and always will be.

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