Explore this 7-mile stretch of dramatic Oregon coastline — with waves as tall as 50 feet.

Untamed and densely forested, the Lincoln City, Oregon, area offers adventure in the great outdoors, as well as historical and cultural sites and some of the freshest seafood the state has to offer. You’ll enjoy hiking the Drift Creek Falls trail and surfing the waves off the Nelscott Reef, cresting as high as 50 feet during the winter months. The months of June through November are the best time to spot gray whales, ideally from the deck of a chartered boat.

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Explore Lincoln City

  • Cutler City
  • Delake
  • Oceanlake
  • Taft
  • Wecoma

Cutler City


Cutler City is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Here you can hike a 3-mile trail that leads to the nearly 70-foot Drift Creek Falls and visit the mudflats at Siletz Bay to crab and dig for clams.

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Art, Antiques, Hiking, Surfing

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The Delake neighborhood is host to the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market, where local purveyors sell food and handmade goods. Another charming spot: Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen, a bowling alley that’s been around since the 1930s.

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This popular Lincoln City neighborhood is best known for its shops, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a retro movie theater and record store.

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Home to art galleries and studios, Taft is the ideal locale for artists. Take a glass-blowing workshop at the Lincoln City Glass Center, browse the work on display at Mor Art and order up a craft pint at Rusty Truck Brewery.

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Dining, Art, Surfing

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In Wecoma, enjoy the seafood at the idyllic Wildflower Grill and stroll the charming passageways of the Connie Hansen Garden.

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Discover 7 Miles of Pristine Coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon

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Take a Hike — and Get a Little Crabby

Begin your Lincoln City adventure by exploring the great outdoors. Start with a 3-mile hike to Drift Creek Falls, then try your hand at crabbing and digging for clams in the estuaries of Siletz Bay. Clean up for a night on the town — visiting Oceanlake’s retro Bijou Theatre, which serves burgers, onion rings and more from the neighboring Grill 1646.


Grassy hill leading to the ocean

Shop Local Businesses and Gallery Hop

 It’s all thrills, all the time at Nelscott Reef, where you can join fellow big-wave surfers. Alternatively, watch the action from the safety of the sand, while shelling, walking or napping in the sun, weather permitting. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, follow the crowds to Wildflower Grill in Wecoma. Then it’s time to hit the lanes of a circa-1930s bowling alley.


Calm blue waters with buildings along the shoreline.

Channel Your Inner Artist

 Indulge in a homemade cinnamon roll at Nelscott Breakfast House before strolling the nearby beach to search for souvenirs — shells, rocks and minerals. Take a glass-blowing workshop at the Lincoln City Glass Center, then order a big bowl of steaming clam chowder and a craft beer at a local brewery. 


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