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Come for the miles of oceanfront splendor, the casino resort, golf or the array of shopping and restaurants. The 16-mile stretch between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay offers a full range of experiences for sightseers and fun seekers. The beaches of Lincoln City are perfect for kite flying, beachcombing and tidepool exploring. Shoppers will be delighted with the options including the large factory outlet shopping center, antique stores, small boutiques and art galleries. Chinook Winds Casino Resort features 24-hour gaming, a golf course and a year-round schedule of world-class entertainment. Nearby state parks and waysides offer beach access and panoramic views. The nearby Salmon and Siletz Rivers offer fishing and wildlife viewing. Gleneden Beach to the south offers beach access, golfing and upscale shopping. A few minutes south is the quaint town of Depoe Bay with its oceanfront seawall, the world's smallest natural harbor, shopping, galleries and the Whale Watching Center.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

    Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

    Peer down into the sandstone cauldron when the surf is up to see waves roll into the cave opening, swirling and frothing like a devilish brew. Take in the area's panoramic views or hike the trail leading to tide pools on the north side of the punchbowl, one of several protected intertidal areas in Oregon designated as Marine Gardens. more info

  • Whale Watching Center

    Whale Watching Center

    Operated by Oregon State Parks, the Whale Watching Center is located in Depoe Bay, a town known as the whale watching capital of the Oregon Coast. Nearby waters are frequented by Gray Whales that linger here much of the year rather than migrating north with the majority of whales. more info

  • Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

    Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

    Meander across the wooden footbridge through a forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Shore Pine and Alder Forest. The park offers hiking trails, picnic areas and beach access.

  • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

    Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

    A short paved trail leads from the parking and picnic area through the shore pines to a soft sand beach. Popular with seals and surfers.

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    This basalt rimmed bay is a great place to picnic, take in panoramic views and watch resident and migrating Gray Whales and seabirds. At low tide, you can see the boiler on the J. Marhoffer, which sank here in 1910.

Other Attractions:

  • Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Lincoln City Cultural Center offers classes in a variety of art mediums, dance, music, literature and theater. The Lincoln City Cultural Center also sponsors exhibits, events and activities to encourage artists of all ages.

  • Culinary Center

    Culinary Center

    A great place to explore your culinary side, the center is home to cook-off events, demonstration classes and hands-on instruction. The Culinary Center features seasonally inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Chinook Winds Golf Resort

    Chinook Winds Golf Resort

    Located minutes from the casino, this 18-hole golf course is yet another way for us to showcase how “It’s Better at the Beach!”

  • Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Learn and experience the art of glassblowing, watch demonstrations or create your own glass piece. Visit the onsite gallery featuring a variety of crafted glass creations by local artists.

  • Chinook Winds Casino Resort

    Chinook Winds Casino Resort

    Large variety of gaming opportunities including over 1100 slots, craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, keno and bingo.

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