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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Attractions:

  • Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Classes in a variety of mediums, gallery exhibits, musical performances, theater and festivals. more info

  • Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Blow your own glass art or explore the one-of-a-kind on-site gallery featuring local artists. more info

  • Culinary Center

    Culinary Center

    Demonstration and hands-on style recreational cooking classes. more info

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    Official Lincoln City visitor information and trip planning resources.
  • Capture the detail, beauty and wisdom of the Creation. Work at Silver Heron Gallery.
  • A resort hotel with exceptional oceanfront lodging and penthouse dining built right on the beach.
  • Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a seasonal Sunday Brunch with spectacular ocean views.