Lincoln City Things to Do

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    Regatta Grounds Park at Devil's Lake

    by Ann75 Written Jan 29, 2014
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    This is a terrific day use park offering stunning views of Devil’s Lake from every corner of the park. This park is beautiful and well kept. It is built on the side of a steep hill that drops you down to the lake. From the park entrance you will get a view of Devil’s lake. This park offers a boat dock and parking right on the lake’s edge. There are also a few park benches, onsite BBQ’s, and restroom facilities.

    And don't forget about Sandcastle Playground? This is an amazing play area with a setting every child will love. The playground is a puzzle of wooden madness that will keep kids entertained for quite some time. It's quite a neat structure! During our week in Lincoln City we spent at least 2 afternoons here as our daughter absolutely loved the playground. It was really foggy at the beach and quite cool, but as soon as we got to this playground at Devil's Lake it was sunny and quite warm. So, if you stay here and the weather at the beach seems a bit foggy or dull...this park is always great to keep the little ones and not so little ones entertained.

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    Don't miss a beautiful sunset

    by Ann75 Written Oct 9, 2012

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    When you are in Lincoln City it's easy enough to enjoy a beautiful sunset. In the summer the sun sets around 9.00pm, so it's not too late in the evening to go out there and enjoy a sunset.

    When we left our place (near Vancouver, Canada) it was cloudy but dry, when nearing Seattle it started to rain and around the Portland area it was pretty wet too. By the time we got to Lincoln City it was still cloudy and some fine rain, but not very much. We settled into the place we stayed and after dinner it dried up and the sun wanted to make an appearance. So we decided to go for a short walk on the beach. That evening we were treated with a gorgeous sunset and we enjoyed it. Our trip to Lincoln City started with a first great evening and we were looking forward to enjoying much more time on the beach and to enjoy some more sunsets!

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    The beautiful big waves

    by Ann75 Written Oct 6, 2012

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    During our other travels along the Oregon Coast we never quite got big waves like we had in Lincoln City! I am not sure if this is typical for Lincoln City, but it sure seemed like it. The waves are quite big here and so beautiful, especially on a sunny day. They look greenish and when the high tide is coming back in they can be fairly big. I enjoyed the waves here the most, you can hear them from quite a distance. We could even here the waves (muffled) in our condo. The first thing I would do in the morning was open the big window in the living room so we could see the waves and hear the waves...aaah, how wonderful!

    We enjoyed these beautiful waves just from our condo, while sitting on the beach and while going for a walk on the beach. Of all the places we have visited along the Oregon Coast so far, these waves impressed me the most!

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    Fun on the beach

    by Ann75 Written Oct 6, 2012

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    When you have beautiful and sunny weather in Lincoln City with comfortable temperatures then the beach is a great place to have fun. On several days during our weeks stay we spent time on the beach as we have a little girl that was just over 2 years old when we were there the last time. We took some beach toys, beach chairs and a blanket and set up on the beach near our condo. We build sandcastles, flew a kite and ran into the water when the waves were rolling in again.

    At first our daughter was kind of scared of going with her feet in the water and wanted either me or daddy to do it. So, we just took her by the hands and held her as the waves rolled in over our feet. My oh my, we didn't have to do that a second time as she was sold on having fun running through the water. The water was pretty cold on our feet, but it didn't seem to bother her. We had many fun times running through the water and get all wet as the waves were coming in faster than expected!

    So, if you have time and the weather is great...just go down to the beach and have some fun!

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    Walk to the nearby tide pools

    by Ann75 Written Oct 6, 2012

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    When visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast you will most likely see some tide pools during your travels. Tide pools are rocky pools located by the oceans that are filled with seawater. Many of these pools exist as separate entities only at low tide. When the tide retreats, seawater trapped in depressions in the rocks forms tide pools. These shallow pools and surrounding areas uncovered by the retreating tides are often teeming animals and plants, which must adapt to environmental extremes to survive.

    They are the most colorful and most enticing parts of the Oregon coastline. Yet they’re small: often hard to find, although teeming with all sorts of freaky life. They come in weird shapes and configurations, with a stunningly strange biology that is completely alien, compared to us. They do things like lose body parts and regenerate them with regularity, or eat the defenses of their

    We walked to the rocky outcrops on the beach close to our condo to visit the tide pools. We saw starfish, sea anemones, mussels, urchins and more. You might see the following when exploring tide pools along the Oregon Coast:

    *Cnidarians (sea anemones)
    *Molluscs (mussels, snails, limpets, chitons and maybe even an octopus!)
    *Arthropods (crabs and barnacles)
    *Echinoderms (sea stars and urchins)
    *Fish (tidepool sculpins)
    *Tunicates (sea squirts)
    *Birds (gulls, oystercatchers, shorebirds)
    *Algae (seaweed, kelp)
    *Marine mammals (seals, sea lions)

    The best time to go tide pooling is one to two hours before the low tide as this gives you plenty of time to explore before the tide starts coming back in.

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    Enjoy the beautiful beach at Lincoln City

    by Ann75 Written Oct 5, 2012

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    Our condo was located on the other side of the D River and D River State Park which was really great as most people were visiting the D River State Park. We loved it as the beach was quite calm with very few people around, even on warm sunny days in the summer. The views from the beach in Lincoln City are amazing as it is a really big sandy beach.

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    Slowly walking...

    by aquatic Written Oct 5, 2007

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    I don't think ther's much to see in this town, but what could be better than slowly walking on a beach without any time limits... The beach is cool, though. Even in the beginning of the September, when the temperature just 70 miles from here is much warmer...

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    Petrified past- The stump story

    by thecatsmeow Updated Feb 17, 2007

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    These stumps were really interesting and as you see quite large. You can only see them at low tide on a very dry year. Check Lincoln Citys website. Thats how we found out about them. I guess the area used to be forested all the way up to the ocean 100's of years ago.

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    Mighty Crashing Wavesof The Pacific

    by thecatsmeow Updated Feb 2, 2007

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    Go to the beach.I recomend a morning and an evening stroll. Watch the awesome waves as the sunlight (or moonlight) plays on them. If it is a stormy day kick up your heels and get out there!(Yes you should go out in stormy weather) Pick up shells. Look for glass floats. They are hidden just so you can find them.Enjoy a wonderful feeling of nature doing her best!

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    Sunset on the beach

    by thecatsmeow Updated Apr 6, 2005

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    Ocean sunset

    This is just a sample of the beauty you can find all along the Oregon coastline.I just happen to like the views here at Lincoln City. There are a few lookout points of of Highway 101. The lookout from the D river is a good one because there is easy beach acess and restrooms.

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    Those Are More Then Rocks Out There

    by thecatsmeow Written Feb 21, 2005

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    We arrived at low tide and got to explore some rocks that are usually half underwater. Don's Nephew was pretty excited to show us that he had discovered many star fish clinging to the sides of the rocks. These particular starfish come in 3 colors each representing their stage in life. the younger ones are purple, then they become brown and finally turn orange.Considering the size of some of the purple ones I though they were the old ones. But we purchased a book about sea life and found out they were the youngsters.

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    Try some lady luck at the coast

    by thecatsmeow Written Jun 23, 2004

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    Chinook Winds from upper parking lot

    Chinook Winds Casino is located right on the beach in Lincoln City. I love gaming so this is a favorite place to visit. They have a full variety of table games including Black Jack and Pia Gow Poker which are two of my favorites. They also have a wide variety of slot machines from .01cents to $100. A nice buffet and a lounge/restaraunt with a killer view .

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    Oregon Coast Aquarium

    by KelsoTravels Written Jan 2, 2005

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    Seahorse???

    This is a wonderful zoo/aquarium located on the beautiful Oregon coast in Newport. We saw some cool creatures that we'd never seen before! You gotta check it out!

    The kids will love it too!

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    Devils Lake State Park

    by thecatsmeow Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Me on the dock with no boat.

    This is just a real nice place to go have a picnic or go fishing or just relax and let the kids play. You can swim and there are a few boat launch areas.

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