Lincoln City has a wonderful year-round temperate climate. There are some hot days in the summer and a few chilly evenings in the winter, you can expect to experience temperatures ranging between 45º and 80º. Our beaches can get windy and our ocean is cold, so bundle up on those days, but make sure to pack the sunblock for those other days.
Current Conditions and Forecast
Live Coast Camera
Courtesy of KATU-TV & the Inn At Spanish Head
The KATU Coast Camera is located at the Inn At Spanish Head in Lincoln City. From this location we can see north up the coast, south to the mouth of Siletz Bay, and of course there is the Pacific Ocean itself with its fierce winter storms and dramatic sunsets.
Getting to Lincoln City is easy! Use Oregon Department of Transportation’s Trip Check to check on current driving conditions. The pass leading to Lincoln City over the Coastal Mountain Range is relatively low at only 700 feet elevation so it doesn’t get much snow, but it’s always a good idea to check before you travel. Check driving conditions
It’s always good to know what the tide is up to during your visit whether you’re exploring tide pools, crabbing, clamming or just exploring the beach. Check the Siletz Bay tide table
During the winter months, dramatic storms hit the Oregon Coast. These storms are impressive to behold, but can also create unsafe conditions on the beach. Be mindful of your surrounds during winter storms and make sure it’s safe to access the shore.
A tsunami is an extremely unlikely event, but it never hurts to be prepared. In the event of an earthquake and possible tsunami, drop, cover and hold during the quake and move inland and uphill quickly, or use local evacuation routes. Then wait for an official all clear before returning to the beach.