Best Places for Kite Flying
Lincoln City is known as the “Kite Capital of the World” by Kite Life Magazine. But, with over seven miles of beach, it can be hard to decide on the best place to go on a sky-high adventure.
Not to fear, kite enthusiasts! We’ve created a list of the best beach accesses to go kite flying in Lincoln City. Choose one or all of these places to spread your wings.
BEST LINCOLN CITY KITE FLYING BEACHES
Roads End State Recreation Site
About ¾ of a mile past Chinook Winds Casino Resort, along Logan Road, you will find this State Recreation Site nestled in the quiet district of Roads End. This northernmost access point features ample parking, public restrooms and a paved ramp access. A relatively sheltered area of Lincoln City, you will have no trouble finding space to put your stakes down and fly a kite.
NW 26th Street
Be ready for a long climb down a cement flight of stairs, to a wide stretch of sandy beach with public restrooms. The walk to this access point may be brisk, but, you are rewarded with winds that are equally as brisk…making it a great place to set sail.
NW 15th Street
One of the few places where you can drive onto the beach is also a perfect place to set up for a day of kite flying. This beach access has public restrooms, stair access and a ramp, for kiters with large kites to unload.
D River State Recreation Site
This popular beach access located in the center of Lincoln City is also the site for the Summer and Fall Kite Festivals. The views of the ocean are spectacular, and you have plenty of room to let your kites take flight. Give passersby on Highway 101 a colorful hello with a bright kite display. Parking is limited and can fill up fast. Folks wanting to take advantage of this location should plan to get there early.
Taft Waterfront Park
This roundabout parking area is right next to Mo’s Seafood & Chowder and Eleanor’s Undertow. Take your kite out for a spin and cap the day off with a bowl of clam chowder or a cold treat. You’ll find plenty of parking, public restrooms, and easy access to the beach. Watch out for driftwood and enjoy flying your kite over Siletz Bay.
As always, when playing on the beach, never turn your back on the ocean and make sure to have fun.