Where to Go Whale Watching Near Lincoln City

Every spring and fall thousands of people flock to the Oregon coast to watch the Pacific gray whales migrating to and from Baja.

Depoe Bay

Perched high on the cliffs 8 miles south of Lincoln City, with the mist of crashing Pacific waves freckling the skies of Depoe Bay with every winter storm, as Charter fishing boats bob up and down in the world’s smallest navigable harbor, as whales play in the distance. Stop by the Whale Watching Center and the Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum to learn about the migration patterns of these majestic creatures.

Inn at Spanish Head

Built into the hillsides of Lincoln City, the Inn at Spanish Head faces the Pacific and is a beautiful location to watch the yearly gray whale migrations. Enjoy fresh seafood and other Pacific Northwest classics and enjoy the views of whales spouting and breaching from the waves.

Roads End State Park

Bring your binoculars and breathe in the beauty of the Pacific and sights of the massive headlands to the north as you watch for gray whales frolicking in the ocean waves. The whales can usually be spotted in the early morning, migrating between Baja, Mexico and Alaska.

When Lincoln City's beaches are crowded or over-windy, this sheltered spot just north of town is surprisingly quiet.
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