Beach & Water Activities

Explore Lincoln City’s soft, sandy beaches, go kayaking in Devils Lake or clamming in Siletz Bay—the water is where your adventure begins.

Exploring Lincoln City’s seven miles of beautiful beach is the perfect place to start your adventure. With several beach access points and stops along Highway 101, it’s easy to find your favorite spot. Bring supplies for a bonfire, fly a kite or beachcomb for precious gemstones – it’s totally up to you. And if you’re lucky, you might even discover one of our Finders Keepers glass floats while you are treasure hunting.


Updates in Beach Accessibility Due to COVID-19

Below are a few frequently asked questions regarding accessing our beaches safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are beaches open in Lincoln City, OR?

At this time, all parts of the beach are open in Lincoln City.

Is there parking at the beaches?

All city beach accesses are open. D River Wayside is open, but Roads End State Park is closed.

How can I safely be on the beach in Lincoln City, OR?

Maintain social distancing best practices at the beach. Only visit the beach with your immediate family and stay a safe distance (at least 6 feet) away from others not in your immediate family.

For frequent community updates, visit our COVID-19 resource page.

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The Beach

Sunsets, surf and seven miles of soft, sandy beach are yours to explore in Lincoln City, where coastal adventure awaits.

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Aerial shot of a lake

Devils Lake Devils Lake is 685 acres of serene water on the east side of Lincoln City, connected to the Pacific by the “World’s Shortest River.”

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Siletz Bay Siletz Bay is perfect for crabbing, clamming, enjoying a cozy beach bonfire and, especially, for catching a radiant Lincoln City sunset.

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Kayaking With our ocean, bay, lake, rivers, estuaries and streams, Lincoln City is a paddle-sport enthusiast’s paradise.

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Paddleboarding Find balance in your life on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) as you stroke your way through our lake, rivers, streams, estuaries and ocean.

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Boating Whether you’re on Devils Lake or the ocean, in Siletz Bay or headed up the river, set sail for adventure in Lincoln City.

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Surfing From waist-high waves to over-40-foot swells on the Nelscott Reef, you’ll find world-class surfing along the shores of Lincoln City.

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Fishing Cast your line, wait for the telltale tug, watch your pole bend and reel in dinner from the ocean, a river, a stream or Devils Lake.

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