Pacific City and the surrounding Nestucca Valley caters to those seeking outdoor adventure or a bit of slow paced relaxation. Check out the unique shops and galleries featuring Oregon artisans, and enjoy dining that caters to a variety of tastes. Here you will find beautiful beaches in the shadow of Cape Kiwanda and capped by Haystack Rock just off shore.

AttractionsSample award winning craft beer at the Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, just north of Lincoln City, OR

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub, the Pelican Pub & Brewery produced world class craft beer. Experience their award winning beers, elegant beer cuisine, family friendly atmosphere and annual events. Their views of the Pacific Ocean, Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda are not to be missed. Learn about Pelican Pub & Brewery

Twist Wine Company

A tasting room located in downtown Pacific City, Twist Wine Company has an eclectic mix of wine, relaxation, suds and experience that will set you on your path to wine appreciation without all the pomp and circumstance. Learn about Twist Wine Company

Outdoor AdventureSurf the waters in front a Haystack Rock in Pacific City, just north of Lincoln City, OR


As the waves roll in around Haystack Rock, they form some of the most unique curls along the Pacific Ocean. A combination of wind speed, wind duration and fetch length and the natural reef, all combine to create great surfing conditions. With drive-on beach access your gear is always close at hand. Stop in September for the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic for two days are competition. Lean about Surfing

Horseback Riding

Catering to all skill levels, Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides gives you a chance to experience the beach on horseback. They offer relaxing one hour rides along the beach or two hour tours for the more experienced riders. They even have pony rides for kids that are not quite old enough for the full rideRide horseback on the beach in Pacific City, just north of Lincoln City, OR. Learn about Horseback Riding

Hang Gliding

The sport of hang gliding in Oregon owes much of its presence due to the excellent winds and dunes of Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City, Oregon. When the winds turn northwest, the Oregon Hang Gliding School, begins to train students wishing to attain certification in the sport and provide first time experiences for the curious. Learn about Oregon Hang Gliding School


The historic dory fishing fleet and their port at Cape Kiwanda are one of the most unique fishing fleets in the world. Pacific City dories fish the waters for Chinook and Coho salmon, Dungeness crab, Albacore tuna and rockfish. A number of charter services are available to take you out to sea or explore the area’s rivers and streams.Soar high on the coastal winds with Oregon Hang Gliding School in Pacific City, just north of Lincoln City, OR

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route. Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it is one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action. South of Cape Kiwanda is the dory boat launching area. North of Cape Kiwanda to Tierra Del Mar is a stretch of beach popular with picnickers. Kiwanda provides great hang gliding and kite flying opportunities. If you’re up to the challenge, take a hike to the top of the sand dune for a stunning view as your reward. Learn about Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Sand Lake Recreation Area

Enjoy spectacular views from Cape Kiwanda, just north of Lincoln CityLocated 9 miles north of Pacific City, Sand Lake Recreation Area covers 1,076 acres of open sand dunes, surrounded by forests and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Popular with Off-Highway Vehicle enthusiasts, open sand dunes with access from campgrounds/day use areas are open year round. Learn about Sand Lake Recreation Area

Recommended Restaurants

Grateful Bread Bakery
34805 Brooten Rd, Pacific City • 503-965-7337 • Website

BJ’s Burgers & Tacos
33260 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City • 503-483-1026 • Website

Stimulus Espresso Cafe
33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr • 503-965-4661 • Website

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