Blink and you might miss the Nelscott District. This pocket of Lincoln City lined with quaint beach cottages will treat you to some delicious dining and a visit by Santa year-round.
Surfs up! Nelscott is a popular spot for surfing. If you need to gear up or want a personal lesson, check out ZuhG Life Surf Shop. Catch the fellas from ZuhG around town for live music performances featuring laid back tunes.
The Nelscott District has easy beach access. SW 35th St or SW 33rd St are both right near the sand. Don't forget to take a selfie with Joe the Sea Lion, a beloved sea lion from years past.
Just north of the access points are areas primed for beachcombing. Hunt for agates, jasper, quartz, and petrified wood. Who knows, you might even find a coveted glass float while you're at it. If you have any questions about the treasures you have found or might find on our beaches, or are looking for gemstone jewelry, rocks & minerals and other unique gifts.
Satisfy your appetite with a trip to Nelscott Cafe, and make sure to try one of the best cinnamon rolls around. La Roca is dishing up classic Mexican comforts highlighting foods from the Oaxaca region. The Dory Cove is still jamming, serving American standards and traditional seafood preparations. Follow the slow-smoked scent in the air to Mr. Bill's Smokehouse, which has fantastic beef jerky that could be eaten with a fork and knife, and other smoked indulgences as well.
A favorite gathering spot in Lincoln City, Black Squid Beer House has some of the best craft beer, mead, cider, wine, and kombucha you can find on the Oregon Coast. While they don't serve food, they do let you bring in anything of your choosing. Black Squid loves furry friends. They allow well-behaved dogs to join in on the fun.
It's the holidays year-round at the Christmas Cottage. Enter a winter wonderland full of Christmas goodies. Thousands of ornaments line every surface of the shop and themed holiday decor is around every corner. Stop by and get in the holiday spirit.
For those rainy days at the beach or evening entertainment, head over to Lincoln City Cinema 6 for the latest first-run movies. Or, catch the live version at Theatre West, our local community theatre producing several shows each season.