Lincoln City is home to a variety of indigenous wildlife. In the sea, on land and up in the air there’s breathtaking sights around every single corner.

In the WaterLook for Harbor seals at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, OR

Discover all the sea critters that call our waters home. Gray whales can be spotted along the Oregon Coast year round and even more often during their migration. Sneak a peek at sea lions, seals and otters as they lounge and play. Learn about wildlife in the water

On Land

Elk, deer and rare butterflies all live comfortably in our temperate coastal climate. Explore areas of Lincoln City where these creatures call home. Learn about wildlife on the land


With a range of fliers, from majestic peregrine falcons and bald eagles to delicate murres, Lincoln City is definitely for the birds. Learn about bird watching


There’s so much to learn about coastal life on the Oregon Coast. Some great places to learn more are:

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. Exhibits range from those you can touch and hear to those you can see and explore. Visitors experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish and the magnificent colors of the many varieties of fish. Enjoy watching sea otters, harbor seals, and California sea lions. Lean more about the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Hatfield Marine Science CenterLearn about coastal wildlife at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, just south of Lincoln City, OR

Exhibits feature live marine animals and interactive exhibits that demonstrate current marine science research. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore and discover the wonders of our marine world. Learn more about the Hatfield Marine Science Center

Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum

Specializing in Gray Whales, this small museum features exhibits and collections from marine biologist Carrie Newell. Learn about sea lions to shorebirds, even sharks. They also offer whale watching tours for an experience of a lifetime. Learn more about the Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum

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