Oregon Coast Local Guide

Olivia Beach Surrounding Area

Check out our Personalized Google Map, above, for the Olivia Beach Camp Cabins.

The first link goes to the business website, and the address link to the directions through our google map.

(Includes local grocery stores, both to the north and south)

Local eateries

Dory Cove - Best clam chowder, walking distance, big portions, cheap breakfast (The special--two pancakes, two strips of bacon and two eggs is only 4.95, but listed as 7.95 on the menu.) 2981 SW Hwy 101 Lincoln City, OR - 541-557-4000 Hours are 8am - 8pm

Black Squid Beerhouse - The latest find in Lincoln City is a close walking distance away! If you don't have kids in tow, we highly recommend grabbing a pint (or a growler). Indoor and outdoor seating. They don't serve food, but they let you bring in whatever you like, so that is a bonus. 3001 SW Hwy 101. Hours are 3pm - 10pm (closed Mon/Tues)

Kyllo’s - Nicest surf and turf place in town, gorgeous ocean view, worth a splurge. 1110 NW 1st Ct. Lincoln City, OR - 541-994-3179

Nelscott Cafe - Walking distance, but with Limited hours, but the burgers are killer and french toast are delish. 3237 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR (An easy walk to the south) - 541-994-6100

J’s Fish n Chips - For a fast foodish hole in the wall, the food is really great! The $5 fish tacos are fantastic. Perfect for a family lunch or taking to the beach. 1800 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR (You can take Bard Street directly over the hill) - 541-944-4445

Mo’s - Family-friendly Oregon classic, beautiful view of the Siletz Bay, 860 SW 51st Street, Lincoln City, OR - 541-996-2535 Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:30 - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30 - 10:00pm

101 Roadhouse - Rusty Truck Brewing, great surf and turf menu, tons of screens for any sport, nice happy hour, and live music on the weekends. Where the locals go... 4649 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City - 541-994-7729

Pig’n Pancake - All-American breakfast place, including weak coffee, Open Daily 6am-3pm 3910 NE Hwy 101 - 541-994-3268

Side Door Cafe - Upscale feel without an upscale price. Great kids menu. 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach, OR 541-764-3825

Wild Flower Grill Great cafe for breakfast or lunch, and open some days for dinner. Check current schedule for hours. 4250 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR (541) 994-9663

Too many to list here...check out the custom Google Map for more great places to eat, drink and be merry.

Outdoor Recreation Activities

(Details subject to change, please search online for updates)

Kite Flying

Lincoln City is a place where kite flying is a way of life. On clear summer days when stiff winds blow over the D River Wayside State Park, the sky is filled with scores of kites. The local kite community celebrates two kite festivals each year, the Summer Kite Festival in June, and the Fall Kite Festival, which is held in October at the D River Wayside. Competitions, parades, children’s activities and a sky full of color bring fliers and spectators from all over the world.

Tidepooling

Find some beautiful driftwood, agates, shells, sea creatures, even glass floats if you’re lucky and other treasures after high tide or a big storm. Or get a free tide chart app. Depoe Bay is the closest bay.

Build A Sandcastle

Playing in the sand never gets old. Show off your culinary skills or simply put your creativity to use on our fine sandy beaches. Sand castles sets are provided during your stay and can be found in the garage.

Playgrounds

The Olivia Beach Park is located just a block directly to south. It has a new play structure. Regatta Park, which fronts Devils Lake, boasts a state-of-the-art playground for the children, as well as a boat launch, walking trails, and an Interpretive Center. Regatta Park is also home of one of the oldest trees in Oregon, estimated to be 400 years old. Additional children’s playgrounds are available at Wecoma Park on NW 31st and Jetty, and there are tennis courts at Dorchester Park on NW Neptune and NW 28th. Newport also has an amazing playground, Coast Park with a giant pirate ship slide, just a 35 minute drive to the south.

Surfing

When the waves break like that you know you need to get on the board. Nelscott Reef, one of the best surfing spots on the West Coast, will give you a great and fun workout you will never forget. Next best is to watch surfers catch a ride!

Shops in Lincoln City cater to both surfing and skateboarding crowds, selling boards, wetsuits, clothing and equipment, along with lessons and lots of firsthand information:

  • Lincoln City Surf Shop - 4792 SE Hwy 101 - 541-996-7433
  • Safari Town Surf Shop - 3026 NE Hwy 101 - 541-996-6335

Sea Kayaking on Devil’s Lake

Devil’s Lake State Park offers inexpensive kayaking tours on Devils Lake. For other spots, local tour companies offer rentals and guided tours of lakes, rivers, and natural areas. They also have paddle boats.

Crabbing & Clamming

Crabbing & clamming are great activities for any group, any time of the year. The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is a prime spot for both. Crab pots are available for use in the garage, please replace if lost or they will be deducted from your deposit. Dory Cove offers permits for harvesting our local crustaceans. Check the schedule for clam/crabbing clinics.

Charter a Boat

There are plenty of local charter companies to help you get out on the water to go whale watching, fishing, crabbing, or just exploring:

  • Whale Research Excursions 541-912-6734
  • Tradewinds Charters, 541-765-2345
  • Dockside Charters, 541-765-2545
  • Depoe Bay Ocean Charters, 541-765-3474
  • Sunset Scenic Flights, 541-764-3304

Historic Nelscott and Taft District

Walk around these neighborhoods whose buildings have stood for almost a hundred years. This is a part of Lincoln City you do not want to miss. The Taft district is the next district south of Nelscott on US 101.

Hiking

Cascade Head Trail #1310

Trail is located within the Cascade Head Scenic-Research Area, north of the Highway 101 and 18 junction 0.5 miles. The south trailhead is located at the corner of Highway 101 and Three Rocks Road. This trail runs north to south within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. This Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rainforest has been studied by foresters since 1934. This trail is less crowded than the other two popular trails in the area – it is entirely inland and has no viewpoints. Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter Sitka spruce. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder.

Drift Creek Falls

Off of Hwy 101, South of Lincoln City, flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest. The Drift Creek Trail is amazing until you arrive at something even better and bigger that will take your breath away: a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge! Anchored by cables and ties that are cemented into opposing bluffs, the bridge holds over a hundred fifty thousand pounds, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

While the bridge does offer a bit of a bounce, the thirty-inch wide tread is perfectly safe and the bird’s-eye view will leave you spellbound. As does Drift Creek Falls, a 75-foot freefall, whopper of a waterfall that’s located immediately below you. 

Horseback Riding

Green Acres Beach and Trail Rides Information: 541-603-1768 Reservations 541-921-6289

Indoor Recreation Activities Nearby (Details subject to change, please confirm)

Glass Galleries & Blowing

Several talented local artists have open studios and classes. We recommend scheduling in advance:

Galleries

Tanger Outlet Mall

Take advantage of no Oregon sales tax and get your shopping on at the nearby outlet mall with shops for any and all. Barely a five minute drive north on 101. 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road (just off of 101, north of cabins)- 541-996-5000 or 866-665-8680

Movie Theaters

Arcade, Mini-Golf and Batting Cages

Fun Day Trips

South to Newport

Our favorite area of Newport in the Nye Beach Community, which is a foodie haven. If you have kids or grandkids, you’ll want to plan to spend a good long visit at Coast Park, 100 SW Coast Ave. It’s a brand new park with a giant shipwreck slide: it’s pretty impressive!

Oregon Coast Aquarium

About a 25 mile drive south with plenty of other things to do in Newport.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts. Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 541-867-3474

North to Pacific City & Tillamook

Pacific City is a beautiful little beach community to the north, about a half hour drive away. Aside from the impressive Haystack Rock, the main attractions is Pelican Pub & Brewery, a delicious microbrewery with an amazing view--it is also popular among paragliders. The Oregon Hang Gliding School offers beginner classes here on a regular basis. They even will teach kids and have a summer camp for teenagers

Tillamook Cheese Factory/Museum

An hour drive north along 101. For a free and fun indoor activity, check out Oregon’s most famous cheese factory. You'll have a bird's-eye view of cheesemaking and packaging teams in action, churning out 167,000 pounds of Tillamook Cheese each and every day. And of course the tour wouldn't be complete without sampling some of that cheese. 4175 Highway 101 North (503) 815-130

Tillamook Air Museum

A must-see location for history, military and plane buffs of all kinds. Great for all ages! See one of America's finest collections of over 30 magnificently restored warbirds including our P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina and SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Explore the Exhibit Hall with rare wartime and aviation artifacts, all housed in a rare World War II Blimp Hangar, the world’s largest wooden structure!

Tillamook Forest Center

This is further north, en route back to Portland via a scenic route. Yet, this is one our favorite family friendly tourist stops. I’m not exaggerating to say that we’ve been there a dozen times. (Kevin loves the place, kind of like my Dad with fish ladders!) It’s also a great place to take an easy hike along the Wilson River.

Travel Tips En Route to/from Portland

We love driving through the beautiful wine country, even if we don’t get to stop as often as we’d like...with our underage travelers. The top two we love are Sokol Blosser and White Rose Estate. McMinnville also has about eight wine bars in six blocks, and most offer free samples (in case you have a designated dinner).

McMinnville also has a great health food store, Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli, which has ideal picnic supplies. We are HUGE fans of the Red Fox Bakery, which has amazing breads, pastries and amazing sandwiches with yummy macaroons. We also have a punch card for Serendipity Ice Cream.

Emergency Services

Police/fire departments

Please call 911 for police and fire emergencies. The Lincoln City police department non-emergency number is 541-994-3636.

  • 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road
  • From the south (via S Oregon Coast Hwy / US-101)
  • Follow US Hwy 101 North to E. Devils Lake Road.
  • Turn Right at intersection and travel .01 miles.
  • Turn Left on Police Department Road (first roadway past US Post Office.)

Tsunami Evacuation

Luckily the Camp Cabin are a bit higher, but please review the evacuation route map and instructions on the refrigerator. There is a siren warning system, which would blare steady for three minutes. Evacuate on foot, if possible, to avoid traffic jams. Our cabins are on high ground, but to be safe, please evacuate toward the northeast. Bard Avenue is the street where Phase II of Olivia Beach is being built, and this also connects to Hwy 101 from the highest terrain.

Weather information

Weather conditions on the Oregon coast can vary greatly. It is advised to go with a layered approach of comfortable and cozy items to adjust to all conditions. Fall through spring are likely to get the most rain. Summer nights can drop significantly and require long pants and fleeces even on the warmest of days.

Poison control center

Please be cautious with potentially hazardous materials. Sinks have been supplied with child safety locks to help parents create a safer environment for children. Oregon poison control hotline is 1-800-222-1222.

Hospital/Pharmacy/Doctors

Samaritan North Emergency Room 3043 NE 28th St. (541) 994-3661

Bayshore Family Medicine - Lincoln City

  • Lincoln City Phone: 541-614-0482 Toll Free: 877-619-5759
  • 1105 SE Jetty Ave.Suite C, Lincoln City, OR 97367
  • Lincoln City location is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

After Hours Care: Bayshore Family Medicine provides after hours care coverage. If you have questions about your health outside our normal hours you can reach the on-call physician by calling any of the above phone numbers and following the prompts to contact the on call physician. Our providers strive to return messages within one hour of receiving the message. If you haven't heard from a provider by that time please call again. If you are experiencing a medical emergency please immediately dial 911.

We truly hope you’ll come to feel like the Camp Cabins are your own beach retreat. If you want to share a new find that we haven't yet discovered, please drop us an email.

Olivia Beach Camp Cabins

1-503-406-2774or 1-888-632-7796

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