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)
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)
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
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
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)
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.
- Gomberg Kite Productions International Tanger Outlet Center , 541-996-3083
- Northwest Winds130 SE Hwy 101, 541-994-1004
- Windriven 1529 NW Hwy 101, 541-996-5483
- Once In A Blue Moon Gallery 913 SW 51st, 541-996-3133
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Alder House - 611 S Immonen Rd, Lincoln City, just south of town
- Glass Confusion - 1610 NE Highway 101 Lincoln City.
- Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio - 4821 SW Hwy 101
- Volta Glass Gallery - Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10-6
- Pacific Artist Alliance - Artists Co-Op Gallery right next to the Seasonal Sunday Market- 620 NE Hwy 101 Lincoln City
- Freed Gallery - 6119 SW HWY 101, Lincoln City, OR
- Ryan Gallery - 4270 NE 101, Lincoln City, OR
- Once in a Blue Moon - 913 SW 51st St, Lincoln City, OR
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
- Bijou Theater - Great little cinema - 1624 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 541-994-8255
- Lincoln City 6 Cinema - ½ mile south on Hwy 101- 3755 SE High School Dr, Lincoln City, OR
- Theatre West- Non-profit local theater company - 3536 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 541-994-5663
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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.)
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 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.
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.