Last summer I decided I wanted to visit somewhere new for my birthday. I decided to visit Lincoln City. I had visited the Lincoln City Outlet Center numerous times and love it, but I decided to stay a couple of nights by the beach.
I have been to Newport, Bandon, Florence, Yachats and several Oregon coast beaches, but last summer I finally visited Lincoln City, Oregon beach. Lincoln City is a neat Oregon cast town. The feel was like a small beach town. The beaches were some of the most beautiful I have seen. This summer I plan to go back to the Lincoln City Beach. I plan to go in July so I can get another beautiful sunny beach day. Even in the rain the beach is beautiful.
I noticed a lot more rocks on this beach and the sand was a bit more fine than the other beaches. I liked it. In some ways it reminded me of a small California beach. However it is much prettier because there is no smog and plenty of green trees surrounding the beach. I think I will bring a bucket next time and see what kind of neat rocks I can collect. The water was so beautiful and blue. Some people may think I photo shopped the images but no. That was just how picture perfect the Lincoln City Beach looks. It is a beautiful place and I will return to enjoy this beautiful Oregon coast beach.
Newport, Oregon is one of the best cities on the Oregon coast. There are many tourist attractions like the lighthouse, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Ripley’s and the Wax Museum. There is also shopping and the Oregon Aquarium just to name a few attractions. I enjoy all of these attractions but I must admit the beach is my favorite place to go. Once a year we camp at the Beverly Beach Campground. This is something I look forward to every summer.
Camping is fun but Beverly Beach is the reason I love camping in Newport, Oregon. There are many camp spots and beaches in and around Newport. However Beverly Beach is one of the best. There is this cool bridge right by the beach. You walk under it when walking from the camp site to the beach. There are neat looking sticks and rocks by the bridge and on the beach. You can build sandcastles or collect sea shells. You can walk along the beach and feel the sand between your toes. I love doing this and enjoying the feel of the clear, refreshing water. There are also walking trails if you want to take a trail. You can also find a trail to the lighthouse a few miles away. Beverly Beach is a place you must see if you travel to Newport, Oregon.
The Heceta Head Beach is one of my favorite Oregon Coast beaches. It is actually part of the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Park. It costs $5 to park and enter but it is worth it to me. I go there so much I think I may get a State Park yearly pass just for this park. I love that the beach is more like a cove. It is actually located at the mouth of Cape Creek. You can picnic here, get in the water, walk on the sand, take beautiful pictures and just relax.
If you’re a little more adventurous and like to explore, like I do, you will want to see the Heceta Head Lighthouse. Of course the lighthouse is on top of a cliff which is an excellent viewpoint of the ocean. I have also seen Sea Lions and a whale from this point. The lighthouse is neat and there are volunteers who will give you a free tour between 11 am and 3pm. I must admit that I take the trail for the exercise and the view at the top.
The Heceta Head Trail is part of a 7 mile walk. The trail to the lighthouse is wheelchair accessible and very enjoyable for me. If you want to take a harder walking trail there are trails that go up into the woods. I am not that athletic so I don’t take those trails. I take the trail to the lighthouse and always stop along the way to take pictures. The nice thing about nature is that even if you have been to a place a million times, you never know when you might catch something new on camera. Sometimes the beach has a different look and feel on a rainy day. Sometimes a bird or squirrel runs across the path and I quickly try to get the picture. Sometimes there are flowers in bloom that I didn’t see before. If you get a chance be sure to visit Heceta Head Lighthouse State Park. This park is located a little bit outside of Florence, Oregon. Even the drive on a sunny day is beautiful.