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Where the Land and Road Ends at Lincoln City, Central Oregon Coast

Published 06/18/2020 at 5:44 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Where the Land and Road Ends at Lincoln City, Central Oregon Coast

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(Lincoln City, Oregon) – There’s a fascinating twist to much of the Oregon coast: often the most interesting aspects of any given town lie at its northernmost and southernmost parts. In Cannon Beach, it’s Silver Point on one end and Crescent Beach at the other – or Ecola State Park, depending on how you think of it. In Seaside, the Cove presents the most intricate sights while at the northern tip the 12th Ave. access has bundles of secrets.

In Lincoln City, the Siletz Bay is the most diverse, but it’s at the north end where the real surprises often lie. It’s literally where the road and the land ends - at Roads End State Recreational Site. Take Logan Road from Highway 101, follow to almost the end and you arrive at the state park.


There’s a varied amount of stuff going on, including one large parking area with various amenities and a turnaround north of this spot that’s part parking lot. Both provide exceptional elevated views, which come in handy when whales come around.

This is the main beach access – but wait, there’s more.


Continue on Logan Road and from there you can continue north through a neighborhood of cabins and expensive homes until you come to the last public beach access. This spot allows for perhaps two cars to park there and is approximately half a mile from the looming cliff. It’s officially called Logan Road Wayside. There’s another more secret access even farther north by a couple blocks.

All this gets you closer to some unusual aspects of the central Oregon coast town, including a curious spot that acts as a second bay in Lincoln City.


The cliff is called Roads End Point and part of a larger structure that’s across the Salmon River from Cascade Head. This possesses the rock structure known as Wizard Rock. At anything but a high tide, this moody, slightly spooky, pointed rock can be seen. But at a low tide, you can go around Wizard Rock and find a rarely touched section of beach, filled with small caves, pristine, glistening sand and inviting, angular rock forms and haystacks to climb and carouse on.


Like the hidden parts of Oceanside to the north, this beach provides quite a Gilligan’s Island experience, and it’s walked on far less by humans than that spot. Plus, there’s something so idyllic and peaceful about this place you can easily convince yourself you’re one of the first to ever have set foot. Hotels in Lincoln City - Where to eat - Lincoln City Maps and Virtual Tours

STAY AT ROADS END

Pelican Shores Inn. Every room has a fabulous view. Newly renovated suites - some w/ oceanfront patios or gas fireplaces - feature free Wi-Fi, DVD players, and kitchens. King studios w/ sliding glass doors to oceanfront patios at lawn level. One-bedroom oceanfront suites include a separate bedroom and kitchen. Other suites w/ two bedrooms, living area, two bathrooms and more. Stunning heated indoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, DVD’s for rent, guest laundry, and barbecues. 2645 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City (a few miles from Depoe Bay, Oregon) 800-705-5505. www.pelicanshores.com

Coho Oceanfront Lodge. Overlooking the Pacific; upscale, luxury hotel w/ some pet friendly. Jacuzzi, sauna, indoor heated pool, in-room massage, wifi, fitness room. Studios w/ balcony, deluxe suites for small families, couples. Suites designed for kids; big suites for larger families up to eight; fireplace suites too. Luxury suites available. Free continental breakfast. 1635 Northwest Harbor Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800 848 7006. www.thecoholodge.com.

Inn at Wecoma. Recent major renovation. Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker; lavish, free hot breakfast. Large grand suite. Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, free wi-fi, 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly. 945 NW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-8981 www.innatwecoma.com




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