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Long, Long Stairway at NW 21st (Oceanlake Access), and NW 26th Access
Lincoln City, Oregon Coast Virtual Tour, Inland 101, Neskowin, Corridor of Mystery

One of the more striking accesses is at the bottom of NW 21st (pictured above), officially known as the Oceanlake Beach Access. There’s not much parking here as it’s squeezed between two businesses. But a long, concrete stairway makes it way down to this beautiful beach. The sheer length of the stairs deters some, so you may find yourself alone around here (although other accesses lurk nearby).

Others close to this include a prominent one called the Grace Hammond Access, found at the bottom of NW 34th. There's a small parking lot, a little viewpoint with a picnic table, restroom facilities and a wheelchair-accessible ramp down to this broad, sandy beach.

At NW 26th lies a particularly beautiful access. A small, nice parking lot is surrounded by an atmospheric wall, coming complete with bike racks. There are some concrete steps down to the beach, which is mostly a sandy spot with a few interesting rock structures scattered around. It is pictured below, at the bottom of yet another really long stairway. Strangely, there are the remnants of an old stairway here, a bit of a mystery.

Lodging Close By
Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging. High panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms. 1301 NW 21st Street, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367. Toll Free 800-662-2101 or 541-994-2101. www.seahorsemotel.com

To Next Stop
Ramp at 15th