Bed and breakfast located within walking distance of the beach offers complimentary breakfast and spacious guest rooms
Located on the central Oregon coast, Ashley Inn of Lincoln City sits within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean’s windswept beachfront. The retreat’s deluxe guest rooms and suites feature refrigerators, microwaves, spacious sitting areas, and flat-screen HDTVs.
For years, colorful blown-glass floats used to wash up on Lincoln City’s shores after having been used on the other side of the Pacific by Japanese fisherman. Most of the glass balls you’ll see along the 7 miles of beachfront today were left by local artists—if you find one, you can keep it. It’ll be a nice souvenir of Lincoln City’s flourishing arts scene, reflected in the numerous galleries, antique shops, and ceramics studios peppering the town’s streets. After browsing, grab a bite at one of the town’s many fresh seafood restaurants.
Back on the beach, you’ll see lots of local wildlife, including harbor seals and sanderlings. Gray whales migrate through the area from mid-November through mid-May. A few miles north stands Cascade Head, a towering headland that juts into the ocean. Hiking trails crisscross the rugged cliffs; while you’re on the paths, keep an ear out for sea lions.