From our friends at Explore Lincoln City
Lincoln City is one of Oregon’s top Spring Break destinations with over seven miles of fun at the coast to explore. Watch for majestic gray whales as they travel just off the shore or hunt for treasured glass floats along the sand. The town is alive with magic during the Festival of Illusions and learn to be a beachcombing expert from a local guide.
Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, March 29th the Whale Watching Spoken Here program volunteers will be stationed in different locations along the coast, including a prime whale watching spot on Lincoln City’s very own cliffside property in Lincoln City – The Inn at Spanish Head. Prepared with binoculars and a counter to track each whale tail, backs and spouts they see, experts are ready to tell the tale of one of nature’s greatest migrations. The largest mammal migration on the planet actually – the gray whales. During spring the whales are guiding their calves back to Alaska from their breeding grounds in Mexico. Over 20,000 grey whales make this journey, so you are very likely to spot one if not many of these magnificent creatures.
This spring break, immerse yourself into a world of wonder. From March 24th – April 4th, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will feature a different professional magician or illusionist throughout the 10-day event. Performers delight audiences with tricks, illusions and feats of curiosity. These entertaining performances are family-friendly fun nights full of surprises.
In days gone by, treasure hunters searching Oregon’s coastline would find treasures from the East—blown glass Japanese fishing floats in gleaming shades of green and blue. These floats were used to float fishing nets and ranged in size from two inches to two feet. They were collected, admired, polished and the ultimate find for a dedicated beachcomber. In modern times, these are much rarer finds. Discover Finders Keepers, where local glass artists create a unique contemporary handcrafted glass floats that are hidden by local ‘Float Fairies’ daily, keeping this exciting tradition alive. A year-round treasure hunt that has kept people combing Lincoln City beaches for over 20 years.
While you’re out searching high and low for a prized glass float, don’t forget to take your float blinders off. There are coastal gems to discover on the beaches of Lincoln City. According to local experts, there is belief that the Oregon Coast is the birthplace of the Yellowstone hotspot on the North American continent. A reason why Lincoln City not only has fossils you can collect on our shores, but a huge variety of agate, jasper, petrified wood and other crystals which formed when mineral rich waters moved the building blocks into the formations we find today. Sometimes you pass by things like this without even realizing. That’s why Lincoln City started their Exploriences Program. Local experts are on-hand to lead guided excursions and to discuss a variety of topics, including beachcombing. Lincoln City hosts free Beachcombing Exploriences January through April.
With over 30 years of active stewardship of Oregon, and specific to Lincoln City, Oregon beaches…SOLVE arrives with volunteers from all over the world for beach cleanups along the coast. About 45 cleanup sites to be exact, ranging from the Columbia River Beach on the Washington border to Harris Beach near the California border. Lincoln City is lucky enough to be on that list. SOLVE coordinates a program that brings both locals and guests together. This spring sign up you and your family for a morning stroll on the beach while picking up debris and keeping beaches pristine and picturesque for all to enjoy.