Roads End State Recreation Site
Off US 101, 1 mi. N of Lincoln City
Lincoln City, OR 97367
State Park: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
A fine place for a romantic stroll with tidepools, islands, and the headland with its hidden cove. Sailboarders come from everywhere! When Lincoln City’s beaches are crowded or windy, this sheltered spot just north of town is surprisingly quiet. A short path descends to the beach at the pebbly mouth of a lazy little creek. The north beach is topped by a jumble of quaint old cottages until the beach narrows to the massive Cascade Head. Fragments of lava form ragged islands where comic, long-necked cormorants dry their black wings atop guano-stained roosts. At low tide it’s possible to clamber around the headland’s tip to a secret cove and beach. Don’t linger too long or you’ll have to wait hours until the next low tide to get out!