Lincoln City’s 7 1/2-mile-long beach is the town’s main attraction. This is not a beach for swimming, but for walking, beachcombing, and, because of the steady winds, the best kite flying on the Oregon coast. Among the better beach-access points are the D River State Wayside, on the south side of the D River (the shortest river in Oregon), and the Road’s End State Wayside, at the north end of Lincoln City. Road’s End is also a good place to explore tide pools. You’ll find more tide pools on the beach at NW 15th Street. You’ll want to bring a hoodie and be prepared for blowing sand; on really windy days it can feel like you’re being sandblasted.