Road Trip to Roads End, Oregon
Road Trip to Roads End, Oregon
Road Trip to Roads End, Oregon
22 Jul 2020
Roads End – Where to Stay and Things to See, Eat and Discover
Tucked in on the northernmost part of Lincoln City and featuring one of the most stunning headland views on the West Coast, Roads End feels like a beautiful, best-kept Oregon Coast secret. Stunning sunsets, impressive surf, an expansive coastline dotted with Oceanfront and Oceanview homes of all sizes, it is easy to see why Roads End is a favorite destination. Meredith Lodging has an extensive collection of Roads End vacation rentals, making it easy to plan an unforgettable vacation.
Stops to Make Along the Way to Roads End
An Oregon wine-making institution, Argyle became known for its delicious take on sparkling wine and now makes wine of many varietals. With their recent, significant expansion including extensive outdoor tasting space. Argyle makes for a sparkly stop on your way to the coast. Raise a glass to vacation!
Evergreen Aviation Museum
This is a stop the kiddos – and anyone else you know who loves aircraft – will really love. Most-loved exhibits include the Hughes H-4 Hercules(popularly known as the Spruce Goose) and more than fifty military and civilian aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and spacecraft. The museum complex includes four main buildings: the original aviation exhibit hall, an IMAX theater, a second exhibit hall focused on space technology, and a water park (currently closed). You will spot those bigger-than-life aircraft easily from your route to the coast, along highway 18.
Main Street, McMinnville
Mainstreet McMinnville has been recognized as one of America’s Best Main Streets for a reason! The perfect mix of then and now, with cafes, gift shops, clothing stores, art galleries, and a couple charming hotels lining the street side. There is also a great food scene in “mac” as locals call it, offering every type of restaurant from fine dining to food carts to taverns. Park your car, stretch your legs and give this beautiful downtown a bit of a wander.
Once you arrive in Roads End, it is important to find the perfect place to stay, Meredith Lodging has the largest collection of Roads End homes in Oregon. From vintage oceanfront cottages to expansive Oceanfront homes, to Oceanview homes of all sizes, to the quaint village of Belhaven – and enclave of exclusive, craftsman style homes featuring ocean views and community amenities…no matter your budget or group size, we have the home for you!
Open the door to this 2 bedroom /1-bathroom home and the wall of ocean views windows will take your breath away! This luxurious, well-appointed Oceanfront A-frame will have you feeling like you have arrived on a vacation out of a magazine. You will love the coastal decor, well-equipped kitchen, oceanfront hot tub (and yard for the pups) and cozy beds with Luxury linens. Our favorite amenity…those endless Roads End views!
Looking for Coastal vistas with a dose of mid-century cool? Welcome home to Salal Bluff. This 2 bedroom / 1-bathroom home sits high above Roads End beach with private beach access, so the shore line is just a few steps away. The perfect mix of classic beach cottage and clean lines, and with plenty of room to gather indoors and out and drink in those views.
You will feel like you have arrived to vacation Heaven when you check in to Haven Found! This home lives large yet feels cozy and is the stuff of Coast Living magazine dreams! Offering 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeping up to 10 guests, your vacation crew will love the inspired decor, chef’s kitchen, large flat screen TV, and great gathering spaces – an no one will forget a vacation spent looking out at those oceanfront views!
It is easy to see why this 3 bedroom / 3.5-bathroom, light and bright designer home has been featured in Oregon Home magazine twice! Offering an ideal floorplan with reverse living to take advantage of ocean views, you will love your stay at Mill House! The bedrooms and bedroom suites are found downstairs so that the expansive great room and chef’s kitchen (along with cozy den for movies and tucking in to a good book) can take in all those beautiful ocean views. You will love dining outdoors to the sounds of the sea – and after a day of fun retreating to the comfortable beds and luxury linens, all in the charming seaside community of Belhaven.
Just up the road from Mill House in Belhaven, sits beautiful Coco Beach. Situated on a hill to take advantage of grand ocean vistas this house does not disappoint! Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, classic old-world elegance meets modern luxury in this graceful home. With charming architectural detail, a stunning chef’s kitchen, well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, privacy, expansive ocean views and wonderful gathering spaces, it is an ideal place for your next get-together with family and friends. Outside you will find ocean view balconies and a large porch-style gathering space, next to the community playground in Belhaven.
Breakwater Beach House
When you arrive to Breakwater Beach House you will be struck by its modern and happy architecture that takes full advantage of it is Oceanview perch above Roads End. Step inside this 4 bedroom / 3.5-bathroom beauty and you will feel like you have stepped into a modern travel magazine – floor to ceiling windows, modern furniture and finishes abound. The well-appointed bedrooms occupy the lower floors so that the rest of the house can take advantage of those ocean views, especially the top floor great room, offering a large sectional for gathering, a wet bar for refreshments, cozy fireplace, large flat screen TV and a wall of windows with expansive southern beach views. Easy beach access is across the street – and return home to your chef’s kitchen and enjoy memorable meals on one of this home’s three ocean view decks.
Moonstruck Beach House
Just across the street from Breakwater Beach House, you will find Moonstruck Beach House – a California cool, mid-century, oceanfront beach house filled with that Pacific Ocean light. This recently remodeled 4 bedroom / 3-bathroom home sleeps up to 13 guests and offers plenty of spaces for gathering as a group as well as retreating to the tranquility of the beautiful bedrooms – especially that oceanfront master suite! With a deck large enough to gather for dinner and sunset views and a private oceanfront hot tub, you will enjoy this Roads End Oasis. Modern decor, easy beach access, a bunkroom and game room – this home has it all!
Things to Do in Roads End
The Knoll/God’s Thumb Hike
You will never forget the views and vistas from this beautiful Roads End excursion. Be sure to check the weather and hiking conditions before you head out on this popular out and back trail. The best conditions are from March until September (you may even be treated to wildflower blooms!) and your pups can join you but must be kept on leash. Locals promise you the view from the top is worth the trip!
SUP on Devil’s Lake
Just a few minutes down the road from Roads End beach sits another treasure of Lincoln City – beautiful Devil’s Lake. This calm and tranquil lake is home to lots of water activities – boating, water-skiing, jet skis, canoes and kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards/SUPs. Safari Town Surf shop nearby offers great SUP rental packages and lessons on Devil’s Lake. Give this beloved and peaceful pastime a try when you visit Roads End.
Lincoln City Glass Center
Think it might be fun to make your own glass art? Lincoln City is a mecca for glass artists from all over the West Coast and anyone can try it via the extremely popular program available at Lincoln City Glass Center. You will be paired with a local glass blowing artist and expert and get to choose what you will make and the color palette. As your instructor safely guides you through the process, you will marvel at how you can go from novice to artist in one session! Make your own glass float or other work of art – and activity the whole family will love!
Best Places to Eat Roads End/Lincoln City
Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market
A beloved Lincoln City Institution since 1949, Barnacle Bill’s is the place to go on the central coast for fresh seafood. This family-owned and friendly roadside annex is most famous for their delicious Oregon Dungeness crab, local salmon, and cult-favorite tuna…but we really love it all! A must-stop that will have the absolute best of what is in season on offer. Remember to bring cash (they do not take cards) and prepare to make one of the most delicious meals of your life after a stop at Barnacle Bill’s.
Another local favorite stop is Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, Blackfish serves delicious local food farm and ocean to table – featuring fresh seafood, local produce, seasonal vegetables, meats, salads, and a choice of Northwest beach favorites. Delicious, straightforward food, a solid wine list, friendly service – and we cannot get enough of that local salmon Caesar salad!
Famous for their sunset dining, happy hour, and the fact that every table has an ocean view, Kyllo’s is also known for delicious food and drink – especially fresh seafood and salads, burgers and steaks and those hand-crafted cocktails (basil martini for the win!). We love the salmon kale Caesar salad, fresh crab, and shrimp cocktail…and we have soft spot for that famous burger too. Great food, friendly service, and incredible views, Kyllo’s is a crowd pleaser! Call ahead to confirm availability.
My Petite Sweet
Their tag line is “Where Sugar Rules the Day!” and it certainly does. From cakes to cookies to pastries and cupcakes- you will find many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth at this beloved local bakery. There are also some savory options on offer, but we never get past the legendary cupcakes!
There is no limit to the fun you can have in Roads End – a trip to this beloved beach offers something for everyone, all against that beautiful headlands backdrop with the convenience of Lincoln City just down the road. View Meredith Lodging’s complete Roads End collection here: https://www.meredithlodging.com/roads-end. We hope to see you soon!