Olivia Beach is a charming seaside community located in Lincoln City, Oregon.
This coastal gem is an ideal stay for families and groups of friends, as there is something for everyone. From stunning ocean views, exceptional on-property amenities, easy access to Nelscott Beach, and location, location, location!
Ready to plan a getaway for your family, or a long overdue get-together with friends? Meredith Lodging has you covered with an amazing collection of Olivia Beach vacation rentals to choose from.
Here are a few of our “favorite things to do” when staying in Olivia Beach.
Family Friendly Activities When Staying in Olivia Beach
Don’t forget about all the amenities right outside your front door! Guests of Olivia Beach have access to the on-property playground, community firepit, sand volleyball court, community park, fitness center and seasonal pool with ocean views.
Go to the beach! Lincoln City offers 7 miles of sandy beaches, and some of the best tide pools along the Oregon coast are conveniently located at Nelscott Beach. Low tide at Nelscott Beach uncovers a whole new world where you can see mussels, sea anemones, and starfish!
Is there a tiny paleontologist in your family? If so, stop by Prehistoric for an educational and entertaining experience where you can break a geode, pick out a new rock or gem for your collection, peruse their extensive fossil collection and pan for gold!
Plan a park-perfect family outing. Head to Regatta Grounds Park. The park provides walking trails, a play structure, a picnic area, fishing docks, a protected swimming area, a boat ramp, and a scenic view of Devils Lake.
Looking to hit the trails? Drift Creek Falls Trailhead is an easy, good for all ages, three-mile loop. What makes this hike so memorable is the suspension bridge and the 75-foot water fall at the end. This 240-foot-long bridge sits 100 feet above Drift Creek, providing a spectacular birds-eye view of the rushing water below. Leashed dogs are allowed.
Visit a world-class aquarium. A trip to Lincoln City is not complete without a stop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. This coastal icon highlights educational and entertaining exhibits focusing on marine mammals, invertebrates, fishes, seabirds, and plants primarily native to the Oregon Coast.
Best Places to Eat and Drink When Staying at Olivia Beach
Fuel-up on caffeine. Start your day with your choice of espresso, a specialty coffee like a vanilla foam cold brew or a seasonal treat, Steven Smith Teamaker teas, or a smoothie at The Human Bean. This drive-through coffee kiosk prepares your caffeine fix with pride and a smile!
Have the breakfast of vacation champions. Locals and visitors alike head to Nelscott Café for breakfast. This cozy café serves delicious breakfast favorites and daily specials like crab cake benedict and freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Pets are welcome on the outdoor patio.
Comfort food by the sea. Head to Otis Café in Taft for some of the best home cooking on the Oregon Coast. Proudly serving comfort foods like biscuits and gravy, buttermilk or sourdough pancakes, cinnamon roll French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers, this family owned and run café will be your new go to spot. And for all you sleepy heads … breakfast is served all day!
Enjoy local, fresh Mexican food. La Roca is a Lincoln City favorite, serving classic Mexican comfort foods like fajitas, smothered burritos, and enchiladas in a relaxed and family-friendly setting.
Dine at a classic. Dory Cove serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From breakfast classics to award winning clam chowder, prime rib to daily seafood specials, and a kids and senior menu, Dory Cove offers something for everyone!
Make a favorite seafood stop. Stop by Mo’s in Lincoln City for a bowl of piping hot clam chowder and some magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Siletz Bay. Mo’s has been proudly serving Oregonians and visitors for generations, and now has several locations throughout the coast.
Craving something sweet? Stop by The Chocolate Frog for some handmade truffles, chocolate peanut butter cups, or chocolate covered sea foam. They also carry old fashioned confections and high-end European chocolate.
Outdoor Recreation Ideas When Staying at Olivia Beach
Fogarty Creek Loop Trail is an easy, 0.7-mile loop that winds you through Sitka spruce, shore pine and alder forest, as you make your way from the creek to the ocean. This beautiful forested park area is known as one of the best birdwatching and tide pooling spots on the Oregon Coast. Leashed pups allowed.
Another trail offering scenic views of cliffs and crashing waves is Fishing Rock Trail. This moderate, 0.5-mile out and back trail is great for sea bird and seal watching. Leashed pups allowed.
Explore Taft Beach and Bay where you can watch seals, dig for clams, catch crab from the shore, look for agates, play amongst the driftwood, and enjoy some of the best sunsets in Lincoln City. Grab an ice cream at Eleanor’s Undertow and enjoy a long stroll on the beach.
Siletz Bay is the ideal spot for clamming and crabbing. The friendly team at Explore Lincoln City will provide you with all the information you will need about licenses, essential gear, safety & tides. End your day on the Bay with a beach bonfire as you sit back, relax, and take in one of the famous Siletz Bay sunsets.
Ready to plan your next coastal trip to Olivia Beach?
Meredith Lodging has you covered with an amazing collection of Olivia Beach vacation rentals to choose from. You can view our complete collection online or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. One stay in this charming village will have you planning your next return!
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