Lincoln City Tide Pool Tours

Lincoln City values the recreational opportunities available to visiting families to the Lincoln City area from Cascade Head in the North to the Siletz Bay in the south. Each fall thousands of salmon return to the four coastal rivers drawing nearly as many fishermen. In recent years the wild native Coho runs to the Devil's Lake watershed have rebounded to match historical numbers. The crabbing and clam digging in Siletz Bay and the Salmon River Estuary attract thousands of shellfish enthusiasts each year. Participation in the tide pool tours attract the interest of both young and old alike to view the marine organisms in the usually crystal clear tide pools.

Marine organisms fluorescing in a tide pool on a bright sunny day.  

So if you have a few days to spend visit Lincoln City and participate in many events sponsored by city. Learn to dig clams, take crabs or enjoy a Tide Pool Tour. An unsolicited opinion by Bill Lackner

Click HERE to view the facts on the Free Tide Pool Tours.

Click HERE to view the facts on the Free Clam Digging and Crabbing Classes; then click on learn about Clam Digging and Crabbing.

Click HERE to view the Lincoln City website for things to do when visiting the Lincoln City area.

Click HERE to view the E-Edition of the free weekly newspaper the Oregon Coast Today for news of events along the Central Oregon Coast.

The Tide Pool Tours on Lincoln City Beaches are fun for all family members. Instill a since of awareness of the Marine Environment in your children by attending one of more of the tide pool tours on Lincoln City beaches. The tours are presented throughout spring and summer months. Lincoln City is conveniently located to Portland and Salem area families.

Click on Tide Pool Clinics to view the video of the tide pool clinic.

Find colorful creatures along the rocky shores during Lincoln City’s Tide Pool Clinics. Explore our beach and learn about the colorful creatures that inhabit rocky intertidal pools from local experts. The clinics are free and open to the public.
2017 Tide Pool Clinics

OVERVIEW: Each tide pool clinic begins with a lecture from local experts Fawn Custer, of CoastWatch, and Athena Crichton, of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Each clinic takes place on the beach at the 15th ST access. To get there, from Highway 101 turn west onto 15th street (at the Jasmine Thai Restaurant) and continue west towards the ocean. There is ample street parking as well as a public parking lot nearby. Parking is also available at the Sea Gull Beachfront Motel near the beach access.

Following the lecture, Custer and Crichton will take you on a tour of the tide pools and help identify local marine life. Creatures that you may encounter at the tide pools include starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins, and mussels. Clinics last for approximately 2 hours. Questions and feedback are encouraged by all participants.

What to Bring:

Tide pool excursions on the Oregon Coast can get wet and slippery. That is why you should plan to bring the following to each clinic:
• rubber boots
• rain jacket
• gloves
• sunscreen

Beach Safety

Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable on the Oregon Coast. Please practice caution during the tide pool clinics. That includes always facing the ocean, being wary of beach logs and debris, and keeping small children and animals near you at all times. Although participants are allowed to park on the beach for the clinics, it is strongly advised that visitors park on the street.

Join us on the follow Tide Pool Clinic dates:
•Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 9:00am
•Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 1:00pm
•Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 8:00am
•Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:00am
•Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 3:00pm
•Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00am
•Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:00pm
•Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 2:00pm
•Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 1:00pm
•Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 1:00pm--