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D River State Recreation Site, Lincoln City

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D River State Recreation Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. It is a sandy beach of the Pacific Ocean within central Lincoln City along the length of the 120ft long D River, one of the world's shortest rivers.The site provides public access to Wecoma Beach, part of Lincoln City's 7.5mi of beach. There is parking and day use facilities, and no fees. The site has access to river and ocean fishing.Two of the world's largest kite flying festivals are held here, one in the spring and one in the fall, as well as a summer kite festival which features several professional kite fliers. It was named by Kitelines Magazine as one of the best places in the world to fly a kite. The area also has two year-round 10km Volkssport walking courses.D River State Recreation Site is considered among the ten best places along the Oregon coast for whale watching. Whale watching guide volunteers are present one week in January and one in March to help visitors see and understand the whale migration.The area of ocean where the D River enters the sea creates consistent year-round surfing conditions suitable for intermediate skills.Like many Oregon coast locations, flocks of seagulls are frequently present in winter. The most common species are western gull, glaucous-winged gull, and California gull. Occasionally Thayer's gull and American herring gull are observed here.
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  • You can pull up and see the ocean. Plenty of parking spaces (even on a busy weekend!) Clean bathrooms. Benches to take in the view. Foot wash, dog water available. Dog poop bags stocked. Plenty of dis...  more »
  • I always have to stop and walk this favorite section...you can rock collect...kite fly...run or leisurely walk...sunsets are a plus on a great day  more »
  • Nice stretch of white sand beach in heart of Lincoln City. The D river flows into ocean and is billed as the worlds shortest river - a stream that carries a trickle of water from nearby Devils Lake. W...  more »
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  • There's plenty to do here. Lots of places to sit on the beach. Lots of things to explore and search for: think glass floats and agates! Fantastic kite flying beach! Well maintained restrooms and clean site with locals and visitors keeping the trash picked up.
  • Easy acces to the beach from the road. The crowd can be heavy at times, but it is a short walk on the beach to enjoy your own space.
  • Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. One of the best spots in Lincoln City, you can walk for miles on the beach both ways and find so many new things.
  • This is where they hold the Lincoln City Kite Festival every year. It's not the prettiest beach but it is wide and has lots of space to roam in both directions and the access to restaurants and bars makes it easy.
  • Love this spot on thw beach, it's usually crowded but you can always find a nice quiet place to relax.