I just got back from spending several days on the Oregon Coast. We stayed on the beach in Lincoln City and from this location we were able to take in the Oregon Aquarium http://oregonaquarium.com/ in Newport, Yaquina Head Lighthouse and tidepools, and the fantastic coastline of course. The Oregon Coast really is all that it is "cracked up to be" in every respect. I love Lincoln City because of the fabulous coastline and the cheesey little beach shops that line the main street and sell mostly souveniors and taffy. It is always nostalgic for me to return to this part of the Oregon Coast as I spent quite a bit of time at my grandparents house in Lincoln City when I was a child.