D River Beach - Lincoln City, OR
Posted by: silverquill
N 44° 58.035 W 124° 01.020
10T E 419799 N 4979815
Quick Description: The D River is very accessible along the Oregon Scenic Highway, U.S. 101, in Lincoln City, Oregon. There is paved parking and restrooms. Over seven miles of flat beach are accessible from this location.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2011 8:15:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMCX13
D RIVER BEACH (north)
Lincoln City, Oregon
This has always been a landmark and curiosity on the drive along the scenic Oregon Coast Highway, U.S. 101. The D River is the outlet for Devil's Lake
, flowing under the highway into the Pacific Ocean. Depending on where the entry point and exit points are determined, the length may be 120 feet (the current claimed measurement) or as much as 440 ft., its designated length when it was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records
. The listing for "shortest river" no longer appears in the book.
Regardless of its status, this is a beautiful location with this state day use park on the south side of the River, with access to the beaches which stretch for many miles in both directions. The beach is flat, windy and yields gorgeous sunsets. Park is open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
NOTE that this area is in a tsunami warning area and there is an informational sign explaining the geology of the area and how tsunamis are created along with instructions on what to do in case of a tsunami.
This beach is also host to two of the largest kite festivals in the country, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Lincoln City is a town of about 8,000 which was incorporated in 1965 in a merger of several small coastal communities. It has become an increasingly popular tourist destination with facilities near this river and beach.
The coordinates for this waymark are recorded at the northwest corner of the park nearest the river's destination with the Pacific Ocean.
Give the date and description of your visit, adding any additional information that you may have about the beach. Additional photos of the beach are highly encouraged. We want to hear about your experience!