Gleneden Beach is a small coastal community sandwiched between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay. Destination attractions include the Salishan Golf and Spa, a popular golf resort that has an 18-hole course with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Most of Gleneden Beach’s commercial property is located at the resort, and includes a mall of tastefully selected stores. A gallery, a wine shop, a deli and several gift stores are on site, along with a full-service spa and restaurants.
Gleneden Beach is nestled amongst a string of Pacific Coast state parks, each with its own unique coastal attractions and view of the ocean. Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site offers beach access with occasional up-close views of seals and other wildlife, and a picnic area. D River Recreation Site, just north of Gleneden, is named after one of the shortest rivers in the world. Its reputation is well known, though, as it is also the home of two annual kite festivals. The Central Coast’s windy nature lends perfectly to kiting as well as comfortable summer strolls.
Camping and full-service RV sites are available at both Beverly Beach State Park and South Beach State Park, south of Gleneden. South Beach features kayaking and both state parks are popular summer locations.
Several vacation rentals and a bed and breakfast inn are located in Gleneden Beach. Gleneden Beach is seven miles south of Lincoln City, which features live theater, a cinema and a casino.
To our south is Depoe Bay, nestled among towering cliffs and expansive state parks, is the whale-watching capital of Oregon. Grey whales make their home near this rocky refuge providing up-close wildlife viewing, sometimes on a daily basis. Tour vessels operate out of Depoe Bay and nearby towns, offering ideal opportunities for observing the giant mammals in their own habitat.
Depoe Bay is the world’s smallest fishing harbor. In 2020 they were named the Best Harbor in the Country by US Harbors, a harbor information source.
For years Depoe Bay served as a safe harbor for commercial fishing taking refuge from coastal storms. Today it acts as a home port and stopping point for charter vessels and private launches as well as a point of fascination for thousands of visitors who stand on the bridge and walkways to observe incoming vessels.