180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Health Advisories for Five Beaches on Oregon
|Nye Beach is one of those with the health advisory for
the ocean water and streams. It has continuous problems with this.
(Oregon Coast) - State officials say five beaches on the
coast have higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in the nearby waters,
meaning you should stay out of the water for a day or two. Walking and
playing on the beaches is just fine, however.
Public health advisories have been issued for Cannon Beach
on the north Oregon coast, and the central coast beach accesses of D River
State Park, Otter Rock State Park Beach, Agate Beach Wayside State Park
Beach, and Newport's Nye Beach. The advisories were issued Wednesday and
are in effect until officially lifted, but this is usually within 48 hours.
Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters
can come from both shore and inland sources such as storm water runoff,
sewer overflows, failing septic systems and even animal waste from livestock,
pets and wildlife.
Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal
bacteria, which can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory
infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be
avoided until the advisories are lifted, especially for children and the
elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.
these advisories are in effect at Cannon Beach, D River State Park Beach,
Otter Rock State Park Beach, Agate Beach Wayside State Park, and Nye Beach,
visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks or in discolored water,
and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is
no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean
within 48 hours after a rainstorm.
|Otter Rock also contains the Devil's Punchbowl.
State officials advise that the status of water contact
advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information
on advisories, please visit this
website or call 877-290-6767.
Although state officials discourage water contact, they
continue to encourage other recreational activities on these beaches because
they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches
are not affected by this advisory.
Since 2003 state officials have used a federal Environmental
Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely
reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon
state agencies participating in this program are DHS, DEQ and Oregon Parks
and Recreation Department. More detailed test results are available at
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
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at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
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Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping
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