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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

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.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

 

Agate Hunting Surprise on Oregon Coast at Cape Kiwanda

Published 07/08/2012

(Pacific City, Oregon) – Tides, winds and sand can do the darnedest of things. Even though it's summer, some prime agate hunting occurred in a few spots around the Oregon coast recently, which normally sees fairly high sand levels that cover up the possibilities of finding those colorful stones.

What a difference a mile makes, too. Earlier this week, at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, one side of the cape featured extremely high sands and thus a few odd sand patterns, but the other side – about a mile away - was quite low, revealing some sizable agate beds exposed.

About a mile north of the main Cape Kiwanda access, where the Pelican Pub Brewery sits and tons of tourists park everyday, there's a small secret road darting off towards the ocean from this forested drive that eventually takes you to Netarts and Oceanside. This is known as McPhillips Beach, though it's still technically part of Cape Kiwanda State Park. The tight one-lane road takes you down to the beach, and you're about a mile from the handsome cape. Here, sand sand levels were abnormally low for summer, with a host of gravel beds exposed, which are the telltale signs of agate hunting paradise.

Laura Joki, owner of Lincoln City agate shop Rock Your World, said that this week saw some interesting and unusual wind patterns which allowed this to happen.

“We had an unusual wind pattern the other day from the north which scoured a few beaches and dumped sand on others,” Joki said. “I imagine this is the cause of the gravel exposure. Gravel areas like this are real treats to the summer rockhound. I'm not sure I would say unusual so much as one of the sparse areas where you can find them this year.”

The effect was dramatic in both parts of Kiwanda. On the northern side, a combination of low tides and low sand levels granted almost unprecedented access to the black basalt columns found near the beach access. A host of fun and funky tide pools came to life here.

On the southern side, the most populated area, massive sand bars created big pools and mini-creeks with intricate patterns along this high-profile beach. Often there is a bit more of a slant to the tide line, sometimes dramatically so, but that was not evident here. The slope upon which the tide rolls in is quite gradual here now.

Other parts of the Oregon coast are showing extremely high sand levels, like around the 35th Street access in Lincoln City, which in turn exaggerates the tidal slope. But a few miles up the road, in the Road's End area, some minor gravel beds are exposed, while just a 100 feet away, other areas are fatter and thicker with sands and sand bars.

These agate conditions can change dramatically and quickly. It's possible they are already gone within a few hours of being spotted.

 

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Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

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.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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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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