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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.

Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches



Astronomy Lessons the Oregon Coast Teaches You

Published 10/20/2011

(Oregon Coast) – It doesn't happen all the time, by any means. But when the skies clear up at night on the Oregon coast, it's a lot clearer than the skies inland, even with the mists of the ocean floating around. The end results are some startling sights to be spotted in the skies, as the pristine conditions allow some insane interstellar viewing.

It's amazing the kind of astronomy lessons these places can impart, aside from the pure awe of this kind of beauty that practically smacks you in the head if you only look upwards at night.

A favorite for these moments is above Manzanita, at the Neahkahnie overlooks, where by day the ocean vistas are constantly startling. At night, however, it's a lot easier to spot galactic phenomena, and shooting stars are practically commonplace at times.

In early May of 2011, this shot was taken from the north coast landmark, showing the usual (yet always stunning) movement of the stars that happens when you use long exposures to capture low light scenes like this.

Puzzling, however, is the orange-tinted, slightly brighter star near the top. Jim Todd, planetarium manager at OMSI in Portland, answered the questions about this.

“The bright orange object is actually the star Arcturus of Bootes, now visible above the southern horizon,” Todd said back in May.

Just up the road, at Cannon Beach, one summer night at Ecola State Park yielded this arresting vista of the universe. The Milky Way is fairly clearly visible hovering over the tiny north Oregon coast town.

Also in the Cannon Beach area, another summer night produced this surreal image at the southern end of town, just south of the Tolovana area. If you take enough night photos of the coast, you start to notice minute sources of light can paint the clouds from below with surprising influence, like this distant fishing boat.

A break in these clouds allows the star streaks to come through in an awe-inspiring twist to this photographic expedition.

Other things you learn at night on the beaches are the ways certain light sources change what you see, along with various gasses. It turns out, according to OMSI's Todd, the camera can see a variety of colors and gasses the human eye can not see. Like above, at Newport, where fog has infiltrated the Yaquina Bay, and various kinds of lights bounce and bend in the air, changing colors. Various gasses in the air also can alter the shadings.

This is a bit more visible when looking at star photos in the sky: you'll notice some stars are different colors than others. These are atmospheric gasses being picked up by the camera and changing the shades in ways your eye can't see.

Sometimes weather phenomena can make for some really unexpected effects. Here, at Wheeler, on the Nehalem Bay, meteorology combines with astronomy to create something really new. From a distance, you can see a low-lying fog hovering over Wheeler, which makes for its own visual stunners, causing light to bounce around in there in captivating ways. But from here you can also see the night sky above it all – a sea of stars above this town near the ocean.

At Astoria, clouds and the creations of Man make for enthralling effects as well, even the kind that fool you just a tad. There's an odd green haze in the air in the middle of the photo – which starts to look like the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. But alas, it is not. This again is an example how the lights of even a mere ship can alter the landscape. It is a massive ship, to be sure, but its greenish lights are what is painting the haze and clouds in the skies above it, making it look like the famed electromagnetic display.

Since the subject here is more or less astronomy, there's a hefty helping an extraterrestrial experience to be had while bouncing around the beaches at night. If you want the feel of visiting another planet, check out the beach after dark. Like here, at Newport's Nye Beach, a variety of light sources and the misty look of the blurred ocean (from the long exposure) makes this Oregon coast landmark look much more like another planet than our own Earth. It's surreal, startling and gorgeous at the same time.

Other awesome spots for interstellar viewing on the coast are Cape Foulweather or Rodea Point near Depoe Bay, much of the Yachats area, or any dark beach and / or vantage point with little light interference.


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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.

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 sea.

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.


Free Fishing Day, Birding Event on Central Oregon Coast
Free Family Fishing Day in Lincoln City, April 28; Cascade Head Bird Walk on May 12. Lincoln City events
Oregon Coast Video: Chaotic and Calm at Hug Point, near Cannon Beach
Hug Point changes shape and look so distinctly and so much more obviously
An Array of Sudden, Wild Beach Finds on N. Oregon Coast: the 'Ocean Burp'
A massive debris field of wild, weird and fun stuff from the deep called an ocean burp. Sciences
Oregon Coast Whale License Plate Appears to be a Go
The initiative reached its goal of selling 3,000 vouchers for the plate. Sciences
Meteor Showers Look Good for Oregon Coast, Portland, Valley
The meteor showers peak on April 22 but they're still around until April 25. Sciences
Oregon Coast Safety: Helpful Tricks to Spotting Sneaker Waves
Strangely, there is a little trick to spotting them. Weather
Oregon Coast Scenery That Makes a Scene: Manzanita's Overlooks; Video
They're called the Neahkahnie Overlooks and it's a non-stop supply of oceanic eye candy. Travel tips
N. Oregon Coast Concerts Include America's Got Talent Singer
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum pull together two gigs of an interesting nature

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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.

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