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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.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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.

 

 

Oregon Coast Whale Reports for August

Published 08/30/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Whale sightings continued to be spectacular and rather close to shore in August, according to various witnesses along the central Oregon coast.

The Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay also released its sighting numbers for the two-week period of August 9 – 23, but other impressive sightings were recorded as well. Unfortunately, Oregon Coast Beach Connection has not received reports from other towns, such as Cannon Beach, Oceanside, Lincoln City, Manzanita, etc. But you are urged to email us with your whale sightings at our contact page or on the OCBC Facebok page.

Numbers from Whale Watch Center
Date Grays Others  
8/9   4 Humpbacks, looked about 2-3 miles out
8/10 2    
8/11 2    
8/12 0   Foggy, Rough Seas
8/13 0   Same
8/14 0   Same
8/15 0   :-(
8/16 1   1/2 mile Visibility, Yea!
8/17 0   Foggy morning
8/18 1   1 Gray made an appearance for the Pirates
8/19 0   Calm Seas, but no Whales seen in the Bay
8/20 0   Same
8/21 1    
8/22 3   2 of the Whales seen, made slow trips across the bay, Saw them for at least 1 hour each!
8/23 6   Lots of Whale sightings, from 8am to around 3pm! Put on a great show for visitors.

According to the Whale Watch Center, August 9 found no gray whales within sight, but four humpbacks were seen about three miles out.

August 10 and 11 saw two whales on each of those days.

From August 12 through August 15 the center saw no whales because of rough seas and fog. On August 16, there was half-mile visibility and the center spotted one whale.

August 17 found a return of fog and no whale sightings, but on August 18 one gray whale made a show for Depoe Bay's Pirate Fest.

August 19 and 20 saw calm seas and sun but no whales spotted.

On August 21 one whale was seen. But on August 22, two whales were spotted moving slowly through the bay, sometimes for more than an hour.

August 23 brought six whales to the bay. “Lots of whale sightings, from 8 am to around 3 pm,” the Whale Watch Center said. “Put on a great show for visitors.”

Whale sightings were aplenty elsewhere around the Oregon coast, however. Newport resident Terry Morse saw three grays feeding off Nye Beach around 10:30 a.m. on August 24, as close as a half mile away, near the northern jetty of the bay.

“Around 11:45, I saw another one feeding perhaps 100 yards or so off shore,” Morse said. “All were swimming slowly north. The nearest one was in water so shallow you could occasionally see the tip of one fluke come out of the water as it circled above the bottom.”

In Yachats, the Overleaf Lodge has been quite good at logging some exceptional sightings. At least four were spotted on August 13 near the hotel by staff and guests.

The Overleaf reports one gray whale feeding, rolling and spouting near the hotel around 7 a.m. on August 20. Then on August 28, they saw two whales close to shore near the hotel between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

On the South Coast, Tony Van Ommeran, an Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum volunteer Museum Host/Lighthouse Tour Guide, sighted five whales just out past the Umpqua River Bar - surfacing. These were sighted on August 8 over a 10-minute duration. The whales were moving north.

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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

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
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.

 

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