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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

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

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

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

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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.

 

 

The Eyes of the Oregon Coast: Watching Beach Changes

Published 04/15/2011

(Oregon Coast) – If there is one constant on this ever-changing shoreline, it's that things will be different from day to day. Sands shift around, objects wash up, and waves – especially in winter and early spring – will erode something on every stretch of beach. Your favorite chunk of sand or rocky area may look different from one day to the next, but certainly in a season (above: new waterfalls have been seen along this secretive road, near Depoe Bay).

This is where the organization CoastWatch comes in – a group of volunteers who wander Oregon’s beaches in a kind of patrol: looking for changes, problems or just anything of interest. Members “adopt” a coastal mile, and are charged with keeping an eye on that area periodically throughout the year, and reporting in.

This results in a fascinating read at their website, http://oregonshores.org/coastwatch.php5, where reports are posted and the intricate and dynamic world of the Oregon coast comes alive.

Newport

As expected, spring and late winter has brought numerous changes to a variety of areas. In the last four weeks or so, a variety of interesting reports were filed, noting things you may find useful for your next trip to the Oregon coast.

In Florence, at the end of Siuslaw South Jetty Road, CoastWatchers reported a visible retreat of the bluff, where waves had heavily eroded parts of the cliff.

CoastWatchers were keeping a close eye on beaches just after the tsunami surge of March 11. While debris from Japan is not expected for at least a year, it seems likely that objects from the major damage at Brookings may have washed up around here – or that the surge itself pushed a few more bits than usual from the ocean onto the shore.

Florence area

In late March, a CoastWatcher checking out the Newport area found interior panels from a boat, including plywood obviously meant for a marine-faring vessel.

“The pieces range in size from 0.5 to 1.0 square meters,” the CoastWatcher said. “One panel has a cutout for an interior electrical outlet (apparently shore power) and is clearly labeled AC 115V. These pieces have virtually no marine growth so they have not been long in the ocean.”

Just south of Newport, between there and Ona Beach, sits Lost Creek Wayside. CoastWatch’s most recent reports from there indicate some landslides and boulders coming off the cliffs, with major cracks showing up in the bluffs and some new tree roots being revealed. In fact, some ten slides were noted.

At the north jetty of the Yaquina Bay, just below the lighthouse, erosion has been taking place again on the sand bank.

Roosevelt Beach

Near Depoe Bay, along Otter Crest Road and the wayside, changes include some waterfalls not seen previously. Part of this may just be the heavy rain season, or it could be a change how water drains off the higher elevations of Cape Foulweather.

Down between Yachats and Florence, there are numerous hidden beaches, like that around Rock Creek Campground, just south of Cape Perpetua. At the north end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek and the rocky knoll, some erosion is occurring, according to CoastWatch.

On March 26, one CoastWatcher participated in the beach clean-up at Bayocean Spit, just west of Tillamook. They noted numerous details, such as a dead bird and a deceased sea lion, as well as sundry interesting stuff that had washed up such as casings from marine creatures and two rubber tires.

Bayocean

They filled 12 bags with bundles of garbage, mostly stuff that appears to have washed up from the sea – such as plastic bottles, flip flops, buoys, crab pots, fishing line, beer cans and such. Among the oddities: a tube of toothpaste and six toothbrushes nearby. They found an iPhone as well, and passed that on to local authorities, who did find the owners.

At Roads End Beach at the north end of Lincoln City, one CoastWatcher hit the area around spring break, finding people doing unwise things such as climbing the bluffs that are prone to slides and goofing off a little too far into the tideline. Some fairly large rockslides were found along these bluffs – which is definitely not unusual for this place. But it’s further proof that people shouldn’t be scaling these walls.

Short Sand Beach, between Manzanit and Cannon Beach

At Neskowin, there has been more machinery activity like placing rip rap to help protect the shoreline. Some of the dunes closer to the tide had been eroded a little during the winter.

Up on the north coast, at Short Sands beach, the popular surfing spot just below Oswald State Park, it’s reported a young harbor seal was found at the southern end, about 40 – 45 pounds.

In late March, sand levels were still lowering at places like Hug Point, near Cannon Beach, leaving some of the rocks a mushroom shape. CoastWatchers at the time noticed a lot of coarse sand and small rocks landing up on the beach.

 

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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.

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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