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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.


Editorial: Beach Safety Standards Different Around Oregon Coast

Published 02/11/2011

By Andre Hagestedt

(Oregon Coast) – Every time a major death incident happens along the Oregon coast, a tsunami of media outlets cover not just the tragedy itself but also reminders of beach safety. This works great, as the awfulness of the incident is fresh in people's minds and helps cement the warnings into their brains.

The problem with the recent incident in Yachats – where two Eugene teens lost their lives to a large wave – is the usual standards of beach safety don’t really apply in rocky ledge areas like Yachats. It is, in a sense, a place of "special needs" among coastal beaches and recreation areas.

This sequence shows a group running from a huge wave at Devil's Churn, just south of Yachats

It’s also a place where the dangers are a little more obvious – and they require only a bit of common sense. This incident, along with a similar incident last fall involving two Portlanders who died while on a jetty at Newport, illustrate not just the obvious dangers of such areas, but also show some beachgoers are not paying attention to the really obvious.

Part of the enormous tragedy of both the deaths of the Eugene teens and the Portland couple last year is that it was very easy to prevent. This may come across as unusually harsh to those grieving over the four, but these people should not have been on those spots in the first place – especially given the tidal conditions at that time. These are clearly dangerous, ledge-like areas just a few feet above a raging surf.

You simply don’t go out there.

Another part of the problem here is the media’s portrayal of beach safety in the area. Outlets all over Oregon gave the number one safety tip as “never turn your back on the tide.” This is perfect for most beaches on our coastline, but it does not apply to Yachats, as well as spots like Depoe Bay, the Devil’s Churn just south of Yachats and some parts of Pacific City’s Cape Kiwanda and Indian Beach by Cannon Beach.

Dramatic but deadly: you need only take a quick glance at Yachats beaches doing things like this and know it's a bad idea to go out there.

At Yachats, especially at Smelt Sands – where the Eugene kids were – you stay on the trail, or at least far back from those waves, if you’re going to tread on the black basalt. The big issue here is keeping your eye on these waves won’t do you any good. They’re all potentially huge sneaker waves here.

You absolutely can NOT see if a bigger wave is coming on these ledges.

As Robert Smith, from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department put it: “Assume nothing is ‘high enough’ and avoid exposed rocks, jetties and headlands especially during strong wave action (like during and after storms).”

Waves at Yachats and Devil’s Churn come in high and powerful, and then smack against a hard, rocky area, which can amplify their energy when they splash upwards. It’s not like a flat, sandy beach, where a gentle rise allows you to keep an eye on how far these waves are heading up the beach.

But then – and I’m going to harp on this uncomfortable fact again – this is plainly obvious at this area of Yachats. I saw the news footage of the rescue effort and could see an exceptionally unruly tide. Rocky ledges abound here, but also chunks of rock jut out into the ocean periodically, and anything within 20 feet of that ledge is a possible danger zone under those tidal conditions. Going anywhere within 20 feet of the edge is asking for serious trouble. Waves can and will smack you, at the very least soaking you, but possibly knocking you over, if not sweeping you away into the ocean entirely.

Again, that is obvious, if you're there and can see the place firsthand.

The same goes for those jetties, like at Newport, Warrenton or Nehalem Bay. State Parks urges you to not even go on them. It’s not hard to see how bad an idea these jetties are when you see large waves crashing up against them. One of those probably has your name on it if you head out there.

The danger of logs hitting you is also huge on these ledges

There is also the danger of debris getting tossed onto you, especially during heavy surf conditions at places like the Devil’s Churn. At this spot, I see a lot of foolhardy behavior, and I’m really surprised more tragedies don’t happen there. You don’t go near that giant crevice if you see waves splash over the side at all – ANYWHERE on that structure.

Depoe Bay has a rocky shelf area just below the seawall, and there are signs posted to stay out. Is it perhaps time for Yachats and Oregon officials to examine if the rocky parts of Yachats should have restricted access? I believe it’s certainly time for stricter controls on the jetties.

Unfortunately, like cell phone laws, the government sometimes has to step in and save people from themselves. Also unfortunately, the best you can do much of the time is post signs to tell people to stay off. You can’t easily police these spots. Certainly, a fence near the rocky ledges of Yachats would not only be expensive to create and maintain (as they’d occasionally be ripped apart by the ocean), but they’d be ugly and ruin the view.

Jetties are seriously a bad idea for wandering around on.

So for now, until better methods for keeping people away are found, education is the only option. But even that makes me want to roll my eyeballs in Yachats’ case, as these oceanic terrors are so much fun to watch – from afar – but their inherent dangers are very, very obvious.

A few rules of thumb for such special beaches:

- Always stay at least ten feet back from the edges, and do not go out on the areas jutting into the sea. 20 feet back is a better rule of thumb during even slightly unruly wave action. Anything more than slightly unruly waves – do not go onto these rocky areas at all and stay far above them.

- If conditions are fairly calm: Before heading down there, watch the waves a bit from afar. See how far they splash inward.

- Do not go within ten feet of the farthest splash line from the waves

- Stay off of jetties completely. There are numerous issues waiting to hurt you there.

More beach safety under other conditions and for regular beaches is here.

The beach at Yachats is one of the most incredible of all the Oregon coastline. It should be enjoyed safely, and can easily be. The 804 Trail there and the overlooks above the beaches are the best way to enjoy this awe-inspiring spot, and the best way to stay alive so you can return here for more memories.


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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