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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

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.

 

Birds Abound in Parts of Oregon Coast

Published 08/08/2011

(Oregon Coast) – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is touting some remarkable birding possibilities on the Oregon coast right now. (Above: Newport's Yaquina Head)

Since late July, Common Murre chicks have been showing up in great numbers on offshore rocks. ODFW said murres had settled into their nesting sites and laid the first of their eggs around May.

Cape Meares

These days they are ready to try flying, which should create some spectacular sights for bird watchers. ODFW said male murres coax the little ones to jump off the rocks and into the water.

“Not all the chicks survive this sink-or-swim approach,” ODFW said in a press release. “Some of them die when they hit the rocks and others drown.”

These nests also tempt bald eagles, who are looking to munch on the baby birds.

“Biologists observing colonies of murres report an increased number of bald eagles disturbing the nesting colonies this year,” ODFW said.

Eagle attacks on murre nests also bring in other predator birds, as the murre parents briefly leave the nest unattended to chase off the eagles. Gulls, ravens and even turkey vultures then swoop in and take advantage of this opportunity.

Tidal flats at Nehalem Bay

This kind of predation has caused an 80 percent failure among the mating murres in a research plot on Newport’s Yaquinna Head.

ODFW urges the public to check out the drama firsthand: bring binoculars, a spotting scope or a camera with a high-powered zoom lens.

Offshore rocks where you may find these include just south of Cannon Beach, Cape Meares, Newport’s Yaquina Head, and many spots just south of Yachats like Neptune State Park or near Florence and the Sea Lion Caves.

Tidal flats are also an excellent spot to spot wading birds like herons or egrets at the moment. These and estuary areas like at Seaside’s Necanicum River, Nehalem Bay or Waldport are showing off such creatures on the hunt for small fish, frogs and small mammals.

Seaside: near the tidal flats at the river mouth

“They hunt the shallow water using their long beaks and snake-like necks to strike at submerged prey,” ODFW said. “Great blue herons are the largest member of the heron family and weigh between four and eight pounds and have a wing span of more than six feet. Great egrets are also members of the heron family and are smaller, usually weighing about two pounds. Tall, with white plumage and black legs, the great heron has a wing span of around six feet.”

ODFW notes how Newport’s Range Bayer conducted a great blue heron census on July 20, finding 109 herons. He also found 40 great egrets – 39 more than he found on July 6.

Bayer told ODFW that egrets seem to be on a seasonal upswing.

ODFW said you can find plenty of other birds this time of year as well, including Caspian terns, scoters, common loons, Pacific loons, bald eagles, whimbrels, western sandpipers and more.

Near Florence

Necanicum River, Seaside

 

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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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