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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.

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


Tourism Officials Sound Off on Oregon Coast Beach Courtesy, Safety

Published June '07

Breakers may look calmer during summer, but sneaker waves still happen

(Oregon Coast) – Unfortunately, a favorite pastime of Oregonians - or tourists - is to camp on the beach someplace. This is illegal in many places on the Oregon coast. In those places where it isn’t, it’s simply not a good idea.

With summer arriving, various concerns about beach safety and courtesy are coming to the fore, including the usual warnings of “stay away from logs in the surf,” “don’t swim in the ocean” and “watch the tides.”

Those are only the more oft spoken cautions – albeit with good reason. But some things, like camping on the beaches, camping out in your vehicle by the side of the road, littering, or not driving on beaches where it's obviously prohibited are warnings that are a bit off the beaten path, so to speak, or they're a kind of rarely addressed common sense or courtesy. They need to be said as well, however.

According to Dave Woody, a head Park Ranger with Oregon State Parks in Newport, camping is prohibited in a variety of places on the beaches. “Camping on the beach is prohibited in front of any State Park, within city limits of coastal towns, or if otherwise posted,” Woody said. “For instance, camping on the beach at Cannon Beach is prohibited by City ordinance. Camping on Nehalem spit is prohibited because it is in front of a State Park. Camping on Clatsop Beach is prohibited due to State and County ordinance.”

Depoe Bay: Those rocky ledges near the tide may look inviting, but they spell trouble

Those guidelines make it awfully hard to follow. Parts of Manzanita may be open to camping, if you didn’t know better, because there is a specific ordinance there that targets a chunk of the beaches at the north end, with signage warnings. But no signs exist on the southern end of town, not far from the beginning of Nehalem Bay State Park. It’s simply best to not try camping anywhere on the beach, as it’s hard to tell where you may get ticketed.

“As far as it goes, we try to discourage beach camping due to safety and sanitary concerns,” Woody said. “The main problem is access: where do you park? I hope this does not confuse the whole thing, but the bottom line is that overall it’s not a good idea to camp on the beach.”

Woody cited several reasons it’s not a smart move - beyond the whole aspect of where do you go to the bathroom.

Driving on the beach is legal here, on the north side of Cape Kiwanda, but it's not advisable

“Aside from high tides and rolling logs, the other hazards I can think of might be rocks rolling off the bank,” Woody said. “This has happened once that I can remember. Or people looking for an easy target to scare or terrorize. This has happened too.”

Some locals and tourism officials on the coast take a slightly harsher tone about the activity, such as Newport’s Guy DiTorrice. He still has his hands in the coastal tourism business in a few ways, even after his tenure as head of the Oregon Coast Visitor Association ended in 2000.

“I've become increasingly annoyed these past years with people who think the beach is their personal backyard,” DiTorrice said. “They leave fires burning, trash accumulating, empty water bottles floating and balled up disposable diapers sunning themselves.

“As far as I'm concerned, there are no beaches where one may camp.”

Nehalem Bay State Park: it's a great spot for camping, but not ON the beach

Another deep concern of DiTorrice's - one that he has expressed in the past as a writer for BeachConnection.net - is those who decide to camp out in their cars or larger vehicles by the side of the road. That is not only illegal in most areas – and prominently posted as such – but it’s downright trashy and inconsiderate, DiTorrice has said.

Again, bathroom concerns are another major factor here, although it is possible to at least start up and drive the car to the nearest rest stop. But close inspection to some beach pull-offs will reveal this obvious of answers is something not everyone has thought of.

DiTorrice added disdain for those who drive on the beaches when they shouldn’t. “The State clearly marks on the official highway map on which beaches one may drive a vehicle and when. For example, never in Lincoln County without a State Park permit,” he said.

There are only a small handful of these spots as well, such as around Cape Kiwanda, a little area around Tierra Del Mar, a tiny stretch in the middle of Lincoln City, and a couple spots around Warrenton and Gearhart. You should never dirty up Oregon’s beaches by driving your car on places where it’s not permitted.

Hug Point, near Cannon Beach: be careful here, as tides can trap you around these outcroppings

BeachConnection.net’s official stand on the subject is that no one should ever drive on the beaches, and visitors should ignore that temptation even in those places where it is legal. It makes the beaches dirty and unattractive and it encourages meatheads with some sort of attitude to run amok. Drunken redneck locals do it as often as boozed up visitors with a penchant for the wonton. Neither demographic is appreciated by this website.

A few years ago, a group of young, sauced tourists went on a joyride on a beach at Cannon Beach in the middle of the night, which ended in tragedy when the car slammed into a rock structure.

Back in the late 90’s, a pair of disturbed young men shot and killed a couple on a beach in Seaside just before sunrise in what became a notorious thrill kill. Several people at bonfires throughout those wee hours reported dealing with the pair, and being a little spooked by their odd, dark and twitchy demeanor.

Southern Cannon Beach: a drunken joyride ended in tragedy against this rock years ago

Those two incidents are extreme, but they further illustrate why driving around the beaches or sleeping on them can be a bad idea. It could be you sleeping on a beach the next time some maniac decides to go on a drunken zip around the sand.

The more common problems are the ones officials are most worried about, however. Every year, there is at least one news report of a child hurt by a rolling log (like the child from Washington this spring who was badly injured on an Oregon beach).

All-too-common are those stories of rescues – or rescue attempts – by the Coast Guard after someone, usually a surfer or swimmer, gets stuck in the freezing ocean or a bad undertow.

Don’t go swimming in Oregon’s oceans, as the waters are too cold and the tides can pull some deadly surprises.

Ambling out onto rocky ledges close to the tide is also a bad idea, even if the tide seems mellow for the moment. Sneaker waves often come up and wallop those who venture where they shouldn’t, injuring them – or they are left stranded on a not-too-distant rock structure by an incoming tide.

Sleeping in your car at a beach wayside, no matter how cool the car, is bad and often illegal

The rules of the beaches are fairly simple, but bear repeating at least a few times each season, whether it’s the summertime and its fair weather or storm-watching season with its many perils.

Keith Chandler, manager of the Seaside Aquarium, has a rather amusing take on this particularly stern, serious subject. “I like to reinforce the notion of beach safety on the business people around here by saying, ‘Statistics show that 100 percent of all people who die on Oregon’s beaches never come back to spend their money,’ “ he said.

BeachConnection.net and those in the tourism industry need you to have fun while you’re here – but we also need you to be safe and wise, and ask you to be courteous and respectful as well .

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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.

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.

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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.