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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

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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.

 

 

Massive Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest Soon on Oregon Coast

Published 05/24/2014

(Cannon Beach) – One of the biggest and most legendary festivals in Oregon owes its beginnings to a tsunami.

This sandy biggie is coming up: the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest happens on Saturday, June 21, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a northwest favorite.

After an earthquake in Alaska in 1964 caused a massive tsunami along the west coast, the then-sleepy little north Oregon coast village of Cannon Beach found itself cut off from the outside world after the sea washed out its only bridge. Locals got together and decided to create a major distraction for themselves, conjuring up a sandcastle contest.

It was only a year later when residents realized the potential draw of such an event, and the second annual contest was kickstarted to help bring back tourists. 50 years and thousands upon thousands of visitors later, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest is a huge draw all across the northwest, now bringing world-famous sculptors from around the world.

Dozens of teams of master sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations, all of which unfortunately get washed away by the tides. But in the meantime, spectators and participants alike enjoy an energetic vibe where fun is the active ingredient even more than the competitive spirit that comes along with the famed festival.

The event is serious fun for masters teams who compete for cash prizes. Their monumental sculptures typically utilize construction forms, similar to those used for pouring concrete. Sand is shoveled, tamped and packed into the forms to make large, elaborate sand sculpture creations possible without crumbling under their own weight.

Sandcastle building starts at 11 a.m. this year (it's always tide-dependent), and officials say the best time for viewing is as they near completion, which will be mid to late afternoon. High tide comes in later and takes it all away.

There's even more to do on this day. While the sculptures in the sand are the focal point, there are numerous other activities to entertain varied members of the family. Weekend activities include a spaghetti dinner, parade, concert, beach bonfire and a 5K fun run and walk. Portland Trailblazer ambassador, Jerome Kersey will attend the Friday night dinner and present awards to the winners as they are announced at 4 p.m. Saturday on the beach.

This is the only day of the year parking is allowed on the beach in Cannon Beach, accommodating thousands of day trippers from 11 am – 5 pm on the day of the event. For information on the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest, entry forms or lodging information, visit cannonbeach.org or contact the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce at (503) 436-2623.

Make sure you make hotel, motel reservations in Cannon Beach early as the town does fill up fast. Other lodging options can be found at nearby Seaside and Manzanita – also shown at that link. Also see the Cannon Beach Virtual Tour, Map.

 

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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.

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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.
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.

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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