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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

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.

Restrictions and Closures At Some Oregon Coast Parks

Published 12/17/2011

(Oregon Coast) – The forces of winter often take their toll on the beaches, sometimes for good (as in the case of agates or odd discoveries) and sometimes in a bad way as some beach accesses get a little knocked around. A handful of parks are experiencing some restrictions as a result, as are two lighthouses (above: Stonefield Beach).

Sand Lake Recreation Area

Sandbeach Campground at Sand Lake Recreation Area, between Pacific City and Oceanside, experienced some heavy duty storm damage in November, eroding some of the road and part of a campground. The road that accesses sites 63 through 76 washed out and is not useable. This has closed part of the loop going around the campgrounds – apparently indefinitely, until park officials can decide what to do with that section.

The rest of Sandbeach Campground is open and available to the public. http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/siuslaw, 541-750-7000.

Near Florence, the Heceta Head lighthouse is still closed due to renovations. This will continue until around 2013. Work on the parking lot and trail area closed off access to much of the park during late summer, but all that is back open.

The Cape Meares lighthouse near Oceanside is closed for the winter, until April. Then, more repairs will begin on the upper area, on the stairway and around the Fresnel lens. That area will remain closed to visitors while the downstairs area – which contain the gift shop and museum – will open back up.

Cape Meares Lighthouse

It was discovered early on that vibrations from the public walking up the stairway to the lens would put the remaining piece in peril, so the upper area of the lighthouse has been closed since early 2010 and remained so since.

Stonefield Beach, also between Yachats and Florence, has part of its access parking lot closed. You'll encounter a closure sign when you head down the short road from 101 to the main parking lot, but parking is available on that access road and the beach is not closed to people.

Chris Havel, director of communications for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, said the parking lot is often closed in winter because of storm conditions that can be dangerous at that spot.

Also closed for the season is Beachside State Park near Waldport and Newport.

“The now-regular winter fresh water flooding at Beachside makes both sides of the park (the day-use to the north, and the campground to the south) pretty unusable,” Havels aid. “You can reach this beach from Governor Patterson State Park – a nice, big parking lot there - about a mile north.”

Havel said some beach accesses or access roads may get closed during this season because of big storms. If you see a closure sign during a storm, do not go beyond it. This has resulted in some near-tragedies and lost cars in the past, such as a closure at Barview on the north Oregon coast several years ago that was not heeded and some lost their vehicles in sudden big waves.

Below: Beachside State Park

Stonefield Beach, below

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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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Oregon Astronomy Expert: Zero Sun Spots a Mystery
On July 17th, for the first time in nearly 3 years, the sunspot number dropped to zero. Science
N. Oregon Coast Film Night, Arts for Kids in Manzanita
Over the coming weeks, look for the famed Manzanita Film Series and an arts camp of sorts for kids. Manzanita events
Road Work on Oregon Coast, Highway 26
A bridge repair project starts soon just south of Lincoln City, and a part of the main route between Portland and the north Oregon coast will be undergoing some work

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