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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.

Interesting Creatures Sighted Along Oregon Coast Recently

Published 07/20/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Possible dolphin sightings, a humpback whale or two, a Fin whale perhaps, a beached shark – all the way down to tiny creatures laying strangely shaped eggs. This has been the interesting sightings along the Oregon coast recently, and many of these tales end with a surprise twist. (Above: a harbor porpoise is often mistaken for a dolphin - photo Seaside Aquarium)

In Neskowin, Proposal Rock Inn owner John Forsythe heard about a dolphin sighting in that Tillamook County beach town recently. After asking Oregon Coast Beach Connection about it, we in turn asked Seaside Aquarium manager Keith Chandler and got a little surprise.

“It was a harbor porpoise,” Chandler said. “They look just like dolphins to the average person.”

Indeed, if you look at the photo at the top of a much sadder harbor porpoise situation – a deceased porpoise that was stranded near Seaside, which the Aquarium had to respond to a few years back – you see it looks very much like a dolphin.

A whale tour in Depoe Bay interacts with a whale

Harbor Porpoises do make their rounds a bit closer to shore during the summer, but they are farther offshore the rest of the year. Still, Chandler said he's seen schools of around 500 of them wandering the coastline.

Recently, the Hatfield Marine Science Center sent out a press release saying there are definitely more kinds of whales to be seen along the Oregon coast than most people realize. Gray whales do have a steady presence in this area, but the center said you can also spot Minke whales and Humpbacks on occasion.

However, Depoe Bay's Carrie Newall begs to differ a bit. Newall runs Whale Research EcoExcursions, which provides boat tours of the area's waters in order to spot whales – and she recently opened the Whale Sea Life and Shark Museum in Depoe Bay. She said you actually have to head out to shore a ways – usually more than ten miles – in order to see whales other than grays.

They can't be seen from shore - and even then it's not very often.

“Minkes are really rare,” Newall said. “I see maybe one a summer.”

But fin whales can make a few appearances and she recently did see a Humpback about ten miles offshore. However, you do have to snag one of the whale watch tour boats to see those, which are in Depoe Bay, Newport's Yaquina Bay and sometimes out of Tillamook Bay on the north Oregon coast.

Newall said your chances of seeing harbor porpoises on one of these tours is fairly decent during summer.

Nudibranch photo above by Seaside Aquarium

In the tiny and strange creature department, Seaside Aquarium is spotlighting a form of nudibranch called a sea lemon right now, as it's just laid some very unusual eggs.

“Sea lemons are a type of nudibranch which are found in our local tide pools,” said Tiffany Boothe of the Aquarium. “They lay lacy ribbon-like egg masses in a spiral pattern.”

Seaside Aquarium staff recently rescued a live soupfin shark found in surf line at the Cove in Seaside. It rehabilitated it for part of the day before a crew from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport came for it. It died within 24 hours, however.

Below: Garibaldi on Tillamook Bay

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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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