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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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Discovering a Secret Beach on Oregon Coast, near Depoe Bay

Published 12/29/2012

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – It's the middle of summer 2012, and conditions along the Oregon coast are intensely calm and often balmy warm. It's one of those summers you write home about, if you're a visitor. If you're a resident, you shout about it to friends who live elsewhere – sometimes with a sense of disbelief.

Two major surprises occurred because of these extra calm conditions. One, it brought in a lot more sand than usual, and higher sand levels mean unusual access to areas you can't always get to. It pushes the tide out farther, like a constant low tide event.

Above: what this beach normally looks like: inaccessible.

Secondly, whales were in great abundance. They're attracted closer to shore by calmer conditions that allow better feeding. But even more importantly, they're easier to spot when waves are calm and low. Much easier.

These played a role in some incredible sights that summer at Fogerty Beach, between Depoe Bay and Lincoln City. You could find a stretch of beach normally not traversable, and to the endless delight of visitors, whales were so close to shore here their blowholes were actually quite loud. It was spectacular.

This is what led to this find: a wondrous little secret beach between Fogerty Beach and Fishing Rock State Park. Head to the very northern edge of this rather esoteric little cove-like stretch of large sands, and you usually bump into this bunch of blob rocks. You can't go much farther. But thanks to calm seas and higher sand levels, all of a sudden you could get to the other side.

For someone like me, who has documented literally just about every tiny beach access and hidden spot between Florence and Astoria, this is a rare find: a strand I've never been on. Usually, this spot is too dangerous and wave-smothered to even think about visiting. You can see it from the viewpoints looking south on Fishing Rock State Park (which is itself a clandestine spot). You never see it anything less than completely covered by manic seas.

Here, however, at this moment in time, I could explore it. For about a half hour, I recaptured that sense of awe and discovery from watching LOST the first three seasons.

The spot is only a couple hundred feet long, and its width, even on this tranquil day, is tiny. If there were any sizable sneaker waves I would've been in trouble.

As you wander towards the long, finger-like outcropping of Fishing Rock, the cliff always closely hugs the shoreline. It slowly changes from an odd slate gray to the sandstone and softer sediments much of the central Oregon coast is known for.

Immediately after the blob rocks that guard its entrance, there is a little hole burrowed into the cliff by the batterings of the tide.

Funky mini-caves like this abound throughout this secret spot, sometimes lurking in high places.

In another spot, there's a tiny but actual sea cave hiding inside a big groove in the cliffs. From outside it's dark and slightly foreboding, and frankly I've seen enough Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes to not enter, as surely someone is in there breeding half human, half shark people.

Then, upon closer, impression, there's nothing scary in there. In fact, it's tiny. Whew. The world is stil safe from mutant sea monsters.

As you wander close to this secret spot's edge, it's another discovery suited to the show LOST. Some sort of ancient human construct. Perhaps there are “others” here? A Dharma Initiative, maybe? (OK, it's just someone's private entrance to this beach).

At the end of this tiny cove, those large, coarse grains of sand and the rocky mini-labyrinth make for stunning sights. The blue of the sky is reflected in the wet sand, and those basalt chunks take on a shiny sheen as waves make little acrobatic moves over them. It's thoroughly pleasant and engaging.

Unfortunately, it won't last for long. The season ended and so did access to this amazing little spot. It's no longer safe to try and get to anymore, and even if you could get there, it's not safe to stay.

Perhaps next summer conditions will again become favorable for periodic access. Until then, the only way to see it is from above, at Fishing Rock State Park.

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