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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.

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.

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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

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

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages


Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com



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Oregon Coast Fourth of July, Independence Day Celebrations


Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.


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Oregon Coast Fourth of July, Independence Day Celebrations

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Fireworks in Seaside

(Oregon Coast) - Independence Day celebrations aren't just about the Fourth of July on the Oregon coast. Some areas celebrate all weekend, and some have their fireworks on the fifth or the third, instead of the fourth.

From Astoria to Florence, there's much that will go boom in the night for this weekend - as the fourth falls on a Friday this year, allowing for a really big weekend.

There's more to Independence Day than Fourth of July celebrations. Many communities along the beaches have interesting little events happening around the holiday. Make your plans now: spend a few days at the beach. Remember to reserve your lodging well ahead of time - and be prepared for major crowds and traffic.

Astoria's trolley dressed in bunting

But most of all prepare to have a lot of fun. All events happen on July 4 unless otherwise noted.


The Ft Stevens Historic Area is hosting some events (in Warrenton). 503-861-1470 www.visitftstevens.com.

There’s a Fourth of July parade through downtown Astoria during the day. The trolley is all dressed up in red, white and blue. Look for fireworks over the river and day activities. Near Maritime 800-875-6807. www.oldoregon.com


Be prepared for major traffic jams in places like Seaside, Astoria, Newport and Lincoln City before and after the show

Serious Old Fashioned Fourth of July. Celebrate all day long with The Museum Society Parade starting at 11 a.m. and their Old Fashioned Social, happening from 11 – 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corp will provide a free concert at Quatat Park. Parade includes 110-piece Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps along with individuals, families, pets, floats and civic organizations to provide a fun and funny patriotic pageant. Some marchers hand out salt-water taffy and other goodies to the spectators.

There’s a Street Fair on Broadway begins at Noon and continues until 8 p.m. It features a variety entertainment, face painting, a petting zoo and other booths and activities. At 3 p.m., the Drum & Bugle Corps will march the Promenade and then along Broadway to Quatat Park along the river where they will present a free concert.

At dark, the fireworks display begins. The spectacular show is coordinated to music broadcast over speakers across the Promenade and on the local radio station, KSWB AM 840. There will be a “Fireworks Free Zone” on the beach for families who prefer to keep children away from the areas where spectators are setting off their own displays. 800-444-6740.

Cannon Beach

The Fourth is celebrated without fireworks because of the bird sanctuaries at Haystack Rock. But it's charming Americana nonetheless. Parade at 1 p.m. with bikes, walkers, cars, pets and the infamous lawn chair drill team that doubles as a kazoo band. You'll have to see it to believe it. Personal fireworks on the beach were recently banned altogether. (503) 436-2623.



Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at the Fire Hall. At 1 p.m., a parade meanders through town. People often just jump in and join. Live music in downtown.

Fireworks at dusk. 1-877-368-5100. Local secret: Some pack picnics and head to the top of Neahkahnie Mountain (just north of town). There, spectators can take in displays from Seaside, Manzanita Rockaway - and sometimes further south.

Independence Day Celebration at Nehalem Bay Winery. BBQ with live music in the afternoon following the parade in Manzanita. A great time for the whole family. Free. Nehalem Bay Winery along Highway 53, near Wheeler, one mile from the junction of Highway 101 and 53. 1-888-368-9463. www.nehalembaywinery.com.

Fireworks at Rockaway


Parade, auction on the main wayside and other celebrations. Fireworks on the beach at dusk. (503) 355-2291.


Fireworks shoot off from this little tiny town west of Tillamook. They're also quite visible from Netarts. One of the coast's coolest little secrets of the coast.

Pacific City

July 5: Clover’s Day. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Cloverdale, along Hwy. 101, in the downtown and Nestucca Valley High School area. Festivities include a breakfast, a parade, a bazaar and music. For more information, contact contact Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, 503-392-4340, manager@pcnvchamber.org.

The big booms at Lincoln City

At 8:45 p.m., the celebration continues with the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display. Fireworks will begin at dusk at the Pacific City beach area and the Bob Straub Wayside Area. For more information, call 503-965-7102.

Also this day, the Kiwanda Music Festival. Six bands from around Oregon – classical, jazz to rock. Located at the southwest corner of the Cape Kiwanda parking lot. Music begins at 2 p.m. Arts and Crafts booths. Pacific City, Oregon. 541-996-7746

Lincoln City

One of Oregon's bigger fireworks display happens at Taft, on Siletz Bay. Get there early in the day to park, and keep the family occupied all day with cooking goodies over a bonfire. 800-452-2151.

Parade at Gleneden Beach

For those over 21, there's great kooky bar action before and afterwards at Roadhouse 101, Snug Harbor and The Pines.

Gleneden Beach

March in the parade at the biggest little celebration on the coast - one which has grown ten-fold since its beginnings a decade ago. The 1.1-mile route begins at the Fire Hall at 1 p.m. 800-428-5533. Community Breakfast with ham, sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages at 8 a.m. (110 Azalea Street.) Also, there's a Craft Fair at Eden Hall. (541) 764-3212.

Depoe Bay on the third

Depoe Bay

July 3. Big stuff shoots off at dusk from nearby Boiler Bay. Shuttles available from 5 p.m. Concessions will be sold but families frequently bring their own picnics. 1-877-485-8348. Depoe Bay Winery stays open later for fun times. (541) 765-3311.


Fireworks at Yaquina Bay, Newport. This year will feature special finale: 125 explosions in honor of the town’s 125 years. Visible from bayfront, South Beach and down the river. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-8801

Newport Symphony Orchestra: 4th of July Concert. 4 p.m. Free. Newport High School. Newport, Oregon.

July 5. Nye Beach Clambake and Seafood Barbeque. Held in honor of the town’s historical clambakes from days of old. Fun, Food, Live Music, Children's parade and Arts and Crafts booths. Seafood and non-seafood items. Picnic tables and chairs available. Public facilities and handicapped access. Free shuttle to event from parking areas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nye Beach Turnaround, Newport, Oregon.


Happens July 3. Folks line up along the bay to view the big booming stuff over Alsea Bay.

Oceanic fireworks are always on display in Yachats


July 4. Yachats la de da Parade, Festivities & Fireworks Show. Fun-filled la de da Parade at Noon. Great food and music all afternoon and night at various venues about town. Spectacular Fireworks at Sundown over the Yachats Bay. This low-tech fun-filled Parade assembles at 11 a.m. behind the Yachats Commons on W 4th St and Hwy 101. At noon, the parade begins. It travels west on 4th St to Ocean View Dr, then south and east to Beach St, where it turns north and disperses just beyond the Yachats Post Office.

July 4. Fourth of July Pie & Ice Cream Social. Tuesday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Yachats Ladies Club House, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3205.

July 4. 3rd Annual Duck for Kids Race. Ducks will be launched at the Yachats River Bridge, just south of downtown Yachats. 1,000 Rubber Duckies will be dropped from the bridge to race down the Yachats River. Watch from the beach below the bridge at Yachats Ocean Road State Park. First ducks across the finish line will win fantastic prizes. You may sponsor a duck for $5 or 3 ducks for $10. Buy your chance to win at the Yachats Visitors Center, 241 Hwy 101, 541-547-3530; Chuck's Waldport Video, 520 Commercial St, Waldport, 541-563-4898, and area hotels and restaurants. 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will support Yachats Youth and Family Activities Programming. 541-547-4599.

Florence's Old Town


This year, it’s called “Four Days of Fourth of July,” with a bevy of events from July 2 – 5.

On the Fourth, the sternwheeler offers a fireworks cruise on the river; live music outdoors in Old Town. Fireworks display over the river, with folks lining up all over Old Town and cramming the balconies of the area's restaurants and businesses. Some offer "fireworks specials" for the evening; many businesses stay open later to accommodate viewers. The sternwheeler offers a special fireworks cruise.

Fireworks on the river at dusk. (541) 997-3128.

Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.


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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.

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