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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.

 

Four Things You Never See on the Oregon Coast

Published 02/07/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Thanks to the miracle of optical technology – and the sneaky inventiveness of some Oregon coast regulars who know way too much about the area – there are hidden places along these beaches where you can spot some things not normally seen here. In fact, most have never seen the following tantalizing tidbits of the Oregon coast. (Above: seeing sea lions up close near the Sea Lion Caves, even though they're half a mile away and 300 feet below).

Looking to go where almost no Man has gone before on these beaches? Check out these four things never seen on the Oregon coast.

Sea Cave Revealed. Near Florence, everyone is aware of the Sea Lion Caves – an attraction filled with giant barking, roaring residents in a sea cave several hundred feet below the top of a basalt cliff. You take an elevator down to see these beasties, though they come pounding in from the surf through a giant hole in these cliffs.

Have you ever wondered what that sea cave looks like from the outside? There is a secret viewpoint where, with some optical aid, you can check it out. Look closely and you can see more of the sea lions perched just outside the cave entrance, which appears to be several stories high.

Favorite Beach Revealed. Also outside Florence, Baker Beach is one of the central Oregon coast's hotspots for hiking sandy dunes, miles of flat, sandy shoreline or for horseback riding. The main entrance to the beach is a vast tract of sand, with giant dunes sitting quite a ways away on either side of you. But from another secret, high vantage point, you can get an aerial view of this beachy wonder.

Cannon Beach Views Compressed. What if you could find a vantage point near Cannon Beach where you could see miles of major landmarks - seemingly disconnected - all aligned so that they were clumped together?

Such a place does exist, although Oregon Coast Beach Connection won't tell you where. This special viewpoint also requires use of a zoom lens to get these landmarks in such a position.

Here they are: the big rock of Silver Point is closest; the second sea stack is near Silver Point, which is part of those huge, majestic viewpoints just south of town. Cannon Beach's familiar Haystack is in the far distance, along with its “needles.” The bluff in the foreground is part of Hug Point.

Crazed Yachats Landmark Tamed. Down around Yachats, the big attraction is often Cape Perpetua and its manic Devil's Churn – both a tad south of town. Normally, this huge gash in the basalt channels the energy of the waves into a foamy, dangerous rage. It's known for largely being a constant cauldron of oceanic madness.

But at night, the long exposures required by the camera results in something you never see: the waves have become a soft blur, a gentle, hazy glow of white and blue. It's a bit ghostly, and in fact it is, to some degree, at least photographically, the ghosts of waves.

Add to this place and time of day the post-dusk afterglow that's left over by the day's sunset - visible to a camera for perhaps as long as an hour after the sun goes down – and you have this surreal, swirling scene at the Churn. The waves are still exploding in violent bursts of energy down there, and still making large booming noises as they come trampling in, one after the other. But with the shutter open for four minutes, all that's seen are these fuzzy forms – vague outlines of where the surf often hits.

The bright yellow trees – another really startling aspect to this scene – are the result of lighting from the parking lot above.

 

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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.
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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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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.