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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.

 

Constant Scandal and Drama Beneath the Waves on Display on Oregon Coast

Published 04/24/2012

(Seaside, Oregon) – Picture a combination of the uncivilized behaviors of “Jersey Shore,” “Mob Wives” and any land-based nature show combined. Then, throw in a touch of “The X-Files.” There's a lot going on underneath those scenic and scintillating waves that engage you on a trip to the Oregon coast - at places like Cannon Beach, Manzanita or Newport – a lot more crazed drama than you can imagine. Except that here, Snooky and The Situation, et al, are quite alien-looking. (All photos by Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium)

This is the constant theater on display these days at the Seaside Aquarium, on the north Oregon coast. You may not witness it all the time – as it often happens quite slowly – but the watery creatures in those tanks are involved in the most scandalous and bizarre situations you can imagine.

Like the little crab (above, at top) that kept moving around from home to home, like some sort of undersea home mortgage crisis. It adds new meaning to the idea of predatory home lending. One little guy there recently had a an anemone attach itself to the crab's shell. But it turned out to be way to big for the crab to move around, and he was forced out of his own home.

Still, nature has reasons these two interact this way, according to Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium.

“Some species of crab have been known to attach sea anemones to their shells.” Boothe said. “The sting from the anemone often deters predators, such as octopuses, from eating the crab.”

Another critter, a hermit crab, was living in a shell that had been completely taken over by what is known as a Hermit Crab Sponge (Suberites domuncula). It too is on display at the aquarium.

It seems humans are not the only ones who like to decorate their abodes. The underwater dwellers at the north Oregon coast facility – largely the crabs – seem to gravitate towards things Nate Berkus-esque as well. A creature known as a Graceful Kelp Crab (yup, that's their name) recently molted, which means it shed its former shell and has begun growing a new one. This is cause for occasion to attach pieces of plants or shells to his exterior to help make him blend in with his surroundings.

Boothe said he wasted very little time in attaching a couple of strawberry anemones to his shell.

If you want to see a real freak show – with a touch of the eerie - one of the new acquisitions at the aquarium is the Longhorn Crab (Chorilia longipes).

“Typically living below 100 feet, these delicate crabs often adorn their shells with sponges or bryozoans,” Boothe said. “The Longhorn Crab’s common name originates from the crab’s prominent spines which project laterally from behind each eye resembling a horn.”

Not to be outdone in the flamboyant category, there is a funky creature called a Feather Star on display at the Aquarium. Looking a bit like a lost item from an Elton John tour in the 70's, they are found off the Oregon coast – in a range from Alaska down to Mexico.

Boothe said their mouths are located in the center and they can get as wide as 10 inches across.

“When disturbed by a crab the Feather Stars will often 'swim' away to settle in a new location,” Boothe said. “They can live at depths exceeding 4,000 feet.”

You can see all these critters – and perhaps far stranger – at the Seaside Aquarium. On the Prom in Seaside, Oregon. Seasideaquarium.com

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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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