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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.

 


Exporing Gearhart, Oregon Coast Beaches and History

Published 01/04/2013

(Gearhart, Oregon) – It's a bit exclusive, a little hidden, and sometimes – but not always - exceptionally pristine. Gearhart, on the north Oregon coast, appears to many to be Seaside's older, perhaps even stuffier brother. But it's the town's long-standing commitment to not being like other beach towns that likely has more to do with this than anything.

Its southern end crammed with upscale homes, thick forested chunks and sections of green grass, this gives way to a slightly more touristy northern end – all within a mile or so. As you walk or drive these well-manicured neighborhoods, one thing you'll notice is Gearhart's emphasis on retaining its past and traditions. There's a distinctive look to this little beach town.

Gearhart's history goes back to before 1840 – a time when white settlers first started to hit this part of the north Oregon coast. In the 1840's, the family that had the land on which Gearhart now sits deeded it to a man named Philip Gearhart, a farmer who then passed it onto male descendents down the generation.

It quickly became a destination resort for Portland's wealthier residents, coming here by train during the milder summers. Like many such spots along the coast in the late 1800's, that train became known as the “Daddy Train,” as moms and kids would stay out here for weeks at a time, while Dad would arrive by train on the weekend.

One of the golf courses here has been around since the 1890's, and there are historical markers on numerous buildings around town. One notable home was the summer hangout of famed American chef James Beard in the early part of the 20th century, and it's said it's here where some of his culinary skills were honed by the family's penchant for living off locally-caught seafood.

Gearhart has remained an extremely quiet little resort over the last century and a half, that way by design. Not much is found here, except bundles of lovely homes, while commercialization or any sizable business district is left for Seaside to its immediate south and to Warrenton a ways north.

The beach accesses are typified by lengthy dunes sitting between the actual shore and the street. Geologically, this is at least partially due to the fact they've been left alone over the decades and have continued to build in height and width – unlike Seaside, which has actually worked at clearing out sand periodically.

The dunes here at Gearhart result in some rather entrancing landscapes, with long green stretches that sometimes resemble Ireland.

There isn't much to Gearhart in terms of beach, either. It's not quite a mile long, and the northern end allows vehicles to drive on it, from there all the way up to Warrenton, in fact. This stretch is a bit oily because of that and not as pristine.

Interestingly enough, not all the blackened sands you find between here and the Wreck of the Peter Iredale several miles away are because of traffic. You may notice a propensity for brownish waves in Gearhart as well as Seaside – which often alarms visitors, thinking it's pollution. In fact, this is due to the large amount of diatoms – a form of phytoplankton - on this stretch of the north Oregon coast, which color the breakers and the beach when they're extremely numerous in number. It's a good thing, and a sign of a healthy ocean.

This is largely because of how the currents spread the abundance of nutrients from the Columbia River. It also enhances living conditions for the beds of sand dollars just offshore. Thus, close to the Necanicum River – on either the Seaside or Gearhart sides – you'll notice a huge amount of unbroken sand dollars.

 

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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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