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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Video: Glowing Creatures Caught on Oregon Coast; More Purple Critters

Published 08/21/2014

(Wheeler, Oregon) – Things that are purple and things that glow. These are among the fascinating finds along the Oregon coast right now, with a rare and stunning video of bioluminescent creatures on the north coast and more velella velella hitting the beaches. (Stills and video courtesy Angelina Martin).

It is downright nearly impossible to photograph on the Oregon coast, but one amateur videographer got some stunning video of glowing phytoplankton. Portlander Angelina Martin snapped this amazing video of a friend swimming in the Nehalem Bay this week, with the girl's body creating trippy, iridescent glows as she moves through mounds of phytoplankton called dinoflagellates.

The video is below; there is one swear word emitted.

The phenomenon is known as “glowing sand” when it shows up on beaches, but it's generally way too faint and far too brief to show up with even the highest ASA setting on a professional camera. But Martin's mere cellphone video feature captured this in the bay at Wheeler, just around the corner from Manzanita and about eight miles from Rockaway Beach.

The strong presence of the dinoflagellates in the inland salt waterways means you can definitely find it on the beaches these days. Find a dark beach with little or no light interference (like the moon or city lights), and stick to the wet sand areas where the tide has been recently. Scuffle your feet backwards and you should see tiny, greenish/blue sparks erupt beneath your feet.

Swimming in these conditions is a favorite pastime of many Nehalem Bay area residents. Locals say it makes your body “look like a skeleton” as you move through the water.

This is clearly a heavy presence of these microscopic critters, which means darker areas of Manzanita, Rockaway and Cannon Beach will likely reveal quite a few. Other beaches like Hug Point and Arch Cape should also be good for this.

Chances are also high you'll find it in central Oregon coast towns like Pacific City, Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Newport and on either side of Yachats where the shores are not rocky.

Keep safety in mind while on the beach in the dark, carry a flashlight and keep your eye on the tide.

Purple sails have again returned to the coast. Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium passed along more photos of the creatures, known as velella velella. They are a kind of jellyfish.

“Purple Sails do not sting their prey; they capture their food with small sticky tentacles,” Boothe said. “Velellas feed on fish eggs and small planktonic copepods. Found in most oceans, Purple Sails are frequent visitors to the Oregon coast. They can reach a size of 4 inches in length and 3 inches in width.” (Velella photo below courtesy Boothe).

 

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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.

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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.
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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