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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.

 

Summer Brings Wild, Rugged and Hybrid Sports to Oregon Coast

Published 05/05/2015

(Oregon Coast) – The outdoors really takes center stage on the Oregon coast as late spring rolls around, and even more so as it all gives way to summer and the big vacation months. From hiking to hybrid sports of a rather unusual nature, to the usual surfing, right about now is when the big opportunities kick in.

Kayakers and boaters hit the lakes around the National Dunes Recreation Area in great numbers, where 40 miles of enormous dunes are interrupted by pristine, spectacular freshwater lakes. There's Devil's Lake in Lincoln City, where water skiing and other marine sports become de rigueur. Kayaks are especially useful at the waters of the Nehalem Bay and its hidden waterways and marshes. Beaver Creek near Newport is another favorite for this. There are also the opportunities for kayaking along the sea in some areas and checking out sea caves and monumental cliffs up close.

In the last ten years, a variety of unusual hybrid sports have emerged. There's surf kayaking, which is a combination of both those activities. It’s an oddball endeavor, but an interesting one, where a kayak is used a little bit like a surfboard, just hovering in the waves as it bobs in out of the breakers.

Although still in the infant stages, sand boarding is becoming increasingly popular on sand dune areas like the National Dunes Recreation Area near Florence. It's largely a homemade thing still, where snowboards are waxed a certain way and then ridden down the towering dunes for a thrilling ride. The sport has just arrived at the gigantic structure called Cape Kiwanda, in Pacific City, where the towering dune gets turned into a makeshift snowboarding area.

At Cape Kiwanda RV Resort and Marketplace, you can actually rent these boards – made by a firm in Florence.

In Florence, there is now an area entirely devoted to sand boarding. Sand Master Park is some 40 acres of dunes designed for this wacky, rugged sport. http://www.sandmasterpark.com/

Another oddball activity is about as old mankind itself. A favorite at Kiwanda is simply sliding down the dune on a sled or you own behind. Some manage to be fairly good at sliding on their bellies. Most use a small sled or some roundish construct with a smooth bottom, often perfect for riding the snow on big snow days in your home town.

Surfing remains the most visible activity at various spots, but it only increases in popularity as the kids get out of school. Seaside's cove area, on the south end of town, is hugely popular. Other hotspots include the crescent-shaped beaches at Oswald West State Park, Crescent Beach in Cannon Beach, the south side of the Devil's Punchbowl at Otter Crest, Oceanside and parts of northern Newport around Agate Beach.

Be prepared for some unpleasant amounts of localism, often in the form of being harassed in the water or having your car keyed. You can cut down on this or even eliminate it if you're courteous and safety-minded, as many local surfers complain visitors tend to be more reckless.

Time your runs better so others are not near you. This is the chief cause of safety issues and complaints Problems with this tend to be worst at Seaside's cove, no matter what you do, however.

Not quite up for surfing? Try skidding along the calmer tides of this time of year on a boogie board or wake board. These can be rented or bought all along the Oregon coast as well. You may be able to use to fire yourself down one of those big dunes, for an extra dose of wacky fun.

Hang gliding is a favorite on the coast, with its many winds zipping around and high places from which to launch. Even if you don't engage in this form of flight yourself, it can be jaw-dropping to watch. Oceanside, a spot just north of Cape Kiwanda called Tierra Del Mar, and some spots around northern Newport are common places to see these great, silent birds of beauty and grace. A big favorite is Anderson's Viewpoint just above Cape Lookout – awesome for those who want take flight or just watch others do so.

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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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