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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.

Oregon Coast Whale Numbers for January

Published 02/12/2013

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – If you weren't on the coast in the last two months – you missed it. Lots of whales were reported by the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay since late December, and some fascinating sightings were reported on the southern Oregon coast as well. (Whale photo above by Seaside Aquarium)

Sighting numbers at the Whale Watch Center also include the Whale Watch Week, starting in late December.

December 23 saw a massive 46 whales. After two days of being closed, the center spotted 27 whales on December 26 (starting off the Whale Week), 32 on December 27, and 25 whales on December 28, Saturday, December 29 had 13 whale sightings and the 30th saw 27 sauntering by.

Starting up again in January, whale numbers started to drop off intermittently. 21 were seen on January 2, four were seen January 3, and 26 were spotted on January 4. January 4 had a decent 14.

Then, numbers at the center started to seriously trail off for a while, but picked back up. Seven were spotted on January 6, None were spotted again for a few days, which also included two days of closure, until January 9 when five were seen.

None were spotted the next day, but January 11 had a whopping 41 whales. This included a group of them about a mile out in the ocean, in the middle of mating behaviors which lasted for one hour.

January 12 had a huge 55 whales, while the 13th had 21.

With the center back open again, January 16 – 19 had a highlight of 23 whales on one day and a low of seven on another, with healthy numbers in the teens in between. January 20 had 17 whales.

None were seen on January 23, but the next few days saw numbers like five to nine a day, although another day of no-shows happened on January 27.

On January 30, there were seven seen, and six on the last day of the month.

February 1 had a nice, hefty 14 sightings, while the 2nd only two.

Down on the southern Oregon coast, Mary J. Koreiva of the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum in Winchester Bay, said a resident southern Orca was being tracked by a tag/satellite technology heading up and down the Oregon coast.

She also said a pod of gray whales were seen on January 17 off the mouth of the Umpqua River by Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum hosts Mike & Kathy Hayes.

Also, on Jan. 17, a pod of gray whales were spotted off the mouth of the Umpqua River by Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum hosts Mike and Kathy Hayes, and they noted some interesting behavior.

“The pod was headed south, in close off the North Jetty,” Koreiva said. “Started spouting as they hit the fresh water mix from the Umpqua River - moved farther out west, about three miles. Sighted 30-plus spouts within five minutes This usually happens when the whales start tasting the fresh water mix. They head out around it.”

DAY DATE GRAYS OTHER NOTES
Sun 12/23 46
Mon 12/24 c Whale Center Closed
Tues 12/25 c Whale Center Closed
Wed 12/26 27
Thurs 12/27 32
Fri 12/28 25
Sat 12/29 13
Sun 12/30 27
Mon 12/31 c Whale Center Closed
Tues 1/1 c Whale Center Closed
Wed 1/2 21
Thurs 1/3 4
Fri 1/4 26
Sat 1/5 14

DAY DATE GRAYS OTHER NOTES
Sun 1/6 7
Mon 1/7 Whale Center Closed
Tues 1/8 Whale Center Closed
Wed 1/9 5
Thurs 1/10 0
Fri 1/11 41 mating triad about 1 mile out for 1 hour
Sat 1/12 55
Sun 1/13 21
Mon 1/14 Whale Center Closed
Tues 1/15 Whale Center Closed
Wed 1/16 23
Thurs 1/17 10
Fri 1/18 19
Sat 1/19 7

DAY DATE GRAYS OTHER NOTES
Sun 1/20 17
Mon 1/21 Whale Center Closed
Tues 1/22 Whale Center Closed
Wed 1/23 0
Thurs 1/24 5
Fri 1/25 9
Sat 1/26 4
Sun 1/27 0
Mon 1/28 Whale Center Closed
Tues 1/29 Whale Center Closed
Wed 1/30 7
Thurs 1/31 6
Fri 2/1 14
Sat 2/2 2

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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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