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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.

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

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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.

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.

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

 

 

Japanese Glass Fishing Floats Return to Oregon Coast - Briefly

Published 04/30/2010

Two glass floats were found by John Forsythe of Proposal Rock Inn in Neskowin (photo Forsythe)

(Oregon Coast) – They haven't really been seen in decades – at least in any great numbers. But now they've returned for a little while, dotting Oregon beaches to the delight of many.

Glass Japanese floats were a common sight on Oregon's beaches throughout most of the 20th century, and there’s still bunches of them decorating various beach houses along the coast – especially visible in Rockaway Beach.  Prior to World War II, they almost covered Oregon beaches. But by the 70’s or 80’s, they largely disappeared, as Japan stopped making them for their fishermen and the currents had fewer of them to toss up onto these shores.

They can still be found if you know how and when to look, but they are nowhere near common. In recent weeks, they have all of a sudden returned in larger numbers. Locals and tourists alike have reported dozens on the central and north coast.

There were enough reports from various officials to quantify perhaps as many as 100 found between Newport and Astoria.

John Forsythe of Proposal Rock Inn in Neskowin found this treasure in 2008 (photo Forsythe)

One estimate that had been going around by word of mouth was 200 found in Clatsop County alone, but that could not be confirmed.

Nala Cardillo is coordinator of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in Cannon Beach.

“It’s true: I did find a small turquoise ball float on Crescent Beach and a small turquoise rolling pin float on Chapman Beach a few weeks ago,” Cardillo said.

She too has heard of numerous people making their own glass float finds.

Danielle Emerick of Newport found this glass float a few years back (photo Emerick)

Steve Meshke, head of Clatsop County Parks, said he found one himself and heard of quite a few.

“I did find one glass float on the eve of April 16, up north near Fort Stevens State Park,” Meshke said. “It was about 12 inches in diameter and had netting on it. A couple of people I know found some floats during the same time frame - a total of five floats between them. I had heard reports that one person had really been hunting the beaches during that time period and they found twenty glass floats over the week period.”

One of the first to be found was by a couple staying at Shaw’s Oceanfront BnB in Arch Cape in early April.

David Woody, the central coast beach ranger for Oregon State Parks, also knew of a few. “There were several found south of Newport more than a month or so back but none reported to me lately,” Woody said.

Odd debris have littered the beaches recently because of west winds, like this object in Manzanita

John Forsythe owns Proposal Rock Inn in Neskowin, and has found a few over the years.

“My wife and I found two glass floats recently on the beach at Neskowin,” he said.

Cindy Hanson, Public Relations Manager for Oregon Coast Aquarium, had a group of friends that found several around Newport.

“They found three found at Agate Beach and two at South Beach,” she said. “He was with a group of people out razor clamming.”

The Agate Beach Motel in Newport also reports several guests happened across some.

Keith Chandler, manager of Seaside Aquarium, hadn’t found any himself. But he said the culprit behind all this is a lot of west winds in recent weeks. These have been hitting the coast for a good month now, resulting in all sorts of flotsam being washed up on these beaches as the winds push stuff up onshore.

Currently, the beaches look as if the SOLV beach clean-up never happened. Loads of unsightly plastic bottles litter every shore in Oregon, along with bunches of rope, Styrofoam and all sorts of other puzzling objects. This is the result of west winds blowing them onto beaches.

Nature herself can be a big litterbug – it seems.

These conditions are a little unusual for the coast this time of year, although the weather pattern that’s creating it isn’t.

Oddities washed up in recent years in Seaside (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Dave Elson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, said there’s been a pretty active storm track throughout April that has resulted in a lot of winds from the west – known as onshore winds.

“We’ve had record rainfall this April,” Elson said. “We’ve had a lot of days in the 60’s and not in the 70’s.”

These conditions are often the result of onshore winds from the Pacific. East winds usually warm things up a bit.

“We’ve got an extended period of more onshore winds than offshore winds,” Elson said.

All this will likely last a while, Elson said, as this coming week’s forecast looks a lot like last week’s.

West winds often blow in funky jellyfish called velella velella, although few of these have showed up just yet.

This means conditions could be good for more finds of these coveted treasures for a little while longer.

Those looking to find their own fishing floats won’t necessarily have an easy time, however. They’re still rather hard to find. But there are some tips.

Cardillo admits it will take a lot of good luck.

“I was cleaning up trash on the beach, and walking my dog, so I was out on the beach frequently,” Cardillo said.

Because she was cleaning trash, her eyes were trained on things not from nature – something she suggests if you’re going to look for your own.

 

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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.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

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

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