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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.

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.

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.

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

 

 


Oregon Coast Geology Fun Facts: Behind the Look of Cape Kiwanda

Published 12/30/2012

(Pacific City, Oregon) – It adds a whole new meaning to the idea of earthly delights.

What happened to create the Oregon coast landscapes you know and love is something just as fascinating as staring at their intricate beauty. Knowing how they got to look that way adds another dimension of enjoyment and amazement – the same way learning about fine wines can add to that experience.

At Pacific City, Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock have been an engaging means of repose for decades now, but its natural history goes back millions and millions of years. Here are just a few fun facts about the area.

Lots of the dunes have been around for 12,000 years or more. State of Oregon geology documents from the 70's indicate these are “extensive” around Cape Kiwanda and Sand Lake. Some of the wooded areas around Kiwanda are actually the remains of other dunes.

Geologists also say remnants of these sit just north of Netarts Bay, but that's difficult to see from aerial photographs of the area now. Perhaps these have been developed since the 70's or covered over in forest as well.

The fun and interesting fact about Cape Kiwanda is that it should've disappeared long, long ago. The colorful sandstone that makes up this dramatic and often strangely-shaped headland is extremely soft as far as rocks go and very prone to erosion. But what kept it around all these millennia is – fascinatingly enough – Haystack Rock. Made of basalt and sitting about four tenths of a mile southwest of the cape, it keeps those rough ocean waters at bay, especially during the onslaught of each winter's storm conditions. Also helping out is a formation of basalt just beneath the waves, at its southern flank.

Geologists say Cape Kiwanda actually extended all the way to Haystack Rock at one time. But the north and south faces were eroded away and finally separated it from the big rock. This caused the tip of Kiwanda to recede much faster until it reached its current position.

Above: this arch is gone now.

That erosion is continuing ever faster now, however. In fact, a sandstone arch that was at the cape's western edge, in a kind of ocean canyon formed by two chunks of the headland that had been otherwise separated, crumbled a few years back.

Photos of the area from the 1970's show dramatic differences between then and now, actually.

Sand Lake is a shallow marshland-like area, with not much public access, except at Whalen Island State Park. It's fed by a few small streams inland, but there's enough of an opening to the sea to allow a little tidal movement.

Just south of Pacific City there are some amazing geologic wonders hiding in plain sight. The famed “ghost forest” sits there – a stand of tree stumps some 2,000 years old or so. These are so named for their slightly eerie appearance, but also for the fact they are the remains of a forest caught in some sudden geologic change.

Two main theories are maintained about these. One is that something sudden and violent, like an earthquake and/or tsunami, came in and covered up the trees in sand and sediment. It's possible the ground dropped as much as 30 feet. The other theory is something less sudden, over a period of decades, when the landscape simply changed for some reason.

Whatever the exact cause, the end result was they were covered up and choked to death. But because they were immersed in sediment for at least 1,000 years, they were cloistered from the decaying effects of oxygen. They were preserved.

Proposal Rock at Neskowin is now a tree-covered island, but it's made of the same basalt that nearby Cascade Head is made of. That headland was once a volcano all its own. Proposal Rock was actually part of Cascade Head, as it was bigger at one time, according to geologists.

Pacific City is about a 20-minute drive from Lincoln City, and to the north it is about another 20-minute drive to Oceanside or Tillamook. More about Pacific City and the Three Capes Loop, including its geology. Click here for more about Oregon Coast Geology.

 

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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