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For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

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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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

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

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.



Impressive Low Tides This Week on Oregon Coast


Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.


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Impressive Low Tides This Week on Oregon Coast

The tidepools at Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock are a particularly big attraction at low tides

(Oregon Coast) - When it comes to tides, it's good to have friends in low places. The central Oregon coast and the north Oregon coast are about to experience some really low tides this week, and then again in a month.

"We’ve got a few minus one-foot tides coming in July and August, and a minus two-foot tide in early July," said Tiffany Boothe, of Seaside Aquarium. "Especially in the first few days of July, there's some big ones coming."

This, of course, depends on the area of the coast you’re talking about. Lincoln City and other parts of the central coast will see a minus two-foot tide on July 3. The first few days of July will bring minus tides at a foot or nearly a foot.

"Last year, we only saw minus tides as low as minus 1.8 feet," Boothe said.

The central coast will see more minus tides around one foot lower than usual from August 1 through 4.

Tidepool wonders will burst into life at the coming minus tides (photo Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)

"There are still some pretty low tides, like .8 or minus .7 - a lot of those in the next two months," Boothe said.

Check www.oregoncoasttidetables.com for more on those.

Boothe said places like Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach will yield lots of wonders at such minus tides.

Other spots to look for are Oceanside, where you may gain access to the hidden beach on the side of Maxwell Point simply by walking around the point, instead of walking through the tunnel.

Sometimes, there are hidden caves found from the northern part of this shoreline at such minus tides, accessed from Short Beach (which is about a mile north of Oceanside along the Three Cape Loop).

Tides could well be low enough to gain access to the interior of the Devil’s Punchbowl, if you’re coming from the northern side of the beach, at the entrance to the marine gardens. This is especially stunning as you can see all sorts of strange colors and the patterns of erosion caused by the usually manic tide in this spot.

Wacky tidepool creatures at Short Sand Beach, near Cannon Beach (photo Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)

However, keep a close eye on the tide and do not attempt to venture into these places if the waves are lapping at your route or the entrance of these wild oddities.

Boothe said in Seaside you can head toward the south end of town to the cove. There, you will find small tide pools down by the rocks. Expect to find hermit crabs, shore crabs, snails, sea anemones, sea stars, and a variety of shells.

To the north, closer to the river mouth, sand dollars should be plentiful, but be careful to not take the live sand dollars.

“An easy way to tell if a sand dollar is alive or not is to see if it has ‘fur,’ “ Boothe said. “Sand dollars that appear fuzzy on the underside are usually still alive and will stink something awful when taken home.”

Further south in Cannon Beach, the tide pools get a little livelier and you may find a beautifully colored 20-ray sea star, various species of nudibranchs, larger telia anemones, and sea urchins, or you may even spot a seal or two.

Sea star colonies at Oceanside, during low tide events

“As you go further south Arcadia, Hug Point, and Arch Cape, expect to find some the same,” Boothe said. “If you can find more protected intertidal areas, look out for California and burrowing sea cucumbers, rock scallops, lewis moon snails, kelp and decorator crabs. Watch out for the red rock crabs though - they'll get ya. During these low tides you may see some leather stars or blood stars, brightly colored tide pool sculpins, and an assortment of shrimp. During one tidal expedition in the Oswald West area, we even spotted a giant pacific octopus by far the coolest tidal find.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. An avid tide pooler may notice other things during these low tides, such as the different colors and species of sponge ranging from bright yellow, red, green, and purple, or aciadians which often wash up in clumps during winter storms. I mention both sea urchins and sea anemones but one might take time to notice the different species.”

Boothe said if the surf is calm, you may be able to see a few different types of fish.

“Perch are really common,” she said. “Kelp greenling, small Cabizon. In the tide pools, typically you'll find various sculpins, but a very lucky and sneaky observer may see a kelp fish or an Irish Lord.”

Inside Devil's Punchbowl during a minus tide, near Newport

Boothe offered some advice for these kind of tide pool explorations.

“One thing I suggest highly is to get a Mac's Field Guide or another tide pool reference to take it with you,” she said. “You might come across something you can't identify, or worse you may over look an animal you didn't know existed, like a gumboot chiton.”

Always be aware of the tide a never turn you back to the ocean, Boothe stressed. The best time to go tide pooling is about two hours before low tide. This usually provides plenty of time to explore and be safe.

“Don't rush,” she said. “Intertidal areas are so exciting one might rush by tide pools and not see what's really in there. Some animals hunker down and hide if a shadow passes by - so be patient.”

Boothe also said taking a binocular and a camera is highly suggested.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.


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The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com