Oregon Coast Beach Connection - lodging, dining, news, events and more

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

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 event or adventure you can't miss

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.

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.

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.

Pacific City, Oregon

 

Manzanita Freaky Facts, Weird Science on N. Oregon Coast

Published 01/06/2014

(Manzanita, Oregon) – So many crazy, funky facts about one little Oregon coast hotspot, it's rather mind-boggling. Manzanita may be small and ultra laidback, but it's chock full of curiosities. From the scary geology of the place, to wild history, ancient shipwrecks, treasure hunting and what famous person died there, to the strange glow the local waters sometimes acquire.

Starting at the very beginning, Manzanita's massive Neahkhanie Mountain has its origins in a fiery march of death by a super volcano – one that, insidiously enough – could still pose a threat to the world today.

Somewhere around 45 million years ago or so, a series of enormous lava flows plodded their way across prehistoric Oregon from what is now Idaho. These massive lava flows inched along slowly, but sometimes as high as 30 feet in some spots, destroying forests and anything else in their path.

When they reached this area, they filled up large canyons and cooled into basalt rock. Eventually, the outer layers of the soil eroded away and the ground often sank, leaving headlands like Neahkanie Mountain, Tillamook Rock near Seaside and Cannon Beach, Cape Meares and others along the coast.

These lava flows came from the same fissure in the Earth's crust that now powers Yellowstone National Park – which is being closely watched as it could again become a doomsday volcano that would likely threaten life on the entire planet.

Another funky fact about Manzanita you didn't know: some small seams of coal have been found on Neahkahnie Mountain.

Wild Shipwreck Tales

Somewhere just before 1700 a Spanish galleon wrecked here on the Nehalem Spit, not far from the mouth of the Nehalem River. Since then, chunks of beeswax with numbers carved into them have been found along these beaches – something that has greatly slowed since the 70's, however.

The PBS show History Detectives looked into it a few years back and discovered the beeswax came from one of two Spanish vessels: the Santo Cristo de Burgos or the San Francisco Xavier.

A group in the area called the Beeswax Project has been looking for this shipwreck, and over the years all kinds of detective work has been done, including radar soundings beneath the ground and more. This shipwreck has even sparked a host of legends about the Spanish burying treasure somewhere in the forest hills above town, but evidence for this is diminishing rather quickly.

Other strange facts are associated with this galleon shipwreck, however, some of which go all the way back to observations by Lewis and Clark. From their time here in 1805-06 and onward, explorers talked about meeting natives here who were part white and apparently had European lineage. Some had said they were descended from the crew of the galleon.

Wreck of the Glenesslin

Another Major Shipwreck

Another massive shipwreck happened in 1913 with the British full-rigged ship Glenesslin smacking itself against the rocks at the tip of Neahakhnie Mountain. It's said the captain was drunk and ran it aground in almost perfect weather for no good, discernible reason. That debate still rages on.

Chunks of it were still fairly visible until the 80's in some spots. Still today you can spot some bits of it if you're walking along that precarious bottom of Neahkahnie, filled with large boulders. This is rarely accessible because of the tides, however, so don't consider walking there unless it's an extremely low tide event.

Strange Markings

More than one Manzanita-based historian has noted the mysteriously inscribed “W” rocks found on top of Neahkahnie Mountain. In previous decades these had been attributed to “pirate” legends surrounding the galleon, but more recent evidence points to these rocks being navigational markers of some sort. Almost every ship crew had their own way of marking claims or navigational numbers in writing; these were not standardized at the time.

Some locals have theorized these were left by former pirate Sir Francis Drake and his crew.

Rocky Oddities of Cape Falcon

You have to hike here to find them, but some very wild and curious rocky shapes exist at the edges of Cape Falcon – beneath the mountain – like Cube Rock and Pulpit Rock. These are spectacular monolithic monsters of basalt which sometimes resemble ancient Roman ruins – but made by giants. See more at the Manzanita Virtual Tour for these.

Darker Factoid

Those same hiking trails – just an offshoot from the trail going down to Short Sand Beach – also lead you to a precarious but stunning overlook that stands over what's called Treasure Cove (pictured above). It was here in 2003 when a well-known Hollywood producer fell to his death. Paul Stojanovich, known as a producer for the show COPS and a creator of shows like World's Scariest Police Chases, fell from one of the vantage points here while posing for a photo. This helps illustrate the caution that must be taken if you venture to these cliffs.

The Bay that Glows at Night

On somewhat infrequent occasions, you may get lucky and spot the glowing sand phenomenon at night on the beaches of Manzanita. Being so dark, it's easier to see it here than many other beaches along the Oregon coast. (Above: a different kind of glow over Nehalem Bay as a fog layer hangs just above it at night).

But did you know Nehalem Bay can glow too?

This exciting event is caused by bioluminescent creatures called dinoflagellates, which are microorganisms related to algae and plankton which give off light like fireflies. If there's a lot of them in the area, they hit the Nehalem Bay and nearby rivers. Dip your hand into the bay from a dock and you may see an eerie, ghostlike blue glowing trail behind your hand.

Some locals say that swimming in the rivers at night with this happening causes your body to look like a skeleton in the water. More on glowing sand here.

Keep an eye on Oregon Coast Beach Connection for futher, more detailed articles on these subjects. More details are available at the Manzanita, Rockaway Beach Virtual Tour, Map.

More About Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler Lodging.....

More About Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler Dining.....


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.

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Final Session of Oregon Coast Science Workshop Coming Up
Slightly inland on the north Oregon coast, the town of Nehalem will soon host the last of CoastWatch's Summer Shoreline Science Workshops, happening on August 1 through 3. Manzanita events
N. Oregon Coast Film Night, Arts for Kids in Manzanita
Over the coming weeks, look for the famed Manzanita Film Series and an arts camp of sorts for kids. Manzanita events
Oregon Coast Lighthouse Keeper Talks About His Experiences
Life aboard the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse comes to life in June as one of the men who spent considerable time there gives a talk about old Terrible Tilly on Saturday, June 14. Cannon Beach events, Manzanita events
Beatles, Teddy Roosevelt on N. Oregon Coast
Look for an even with Teddy Roosevelt on Thursday, May 22 in Tillamook, while The Beatles will visit Manzanita in a unique way on May 3. Manzanita events, Tillamook events
Oregon Novelist, Film Writer, Rock Star Appears on N. Coast
Oregon novelist, film writer and Portland rock star Willy Vlautin shows up on the north Oregon coast in April, reading from his latest novel at the Cloud n Leaf Bookstore. Manzanita events
Manzanita Freaky Facts, Weird Science on N. Oregon Coast
Scary geology wild history, ancient shipwrecks, treasure hunting, what famous person died there, to the strange glow of local waters. Manzanita attractions
Oregon Coast New Year's Eve Guide: Parties to Fine Food
From parties and live music at bars, and then features the stunning, upscale restaurant possibilities. Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Pacific City events, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events, Seaside
Oregon Coast Whale Watch Week in Full Swing
Whale Watch Week started off with glorious weather on the Oregon coast today, going until New Year's Eve - December 31. Yachats events, Newport events, Depoe Bay events, Lincoln City events, Pacific City events, Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Follow us on

Oregon Coast Lodging
Seaside
Cannon Beach Lodging
Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler Lodging
Pacific City, Oceanside, Netarts, Tierra Del Mar Lodging
Lincoln City Lodging
Depoe Bay Lodging
Newport Lodging
Waldport Lodging
Yachats Lodging
Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals
Oregon Coast Lodging Specials

Dining Guide
Seaside
Cannon Beach Dining
Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler Dining
Pacific City, Oceanside, Netarts, Tierra Del Mar Restaurants
Tillamook Bay Restaurants, Dining
Lincoln City Dining, Restaurants
Depoe Bay Restaurants, Dining
Newport Restaurants, Dining

Waldport, Yachats Restaurants, Dining
Florence Restaurants, Dining
Restaurant Reviews

Coast Events Calendar
Astoria
Seaside, Cannon Beach Calendar
Manzanita, Rockaway Events
Tillamook, Pacific City Calendar
Lincoln City Events Calendar
Newport, Depoe Bay Events Calendar
Yachats Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Oregon Coast Travel News

Coastal Bars, Lounges

Oregon Coast Complete Guides every beach access, attraction

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

OREGON COAST VIRTUAL TOURS
Explore Every Beach Spot


Secrets of the Season


Unusual Travel Articles TravelParanormal.com allows you to submit your own creepy tale or debunk one - or see up-to-the-minute news headlines about travel and the paranormal.

News Headlines from All Over Oregon Need to scan Oregon headlines? Constantly updated news from all over Oregon: a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute display of news headlines from a variety of media

Oregon Coast Oceanfront Lodging, Hotels, Rentals

A Guide to Oregon Coast Seafood Restaurants, Dining

Find us on Google+