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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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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



50 Miles of Oregon Coast - Three Weather Systems

Published 08/31/2011

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Pacific City, Oregon) – It never ceases to surprise me how the Oregon coast is full of nature surprises, no matter how well versed I am in its changing moods and science (above: Whalen Island State Park near Pacific City).

Case in point: one mid-August day spent bouncing around Lincoln County and Tillamook County, driving a good one hundred miles.

This begins in Depoe Bay, during a run of extremely good weather that had gone on for weeks. But in this tiny village it seemed to abruptly stop today. This day was foggy and fairly cool.

But there is a silver lining in these clouds – in the form of actually being able to see the end of the clouds. Just to the north there’s a break in the mist surrounding the bay.

It turns out this is just a few miles up the road, at Gleneden Beach. Here, the sun is shining bright and even hot at times, although a steady wind likes to take over now and then. That huge mass of mist still hovers offshore near these fluffy sands, and sometimes banks of it go flying overhead quickly, causing interesting shadows to dart across the beach.

It’s lovely enough here that even the most miniscule of rock subject is suddenly quite photogenic.

Wandering through Lincoln City there is more of the same mist offshore, plus a mix of moody winds and hazy sun. Here is the Grace Hammond beach access, on the northern end of town.

Zipping towards Cascade Head and then behind it, along that winding stretch of road between Lincoln City and Neskowin, the clouds and fog again take over. This section of the Oregon coast lives up to that name of rain forest.

The sun doesn’t appear again until 20 miles later as you emerge at Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda. There, again, it’s a wistful mix of mist and sun, with the landmark Haystack Rock looking as if it’s slowly pushing its way in out of the fog bank, like a mysterious sailing ship in an old pirate movie.

Then, abruptly, the clouds disappear. You head inland just a tad along the Three Capes Loop, past Tierra Del Mar, until you reach Whalen Island State Park. This place, crammed full of campers, people who have gone barbecue-happy and a few day trippers, is basking in the glory of a warm sun and almost no breeze.

A small boat sits waiting for its former occupants to return. Sand Lake is fired up by the sun and turned a deep, inviting blue.

Just a ways up the road, past the junction that takes you either further up the Three Cape Loop or towards 101 and Tillamook, you begin to quickly rise in elevation. Past a boy scout campsite and a dusty stretch of sand dunes trying to encroach on the road, there are a few minor breaks in the trees, allowing you to look down on Sand Lake and the awe-inspiring dunes of the area they call the “other National Sand Dune Recreation Area” – a reference to the one near Florence.

Somewhere here the mists start to grow in strength again.

Then, suddenly, as if there was some sort of portal to another time and place, Cape Lookout and its parking lot is enshrouded by a thick mass of wet air. It’s not only foggy and misty up here, but it’s so full of moisture the leaves of the rain forest canopy are plopping huge drops of water on you and your car. I notice more than one carload come and go quickly, turned off by the situation and the possibility of hiking in this.

It’s like it’s raining – but it’s not. Intriguing.

On top of it all, the hazy sun does mystical things through the mist, and the whole place looks like something out of a medieval fantasy flick.

Then just as abruptly as it appeared, the fog disappeared. As you trudge just a few miles up the road to the wayside known as Anderson’s Viewpoint, the dusk envelopes the area with a variety of ever-deepening colors. Oceanside in the distance is being attacked by one very pinkish monster of mist, while the fauna on this clifftop vantage point is turned a bright orange.

A little later, the sun drops out of sight with particular intensity in Netarts Bay.

Oceanside is not accessible from this side because of work on a landslide at this time, so I decide to have dinner in Tillamook and make my way back to Depoe Bay.

I do so slowly, however, and find the time to discover this striking nocturnal scene at pitch black Tierra Del Mar. Because of the lack of light, this shot takes a high ASA and a good ten minutes of exposure. One thing the photo did not catch, however, was a fair amount of shooting stars. Stunning.

Then, at the wildlife refuge just south of Lincoln City, midnight sees the moon finally come out, illuminating intense, even Halloween-essque mists drifting over this marshy landscape. It is otherworldly, eerie and unbelievably beautiful all at the same time.

I suppose, if you think about it, the nocturnal conditions make for a fourth kind of weather system I witnessed along these 50 miles between Depoe Bay and Oceanside.


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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.



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