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.
Oregon Tourism Site Provides Hi-Tech Mobile
Listings, Weekly Lodging Availability Reports
|Arch Cape, near Cannon Beach
(Manzanita, Oregon) – For those travelers heading
to Oregon’s coast – either from within the state or from outside
Coast BeachConnection.net (www.beachconnection.net)
will be providing some important and highly relevant information this
summer, with some unusual, even cutting edge, high-tech angles.
In the busy, frenetic weekends of July and August, the
daily travel news site will provide lodging availability updates for last
minute visitors, almost real time updates on interesting and unusual natural
events and detailed guides that list every beach access and attraction.
Oregon Coast BeachConnection.net
has also launched lodging and dining listings that are available on PDA’s
and other wireless devices, allowing visitors to look up places to stay
or eat while on the coast or in the valley – on their handheld devices.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
For procrastinators or those who neglected to look for
places to stay until the last minute for whatever reason, finding lodging
on the Oregon coast during those high-density weekends can be tough, if
not impossible. During such weekends last summer and those busy stretches
in winter and spring, Oregon Coast BeachConnection.net introduced a popular
feature where it provided lodging availability updates. The site talked
to some 300 lodgings up and down the upper half of Oregon’s coast,
from Florence to Astoria, and received information on any openings they
still had for the weekend. The reports went live by Thursday mornings
just before the weekend.
|Find lodging in Florence a little more easily this summer
This summer, Oregon
Coast BeachConnection.net will do the same, starting up again in July
and August, beginning with the last weekend of June (typically when the
summer season really starts up on the Oregon coast). The feature proved
extremely popular last summer and during this year’s spring break
season, as these articles are first shot out on a variety of news search
engines such as Google News, Topix.net, etc. They are also delivered to
many desktops around the country via RSS feeds and from regional news
Visitors are advised to make reservations a good week ahead
of time, but if for some reason you don’t, you can check Oregon
Coast BeachConnection.net (www.beachconnection.net)
each Thursday morning.
The room opening updates will cover towns like Florence,
Yachats, Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tillamook,
Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart and Astoria – and everything
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
You can already check availability
for the July 4th holiday, where only a handful are reporting openings
|Interesting finds on Lincoln City beaches - find them almost in
real time this summer
The first lodging availability report for the summer season
happens this Thursday morning, for the weekend of June 29 – which
is expected to be the first big busy weekend of the summer.
Oregon Coast BeachConnection.net has gone hi-tech in an
extraordinary way. If you have a handheld device, like blackberry, PDA
or cell phone with net access, you can now find places to eat or stay
on the Oregon coast. Go to your handheld or mobile device and punch in
This will allow those already on the coast easy access
to what could be life-saving information: especially if you’ve got
hungry or cranky kidlets in tow, and you’re looking for a place
to stay or food to stuff in their screaming mouths.
The mobile service is also perfect for those using their
handheld devices to look for coastal lodging and dining while still inland,
in their hometowns.
|Hidden spot near Pacific City
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
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
“This is going to be very interesting and cutting
edge,” said Oregon
Coast BeachConnection.net editor Andre’ Hagestedt. “It’s
going to provide a service that will prove invaluable someday.”
Wireless access is generally pretty good inside most coastal
towns, although the deserted areas between them are usually quite dead.
Rockaway Beach is one town with frequent dead spots. “You’ll
have trouble on the east side of 101,” Hagestedt said. “But
everyone who lives in the area knows that once you walk to the other side,
reception is usually pretty good in Rockaway. But you’ll get nothing
in between the little towns, like those long stretches between Waldport
and Newport, Waldport to Yachats, Yachats to Florence, or between Manzanita
and Cannon Beach, and so on. A good rule of thumb: use your wireless or
cellular devices inside the towns.”
|Find out what unusual things show up on Oregon beaches each week
soon to the website will be some engaging subject matter for tourists
or residents of the coast. It’s an unprecedented coordinated effort
with a wide variety of coastal agencies to provide weekly reports on what
interesting and odd natural occurrences can be found on Oregon’s
beaches – from where to spot whales, baby seals or other wild creatures
that have washed up onshore, bird movement patterns, wildlife watching
possibilities to even where the best fossils can be found or where strange
geologic features are emerging.
working with agencies like Oregon Coast Aquarium, Whale Watch Spoken Here,
Marine Mammal Stranding Network, CoastWatch, Seaside
Aquarium and many more, including a variety of individuals, Oregon
Coast BeachConnection.net will literally have eyes on almost all the beaches
of the Oregon coast’s northern half - almost all the time.
“The point behind this is to show visitors and potential
visitors what truly interesting things can be found on the Oregon coast
and where to find them,” said Hagestedt. “Nature pulls some
remarkable stunts on a daily basis on the coast.”
|Discover this incredible viewpoint and hidden spot with the complete
guides coming up (this is along the Three Capes Loop)
Hagestedt said it is Oregon Coast BeachConnection.net’s
job to provide this information to the public so they can truly enjoy
the region to its fullest.
emerging on the site are the Complete Oregon Coast Guides, with descriptions
of every single beach access and natural attraction on about 180 miles
of Oregon coast. So far, the complete guides to the Cannon
Beach and Lincoln
City areas have been published. There will be extensive guides for
the towns and regions of Astoria, Seaside, Manzanita/Rockaway, Tillamook
Bay, Three Capes Loop, Inland 101, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats,
Upper Lane County and Florence.
When all of these have gone live, there will be printer
friendly versions of all these detailed guides, allowing visitors to print
and carry these guides with them on their trip.
Oregon Coast BeachConnection.net is a travel news
and reference site for the Oregon coast, covering the upper half of the
region. The centerpiece of the site is the daily tourism, entertainment
or science articles about the area – anything of use to the visitor.
There are over 1100 pages of reference material about the coast on the
site at this time, including extensive, detailed virtual tours of various
areas. The site grows every day with its articles. Oregon
Coast BeachConnection.net also features extensive dining, lodging
and vacation rental listings, as well as sections devoted to up-to-date
weather, science, real estate news, Oregon coast picture galleries, and
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. 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. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: 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. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
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.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
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.
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.
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
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Where the Columbia
meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of
atmosphere & history
Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries
& an art mecca
beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside,
Netarts and Pacific City
A spouting horn
downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling
bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix
of the rugged & upscale
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles
and miles of fluffy dunes