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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.

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.

 

Another Oregon Coast Misunderstanding Goes Viral on Facebook

Published 07/21/2012

(Netarts, Oregon) - Oh, the Internet rumors about the Oregon coast. Last week, a huge misunderstanding on Facebook led many officials to believe a second tsunami dock was about to hit Tillamook County, and over the last two years one very misguided individual has created a variety of hoaxes regarding UFO's and non-existent tsunami alerts on these beaches.

This weekend saw another such misunderstanding – again thanks to Facebook.

The latest incident was actually much more on the light side and relatively harmless, though it did get numerous individuals into serious research mode - including Oregon Coast Beach Connection reporters.

Sometime on Friday, Netarts Grocery posted a particularly wacky photo of an RV stuck in the surf to its Facebook page. It looked to everyone that this was indeed taken on the Oregon coast, especially given the context of a business in Tillamook County posting this, apparently a hastily-shot photo from what seemed an amateur's camera.

With nothing other than a simple “bummer” for a headline and/or description of the photo, the assumption seemed sealed.

So the photo took off – into the stratosphere, in social media terms. By mid-afternoon Saturday, it was probably the most talked about photo on Oregon coast social media. About 5 p.m., Netarts Grocery's Kristina Zak – who also runs its Facebook page – was laughing heartily about it, noting the photo had reached almost 200 shares this day alone.

That's not counting who else re-shared it from the Facebook pages of others. Oregon Coast Beach Connection's page has the photo shared by almost 80 other people by 6 p.m. Saturday.

It could well be that. altogether, several thousand people are talking about this photograph – which is definitely not from the Oregon coast, it turns out. To say it went viral would be an understatement.

“I had no clue it would be this huge,” Zak said, laughing almost hysterically.

Zak was quite taken back by the response, but admits she simply found it somewhere else on the net and thought it would be amusing to share. She has no clue where she found it in retrespect, and no idea where the photo was taken.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection made several calls around Tillamook County, including the Nestucca Fire District in Pacific City, but couldn't reach anyone who knew anything about it. Tillamook County has a couple areas where cars can drive on the beach, but only the Tierra Del Mar access would've even vaguely allowed such a rig onto the beach.

The reactions were, of course, comical. It was unfathomable to most Oregonians that someone could be so dimwitted as to try and take such a large rig onto the beach.

Among some of the funniest responses:

“That is definitely ocean front with a view.”

“Daddy, is this how we get to meet Spongebob Squarepants?”

“Drive-In Car Wash?!?”

So, what's the moral of the story?

It goes back to “don't believe everything you see/read on the Internet.” In fact, with Facebook, that goes doubly true, perhaps even triple. Luckily, Oregon Coast Beach Connection didn't publish anything in any official journalistic capacity, and wouldn't have done so unless we got confirmation from some rescue official who was actually there.

Still, we feel a little guilty for passing on the photo on Facebook, even though technically we did come right out and say it was unclear where the photo came from. Yes, it was all in good fun, right up there with kooky pictures of pets supposedly saying bold things, which people pass around all the time on FB. But from now on, on FB, we'll be sure to also note how unclear the origin of something is and take greater pains to be much more catious on this sometimes throw-away medium of social media.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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