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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

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.

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.

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

 

 

 

Unbelievable Sights, Visual Epiphanies of an Oregon Coast Night Sky

Published 05/30/2011

(Rockaway Beach, Oregon) - You see the most interesting things at night, if you're paying attention. Forget all the tricks your mind can play when staring into the darkness, trying to discern shapes and getting your visual bearings on things you know are there in daylight but seem murky and possibly out of place at night. That’s quite the trip in itself, especially when trying to photograph late night scenes and starfields along the Oregon coast. No, it’s the striking new way that things appear in the dark, especially once you get a little acclimated to it. You start to see wild colors, new shapes and remarkable new ways to look at beautiful things you’ve seen hundreds of times before.

After dark in the outdoors isn’t always about taking away light, it’s about adding a whole different kind of light to the scene.

Then, beyond that unbelievable sort of visual epiphany, there’s the things you see floating around up there amidst the stars.

It’s mid-spring on the north Oregon coast and the night sky has finally emerged, full of stars. They’re not as bright and clear as many of the coastal nights you’ll bump into, but places like Cannon Beach, Seaside, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita and Nehalem are dressed in their evening best anyway.

At Seaside, the stars aren’t showing yet, but other surprises lurk. It’s amazing what your eyes begin to see when they get used to the dark, and the shot at the top of Tillamook Head is indicative of that. This whole vista of the beach grass, the fishing boats in the distance and the shapes of the headland take on something remarkable and new once you get used to the light.

Then, because the camera sees things the human eye doesn’t, and because long exposures change the appearance of some things as well, there’s a whole other added dimension of colors and shapes you didn’t see before.

There are definite signs of spring and impending summer season in Seaside as well. The lifeguard tower stands high, beach playground equipment is abundant, and numerous bonfires are happening in this striking scene.

Down the road, Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock is always a favorite photographic subject for the visitor and locals alike. But with the long exposures of a night shot, that dramatic surf becomes a murky mist, and the landmark takes on a mysterious, rather ancient castle-like vibe.

That patch of foliage on one side of the rock is always a bit engaging as well, looking a bit as if a golf course had been thrown askew, at an angle.

Just a few miles down, Silver Point – where the overlooks are – gets especially dramatic and mystifying. Here, the stars emerge in full force and start to look like some massive meteor shower. In fact, this area when photographed at night always looks a bit like Earth in its infant, primordial soup stage millions and millions of years ago, and those stars only add to that.

It’s here where some more mysteries of the universe appear directly above. Several things are moving through the night sky: some are definitely in orbit and some are aircraft. But sometimes it’s hard to tell what is what, which adds another layer of cerebral and surreal delight to the evening.

Not to be outdone, farther south, Nehalem Bay and Wheeler are a mesmerizing, wild mix of stars racing overhead and a layer of freaky fog that hovers over the bay and the town at just the right angle. While the rest of the coast has clear skies, Nehalem Bay seems to want to do things its own, truly distinctive way.

Just south of there and a bit more inland, Nehalem Bay Winery at night appears to have the entire universe dancing above it. Perhaps the stars like Oregon Pinot as well.

Then, what is probably the visual climax of the evening, the moon begin to emerge on the eastern horizon and light up the sky and rocks at Rockaway Beach's Twin Rocks.

 

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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.

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.

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

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.