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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.

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

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.

 

Special Hikes, Polar Plunges Ring in New Years Day in Oregon, on Coast

Published 12/27/2012

(Oregon Coast) – From polar plunges into the icy ocean to sprawling hikes all around the state, Oregonians will be doing some invigorating things to celebrate the first day of 2013.

There are numerous Polar Plunges along the Oregon coast on New Year's Day, including lesser known ones like that at Arch Cape, just south of Cannon Beach. One of the more famous ones now happens in Manzanita – and this year organizers are hoping to reach 200 participants.

As always, it happens at 11 a.m., as a lemmings-like horde takes a frosty dip in the ocean. This year, it happens at the north end of Manzanita beach, about a quarter mile north of the intersection of Ocean Road and Nehalem Road. Look for the last big parking lot along that northern stretch of the beach.

Manzanita

“It is not a fund raiser but a fun raiser,” said Janice Gaines, one of the organizers.

For any questions call Spa Manzanita at 503-368-4777.

The first day of the year is also a special one for hikes at 22 of Oregon's State Parks. New Year's Day is First Day Hikes in Oregon, where day-use parking fees are waived at the parks, and rangers or volunteers lead hikes that help you get to know some of Oregon's scenic treasures.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins together with America's State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes. The program is designed to help families enjoy state parks close to their homes and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of America's State Parks is to promote and advance the state park systems of America, for the contribution they make to the nation's environment, heritage, health and economy.

These special hikes and waived fees are on January 1 only. There are featured parks all over the state, but on the Oregon coast, these are:

Cape Lookout State Park, Noon in the Cape Lookout Trail parking lot. Between Oceanside and Pacific City, on the Three Capes Loop.

Fort Stevens State Park, 10 a.m. in the Battery Russell parking lot. Close to Astoria.

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, 9 a.m. at the East Woahink launch parking lot. Near Florence.

Oswald West State Park, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the north parking lot. Between Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

South Beach State Park

South Beach State Park, 9 a.m. at the South Jetty Trailhead. Just south of Newport.

Sunset Bay State Park, 8 a.m. at the Sunset Bay gazebo (southern coast).

Tugman State Park, 9 a.m. in the main parking lot (southern coast).

Cape Ferrelo (Sam Boardman State Scenic Corridor), 10 a.m. in the parking lot. On the southern coast as well.

Details about hike locations, difficulty and length, terrain and tips are available on the America's State Parks website: www.americasstateparks.org. Visit the Oregon State Parks website for directions to each park: www.oregonstateparks.org. OPRD advises visitors to plan for inclement weather, and to remember the binoculars for wildlife viewing.

On January 1, in Yachats. You'll find the Peace Hike. Join the Yachats Trails Committee for an invigorating walk from the Commons to the Amanda Statue, a few miles down the road and up the Amanda Trail. The walk is six miles round trip.

The statue is dedicated to the memory of a blind Native American woman who suffered during a kind of genocide of local tribes in the 1860's. There, the group will take a few moments to pause and offer blessings of peace. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect their commemorative Peace Hike button. In the event of heavy rain or wind, a shorter hike on an alternate route will take place. Dress for changeable weather. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your walking sticks. The hike will be on both paved and narrow dirt trail surfaces with some stairs and slight inclines. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3640.

 

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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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