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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.

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.

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




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Central Oregon Coast Cave Tells a Varied Geologic Tale

(Yachats, Oregon) – At Neptune State Park, in the dramatic stretch of beaches and cliffs between Yachats and Florence, there’s a simple cave in the cliffs. As far as caves go, it’s just a tad more interesting than many on the Oregon coast because of the odd colors within, and the fact it’s actually big enough for you to walk inside.

The cave tells a larger, stranger tale, however, as do the chunks of rock surrounding it. It's an ancient story of towering volcanoes and some underwater eruptions, searing lava flows, continents drifting over millions of years, and of little creatures doing remarkably large-scale damage.

The rock the cave is made up of is a bit puzzling, certainly in color. It gives the impression of some sort of sandstone, but it’s likely a form of basalt with other things mixed in – a breccia or a conglomerate, depending on a number of factors. A sandstone cave would not last very long, but documentation about this one goes back decades.

The reddish color could come from either a lot of iron in the mix or from whatever else comprises this mix of basalt and other rocks.

Seaside resident and geologist Tom Horning thinks this basalt could include sandstone or a mix of mostly sediments and sandstone – he wasn’t there personally and only saw photos provided to him by Oregon Coast Beach Connection.

Lots of things could cause a mixed rock structure like a conglomerate or breccia to turn reddish in color.

Inside the cave

“It is possible that a conglomerate could weather, oxidize its matrix, and leave its rock fragments as resistant cobbles and pebbles, provided that they are hard and resistant to the penetration of corrosive water, in contrast to the open vulnerable matrix,” Horning said. “This would be akin to soaking raisin bread in water and having raisins resting in soft mush afterward.”

The Yachats area is quite a mish-mash of geologic forces. Much of it has to do with massive lava flows from local volcanoes 50 million years ago. Various volcanoes in this area created a lot of what you see here, many of them underwater at the time. Cape Perpetua itself is an ancient volcano that died out perhaps 40 million years ago - and it's responsible for a lot of the basalt you see right now. But some were submarine eruptions. More on Yachats / Cape Perpetua geology

Cape Perpetua was a local volcano back then, like Lincoln City's Cascade Head - a "true blue coastal volcano" as Horning put it.

Consequently, the rocky formations in and around Yachats and Neptune State Park are quite varied. Some of the tide pool spots here are black and others get a bit more reddish, depending on how they were created. Then you can literally look back in time some 80,000 years by looking at the mostly-sandstone cliffs that rise above the beach: each layer tells a different geologic tale over these millennia. Parts of those layers were actually seabeds at one time.

The bulk of the black rock you see around Yachats is Eocene era – about 50 million years old.

Then another curious aspect arises in this area, if you look close. The basalt rock surrounding the cave – which Horning said is the bedrock of the area – has hundreds of little pits.

What on Earth (or beneath it) could cause such a hard surface as basalt to get little holes in it?

“The holes have been drilled by rock-boring clams in the softer matrix,” Horning said.

It’s a bit like some alien movie: some creature has burrowed its way into the rock and thousands of them are living there.

 “These clams are adapted to growing in rock crevices and pits, then working their shells to grind open a bigger hole through time so they can grow,” Horning said. “At Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock, they can drill into mudstone and mixed explosive breccias where the lavas hit cold water and shattered, but they cannot drill into hard basalt, as it is too tough for them. They contribute to the erosion of the bedrock and their pits provide all sorts of micro-habitat niches for other creatures after the clams die.”

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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.


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