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A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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.

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.

 

Incredible Close Encounter with Orcas on Central Oregon Coast

Published 05/15/2015
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) - The day began a little on the unusual side for one whale watch tour boat on the central Oregon coast. Actually two odd things appeared – by way of not being there, that is. And then came one of the more spectacular Killer Whale encounters on the Oregon coast in recent memory. (Photos by Ruth of Portland, aboard the Whale's Tail).

This past Tuesday turned out to be an incredible Orca experience that was not only documented in deep detail, but this little pod had two babies with them.

Orcas always show up this time of year – a rather distinctive group of them that are known as transients, as no one knows where they come from. They are typified by a slightly more pointed snout and come to this area to chase baby gray whales for food.

They popped up in mid March, even getting photographed later in the month by Whale Spoken Here volunteers. (See Killer Whales Play and Pose for Pictures Off Central Oregon Coast)

Whale's Tail Whale Watching Tours out of Depoe Bay spotted the great beasts about 10 a.m. It was the second tour that morning for captain and owner Gary Stephenson, who was already lamenting the fact no gray whales were seen on the first run.

On that second run, Stephenson noticed something else missing, something that's normally on the big orange buoy just a mile offshore from Depoe Bay.

“I can almost always show people some sea lions resting on that buoy, but not this time,” Stephenson said. “I noticed there were no sea lions on the buoy, and I said that's probably a sign there are Orcas around. And sure enough.”

That, plus the lack of gray whales the second time, made him believe there were Orcas present. Sea lions and gray whales know when Killer Whales are around and they disappear.

As the tour boat got near North Point (a rather hidden cliff access at the northern tip of Depoe Bay), Stephenson and his customer spotted six Orcas, gliding through about 80 feet of water in that area. Two of them were clearly juveniles They didn't breach or anything jaw-dropping like that: just bobbed in and out of the water occasionally.

“Especially the smaller ones would come out of the water,” Stephenson said.

The little pod was headed south, so Stephenson's boat followed.

“We followed them all the way to Devil's Punchbowl,” Stephenson said. “They were going about five, six miles an hour, just kind'a cruising along. On the first trip out we didn't see any gray whales. Then on the second trip we saw the Orcas. By the third trip, there were gray whales out again.”

The Orcas moved pretty close in to Devil's Punchbowl, and at that point Stephenson turned around, not wanting to follow them further in what is about 30 feet of water in that rather raucous area.

Gray whales are still spotted aplenty this time of year, but it's impossible to say if your chances of seeing Killer Whales remains decent. They tend to be a rather rare sight. If you want to try and spot them, it's best to first look for gray whales – and bring a binoculars and lots of patience. Then scan the horizon for any sign of a whale's blowhole shooting off water.

Officials suggest finding a calm day as big waves can act like trenches and hide them. Then, find a high viewpoint, such as Neahkahnie Mountain near Manzanita, Cape Foulweather near Depoe Bay, Ecola State Park at Cannon Beach or the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center near Yachats – to name a few.

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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.

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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.
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.

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