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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

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

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

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

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.

 

Poking Around Pillow Basalt of the Oregon Coast

Published 08/31/2011

(Oregon Coast) – The shorelines of Oregon are filled with a huge variety of beach environments, from sandy and fluffy to rocky and craggy – and much in between. Wandering the Oregon coast is often a heady journey of discovery in the world of geology, as just a few miles can abruptly change in scenery and landscape, with each one telling a wild geologic tale (above: Fishing Rock State Park near Depoe Bay is a good example of this kind of rock).

One of those is the more rounded rocky areas you see around Depoe Bay – and in some spots around Yachats, among others. They’re less pokey versions of the more craggy, sharp edges you find in most of the Yachats area, Oceanside, Cannon Beach or other spots.

Bubbly basalt on a really large scale at the hidden cliffs at Depoe Bay

These are called pillow basalts. Not because they’re suitable for laying your head on – indeed they’re as hard as any of that black rock that typifies the Oregon coast. It’s for their more rounded structure, a kind of bubble shape in a way.

Pillow basalt happens when hot lava hits the water by erupting on the ocean floor – something which happened often around these coastal parts some 70 to 40 million years ago.

As they ooze out into the cold ocean, they quickly form in the shape of some kind of lobe and the outer surface chills immediately. But lava may still be erupting underneath and pushing its way upwards, which then caused the newly-formed object to crack, and more lava would push out from that opening, forming yet another lobe bud.

More pillow basalt dominates downtown Depoe Bay

Sometimes, these would break off and cool into giant, singular masses. Others would cool in vast formations of them – like a bed of pillow basalt structures. These had an interesting way of “settling” into the gaps between the other lobes and formations, causing accumulations of them.

These can sometimes be hundreds of meters thick.

Epochs of lying around beneath the ocean, rising and falling in height over those eons, and being worn away by water and elements caused these to round out even further.

You can find plenty around Depoe Bay’s downtown area, but they’re more common and more dramatic at the secretive north end (accessed by Sunset Ave.) and at Fishing Rock State Park, between Depoe Bay and Lincoln City.

Curious pillow basalt at Yachats - though not all of the area is typical of this

Yachats

Depoe Bay

Fishing Rock State Park

 

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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.
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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.

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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