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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

Post-Holiday Delights of North Oregon Coast

Published 12/28/2012

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – The holidays just about over, only a couple of hours left of Christmas night, and the north Oregon coast is calling. So heed that sudden need and find a winter wonderland, little towns aglow, funky beach foam and numerous other surprises.

If you weren't there on the coast, this is what you missed.

Earlier on Christmas Day, a considerable snow dusted the big route between Cannon Beach and Portland. It left little to no problems for drivers, but plenty of pleasant sights along the sides of Highway 26. At night, around 10 p.m., these sights became rather magical. At one point, the hills looked like America in its frontier days, or maybe even medieval Europe. This photograph was taken at night.

If you've ever wondered what Cannon Beach looked like at Christmas, this is the famed Haystack Rock and its Needles on that day, seen from the southern vantage point of the Tolovana area.

More in the Christmas vein, holiday lights smother Cannon Beach still. Not a creature was stirring on this deserted street, except for the occasional cop patrol, and sometimes a bird in the far distance.

Down around Manzanita, the skies finally clear and a much longer break from the rain ensues. The clouds begin breaking up and the moon comes beaming through, creating this ethereal scene of Neahkahnie Mountain.

What's also quite remarkable here is the large amount of debris from recent coastal storms. Even at night, these examples are impressive. Not just for their size but their close proximity to the vegetation line and the road running alongside Manzanita's beaches. This grouping of stuff comes up about 30 to 40 feet from the road, and actually closer than some of the dunes that keep the sea away. The ocean brought these mammoth logs up that far.

As the day after Christmas dawns, the north Oregon coast comes alive again with traffic, along with some welcome moments of sun in between the rain squalls.

At Manzanita, this means tons of sea foam lit up in fascinating ways. Other spots are darkened by the clouds blocking the sun. The whole scene is dramatic and moody all at the same time.

Even more spectacular is what happens to all that wet sand when cloud conditions are right. You get a massive reflective surface that causes that line between sea and sky to be really, really blurred. It almost looks as if you're walking out onto the sky itself. Surreal and unbelievably beautitful.

Then the rains quickly kick in again, and the rest of the day and night remains a kind of game of dodge-the-rain-squalls.

In Arch Cape, just south of Cannon Beach, the clouds hide the sunset from view. Major storms have battered this area as well, you can plainly see. Massive blobs of bull kelp sit at the main entrance to this little charmer of a beach.

After dark, Astoria retains some remarkable visual aspects, even in these dreary conditions. In fact, such misty situations enhance the ways the town lights up the sky. A massive Coast Guard vessel near the Columbia River Maritime Museum sits and glows in one heck of an ethereal manner. This isn't a Christmas sight, though it is festive in a way. It's just how it always looks at night.

The rain keeps battering this area periodically, then giving up for a while. It's in one of these stormy moments Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff decide to wait out the water by driving up to the Astoria Column – in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, we can get a shot of that nearly-full moon with the Christmasy column.

Talk about the luck and serendipity – and talk about the money shot. It's a post-Christmas miracle.

Later that night, that same full moon takes on a bundle of ice crystals around it, forming double halos of rainbows around it.

Nature never ceases to surprise on the Oregon coast, even to and from it. This even happens when no one is around to see it, on a night like Christmas.

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