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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.

Live and Dead Salmon Sharks Show Up on North Oregon Coast

Published 10/07/2012

(Seaside, Oregon) – Staff at the Seaside Aquarium saw a little action this week when a salmon shark washed up onshore near Seaside on Tuesday. (Shark photos by Seaside Aquarium)

The Aquarium's Tiffany Boothe said the salmon shark was 42 inches long and found at Sunset Beach – several miles north of the Oregon coast hotspot and resort town. The shark was deceased when it came up on the beach, but that hasn't always been the case recently.

A salmon shark found on the central coast

“This is the fifth juvenile salmon shark to come ashore in this area in the last two months,” Boothe said. “Three of the sharks, including this one, were already dead when they washed ashore. The other two were found struggling in the surf and were placed back into deeper water and swam away.”

Boothe said this kind of animal stranding is a typical occurrence this time of year. She said a graduate student from Stanford University is looking in to why this is happening.

The shark has been sent to Stanford for further study.

These wash up fairly regularly along the Oregon coast in spots from Cannon Beach down to Brookings.

Salmon sharks are related to Mako sharks and Great Whites, and they are presumed to be only fish-eaters. But there’s a chance they’re not.

“There’s never been any documentation of them biting a human,” Boothe said.

Salmon sharks are constantly mistaken for for Great White sharks - the big ones that get the ill-founded reputation of the "Jaws" movie franchise. They look very similar to salmon sharks, and to the average person salmon sharks are almost always reported as a Great White sighting.

Even though he's armed with that knowledge about salmon sharks, that wouldn’t stop Aquarium manager Keith Chandler from fearing it in the water.

“If I saw those dorsal fins coming, I’d get out and wouldn’t take any chances,” he said. “They do follow the salmon, so I imagine they can live fairly close to shore.”

To find more Oregon coast lodging, including the Cannon Beach and Seaside area, see below. More photos of salmon sharks from previous strandings are featured below - all taken by Tiffany Boothe of the Aquarium.

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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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High-Energy Band Urban Monroes Returns to Central Oregon Coast
That talent will be on display on the central Oregon coast on Saturday, August 2, as the Lincoln City Cultural Center auditorium plays host. Lincoln City events
Final Session of Oregon Coast Science Workshop Coming Up
Slightly inland on the north Oregon coast, the town of Nehalem will soon host the last of CoastWatch's Summer Shoreline Science Workshops, happening on August 1 through 3. Manzanita events
Corps of Discovery Reenactment on N. Oregon Coast in August
The reenactment of Lewis and Clark's time in Seaside happens August 15 to 17. Seaside events
Central Oregon Coast Sandcastle Festival a Big Part of Small Town
August 9, tiny Taft will swell with the ranks of sandcastle builders of all ages and skill levels with the 2014 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest. Lincoln City events
Women's Surf Camp and Retreat on N. Oregon Coast
July 26 to 30 brings the Northwest Women's Surfcamps Surfing and Lifestyle Immersion Retreat to both Seaside and Cannon Beach. Seaside events, Cannon Beach events
Aerial Revelations of Oceanside, N. Oregon Coast
One of Oregon's most astounding spots is one of its tiniest: Oceanside, along the Three Capes Loop
Oregon Astronomy Expert: Zero Sun Spots a Mystery
On July 17th, for the first time in nearly 3 years, the sunspot number dropped to zero. Science
N. Oregon Coast Film Night, Arts for Kids in Manzanita
Over the coming weeks, look for the famed Manzanita Film Series and an arts camp of sorts for kids. Manzanita events

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