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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.

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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.

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Central Oregon Coast Sandcastle Festival a Big Part of Small Town

Published 07/23/2014

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – In many ways, Lincoln City's Taft district is a small town within a slightly larger small town. Come 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 going from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on that Saturday.

Categories for the competition include groups, pairs, individuals (over 12 years old) and kids (12 years old and under). Each category will have a different location on this central Oregon coast gem of a beach. Some special categories exist, such as Best Dog, Best Mermaid, Best Cat, Best Sandcastle and others will also be available.

Prizes in the form of cash awards valued at over $1,000 will be given for category winners, and the kids category will have first, second and third place winners with each taking home a "Beach Bucket Surprise."

Judging begins at 5 p.m., and winners will be announced shortly after. During the wait for verdicts, visitors can enjoy music by local artist Brett Lucich, who will be performing throughout the contest on the dock.

Registration starts at 1p.m. on the dock just outside of Mo's Restaurant in the Historic Taft District, and the competition follows shortly after. All participants must register at the sign up table on the day of the event before beginning. There is a fee of one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry.

Rules for competitors: Entries must be built using only sand, water, shells and other natural beach material found that day. Hand tools and forms of any sort may be used in the construction process but may not support the structure. Power tools are not allowed.

Because this is an amateur competition, professional sand artists will not be allowed to enter.

"I love the event. It is a fun and relaxing time," said Mary Ann McGill, Manager at the Looking Glass Inn and event coordinator. "A little sand in your toes takes away your woes."

Eric Johnson, Public Relations Coordinator for the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau said this is a relaxed and casual festival with an emphasis on just having fun.

“It is amazing to see what the contestants come up with,” Johnson said. “Even if you're not the most artistic builder, it's a great family and friends bonding experience. This is truly a unique event not to be missed.”

For further information, contact the Bay Area Merchants Association at 541-614-0771 or visit www.oregoncoast.org/sandcastle-contest. More about Lincoln City below, and at the Lincoln City Virtual Tour, Map, along with places to stay in town.

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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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