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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.

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.

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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

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.

 

A Look at the Crazy Things Oregon Coast Sand Levels Can Do

Published 11/09/2011

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – It happens every year, without fail, but with varying intensity. Each winter storm season, Oregon coast beaches get scoured of sand by all that wave action, and sand levels drop. Then, as storm season passes and the waves and weather mellow out, this dynamic brings in more sand to the beaches, replenishing them.

Over the course of the year, sand levels rise and fall. When they drop, extraordinary things happen. Agates become abundant. Odd structures hidden beneath the sand can become evident. Sometimes even dramatic, historical finds are made, such as back in 2008 when sand levels dropped so low that a pair of historic cannon were found, shipwrecks appeared that no one knew about, and an old mail truck from the 30's was uncovered.

Hug Point – near Cannon Beach – is a prime example of the wild things that can happen with sand levels. At the top, you see this mushroom-shaped rock at the tide line, during what is a fairly normal sand level. But just above, this is what the area looked like in 2008, during sand levels that dropped ten feet or more in some spots.

Hug Point was one of them, where some wild things appeared all over this beach, and just to the south, at Arch Cape. You're practically seeing bedrock in some spots, certainly a huge bed of large cobblestones that didn't wash up here – they were under the sand.

Note this southern point at Hug Point, where you start to enter the beaches of Arch Cape. Here is what this area looks like normally.

Now, notice the same foot of this cliff at a low sand level event, where all of a sudden it's not easily traversible sand anymore, but large rock formations that make the place look more like Yachats on the central coast.

This shot above shows the size of the basalt formations you had to amble over – all of which lurk beneath these sands all the time.

Again, look at the southern tip of Hug Point, which is frequently covered by tide and often not traversible. Note the pointy rock and the smooth sands all around it.

Then see the area during another winter, with sand levels not as dramatically low as in 2008. This shot is actually more typical of the area during winters: the slope towards the ocean is greater, and a huge gravel bed appears that you don't see as much during the rest of the year.

You'll see this kind of action everywhere on the coast: along the sandy beaches around Seaside, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Waldport, Oceanside, Pacific City, Manzanita and more. In Rockaway Beach, sand levels actually revealed a shipwreck for the first time in 50 years in late 2010. Around Lincoln City, Newport, Seal Rock and Oceanside, gravel beds appear that make for excellent agate hunting. Around Newport and Arch Cape, ancient structures called “ghost forests” appear – tree stumps that are 2,000 to 4,000 years old.

Sand levels drop differently each year; it's never the same. Some years it's not very much, some years it's quite dramatic.

Some areas appear to be replenishing less during the summers, according to Oregon geologists. This is an alarming trend as it could be a sign of climate change, and it would not bode well for the effects of climate change on the Oregon coast. This is not 100 percent certain as yet, but most geologists agree many beaches are not refilling with sand as much as they previously had, like Neskowin.

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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.

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.

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.