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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.

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

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.

 

 

Recent Sand Levels Have Interesting Effect on Oregon Coast

Published 08/29/2011

(Oregon Coast) – Many favorite tide pool spots have recently disappeared along the Oregon coast. There's a mysterious kind of low tide condition constantly on the beaches these days. Numerous usually hard-to-get-to spots are suddenly open and accessible (above: the normally hidden arch at Arch Cape).

Reports are coming in from all over the coast about this.

What’s happening here is higher-than-usual sand levels. Normally, summer brings in more sand to beaches because of the dynamics of calmer oceans. During winter, storms scour the beaches and remove sand.

Hug Point near Cannon Beach looks like it's always at low tide.

“What you’re seeing is just the usual, seasonal rise in beach elevation because of the summer depositing more sand,” said Tom Horning, a geologist living in Seaside.

This year, however, has been extraordinarily different – probably because of unusually calm wave conditions and that long run of nice weather the region has seen.

“We’ve been seeing a lot of sand this summer,” said Don Weller, owner of Ona Beach BnB near Newport. “Like 50 to 100 yards of beach even when its not minus tides due to new moon (which it is right now).”

All this is being documented by CoastWatch – a regional organization with volunteers who check up on beaches around the Oregon coast and log all kinds of observations. One volunteer noted Neptune State Park near Yachats had suddenly received an extra dose of sand and it gave the appearance of a constant state of low tide conditions with the tide line always being farther out than normal.

Arch Cape usually looks this at the point. The structure with the arch is just barely visible, but the arch itself is not.

The irony of such nice, inviting weather conditions is that it covers up many of the favorite pastimes, like tide pools. But it’s leaving some rather hidden secrets open to the public.

One rather extreme and notable exception is Arch Cape, near Cannon Beach. Normally, the point at the southern end of the village’s beach is full with rocky intertidal areas – as seen in a photo here. Currently, all that is covered up by several feet of new sand. The pool area is completely gone.

The other wild and notable aspect here is that such sand conditions keep the tide line much farther out and the rather secretive cove on the other side of the point is suddenly accessible. Normally, a wild surf envelopes this area, prohibiting access. Now, this point is open and people are flocking to it in droves at times.

High sand levels at Newport

On the other side lays a stunning arch made of basalt – which is where Arch Cape got its name from. This has been a major attraction for those who know the cape as it is never this accessible and safe to check out.

Horning confirmed that such high sand conditions often create a sand bar of sorts, which keep the tide at bay.

Warning: this is not a substitute for beach safety - see reminders at bottom.

So while tide pools are less of an option to check out in many spots, other favorite beaches have changed their look drastically, or they suddenly allow access to normally dangerous spots.

Other such effects:

Oceanside: You can get to the other side of Maxwell Point via a tunnel, and during some extreme low tide events you actually walk around the point. It’s being reported that for the last month or so this beach too looks like it’s in a constant state of low tide, with the waves staying back from Maxwell Point on a fairly consistent basis, thus allowing you to walk around it.

Allison Asbjornsen, president of the group Oregon Shores – and a CoastWatch volunteer – said she’s noticed this condition for the last month or so, apparently caused by a sand bar that’s built up there.

Oceanside: Maxwell Point is often fairly accessible.

Beachside State Park, near Yachats and Waldport. High sand levels have created a sort of double tideline because of a sand bar that’s built up on this soft, broad beach. The slope of the sand into the ocean appears to be more gradual than normal, as some beachgoers have been seen wading way out into the surf (although this is not safe behavior by any means).

Hug Point, near Cannon Beach. A little more than half the time, tide conditions don’t allow you to go around the first point where a waterfall sits, much less the second point with the ancient road built on it. These days, the tide is around 100 feet farther out than normal and allowing clear access to all that and safe conditions for playing around the cave there.

Lincoln City. High sands have caused the D River to shift dramatically, at this main access and attraction for Lincoln City. See the full story on this.

Lincoln City's D River changed direction

You can see the vast difference in your favorite beach as well, like at Cannon Beach, Arcadia State Park, Manzanita, Newport or Neptune State Park. The tide is continually much farther out than usual all along the coast. Many have a huge sand bar near the tide line that can create any number of unusual looks.

Rocky shelf areas like Depoe Bay or Yachats seem largely unaffected, however.
 
These remarkable sand levels aren’t all good news, however. They’ve been a bit of a pain for homes that are right up on the beach, especially those near low bank accesses.

Susan White, with OceanEdge Vacation Rentals in Manzanita, said it’s been problematic for those clients who rent out their homes through the agency.

“We have had an unusual amount of sand build up at our beachfront homes,” White said. “An example: one owner usually hires someone with a bobcat (with permit from the city) to have sand removed, once in the spring.  This year she has had it done three times since the spring and the sand returns in a matter of a few weeks each time.”

Bob Creek near Yachats this month: this gap is normally two or three feet taller.

Beach Safety Reminders

While these conditions often allow better and safer access to many beach spots and points – not so in all instances.

Keep an eye on the tide. It still comes in and sneaker waves still happen.

Keep an eye on how close the tide is to a secret spot destination like at Oceanside or Arch Cape. Do  not get trapped by incoming high tides.

Important: these sand conditions could start changing at any time, especially once slightly rougher weather begins coming in.

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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.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

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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