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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

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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.

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.

 

 

Three Oregon Coast Sea Life Colonies You Probably Don't Know

Published 08/02/2011

Tide pools at the secret spot at Depoe Bay

(Oregon Coast) – They dazzle and astonish at well known places like Cannon Beach, Yachats, Lincoln City, Cape Lookout and Pacific City. Tide pools and their subsequent colonies of sea life make for striking memories in a variety of places around the Oregon coast, with their wild colors, strange ways and almost alien forms of life.

Then there are the spots not so well known for these homes to semi-aquatic critters. Here’s three places for finding those tiny, trippy beasties that are off the beaten path.

Depoe Bay is known for its wild and wooly wave action, its bridge and lots of whales marauding around the area. But there is a spot where fascinating – and enormous – tide pools rule.

There’s a secret section of the rocky shelves here at a street called South Point, on the southern tip of Depoe Bay. It’s a neighborhood street, so there’s almost no parking here. Plus, you don’t want to annoy the local residents, anyway.

For some fishermen, these rocky shelves are a standard spot, but they also host some startling tide pools. If conditions are pretty calm – and that’s not often – you can get close to some of these. However, stay clear of the ones directly above the raging tide or close to the edge of the rocks, as waves can and will come crashing over and will be aiming for you.

The rest of the area is quite the climbable labyrinth of basalt slabs, offering some dramatic views of crazed wave action and interesting things to amble up and down.

At Oceanside, on the north Oregon coast, there’s a lot of secret fun lying beyond the tunnel going through Maxwell Point. Then at low tides, this hidden beach becomes especially mind-blowing. The rather surreal sea stacks at the northern tip of this riotous cove (which have helped give this place the nickname of “Star Trek” beach) can become briefly accessible during some minus tides. There, at their sandy and rugged, black base, huge colonies of monstrous starfish lay, as these weird creatures cling to these spots with seemingly no effort.

They come in dazzling colors and types, so bright they seem to explode into view when you first spot them, especially against the black backdrop of their basalt home.

There’s a cave at the tip of Maxwell Point that’s briefly accessible during low, low tides – right next to the tunnel that allows you access to this secret beach. This cave too can host a nice array of sea life colonies.

Down near Yachats, between there and the exact center point of the Oregon coast, Florence, sits Bob Creek State Park. There’s a lot to enjoy here, including intertidal areas just to the north of the entrance to this intriguing beach. That’s the more obvious part.

The less obvious is a small patch of wowing tide pool colonies at the extreme southern end, where a massive boulder leans against a cliff that also houses a small cave. Here, huge starfish also lounge around in multi-colored glory, and the tide pools here feature all sorts of stuff that squirts, moves or just sits there looking funky and alien.

Another interesting point about Bob Creek is the beach access point seems to be comprised of a nearly endless number of tiny pieces of shells, quite possibly the remnant of an Indian shell midden. (seen below)

Below: more of the South Point access at Depoe Bay

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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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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

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.