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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.

 

Oregon Coast Officials Clarify Rules, Laws on Seals and Sea Lions

Published 08/08/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Oregon Coast Beach Connection recently caught some interesting interaction between humans and a group of seals in Waldport, and something about it didn't seem quite right. Using a powerful zoom lens, staff happened to catch a group of people getting a bit too close to a group of harbor seals hanging out on the end of the spit.

The humans are clearly less than ten feet from the critters. So, is this even legal? This question was posed to Brandon Ford at the Newport office of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and his answers may surprise some.

“Although the people in the photos likely meant no harm, their behavior is technically 'harassment,' which is a violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA),” Ford said. “Harassment occurs when human behavior changes a marine mammal’s behavior.”

Ford said the National Marine Fisheries Service has guidelines for what not to do when it comes to approaching seals and sea lions. The guidelines say that pinnipeds on land are especially sensitive to human and vessel disturbance, and even some intentional activity nearby can cause them to feel threatened and run, which can in turn be a violation. So great caution is urged if you see them on land.

Above: a baby seal hanging out in Cannon Beach (photo courtesy Haystack Awareness Program).

The guidelines say you should not intentionally approach seals or sea lions on land any closer than 100 yards.

Some reactions by pinnipeds may indicate disturbance and thus could open you up to a violation. Those include a number of the animals raising their heads, some of them scurrying into the water, a number of them move closer to the water, and increased vocalizations by sea lions.

In places like Yaquina Bay at Newport this is unavoidable as they are hovering around the docks just below where people walk, but they are definitely out of reach from humans as well.

Ford noted the photo indicates the seals are clearly very tolerant of people getting close, which is good news in that they're not very wary of them so they likely haven't been approached much or disturbed by such closeness.

“While technically a violation of the MMPA, it hardly qualifies as harassment, is not harming the seals, and it is extremely unlikely that NMFS law enforcement would consider it worth pursuing as a violation,” Ford said. “If someone started regularly charging the beach from land or water and driving animals away, that would constitute a violation with intent. Years ago, NMFS cited a boater in Netarts Bay for this type of repeated action.”

Ford cautions that off-leash dogs continue to be a problem along Oregon coast beaches. Having an off-leash dog near a seal or sea lion can be a violation as well. Also, those creatures often carry a disease called leptospirosis, which can be fatal to dogs and pose a serious health hazard to humans as well.

“So, if there’s a chance that there are seals on the beach, be sure and keep your dog on a leash,” Ford said.

The Seaside Aquarium said if you observe incidents of people or pets tormenting, disturbing, or attempting to remove a seal from the beach contact 800-452-7888 (Oregon State Police Tipline), 541-270-6830 (Oregon State University Stranding Cell Phone), or 503-738-6211 (Seaside Aquarium).

Adorable baby seal photo below courtesy Seaside 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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