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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.

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.

 

 

Oregon Coast First Day of Summer Ends with Green Flash, Shooting Stars, Glowing Sand

Published 06/21/2012

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – No, it's not one of those cheapie bad flicks the Sy-Fy Network puts out these days, or another oddball paranormal hoax about the Oregon coast. It's real science – and not often seen. The longest day of the year on the Oregon coast did indeed cap itself off with the famed Green Flash at Sunset, then showed off shooting stars, glowing sand and even a massive Milky Way floating over the beach. It's like the trifecta of spectacular rarities for these beaches, except a few more thrown in.

Sunset conditions at the Wreck of the Peter Iredale at Warrenton are spectacular enough on this Wednesday, June 20. Big, fat puffy clouds make for bouncy sunlight and vibrant colors. This is always a kick in the pants. Then, just seconds before the sun's disc slips away completely, it gets that telltale green blob-ish formation around the edges. I'm shooting like a madman but in this moment of incredible glee I fire off the rock 'n roll horns of approval sign with my hand and scream “yeah!!!” as if I was at a rock concert. But who can blame me for losing composure?

Sadly, later I discover I didn't catch the Green Flash phenomenon at this moment. But you can see pics of what it looks like here. The green flash is a bit of a rarity around these parts. The short answer about the science behind it is: given the right conditions, the atmosphere cuts out all but the green wavelengths of the spectrum of the sun, leaving a sort of green outer rim to the sun or brief green blobs.

It should be noted I clocked the sunset at 9:10 p.m., which is 7 minutes later than the sunset time published for Portland. My cell phone time could've been off a bit, but this gels with the research I've been doing through various local scientists about how much later sunset happens on the coast than inland. More on this in the coming weeks.

Later, the wreck of the Iredale has this dreamlike quality to it after the sun has gone away.

As night fell on this part of the northern Oregon coast, it was time to explore the southern-most reaches of Cannon Beach, where this remarkable scene occurred. The star trail effect comes from a very long exposure.

Also, via a much shorter exposure, you could see the Milky Way in full, glorious form floating above Cannon Beach. This beach also surprised me with the stunning glowing sand effect: the result of tiny, bioluminescent creatures called dinoflagellates, which are a form of phytoplankton. They were faint, but they were there.

Look for the somewhat damp parts of the sand close to the tide line – but you'll need a very dark beach. You'll see tiny greenish/blue sparks beneath your feet as you shuffle them backwards.

A bit further up the road, it's my glorious friend, Neahkahnie Mountain, just above Manzanita. Here, the view is breathtaking at night as well as during the day, although by this time things got a bit cloudier. It's here I saw at least one shooting star.

Down on the ground, on Manzanita's beach, it's 3:30 a.m. and the dawn is starting to peek out. Glowing sand is seen here too, as well as another shooting star. The Big Dipper is looming above Neahkahnie here.

 

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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

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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