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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.

 

Stranded Sea Lion Spooks Sightseers on Dark Oregon Coast Beach

Published 03/16/2012

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – Lurking in the dark of a Lincoln City beach late Thursday night was a growling, snarling beast, hidden in a pitch black corner where no one could see it. Then out of that darkness comes the shrill screams of two girls running in fear, which then turns to laughter at the absurdity of it all.

A new creepy horror movie? Nope, just another incident of nature posing some surprises.

That creature was a stranded sea lion, which for some reason decided to take five beneath the concrete wall at the D River beach access. At 11 p.m., a few people were wandering this rather unruly beach, including one dog. Oddly, none of them noticed, and they and the dog wandered off.

A little while later, as Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff were taking night photographs, a pair of young women began wandering the beach. They started screaming and running, then began laughing.

“There's a big seal down there,” they said. “It barked at us.”

Indeed, there it was, huddling next to the concrete wall in a very dark spot where it could not be seen until you got so close it would either bark at you – or maybe take your arm off. But this wasn't a mere seal – it was a sea lion.

Jim Rice, of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and head of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, said it was a sub-adult male California sea lion.

“I sent a volunteer out to look for him this morning and she couldn’t find anything near the D River wayside,” Rice said. “He likely went back out.”

Rice, and Seaside Aquarium manager Keith Chandler, said this is not unusual at all.

“It’s not unusual for sea lions to come ashore to rest on Oregon beaches,” Rice said. “I suspect he just wanted a little R and R. People often assume a seal or sea lion is sick or injured when it’s on the beach, but in most cases a sighted animal will go back into the water with the next high tide. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to make much of a distinction between 'people beaches' and more remote ones.”

Chandler, whose crew is part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Seaside, Cannon Beach and points north, said they see this all the time. Whenever they need a rest, they just plop down on the beach – whatever beach that may be.

Chandler said sea lions can be quite aggressive.

“I imagine they'd have a bite like a bear,” Chandler said.

However, usually what they do when you get too close is simply bark at you and run away.

Lincoln City Visitors Center director Sandy Pfaff said the town has had a history of welcoming such beasts in the past, such as the curious bit of history regarding a sea lion that became a member of the community – before Lincoln City even existed and was actually just a series of smaller towns near each other.

“There was Joe the sea lion who lived in The Taft Historic District decades ago when it was the town of Taft,” Pfaff said. “Joe was a familiar and benign, beloved resident.”

Below: the D River wayside as it looked Thursday in a more high resolution photograph.

 

 

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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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