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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

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.

Spring Break Highlights on Oregon Coast

Published 03/17/2011

Seaside Helicopters

(Oregon Coast) – The fun has already begun for many schools systems, but most of Oregon gets their spring break starting this weekend, which means packed beaches along the Oregon coast. Others have their breaks starting next week.

There's much going on for spring vacation along the sands of Oregon - whatever week you've got off - including aquariums, helicopter rides, Whale Watch Week and maybe even agates and Japanese glass floats.

For lodging availability, see the Oregon coast lodging guide. Some lodgings are still featuring deals into spring break, although many will be filling up fast.

Seaside Helicopters is running its high-flying adventure ride during fair weather days – meaning days with no heavy winds and decent visibility. There are few sensations like zipping upwards into the sky aboard a helicopter and then shooting off horizontally to tour places like Seaside, Cannon Beach and beaches as far north as Warrenton from above. Prices start at $39 per person and it’s a thrill a minute. Between Seaside and Cannon Beach On Highway 101, just a 1/4 mile south of Seaside. No reservations required. (503) 440-4123. http://www.seaside-helicopters.com

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Every day is filled with the crazy antics of adorable seals at the Seaside Aquarium – which you can feed yourself, and get them to do all kinds of wacky tricks. This is one of the big attractions, but they feature all manner of fish as well, including an awesome octopus. On the Prom at Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211

Whale Watch Week kicks in this week, starting March 21 and going until March 28. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can venture out to dozens of high vantage points along the coast and volunteers will be there to help you spot the migrating cetaceans as they wander past. Thousands of them will be cruising by the coast. Your best chances for spotting them will be on days with a calm surf, as high waves tend to hide these watery beasts.

The vantage points with volunteers are all along the 360 miles of Oregon coast, including Cape Perpetua, Yachats, Newport, Cape Foulweather, the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Cape Lookout, above Manzanita and at Cannon Beach. 541-765-3407  http://www.whalespoken.org/

Whale Watch Week kicks in this week (photo Whale Watch Center)

March 26. It’s the Great Oregon Beach Cleanup at any one of over 40 beach sites from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to clear the entire Oregon coast of debris. Last spring, nearly 4,500 volunteers removed an estimated 70,500 lbs of trash off the coast. www.SOLV.org

Agate hunting may be good during this week as well, but it’s hard to predict this accurately as beach conditions change rapidly. But with the coast receiving a lot of big winter storm wave action recently it’s likely some areas will have been scoured out to reveal agate beds.

Look for gravelly areas on sandy beaches. Some places have been fairly consistent this winter, like Oceanside and Tierra Del Mar near Pacific City. Other spots to look out for include some of the beaches of Lincoln City, the northern beaches of Newport, and the Seal Rock area.

This time of year is often when you’ll find real Japanese glass floats having landed onshore – but they’re rare and you really need to look hard and know what to look for.

Devil's Churn near Yachats

In Lincoln City, the Bijou Theater has a Spring Break Film series, specifically geared to films that appeal to all ages. These matinee shows start at 11 a.m. and cost is $2. It starts March 21, and over the course of the week will feature movies like Homeward Bound, The Goonies, Free Willy,

Oregon Coast Aquarium features numerous spring break programs, including a pre-school special called "What's in the Mud?" It’s for kids 2 to 5 years old, with an adult. Explore mudflats and learn about the animals that live there. Includes Aquarium visit, craft, song and story. They happen March 22 and 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org

Other spring break highlights:

March 20. At Lincoln City’s Siletz Bay State Park, it’s Bay Clamming with Lee Gray, the Wild Gourmet. 7 a.m. Cost: Adults $30, Children under 12 $15. ODFW license required. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-992-3798.

Kites in Lincoln City

March 26. Culinary Center in Lincoln City: Hands-on Tamales class at the from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $50, includes meal and beer. Chef Sharon Wiest. Lincoln City, Oregon 541 557-1125, 800-452-2151. www.oregoncoast.org/culinary

March 26 - 27. Indoor Kite Festival at Lincoln City. Indoor kite flying demonstrations along with aerial performance, kids' events, kite making workshops and more! Cost: Adults $5, Seniors & Teens $3, Children 12 and under free. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151. www.oregoncoast.org

March 26 – 27 near Tillamook, it’s the “Fire Lookouts: Essential Tools or Endangered Species?” Once upon a time, firefinders, radios and field glasses were our only weapons against fire. Are they still now? Join a naturalist to explore the question, “Fire Lookouts: essential tools or endangered species?” 1 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center. Hwy 6 MP 22 Wilson River Hwy. Tillamook, Oregon. 866-930-2663. www.tillamookforestcenter.org

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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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An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen. Newport events

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