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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.

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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.

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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

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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

 

 

 

Mysterious Step Formations of Central Oregon Coast

Published 09/25/2011

(Yachats, Oregon) – There are times when nature seems to imitate Man – if it could've done so millions of years before the appearance of the species. There are even moments when humans have created their own remarkable structures and blended them with nature in interesting ways.

Along the central Oregon coast – mostly between Yachats and Florence – stairways, of all things, can become one of the more fascinating details to gaze and gawk at. Yachats city limits has a handful that are engaging in their own ways, but Mother Nature has inadvertently created some stairway-like structures that boggle the mind.

Starting at the very northern edge of town, where the rocky landscape begins to change to a sandy one, and where the 804 Trail starts, the bulbous basalt blobs that meander around here create mini-coves and odd shapes to climb on. Among them: you'll find this eccentricity that looks like a staircase gone wrong, embedded in the rocks (above).

Several miles south of town, at Strawberry Hill Wayside, there's a small cove that's populated by a labyrinth of rocky shapes and craggy dollops of basalt, along with plenty of tide pools and wild wave action. It's quite the variety show of Oregon coast environments. But look a bit closer at some of the basalt structures and you'll see things like this: what looks like a larger staircase, again at a screwed up angle.

At Neptune State Park, at an unnamed beach access right at the Lane County / Lincoln County border, this kooky little construction lurks (at right).

What are these?

They are what geologists called “cordwood joints,” because they look a bit like stacked cordwood. They come from the huge lava flows that created this area millions of years ago, specifically about 45 million years ago or so. The Yachats area is really the remnant of numerous volcanoes and their lava flows. These flows happened numerous times over this period, meaning one lava flow covered over another pre-existing one that had already hardened into basalt, maybe millions of years before that one.

Sometimes, there were sizable cracks in this basalt and lava squeezed its way into there, literally injecting itself. But when it did so, it would push at and break the confines of this area. Once the lava cools, it shrinks, leaving odd formations like these inside.

“Those are columnar joints in dikes,” said Tom Horning, a geologist who studies the Seaside and Cannon Beach areas frequently. “Dikes are cooled lavas that formed where lavas injected up joints or faults in pre-existing rock. As the lava cooled, it shrank and developed cracks and cooling joints that started at the edge of the dike and propagated inward to the heart of the dike. Some geologists call these ‘cordwood’ joints, because they look like someone stacked firewood on the hillside. They are common wherever lavas were being erupted. They can form within erupted material of the volcano or in rock that pre-existed the eruption entirely."

Eventually, for whatever reason, these get exposed by erosion. They are then flattened and beveled by the sea many times.

But then there are the curious steps made by Man that inhabit much of Yacahts. Those other structures have their explanations in science and geology, but the manmade stairways simply look mysterious, especially given the context of their placement and their look, after years after being battered by the sea.

This one now looks like some remnant from an ancient civilization. But it is in fact the main staircase down to the main access at Yachats – at least it was through the 90's and some of the early 2000's. The sea took its toll on this one eventually. A new one has been built a ways back, and possibly a little more resistant to weather and ocean.

There is also another sea-battered staircase just inside the bay here, which at times looked a little like something out of a Tolkien novel – at least before it was chipped away by the tides.

Below: the area around Cook's Chasm is filled with such structures.

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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.

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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