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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.

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.

Mysterious Structures Reappear on Central Oregon Coast Beach

Published 01/02/2007

Ancient stumps once buried have reappeared

(Newport, Oregon) - Some three hundred years ago – so the prevailing theory goes – a massive tsunami hit what would become the Oregon coast, changing the landscape and leveling entire forests, not unlike the blast of Mount St. Helens 25 years ago.

The eerie remnants of this event are now visible again on Newport’s northern beaches, showing a series of strange structures and shapes on the beach that look like some sort of collaboration between Roger Dean (the man who did the Yes album covers) and Dr. Suess.

Head to Moolack Beach or Beverly Beach, on the northern end of town, and you’ll find giant octopus-like structures, the leftovers of root systems dotting the beach. There are currently about nine of the big structures at Moolack, with dozens of smaller tree points sticking out of the sand in various areas.

Approximately nine of these structures around this size dot a Newport beach

These tell a lot of tales of local history and geology – providing much, much more than meets the eye.

The theory is that the infamous earthquake of 1700, which originated in the Pacific, created a frightening tsunami which hit Oregon’s coastline shortly thereafter. It scooped out sand in enormous numbers in some places, killed off local tribes in others, and in low-lying forests it hit with such force that it lopped off the trunks of all the trees, leaving only stumps.

Records show the same quake caused a massive tsunami in Japan.

Lincoln County beach expert Guy DiTorrice said sand has scoured more deeply and earlier in the year than usual, allowing these unusual sights to be seen. “First, the beaches are scouring as nicely as they did in the winter of 1996-97,” DiTorrice said. “Sand movement is related to tides, prevailing currents, time of year and weather. The normal movement of sand is that it comes off the beach to near-shore sandbars during the winter months. It’s more dramatic when the storms are more dramatic.”

There’s more to the story of the stumps, however, said DiTorrice. “The stumps weren't all stumps back when the recorded tsunami of the 1700s occurred,” he said. “We also think there may have been some fault movement here that could have added to these displaced giants of the coastal forests.”

There is some evidence the trees might've been victims of an earthquake so massive it dropped the land abruptly and submerged them.

Smaller stumps are visible in some areas

DiTorrice said when a tsunami of that kind of force hits, it’s likely to rearrange entire beach or soft soil areas, taking such material and shoving it back into cliffs or harder material such as basalt. This could have resulted in any number of directions of movement for the forests or sandy areas.

Also, mankind had a hand in the oddities you see. DiTorrice said early settlers harvested the wood from the stumps, leaving only the mysterious root systems. You can still see the saw marks in many places. “When you look at stumps at their various locations, you need to keep in mind local geology and land movement, as well as potential harvesting of these trees and taller stumps by folks who were here long before us.”

DiTorrice said sand levels are much lower than usual for this early in the year, yet they are not at the extremely low levels they were ten years ago. “I expect it to happen, though,” he said. “We’ll get there.”

This means viewing of the strange stumps will only improve. But the sand has a ways to go still.

“I was on Moolack this past weekend for the first time since early October - because the sand is definitely moving and exposing gravel bars and troughs,” DiTorrice said. “However, the sand movement is spotty, scattered and still minimal. For example, rocks are barely exposed where I know the material is a couple feet thick. And, I've seen as much new landslides - which create even more sand - in areas that haven't slid in some time. Remember those folks in Lincoln City a month or so ago who lost 20-plus feet of their linear beach ‘protection’ and almost lost their houses?”

Currently, much of Moolack is a near moonscape of wild shapes and rocky slabs left exposed by the low sand levels.

DiTorrice, who is also a beach fossil expert and fossil tour guide known as Oregon Fossil Guy, added all this sand movement will make conditions prime for finding fossils anywhere on the Oregon coast. “Rocks and fossils can be found on any sandy beach in Oregon, especially where the Pacific gets a chance to crash a wave or two on non-basalt landforms,” DiTorrice said. “Those beaches with large gravel bars, low-tide sandstone or siltstone troughs will be providing good rock- and fossil-collecting the months ahead.”

There are stump areas visible at Beverly Beach. In Nye Beach, there is a stump sticking out of the cliff just beneath the Sylvia Beach Hotel, which is from the same event. Periodically, Newport authorities get a call from a concerned visitor or citizen saying they think the stump may pose a danger of falling.

There are other, older such stumps in Neskown, just south of Pacific City. These two thousand-year-old specimens are also usually quite visible at low sand level years such as this winter. This one is nicknamed the “ghost forest,” and is the result of a massive earthquake which dropped the forest perhaps as much as 25 feet into the surf, thus preserving the stumps. The tops of these trees were also lopped off by a massive tsunami, although scientists do not know if that tsunami came from the actual earthquake or it was a subsequent tsunami, such as the one in 1700.

Moolack Beach is just north of Newport. There are two entryways to the beach – both rather slippery, so take extreme caution. Use the northern access, not the southern one. The northern access is much less slippery. More on Newport can be found at Newport, Oregon Virtual Tour.


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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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