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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.

Surprising Science Factoids About Oregon Coast Weather

Published 10/03/2011

(Oregon Coast) – These beaches are known for their tempestuous states of weather, wind-blown hairdos and soaked visits to the edge of this continent. But there's a lot more to the story than this, and those kinds of patterns aren't a constant. In fact, there are some surprises that come with the science of winter on the beaches, daylight hours and how much more sunscreen you need (above: Manzanita).

It turns out there's something like ten minutes more of daylight on the coast than inland. Thanks to the coastal mountains getting in the way a little and the pure horizon view the beaches have, the sun actually goes down just a tad later along the Oregon coast than in places like Portland, Eugene or Bend. The mountains between inland and the coast block the sundown a little. Then once you're on the beaches, you have a clear, unobstructed view of the sun going down.

Hence a few extra minutes of sunlight.

A calm and warm winter day in November at Hug Point, near Cannon Beach

If it's sunny out, the beach is probably a lot warmer than just beyond the vegetation line – warmer on the sand than if you're walking around towns like Cannon Beach, Yachats or Lincoln City. Even if the temps are fairly cold in general, it can feel warmer on the beach.

This all depends on wind factors, of course, which can ruin that aspect entirely. But according to KOIN 6-TV weatherman Bruce Sussman, the sun reflects off the ocean and can warm things up considerably. On sunny days, especially if there’s little to no wind, the beach can seem a very warm place. You can head just a few miles inland – or maybe even less than half a mile – and you definitely feel a chill.

This, and the reflective qualities of sand, are why you really need to watch the sunburn factor on nice days like this. Together, the ocean and the sand shoot back a lot of the sun's rays and you can burn much faster.

This warmer beach dynamic can happen in winter, too. It takes the right conditions of blue sky and no wind. When it does occur, however, it's spectacular to feel yourself in a balmy place right next to a sometimes raging ocean, when a few hundred feet away it can be quite chilly.

Surprisingly warm and wintry at Yachats

For yet another surprise: winter is often warmer on the coast than inland. True, it doesn't seem like it with stormy, rainy conditions and all. But technically, the temperature is higher in towns like Seaside, Newport or Oceanside than in places like Portland or Salem during the winter.

Actually, some of the coldest winter days in the valley are created by blue skies or sporadic cloud cover, because the clouds tend to keep in the heat – like a blanket. But on the coast, since the climate is much more temperate there – hardly ever going outside 30 to 50 degrees during the winters – these same conditions often create vastly warmer temps for the beaches. It can be 30 degrees or less in the valley on one of those dry, sunny and freezing days. But on the coast, these atmospheric conditions often raise it to 40 degrees or even 50 degrees.

Mostly, if Portland or Eugene are in the 30’s or lower, you won’t find the coast getting much lower than 40 degrees, whatever the state of the skies.

Seaside, during a warm February

This is definitely the big dynamic in February, when the beaches get a kind of “secret spring” phenomenon. There's usually about ten days scattered throughout the month that are blue, windless and quite warm, while the valley is still dealing with freezing temps.

Again, that aspect of the sun reflecting off the ocean comes to play here as well, and can make these days in February downright balmy if you're walking next to the water.

You can take a look at past statistics for temps and wind conditions on the coast at the Hatfield Marine Science Center's log for past years. Especially interesting are the stats for February of each year.

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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.

LATEST OREGON COAST NEWS STORIES

First Storm Warning of the Year for Oregon Coast
The NWS in Portland has issued a high wind warning from Tuesday through Wednesday, with the north and central coast areas kicking it up to gusts in the 60's.
Scavenger Hunt on N. Oregon Coast Includes History and Trivia
Cannon Beach History Musuem holds a very family-friendly Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Contest on November 8 and 9. Cannon Beach events
Hatchery Holds Festival Near Central Oregon Coast
One hatchery close to the central Oregon coast hosts an open house on November 1. Waldport events
Oregon Coast Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ'a
Nature, beaches, wildlife, creatures, lodging, restaurants, science, things to do and see, more. Travel tips, kids
Oregon Coast Right Now: Translucent Critters and Battered Birds
A curious trifecta of odd science is happening on the Oregon coast right now, mostly thanks to all the heavy wave the region had earlier this week
Solar Eclipse Funky Facts. Odd Oregon Coast Sunset Science
This partial eclipse of the sun and what the sun generally does on the coast at the end of the day is just full of fascinating factoids. Weather
Partial Solar Eclipse Coming to North America, Oregon, the Coast
A monumentis moment in the sky is coming on October 23 with a solar eclipse. Science
World Class Celtic Group Performs N. Oregon Coast
Some world-class Celtic music is coming to the north Oregon coast at the end of the month, with the trio The Press Gang performing in Manzanita. Manzanita events

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