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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.

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.

 

Five Oregon Coast Views You'll Likely Never See

Published 04/12/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Maybe it takes some high-powered optics. Maybe it takes being at the right place at the right time, or maybe it would require simply finding a certain spot at all. Perhaps it's a combination of all of the above. Either way, even for staunch regulars and some locals, there are sights on the Oregon coast that will never be seen by many. Yet, ironically, they're hiding in plain sight – most of the time.

First stop on this tour of the forbidden and hidden: the iconic Neahkahnie Mountain at Manzanita. Everyone who frequents this engaging place knows those curves of the looming mountain, around which an extremely scenic chunk of Highway 101 twists and turns, hugging the behemoth closely. But even those familiar with this shape don't always see its craggy, cracked and crinkly tip, which hides some interesting surprises if you look close enough. As the last slant of the structure dips into the ocean, in the far distance, a castle ruin-like arch caps its end. It beckons a bit, causing the imagination to fire off with musings about “what is that thing?” Maybe this includes visions of pirates and lost treasure surrounding it, or of some ancient civilization.

Use a zoom lens to look more closely and you'll see the intricate lines of the thing – as in the top photo. Above, get in even closer, and you see more stunning surprises – things that make you want to find a way out there and explore this rocky mystery.

A ways north, at Cannon Beach, everyone – literally everyone – knows the iconic shape of Haystack Rock. But what's wrong with this picture?

It's not just Haystack Rock here, but the basalt blobs of Silver Point as well (those scenic pullouts just south of town). There's about four miles of rocky landmarks crammed into one unusual view – including the top of the bluff at Hug Point in the foreground. Zoom lenses not only bring things closer but they also create an effect of more things crammed in close. So yes, this is a strikingly different view – a sort of overview, a sampling, of the lovely things you can see around Cannon Beach.

Just as importantly, however, is where this photo was taken from. It's not a spot you'll easily find. There are no other viewpoints along the Oregon coast that allow these landmarks to be seen together. And no, we're not going to tell you where it is.

Back to Manzanita, again the miracle of the zoom lens compacts the things you're looking at. Here are about four miles of Manzanita beach all stuffed into one photo. A beautiful spring day just last week found this place fairly full of people – but it looks heavily populated because of the effect of the zoom lens. In actuality, there were hundreds of feet between each small group in most instances.

This was taken near Neahkahnie Mountain and shows the beach all the way down into Nehalem Bay State Park.

For more stunning, scenic surprises, you'll never believe what can't be seen from the highway near Florence. Not far from the Sea Lion Caves, and probably about 20 miles south of Yachats, there are a dual set of rather secretive headlands. One will allow you distant views of that massive sea cave that houses the barking critters. While patrons of the cave descend some 11 floors beneath the ground to get down there, you might be able to see a hint of it from this viewpoint – at least its exterior.

Get some nice optics and you'll be able to see the great mass of the thing, as well as maybe spotting a few of the sea lions perched around the entrance to the cave.

Not to be outdone, cajoling Cape Kiwanda and its Haystack Rock – the second one on the Oregon coast to have that name – is another iconic, even comforting sight. But what happens when you take a long exposure of it at night?

Add to those wild and eccentric colors: at this moment a man and his son happen to be playing with making “light orbs” on the beach. It all creates an especially spectacular scene. It, too, is something you'll likely never see again, unless someone else returns again to mess around with the same project.

 

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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

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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