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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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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.

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

Oregon Coast Whale Watching and Weather Expected to be Awesome

Published 03/17/2010

Warm weather graced the coast and Seaside in early March, and decent weather is expected for spring break.

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – Great weather means easily seen whales along the Oregon coast, and the region has been seeing plenty of both recently. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is gearing up for a flood of visitors during whale watch week, and the weather outlook seems good for that week – which also coincides with spring break.

Rain or shine, whale traffic off the Oregon coast should be at its peak for the annual spring watch week March 20-27, according to Park Ranger Morris Grover of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay.

"This migration is off to a fast start," said Grover. "That usually means it will reach its peak before the end of the month, like next week."

A whale wanders close to the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay (photo courtesy Whale Watch Center)

Linda Taylor, with the center, said in early March there already some 90 whales spotted by the center in the month. This week that number has risen to 130, as of Wednesday.

At least part of that was the exceptional weather the coast experienced in the first two weeks of the month. If there were any other factors in there being so many, Taylor said they couldn’t be sure.

“It may all be weather related,” Taylor said.

Around 30 to 40 cetaceans were being spotted each day for a while in early March, Taylor said. But stormy waves blocked the view of the whales when storms hit by mid March.

Photo courtesy Whale Watch Center

The whales appear to be farther out than usual this spring, however. Taylor most seem to be drifting by Oregon’s coast at least four miles away – but they’re still easily spotted with binoculars.

Taylor said it’s not unusual for them to be out that far, but usually more are spotted a bit closer, even just a mile offshore.

“The last couple of years though they seem to be staying out around three miles,” Taylor said.

More than 400 trained volunteers will be at 26 "Whale Watching Spoken Here" sites from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during the week. They will be there to answer questions and give advice about spotting some of the 18,000-plus Gray whales cruising north from their breeding grounds off Mexico's Baja coast to their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic.

Weather forecasts notwithstanding, Grover advises people to keep two facts in mind about the whales.

Photo courtesy Whale Watch Center

"We may have iffy weather that makes them hard to see sometimes, but the whales are always out there," he said.  "Secondly, they're hungry. That means that they come closer to shore looking for food, so you have a better chance to see them."

Visitors can find more information and viewing help from 10 a.m-4 p.m. each day of the spring whale watching week at the Depoe Bay center. The Oregon State University/Sea Grant Hatfield Marine Science Center in nearby Newport also offers presentations that include children story times.

Maps of the "Whale Watching Spoken Here" viewpoints, information on charter boat and airplane tours, and whale watching tips are online at http://www.whalespoken.org. 541-765-3304.

Two whales cavort on the Oregon coast

It looks like the weather will largely cooperate for spring breakers and whale watchers.

Spring break for many begins on Friday, which is predicted to be sunny and in the mid 60’s along the coast.

Saturday the temp is the same, but partly cloudy, with Sunday getting a few more clouds.

The main chunk of spring break begins with periods of rain and temps in the low 50’s on Monday.

Weather forecasters are calling for similar temperatures the rest of the week, but Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will have some showers on and off. Friday, more showers are predicted. For more Oregon Coast Spring Break Weather

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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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