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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.

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

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.

 

Oregon Coast Whale Week Numbers, Facts Released

Published 01/10/2013

(Oregon Coast) – Many whales and many, many more people were at the center of the Oregon Coast Whale Watch Week in December. The five days of cetacean sighting had a total of 798 whales seen and 4,994 visitors, reports the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay.

The center released its numbers for the big tourist attraction week with some interesting factoids. This time around, only five days had the volunteers atop the 30-something high vantage points, because of the way the days of the week worked out in conjunction with the Christmas holidays.

Wednesday, December 26 had rain and fog on and off, with totals of 60 whales and 649 people.

Thursday, December 27 was overcast. Totals: 145 whales and 1,151 people.

Friday, December 28 was overcast with large swells, with 142 whales and 880 people.

Saturday, December 29 the Whale Spoken Here program reports 14-foot swells. Totals for the day: 96 whales and 1,239 people.

December 30 totals were 355 and 1,025 visitors.

Getting deeper into the individual sites:

Cape Disappointment in Washington lived up to its name over the five days: there were literally no whales spotted during that time. It had a total of 80 visitors.

Ecola State Park at Cannon Beach saw a total of 12 whales and had about 312 visitors. Just south of there, at Neahkahnie Mountain near Manzanita, that spot saw five whales and had 236 visitors.

In the Three Capes Loop area, Cape Meares, near Oceanside, had 17 whale sightings and 195 visitors. Cape Lookout spotted a nice 42 whales and had 94 folks to witness them. Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda had 187 people and 26 cetaceans.

In Lincoln City, the Inn at Spanish Head had 32 whale spottings and 136 people.

In the Depoe Bay area, Boiler Bay saw a whopping 79 whales and had 431 people. The Whale Watch Center headquarters in Depoe Bay had 59 whales being seen and a massive 805 visitors. The seawall at Depoe Bay had 33 whale sightings during the those five days and 289 visitors. At Rocky Creek, there were 44 whales recorded and 76 visitors.

Nearby, Cape Foulweather had 17 whale spottings and 379 people. The Devil's Punchbowl had only nine whales recorded with 350 people.

In Newport, Yaquina Head had a whopping 465 people show up to see 42 whales. The Don Davis park lookout at Nye Beach had a mere two sightings and 67 visitors.

A bit further south, around Yachats, the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center had a nice 60 whale sightings and 139 visitors. At Cook's Chasm, there were 53 whales and 313 visitors.

There is no data yet from Sea Lion Caves, near Florence.

On the southern Oregon coast, the Umpqua site recorded 102 whales and 113 visitors.

Shore Acres had 103 whales and 295 visitors. Face Rock saw only 13 whales and had 80 visitors.

Battle Rock had a mere 8 whales and 203 visitors.

Cape Ferreio had 94 whales being seen and 210 people. Harris Beach recorded six of the creatures and 239 people.

Crescent City, California had only one whale being seen and 55 visitors, but that Whale Watch volunteer site did not appear to be open the entire time.

Click here for the full chart of whale sightings numbers, including individual days.

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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

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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