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Manzanita Nighttime Time Lapse, N. Oregon Coast - Stars Above Beaches
by OregonCoastBeaches
28 Feb 2015 at 7:44pm
Manzanita Nighttime Time Lapse, N. Oregon Coast - Stars Above Beaches
from http://BeachConnection.net. A small teaser of more time lapse to come. See the galaxy move over the beaches of Manzanita, on the north Oregon coast. More Manzanita at http://www.beachconnectio... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 131 0 ratings Time: 00:12 More in Travel & Events
Central Oregon Coast: Cook's Chasm, Wild Watery Geyser Near Yachats
by OregonCoastBeaches
31 Jan 2015 at 11:44pm
Central Oregon Coast: Cook's Chasm, Wild Watery Geyser Near Yachats
from http://BeachConnection.net. Cook's Chasm Spouting Horn, near Yachats, on the Central Oregon Coast. See ocean water fire off into the sky from this amazing landmark in Lane County, between... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 405 0 ratings Time: 01:31 More in Travel & Events
Sights, Scenery S. of Yachats, Central Oregon Coast
by OregonCoastBeaches
16 Nov 2014 at 12:06am
Sights, Scenery S. of Yachats, Central Oregon Coast
from http://BeachConnection.net. Wild waves of the Yachats area, including Yachats State Recreation Area (near downtown) Devil's Churn at cape Perpetua, Strawberry Hill, Ocean Beach Picnic... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 1355 6 ratings Time: 02:43 More in Travel & Events
Oregon Coast Explorer Antique Train Ride - in 10 Seconds
by OregonCoastBeaches
7 Nov 2014 at 9:17pm
Oregon Coast Explorer Antique Train Ride - in 10 Seconds
from http://BeachConnection.net See the Oregon Coast Explorer Train - a mere teaser of this famed antique railroad ride. Filmed near Garibaldi on the north Oregon coast. More info about the... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 1271 1 ratings Time: 00:15 More in Travel & Events
Inside Tunnel at Oceanside, Oregon Coast
by OregonCoastBeaches
4 Nov 2014 at 10:19pm
Inside Tunnel at Oceanside, Oregon Coast
from http://BeachConnection.net (Oregon Coast Beach Connection). Walk through the tunnel inside Maxwell Point, Oceanside, on the N. Oregon coast. Dark, spooky and fun at the same time. The... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 1530 10 ratings Time: 02:11 More in Travel & Events
Crazed Oregon Coast Storm, Hug Point, w/ Scary Ending
by OregonCoastBeaches
3 Nov 2014 at 3:43am
Crazed Oregon Coast Storm, Hug Point, w/ Scary Ending
from http://BeachConnection.net A wild Oregon coast storm at Hug Point, near Cannon Beach, with a rather unnerving encounter with a sneaker wave at Arcadia Beach at the end. See what this area... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 15930 46 ratings Time: 01:52 More in Travel & Events
Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse, Blood Moon Over Portland - Oct. 2014
by OregonCoastBeaches
8 Oct 2014 at 4:58am
Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse, Blood Moon Over Portland - Oct. 2014
from http://BeachConnection.net. Time lapse of blood moon and lunar eclipse over Portland. October 2014. From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 706 1 ratings Time: 00:45 More in Travel & Events
Boiler Bay Exploration on Central Oregon Coast (near Depoe Bay)
by OregonCoastBeaches
21 Sep 2014 at 12:26am
Boiler Bay Exploration on Central Oregon Coast (near Depoe Bay)
from http://BeachConnection.net Explore Boiler Bay on the central Oregon Coast. Named after the boiler from a shipwreck that happened in 1910. Even more on that boiler and the Depoe Bay area... From: OregonCoastBeaches Views: 1081 7 ratings Time: 04:25 More in Travel & Events

Surreal Scenes from the Oregon Coast: Strange views, night shots, and morphing the beach The point is to find different way to look at the coast, whether it's hidden spots, wild conditions, night shots or use of morphing, reality-bending software. Music by Portland's Hello Morning (featuring Henry Curl of Jonah).

Lightning Storm on Central Oregon Coast In August of 2008, BeachConnection.net happened to be bumming around Newport when a massive thunder storm hit the central coast. It actually all began with some scary experiences in Depoe Bay that involved flashes visible out at sea, as a couple of us were having dinner at a restaurant there.

Then, on the way back to Newport, a stop at an overlook near Boiler Bay turned into a mad dash for the car, as thunder and lightning all of a sudden began swirling around us.

It became clear throughout the evening that the storm was moving in circles around the central coast. You could see it – and hear it – rumbling and flashing in almost all four directions around us, eventually passing straight over us.

At one point, we were in Moby Dick’s, doing karaoke, as massive flashes erupted out on the street and enormous thunder noises were masked only by the loud sound system. It was insane to observe.

Eventually, when it calmed a bit, a couple of us wandered out to the high points just below the Yaquina Bay Bridge – when it seemed unlikely we would get zapped by lightning even with a small, metallic tripod. We filmed a few flashes and they got a nice reception for a few days on the web.

Green Flash at Sunset This one took bundles of work. The “film” rather explains itself. It took a few takes on different dates, and in fact better still shots were eventually taken several months later, which didn’t make it to this film (but are on BeachConnection.net).

Essentially, the green flash is the result of all the color bands except the green being taken out by certain atmospheric conditions. It’s a kick in the pants to see – and even cooler to actually catch on video or still shots.

I’ve personally seen it numerous times – at least ten. The most notable was one in Depoe Bay on July 3 of 2008. Wow, it was a killer that freaked even my coastie pals who’d lived there all their lives.

Unusual Moments on the Oregon Coast Portland band Jonah fit this idea like a glove, with their anthemic song that had a rather oceanic feel to it, not to mention many references in the lyrics. They’ve had some tunes on TV, by the way, including “Dawson’s Creek” several years ago and in CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer.”

This has become by far the most popular video we’ve done, although it’s really just a collection of stills.

I’ve been collecting coastal moments and shots since the mid-90’s, and there’s been tons of odd things I’ve encountered in all sorts of ways and been lucky enough to document. Adorable seal pups, strange cloud formations, hidden spots you can’t get to anymore, low tide events, rare wildlife moments, and simply unusual views of things, details and happenings. And then there’s that giant dog that’s bigger than anything in Cannon Beach.

Some coastie left a comment on YouTube that maybe this wasn’t so unusual after all, that indeed many residents would be used to these sights. That’s likely true of quite a few moments depicted here, but they don’t realize what’s happening in many of these stills. Not only are there many secret spots on the Oregon coast – there are secret moments, hiding in plain sight.

An interesting tidbit is that several of the Lincoln City and Depoe Bay shots were taken during the bachelor party of Henry Curl back in 2003 – he’s the lead singer of Jonah.

Oregon Coast December 07 Storm Who can forget that melee? Well, coasties can forget it less than landlubbers – or those of us who live on the coast part time, and had to watch the insanity rip up our beloved beach on TV.

I was stuck in Portland during the first few days, but the minute the roads were open, I zipped over and documented Seaside, Cannon Beach and Manzanita. It was surprising to find most people in such good spirits, actually getting a kind of kick out of the novelty of it all.

Remnants of that storm still exist today along Highway 26, where parts will never look the same with massive tree root systems torn up and facing the highway in spots.

Ironically, I took some grand footage of Cannon Beach and Seaside just a week before the big storm of 2007, where it was sunny, gorgeous, and even somewhat warm before the sun began waning. What a difference a week makes on that coast. And just a few days, it was eerily calm and beautiful again – absolutely intoxicating.

Oregon Coast Fall Storm, Magic Rocks Beach Ironically, this was taken about a month before the big storm of 2007. It wasn’t a massive storm, by any means. But big waves made lots of noises on this always unusual and very hidden beach.

A beer commercial was filmed in this area in the 90's.

I never tire of these funk noises made by the cobblestones.

Ghost Story on Oregon Coast It was here in this hotel in Wheeler where I first learned of strange paranormal legends and the freaky concept of the “Wheeler Moment,” where strange but beautiful coincidences seem to happen constantly (like something out of the show “LOST”).

This was admittedly a raw and early experiment with my video direction, and I sound like I’m doing a bad Vincent Price impression, among other flaws. But it gets the point across, and I love Keith Schreiner’s music (he was half of Dahlia, a famed Portland band from the early 2000’s). He’s like our own version of Brian Eno.

I had my own odd Wheeler Moment filming this. I’d always wanted to get publicity for the website in Sunset Magazine. And as I was filming there, it just so happened there was a writer from that mag staying there, doing a story. I told her about the Wheeler Moment concept, and she suddenly realized she’d had her own already that day.

A year later, when her article came out, it included a nice little reference to BeachConnection.net. A Wheeler Moment fulfilled indeed.

Video Tour of Manzanita, North Oregon coast I had bundles of fun creating this, although it was a bit of an experiment. Taking all sorts of very raw footage of Manzanita on a rather dreary day created the need for some more upbeat, sunny still shots, and some pics of unusual stuff in the area that involved long hikes I didn’t feel like engaging in. Luckily, I already had dozens and dozens of shots of MZ (as we call it).

Again, Keith’s tunes worked perfectly for this. Something about electronica and the beach just go together.

180 Miles of Oregon Coast in Four Minutes There’s a lot of hidden spots in here – a lot of places many people don’t know about. I purposely avoided many of the typical views of the coast. There is only one faint shot of Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock, because everyone uses it. Seaside got a bundle of aerial views because everyone knows it too well. So chunks of the shoreline of Tillamook Head – never accessible or viewable except by air – are used instead.

Someday, I will literally point my camera out the car and whiz by all these spots, and then put them in a video. But for now, these nearly 200 stills will do. I do not believe anyone has done this before for the Oregon coast. I don’t know of anyone else who could have. This is a first.

Yet again, the electronica thing works exceptionally well for such a vid. Jonah fit the bill so nicely.

 

 

The Crazy Things Summer Does to Your Central Oregon Coast
Every year, sand levels hike up during the summer and create something new. Depoe Bay, Yachats, 804 Trail, Devil's Punchbowl
Longnose Skate Creature: Wondrous and Weird Oregon Coast Find
Periodically, these beaches are the recipient of something really strange flopping around the tide line. Sciences
Portland Presentation Gives Unique Travel Tips for Oregon Coast
A talk at Noodles in Portland on Monday, August 27, called The Oregon Coast They Don't Tell You About. Lincoln events, Cannon Beach events, Oceanside events, Newport events
Finding Sea Lions and Bald Eagles in N. Oregon Coast's Tillamook County
Two creatures in particular can get the heart pumping with excitement on the beaches. Oceanside, Netarts, Seaside, Gearhart, Pacific City
More Rarities: Another Squid, Massive Dead Crab Strandings on Oregon Coast
Yet another rare squid and massive amount of crabs were found. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Talk at Portland Restaurant on Aug. 27: the Oregon Coast They Don't Tell You ...
Unique travel tips at Noodles Restaurant in SW Portland, starting at 7 p.m.
Grand Meteor Shower in Store for Oregon Coast, Portland, Valley: the Perseids
Look for the peak of the Perseids coming this weekend over the Oregon coast and much of the inland portions
Naming Lincoln City was a Wobbly, Wacky Process: Oregon Coast History
The town was very nearly named Surfland or Lincoln Shores
Lincoln City Formed from Six Small Towns: Intricate Oregon Coast History
Lincoln City has quite the history of how it was created
Latest Oregon Coast: Water Warning, Trail Closure, Clamming
Razor clamming, the Saddle Mountain Trail near Seaside and water quality at Seal Rock
Excessive Heat Warning for Portland, Inland, While Oregon Coast Stays Cool
The coastline will be the only respite for what will likely be 100-degree temps
Oregon Coast Agate Hunters Delight: Lincoln City's Subterranean Jasper Veins
There's a hidden agate factory beneath the sands of one central Oregon coast town. Sciences, geology

 


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Astoria - at the northernmost tip of Oregon
Astoria

Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
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Seaside

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
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Cannon Beach

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
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Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
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Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
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The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
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Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and manmade attractions
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A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
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Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
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Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks
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Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale
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25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
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A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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Oregon Coast Water Temperature Info from NOAA

Port Orford OR
19 Aug 2018 at 12:24am
Recent Water Temperature: 48.6°F (9.2°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:24:00 GMT

Charleston OR
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 53.1°F (11.7°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Newport OR
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 55.4°F (13.0°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Astoria OR
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 67.5°F (19.7°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Longview WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 72.0°F (22.2°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Neah Bay WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 52.0°F (11.1°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Port Townsend WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 53.6°F (12.0°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Seattle WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 55.9°F (13.3°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Tacoma WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 55.8°F (13.2°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT

Friday Harbor WA
19 Aug 2018 at 12:12am
Recent Water Temperature: 54.1°F (12.3°C)
Observation Date and Time: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:12:00 GMT


 
 

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.

On the Seaside Promenade, in Seaside

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

Relaxation and romance are the keys at this cozy B&B secret, hidden along the Three Capes Scenic Loop, one mile from ocean. 1st certified green B&B on coast. Like a small luxury hotel, with sumptuous amenities such as double Jacuzzi spa tubs, fireplaces, bubble baths, soaps, lotions and robes, along w/ large selection of movies, wi-fi. Private deck and a four-course breakfast delivered to your door.

With a historical, even slight maritime vibe, the San Dune Pub is a classy staple among locals, regulars and tourists alike.

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.

Cannon Beach Fultano's. Delivers to hotels; slices for lunch. Find all the regular pizza favorites as well as gourmet varities, including seafood, linguica, teriyacki chicken and even a sauce made of mashed grapes. Amazing homemade soups. Pasta dishes out of this world, with now-famous recipe, stellar meatballs. Homemade lasagna. All affordable in family-friendly atmosphere that is also romantic.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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