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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.

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

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.

Astonishing Beachcombing on Oregon Coast: Jellies, Rare Fish, Eagles

Published 11/10/2010

(Oregon Coast) - There is some interesting, perhaps even astonishing, stuff washing up on Oregon coast beaches already – and storm season has barely begun (bald eagle photo by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium).

Tiffany Boothe, with Seaside Aquarium, called them “priceless finds.” Loads of sunfish (usually quite rare on these shores) have popped up all over the coast, and Boothe said the north coast has seen lots of jelly fish, bald eagles and even a very old tooth from a sperm whale.

Boothe said four sunfish – also known as Mola Molas – were found recently around Gearhart. These normally dwell quite deep in the ocean and rarely wash up on Oregon beaches. But this fall has seen at least a dozen, with CoastWatch reporting about five in the Newport area, one in Lane County near Florence, and two possible sightings on Tillamook County beaches.

Sunfish photo Tiffany Boothe

CoastWatch talked to the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Bill Hanshumaker – a marine education specialist – and he told them it could be that this area is in a down-welling cycle, which could be bringing warmer water towards shore, thus coaxing the sunfish within stranding distance.

Boothe said a small Blue Shark came onto Clatsop Beach (north of Gearhart), measuring about three feet long.

Blue Shark found by the aquarium (photo Seaside Aquarium/Tiffany Boothe)

“Different types of jellies have been seen on the beaches, like moon jellies, water jellies, brown stinging nettles, etc.,” Boothe said.

She noted aquarium manager Keith Chandler had seen some bald eagles as well.

“Bald eagles are out in full force scavenging the beaches each morning to see what the tide has washed in,” Boothe said Tuesday. “The other morning Keith saw seven. This morning I saw four.

“Along the Oregon coast the bald eagle's diet consists mainly of dead water fowl. However they are scavengers and will eat whatever looks tasty.”

Coastwatch reports a huge run of jellyfish washing up onshore in the Florence area last week, along with lots of bull kelp.

Ochre Sea Stars near Florence, flanking an orange starfish

Meanwhile, perhaps even more extraordinary, hundreds, even thousands of sea stars have been washing up during high tides on some Florence beaches recently. In late October, one CoastWatch volunteer spotted “two large collections of several thousand Ochre Sea Stars.” These are colorful and large starfish.

But one find startled Boothe in particular.

“The best find of the year; a very, very old tooth of a sperm whale,” Boothe said. “A beach comber from Idaho, Josiah, found a tooth from a sperm whale on Sunset Beach.  Remember, it is illegal to posses any body parts from endangered animals and also any body part of a marine mammal with soft tissue still attached. Josiah immediately brought the tooth to authorities, who, after obtaining valuable scientific information from the tooth, will most likely help Josiah register the tooth so that he can legally posses it.”

The tooth was so old it might've been petrified, Chandler said.

Bull kelp - a massive tangle of them. These are often found on the beach during winter.

Boothe said it is often difficult to gather information on marine mammals, especially those are as elusive as the sperm whale.

If you decide to hit the beaches, the wild seas that are responsible for these interesting finds are also precarious. Also, there is a warning to stay away from any sea mammals that wash up, especially sea lions, because of an infectious disease they may carry that can be transferred to humans or dogs.

“Be careful: winter waves are large and unpredictable,” Boothe said. “Be sure you are aware of the tide and never turn your back to the surf.”

 

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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

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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.

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