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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.

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.

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

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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Experts Weigh In On Oregon Coast Tourism Challenges Past and Future

Published 05/24/2010

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(Oregon Coast) - What were the biggest changes and developments in the tourism industry along Oregon's coast this past decade? What will be the large changes and challenges to come? What obstacles or developments will affect how the coast does business, and affect the way visitors experience the beaches? What will affect their pocketbooks while on trips to the coast? What will change how they spend the night here, where they go, how they get here, etc.?

Oregon Coast Beach Connection asked those large and looming questions of a handful of tourism and coastal experts: Phillip Johnson of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores, Doreen Loofburrow of Oregon’s AAA, Sandy Pfaff of the Lincoln City Visitors Bureau, and Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s own Andre’ Hagestedt.

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Sandy Pfaff, Lincoln City Visitors Bureau

The most significant trend has occurred since 9/11, that is, group travel by families or multiple couples. And that has increased the desire and demand for vacation rental homes over hotel/motels.  That trend is expected to continue, now more because of the travel behavior changes caused by the economic downturn.
 
In addition, almost all generations travel for an experience, not just to see the sites.
 
One of the biggest things that may impact the Central Coast is the condition of the highways from here to the valley or between coastal cities. As they continue to fall apart and fall in, coastal areas become more isolated and less accessible to visitors.

Doreen Loofburrow, Director of Travel for the Oregon AAA

Astoria's downtown is part of the resurgence in that town

For Loofburrow, the biggest developments of the past decade for Oregon coast tourism took place in Bandon, Astoria and in airline travel to coastal cities.

Bandon Dunes. “This high end golf destination is recognized nationwide, bringing tourism and development to the area,” Loofburrow said. “The additional lodging, restaurants, and golf courses have all added to this destination.”

Astoria. “During the last decade, this city has turned into a weekend destination, thanks to the opening of new, upscale hotels and restaurants, the launch of the Riverfront trolley, and cruise ship visits,” she said.

Seaport Air. “Flight service to Astoria and Newport opened up these areas to people not wanting to drive, and to those who are traveling greater distances,” Loofburrow said.

“Coastal cities and their surrounding areas are now seen as destinations with many activity choices in addition to the traditional activities of golf and spending time on the beach.”

She added that the addition of more shopping venues, including the outlet malls, and the addition of casinos in many of the areas have helped to make these destinations even more attractive, and have helped to encourage multiple night stays.

Flights to and from Newport and Astoria were a big positive change for the coast, says the AAA

Loofburrow said a recent challenge came last year, when Horizon/Alaska Airlines pulled out of the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (formerly the North Bend Municipal Airport). United Express is present, but only offers very limited flights.

What of the next decade? Loofburrow said that will come from building on what is already in place.

“Bandon Dunes will only become more popular, other cities may follow Astoria's example, and further development along the coast will bring more tourists,” she said. "This could mean more cars and traffic.”

Phillip Johnson, of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores

Johnson’s main focus is the environment of the coast, which directly affects tourism because that’s the main reason people go to the beach. In his view, the key things are:

Developments and condos on the coast hit a distinctive fever pitch

1 - The relentless development pressure through most of the decade, driven by in-migration and the housing bubble, and correspondingly the huge drop in that pressure during the past couple of years due to the economic collapse;

2 - The growing campaign for marine reserves and the debate this caused, culminating in the state’s first two reserves, which he described as “inadequate though they are.”

“Well, the one near Depoe Bay,” Johnson said. “The one at Redfish Rocks near Port Orford was a decent first effort."

3 - The growing interest in wave energy (and to a lesser degree wind energy) and the debate and scientific research about impacts that this has prompted.

Johnson said he believes that if Measure 49 hadn't supplanted Measure 37, the latter would have been just about the biggest change on the coast. 

Off Depoe Bay: a marine reserve is one of the first in Oregon's ocean

“Quite a few horrible, landscape-abusing developments were proposed under 37,” he said. “We managed to hold them off until 49 passed. One of the most important things Oregon Shores has ever done is something no one sees - the behind-the-scenes delaying tactics that kept projects from getting started under Measure 37 until the law changed. However, we couldn't have delayed forever.”

Johnson said the biggest challenge over the next decade will be responding to climate change and sea level rise.

“If we respond intelligently, we will change our planning and future development to recognize and pull back from areas that will be increasingly vulnerable due to sea level rise, more intense storms with higher waves, and ramped-up erosion and storm surges,” he said. “Likewise, on the abatement side, we must increasingly focus on less carbon-intensive tourism. For one thing, get back to mass transit, including trains, and reduce car-based travel. That, of course, will be a huge challenge for the coast, and particularly for its more remote areas.”

Weird stumps at Neskowin may be in danger in the coming decade.

Andre' Hagestedt, BeachConnection.net editor

I’ve been covering the coast pretty intensely and intimately since about 1996, and I’ve seen a lot take place this past decade.

Traffic to the coast and around it has been the big issue, and will continue to be. A national magazine named traffic to our coast one of the worst in the nation, although I think that was an exaggeration. Seaside voted down a proposal to widen its part of 101, and that will make things complicated for them in many ways in years to come.

Condos on the coast completely exploded in this last decade and that brought on a variety of impacts. Every city was the recipient of this, and it reached a fever pitch as the real estate bubble took a while longer to burst on these shores than it did in other parts of the country.

This left a bit of a glut in these recessionary times. This new decade is starting off with a host of bottom dollar sales on condos.

Beautiful structures were erected in Seaside, Rockaway Beach, Nye Beach in Newport, Florence and everywhere. In the case of Nye Beach, they were part of a revitalization of that area that is really one of the striking developments for me. I was lucky enough to live there part time for a while during this.

The downside: I saw some precious views blocked by new real estate. One in particular in Seaside – at the trailhead to Tillamook Head – still hurts, in my opinion. You used to be able to look straight down to the large rocks below.

Cape Meares: tsunami awareness changed the way people and businesses did things.

The upsurge in fine wines on the coast was especially striking. The coast’s first wine bar was in Newport for a couple years, then others followed in Seaside, Lincoln City and more, along with a sizable explosion in wine tasting events. Small markets started focusing on fine wines as well, with outstandingly yummy results.

On the purely natural side, one of the little known aspects of climate change that has affected us has been the slight increase in erosion during the winter. Erosion is no secret when comes to homes above cliffs. But the scouring of sand seemed to reach a higher level during this decade, leaving more interesting treasures uncovered during the winter – like stumps that are thousands of years old, cannon from a famed ship and more.

This foreshadows another challenge for the next decade: some of the ancient stumps at Neskowin were torn from their spots because sand levels got so low. While winter sand erosion is definitely affecting people’s homes, it could well start causing problems with natural features we all love.

Finally, tsunami awareness created some major changes in thinking along the coast this past decade. It was more than a realization of that coming danger: it changed how coastal communities and businesses did things.

 

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