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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.



Oregon Coast Cleanup Finds Plenty of Wacky and Disturbing

Published 09/25/2010

Proliferation of plastics: more plastic bits than usual have been reported around the coast this year.

(Oregon Coast) - Volunteers around Oregon Saturday removed an estimated 142,231 pounds of trash and recyclables under blue skies for the first time the Oregon Beach Cleanup was combined with the rest of the state’s rivers. Some 6,135 volunteers turned out statewide at 160 sites to participate in SOLV’s big scouring event.

This time, the clean up included not just the Oregon coast but over 100 miles of inland waterways, where 57,685 pounds of invasive plants like English Ivy were removed for watershed restoration projects. There are still 36 more of these projects to report in with their numbers as of Saturday evening.

The clean up uncovered a host of oddities as well, many with rather disturbing implications.

Plastic bottles from Asia found in Gearhart earlier this year (photo courtesy Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach)

“People from across Oregon and SW Washington should feel proud of their hard work today, demonstrating their continued commitment to a clean and healthy environment,” said SOLV’s Executive Director, Melisa McDonald.  “Water connects us all and through participation in both coastal and inland projects, we are improving our quality of life now, and for future generations.”

Some of the most common items found by SOLV volunteers include Styrofoam, plastic caps, lids, bottles and cigarette butts. While these may seem like small, harmless items, cumulatively they pose a large threat to a variety of wildlife including bears, birds and whales that may get tangled in or ingest bits of litter, damaging internal organs and blocking digestion. 

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Litter is also a concern to human health as sharp items like metal cans or broken glass can cut beachgoers, while disposable diapers and old chemical drums introduce bacteria and other toxic contaminants into the water. Trash tends to travel with rain and storm water down streets and storm drains into waterways and eventually out to sea.

Scientists have discovered an area about twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean where broken down bits of plastic and trash have created a giant garbage patch.

It’s that garbage patch that has some Oregon coast scientists a bit concerned as more plastics than ever have been reported on Oregon beaches this past year, including many items that have originated in Asia – indicating a longer trek than most debris, and implicating the “garbage patch” to some degree.

Weird stuff that made an appearance included lots of car parts, a burned couch, a skeleton of a car, part of a dock, melted glass, a push mower and a 20-foot ladder. McDonald added that among the kooky finds were an old oil drum and lots of pieces of plastic with Asian writing on them from the south coast. One ton of car parts were found in one part of the Rogue River.

Car parts were a big problem at this year's cleanup

Car parts were a problem all over the state, McDonald said.

Other unusual finds this year included a historic dump along Newell creek with an old record player, five car-size blocks of Styrofoam on Sauvie Island, and a plastic cup from the Beijing Olympics on the South Coast near Port Orford.

Everyone reported a lot of plastic bits around the coast, which have been a problem throughout the year on the beaches.

Numbers of volunteers were drastically down on much of the Oregon coast, in spite of the awesome weather – although these figures improved on the north coast. There was speculation that the great numbers of other cleanup events inland prevented some from making the trek to the beach, or that the economy might play a factor.

Dolores Stover ran the Rockaway Beach area clean up, which included the north jetty of Tillamook Bay at Garibaldi to the southern jetty of Nehalem Bay at Nedonna Beach. She estimated there were about 120 people there, markedly down from the spring clean up, which had 240 volunteers.

Stover said there weren’t any reports of anything too unusual found on those beaches, but she called the day “different” overall.

Beaches near Yachats

“It was surprising, because we usually find something different,’ Stover said. “We had people in the dunes, in the rocks, but no reports of anything unusual.”

Stover did think it was interesting so few people showed up in spite of the stellar weather, and even fewer showed up to be fed for lunch after they were done on the beaches. She said she noticed many were simply enjoying a day on the beach after finishing.

In the Cannon Beach area, Robert Mushen oversaw all of the beaches along the town and south to Arcadia State Park and Arch Cape. 125 people showed up there, which is a little more than the 100 or so that volunteered last spring.

Mushen said his group snagged approximately 1200 pounds worth of debris – nothing very noteworthy, except for a few pair of sunglasses and more broken glass than normal. But there was plenty of melted glass, where people had tossed their bottles into beach fires.

Volunteer numbers were lower than usual this time, except for north of Cannon Beach

Again, Mushen reported a lot of small plastics.

In the Seaside area, Coral Cook said she had many more volunteers than usual – about 500. They encountered a dead bird, but nothing else out of the ordinary. Cook said she heard reports of a lot more plastic bits than usual, and one regular volunteer with the clean ups told her he thought the beaches were a lot dirtier than ever, including more beer bottles.

“We did have a lot of big weekends recently, and a lot more people on the beaches,” Cook said.

Contrast that with Doug Sestrich, who was zone captain for the lower part of Lincoln County, including South Beach, Ona Beach, Waldport and Yachats areas. Sestrich said the beaches were cleaner than normal. He said numbers of volunteers were down as well.

Oddities in his area included a chunk of an old dock, estimated at 1200 pounds.

Near Florence, Lane County

Trisha Wymore handled the area of Lane County beaches from Washburne State Park down through just south of Florence. Her group saw plenty of wacky stuff, including a hide-a-bed couch that was burned and a plastic barrier for a parking lot. There were lots of light bulbs, as well as bottles with writing on them from Russia, China, Korea and such, and then part of a fiberglass boat.

“We had quite a high percentage of plastics,” Wymore said.

They also grabbed 560 pounds of tires from the beaches.

Her numbers for volunteers were also way down – about half.

“We had about 164 volunteers,” Wymore said. “We usually have over 300. There weren’t as many out of towners this time, more locals.”


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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.

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.

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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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.