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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.

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.

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

Cool and Kooky Stuff to See on Central Oregon Coast in One Day

Published 07/28/2010

A wave does an elegant dance at Devil's Churn, near Yachats (the rest of the photos below are from the Churn)

(Yachats, Oregon) – It's a fuzzy, strangely cloudy day in late July on the central Oregon coast. The beaches appear to have been fighting a giant cloud mass for the last few days, and losing. A thick layer of gray hovers over the sands, and anything within a few blocks of the tide line, but it all ends sometimes less than a half mile from the edge of the last wave. Beyond that, the sun starts poking out, and by the time you’re a mile away from the sea, things are bright and shiny.

It’s like a curse. Or at the very least, it’s weird. So it’s no surprise a day’s exploration between Depoe Bay and just south of Yachats would yield some attention-grabbing sights.

If you’re in Depoe Bay these days, well, first it’s packed as hell. There’s barely room to park. Beyond the seawall, some massive boat is wandering up and down the shore. It has  U.S Coast Guard lettering on it, and locals say it’s moving one of the buoys back into place.

Newport has a similar vessel or two wandering in and out of its harbor, but they are much bigger. More on those later.

Heading south towards Yachats, you first have to drive through the sleepy burghs of Seal Rock and then Waldport.

In Seal Rock, there is heaps of eye-catching signage, but you’ve more or less got to know what to look for. Aside from the rather depressing unoccupied storefronts that have “for rent” pasted to the doorways, there is a relatively new diner in the tiny village. One sign boasts “gluten free lemon bars,” which is awfully nice – but a bit of a strange choice for the gluten free-needy. Another bit of wording as you whiz through town advertises “evil brownies.” Now that is intriguing.

Waldport veers inland just enough that the sun breaks out, and gives you fake hope for a sunnier disposition further south.

The chasm at Devil's Churn goes back quite a ways, more than 100 feet.

One or more billboards along the coast tout an upcoming performance by the reunited 90’s group Boyz II Men, which, considering their actual age now and the fact they’re playing the bottom of the show biz barrel – a casino - should actually be called “Men to Old Dudez.” 

Yachats continues to bear the scars of a nasty economy. The old Landmark Lounge and Restaurant sits vacant and sad. Although there is once again a market in Yachats, so perhaps the sun will begin to shine here as well.

A few miles down the road, Cape Perpetua looms a bit groggily, draped in fog and barely able to look down on its perpetual companion, the Devil’s Churn. This awe-inspiring chasm in the basalt funnels the waves’ energies into compact, gnarly little monsters, which then explode periodically along various points. Today, although it’s summer, the sea and wind are acting a bit more spring-like, creating sizable waves that make substantial splashes along the stretch of this jagged crack. People are ooing and ahh-ing like crazy, and some are a bit too close and get drenched. Some of them are quite a ways away from the surf and still managed to get a little drenched by watery detonations.

Periodically, one of these major splashes does some elegant loops and twists in mid-air, like enormous blobs of sea water doing some strange kind of aquatic ballet.

One middle-aged gentleman falls over on his back and wobbles there briefly. It almost looks as if he could’ve fallen into the raging waters below. It certainly looked like he hit the back of his head. Nope, he later explains: he just fell. No biggie.

Later in the evening, during a sunset you can’t see from behind the pervasive clouds, some gargantuan ship leaves the bay at Newport, looking a bit like a small city of lights in the increasingly dark blue haze. You can see it quite well, even from a distance at Nye Beach. It crosses in front of the burning glow of a fishing boat a ways further out. This whole dusk scene becomes that much more engaging with the lights from the veteran’s memorial on a nearby bluff, and directly below those sits the orange dot of a bonfire. The streetlamps of Nye Beach cast another orange on the beach grasses on the bluff from where all this is being witnessed.

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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

 

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