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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.

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.

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.


Oregon Coast Coughs Up Kooky Critters

Two injured comorants waiting for rescue at the Seaside Aquarium (photo Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium).

(Oregon Coast) – It's typically the warmest time of the year on the coast, and that is causing all kinds of marine creatures to show themselves in some unusual ways. From whales, weird phytoplankton to sea lions popping up places they shouldn't, to funky bugs and interesting birds – there's something to see just about everywhere on the coast.

But there’s a serious note to all this, as there is still a continued rash of birds getting killed by cars on the beach.

On the north coast, Seaside Aquarium’s Tiffany Boothe said wildlife has been causing a stir there.

While seals make up the larger portion of stuff seen on the beaches, sea lions have been making startling appearances. Three juvenile California sea lions have come ashore in high profile locations. One particular sea lion has been roaming around the Necanicum and Neawanna rivers for the past few days. 

“He’s been spotted near the outlet mall, estuary, Ave. S and is currently resting at Quatat Park,” Boothe said. “He has been traveling up and down both rivers daily.” 

A young sea lion visits the river at Seaside (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Whales have been unusually visible in Seaside this summer, and they’re still popping up.

“And the whales just keep on coming,” Boothe said. “Gray whales are still being spotted daily in the cove, in front of the aquarium, and out near Sunset Beach.”

Boothe said landlubbers can sometimes see them from their homes on the aquarium’s web cam: www.seasideaquarium.com.

Birds injured by automobiles driving on the beaches began being problematic earlier this summer, and that has been maintained in record, alarming numbers. Boothe said the Wildlife Center of the North Coast (www.coastwildlife.org) has been bombarded with injured birds.

A sea lion lounges at Quatat Park (photo Seaside Aquarium).

Director Sharnelle Fee has been prominent in the news media recently talking about these deaths. She said she believes the dead and injured birds being seen are only a small portion of what’s really getting killed on the sands of the north coast. Most bodies of birds probably wash away with the tide.
"The aquarium has been receiving multiple injured birds each day," Boothe said. "In one day we had a pelican, two cormorants, a common murre, and two sea gulls waiting here for Sharnelle."

Shorebirds are protected by law, and killing them or hurting them is a misdemeanor crime under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is punishable by as much as six months in jail and a $15,000 fine.

Whales at the cove in Seaside (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Authorities are offering rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those committing these crimes.

On the north coast, lots of brown waves are hitting the beaches. They’ve been seen in sporadic spots around Manzanita, Cannon Beach and Seaside. These are caused by lots of phytoplankton in the ocean. They often leave large brown spots or big patches of brown bubbles and foam at the tide line.

Often, these are more prominent in the Seaside area and taint all the incoming waves that color. This time, they’ve done something curious by showing up in small areas on these beaches, as if currents were pushing them inward in selective areas only.

Whales at the cove in Seaside (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Brown waves or goo are often mistaken for some kind of pollution event. It is, in fact, the sign of a very healthy ocean.

On the central coast, dragonflies are the stuff of major sightings. Newport resident Range Bayer has been collecting the reports of masses of them zipping along the areas between Newport and Neskowin.

Bayer said resident Bob Olson reported seeing 15 dragonflies flying south by southeast around the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Nature Trail on September 9. He also reported spotting two Hudsonian Godwits – a rather spectacular bird – on that afternoon.

On September 10, Bayer said hundreds of them were spotted on Cascade Head, just north of Lincoln City. They were the Variegated Meadowhawks (Sympetrum corruptum), a species of dragonfly that greatly predominate in directed flights ("migration") in one direction.

A Variegated Meadowhawk dragonfly - photo Terry Morse.

Coastal resident Phil Pickering reported to Bayer the hundreds of them were "flushing from the grass everywhere – no directional movement." 

This time of year will lead to more sightings, Bayer said.

“We are still in the time window in September and early October when directed dragonfly flights may still occur along the Oregon coast,” Bayer said. Mid-September can be particularly good in some years.”

Elements of the “second summer” on the coast – the time of year when the region is at its warmest – contribute to these nifty nuggets of nature. East winds are often predominate this time of year along the beaches.

“These flights occur generally when there are strong winds from the east, and it is very warm,” Bayer said.

Given the exceptionally warm conditions happening about now, Bayer predicted there could be some “major flights” of the wildly colored creatures.

Cascade Head

“These dragonflies are not flying in a dense cloud but are generally spread out and can easily be missed,” Bayer said. “A major flight usually only lasts a few hours and is rarely more than 1.5 miles inland from the coast. They have often been seen at the HMSC.”

Many dragonflies can be present and milling around in an area that’s favorable for dragonflies. But in a directional flight, the vast majority are flying in one direction, usually south during the flight, but changing to southeast or even east at the end of a flight.

Additional information about these flights is at: http://www.ent.orst.edu/ore_dfly/migrate.htm

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
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.
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.


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

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

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

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Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

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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.

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.

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