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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.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

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

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.

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.


Weird Discoveries are in the Details on Oregon Coast

Published 04/16/2010

Neskowin's Proposal Rock and its oddball ghost forest.

(Oregon Coast) - The craziest things can lurk in some of your favorite, regular beach stops and spots - things you’ve never known were there the many years you and your family visited. Sometimes it's an odd detail about the place that has sat in an obscure corner forever. Others, it’s entirely new vistas and viewpoints you may not have known about unless you ventured a slightly different direction, up a steep hill, or maybe you’ve just driven past it all these years never knew what was there.

Two of the more interesting examples of hard-to-spot details are two similar objects embedded in the rocks of different beach spots almost 100 miles apart. In both these places, you’ll find metallic knobs, looking like brass, cemented into the rock and bearing some designation from a local electric company.

Hug Point: the mysterious knob from an electrical company lurks on the rocky road around the point.

One sits at Neskowin (just north of Lincoln City), and the other at Hug Point (just south of Cannon Beach). Both are obviously quite old, and both seem to indicate the presence of an electrical cable at one point in history. Both are obviously out of place in such a rugged setting.

The one at Neskowin sits on the rockface just before the trail atop Proposal Rock. You’ll find it just a few feet away from the trail entrance.

Hug Point’s little metal knob is on the north side of the road carved out of the rocky headland, directly across from the remnant of the old traffic light (which kept old Model T’s and horse-drawn carriages from smacking into each other back at the beginning of the 20th century).

Neskowin's ghost forest

Neskowin also hides another awesome secret: the remains of a 2000-year-old forest, often called a “ghost forest.” To get to these (and Proposal Rock), you have to cross the often wild little stream that slices through the beach. But once there, you’ll find the somewhat grim reminder of Oregon’s crazed geologic history. As many as 100 are sometimes visible in various shapes and sizes.

One theory is that around 2,000 years ago a massive, cataclysmic earthquake abruptly dropped this forest possibly more than 25 feet. Another is that over a period of decades, the landscape changed and enveloped the forest in sand and mud. Whatever the case, they were preserved from natural decay by being entombed and hidden from oxygen for thousands of years.

The pipe at Seaside

Another favorite detail of many – one that you may have missed unless you were looking closely – sits near the tideline in Seaside. At lower tides, an elbow-shaped pipe is visible, the last remnant of the old natatorium in this 100-year-old resort town. These were saltwater baths that were popular until around the 30’s.

Once, that pipe pumped water into the baths. Now, it serves the Seaside Aquarium and funnels fresh seawater into the tanks where all the critters reside. At low tides, when it’s exposed, it houses the occasional sea life surprise that will sometimes jump out at you and scurry away.

You can visit the Three Capes Loop (west of Tillamook) and revisit it for years and still never see its entirety. This oceanfront drive begins and ends where Highway 101 veers inland – a roadway full of twists and turns in reality and metaphorically.

Weird views atop Cape Kiwanda

Cape Kiwanda has long been a favorite of beach-goers, including the steep slope you have to tread to explore this amazing headland. If, for some reason, you’re one of the few who haven’t made that trek – do it, and do it soon. For those who have climbed around on top, there may still be surprise views you didn’t know existed.

Some of the more shudder-inducing wonders lay at the cape’s northern end. Don’t pass up wandering into the bowl-like area that’s like a mini-cove, either. That’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Short Beach, near Oceanside

Between Oceanside and Cape Meares, along the Three Capes Tour, you may have passed a small beach with a blob-like rock, looking not too dissimilar to Neskowin’s Proposal Rock. This is Short Beach, a seriously secret beach that is bordered by outcroppings north of Oceanside and the cliffs of Cape Meares. It’s not hard to find yourself alone here, and well worth the leg cramp-inducing “walk of a thousand steps” that takes you down.

Look for the sign for Radar Road and park near there.

The hills of Oceanside

Also astounding, but in the manmade department, is wandering the hilly neighborhoods above Oceanside. Some beautiful, innovative and even wacky homes inhabit these steep streets. Take a drive – or a walk – up the hill and just wander aimlessly. You’ll discover homes in some strange shapes, interesting colors and with all sorts of personality. From geodesic domes and angular, twisted designs to old Victorians painted brightly, this is a true street of dreams.

There are other delightful secrets you may have passed by along the Three Capes Tour (or Loop, depending on which you prefer). This is a place that demands slow exploration.

Freaky meat-eating plants at Florence.
Down in Florence, one such destination is the Darlingtonia Wayside, which features insect-chomping plants that mostly live between there and northern California. These rarities sit around, just waiting to catch bugs with their sticky parts, then slowly digest them. The wayside is free and is on the north end of Florence, just off 101.

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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
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.


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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.

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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

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.