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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.

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Winter Discoveries on Oregon Coast: Ghost Forests, Agates, Floats

Published 02/01/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Recent storms – and granted there haven't been many – are making for some funky finds on the Oregon coast. While Seaside Aquarium manager Keith Chandler said there hasn't been a lot of wacky stuff washing up because of the general lack of storms, others along the coastline have been rather lucky. Agate hunting, fossils, ancient forest stumps and even Japanese glass floats seem to be on display recently. (above: a glass float found a few years ago in Neskowin, courtesy Proposal Rock Inn)

Photo of Tillicum Beach ghost forest courtesy Pampering Campers

Some recent storm action started to cause a few ghost forest stumps to show up in places they're not usually seen. While the usual spots like Hug Point and Arch Cape, near Cannon Beach, haven't revealed their ancient structures this year, several areas on the central coast have. But down near Waldport, at Tillicum Beach, one set of ghost forest stumps have popped up recently.

Near Spanish Head

The campground management company Pampering Campers – its central coast division – noted as much as five or six feet of sand had been stripped earlier this month, causing these specimens to be much more visible.

The Oregon coast ghost forests are part of ancient stands of trees, anywhere from 1,000 years old to 4,000 years old. They were covered in sand either by a changing landscape or a sudden tsunami/earthquake event at the time, which preserved them from the decaying effects of oxygen.

Seaside geologist Tom Horning confirmed these are ghost forest stumps in the photo from Pampering Campers.

Employees have noted that the calmer seas of late have brought much of that sand back in, so you may not have long to spot these specimens.

The Inn at Spanish Head has encountered a few rather stunning reports of finding real Japanese glass floats in the area. While these find can't be completely confirmed, manager Susan Burr said two employees at the Inn told of her of finds they knew about. One report was of as many as six glass floats being found in the Siletz Bay, including some with netting still on them. Another report was of a glass float being found near the Inn itself.

Sandy Pfaff, head of Lincoln City's visitor bureau said this wouldn't surprise her. But then, it seems, Lincoln City actually plants a few of the actual Japanese glass floats around the town's beaches, along with the keepsake, modern ones made in town.

Some, Pfaff said, are planted with netting still attached.

This does increase your odds of finding glass floats in Lincoln City – possibly more than anywhere else on the coast.

Storms have been good for agate hunters, as well.

Laura Joki, with Lincoln City's Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem & Art Gallery, has been rockhounding a long time. She recently picked up a huge cache of finds in Lincoln City, about 20 to 30 rock samples, ranging from pea-sized to about the size of a golf ball. (See those agate finds here)

Some have recently found fossils, including a fossilized fern and a rock with a piece of bone through it, Joki said.

A stunning agate found by Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem & Art

She largely checks two areas herself: the Nelscott beaches of town and the intertidal spots at the bottom of NW 15th, where there's a ramp.

“In general, the entire seven miles of Lincoln City's beaches are pretty good,” Joki said.

Gravel beds where you find agates can come and go pretty quickly, sometimes within hours, depending on how the sand levels are being affected by stormy tides. These trends can also be affected by exactly what the storms are doing, Joki believes.

“If the storms are from the south, it's putting sand on the beach,” Joki said. “If they're coming from the north, they're taking sand off the beach.”

On the central Oregon coast, Joki suggested agate hunting at Moolack Beach, at Fogarty Beach, and in Lincoln City the districts often yielding better finds are the Oceanlake, Nelscott and Taft areas.

Joki also chimed in on the possibility of glass float finds and gave up a little more on when to find agates.

“If they're finding glass floats out there that wouldn't surprise me at all,” Joki said. “This is the start of the storm season – at least now it is. And now through May is the season for agate hunting.”


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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.

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

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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