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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Killer Whales Play and Pose for Pictures Off Central Oregon Coast

Published 04/16/2015

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – There is so much to look for these days on the beaches, it's hard to keep up. Weird, smelly jellyfish, tsunami debris that may have invasive species on them. Even baby seals are something you're supposed to keep an eye out for. (All photos were taken by Edith and Kent Hitchings).

Now the biggest attraction of them all: killer whales. And this group of annual – but mysterious – visitors stopped to put on a show at the end of March. Indeed, not only did they hit this coastline earlier than usual, but some stunning photographs were taken by Whale Watch Center volunteers at the beginning of the month.

Volunteer Edith Hitchings and her husband Kent snapped this series of jaw-dropping shots on March 29. The photos here are extremely rare. This group of transients is hardly ever photographed. It also shows the distinctive, pointed look to them. Most Orcas have a rather rounded face.

It all happens because just about now, every spring brings a small group of slightly mysterious killer whales to the central Oregon coast. They come here in search of newborn gray whale calves, which are still migrating northward with their parents, looking for a good meal out of the young ones.

There's some amount of mystery surrounding them, as scientists aren't sure where they came from, and they have a different look than other Orcas that sometimes travel here from the northern Washington coast. These are a bit more beaked in appearance than other Orcas.

Hitchings' photographs of them off the central Oregon coast recently show them quite active, a bit like Vikings preparing for battle.

Indeed, that's what they were up to, according to Hitchings' descriptions of the encounter. She and her husband spotted six of these transient killer whales off Boiler Bay on March 29 at about 5:45 p.m. They were a half mile from shore, and it soon became apparent they were on the hunt.

“We watched them for an hour and a half during that time we saw them attack and feast on two sea lions,” Hitchings said.

She and her husband were part of the Whale Watch Spoken Here program during spring break, working as volunteers. She said they've also been on several whale watching trips on the Puget Sound area. But they'd never seen anything quite like this.

“Today was the most spectacular whale watching we have ever encountered,” Hitchings said. “The deliberate and calculated behavior of the orcas was phenomenal. In addition to attacking the sea lions we watched them breach, fluke slap, head lung and gracefully surface to breath.”

Hichings said there was a baby Orca among the group, adding to the evening's surprises.

“After we left Boiler Bay we went south to Depoe Bay to see if we could see them going by,” Hitchings said. “We spotted them just north of Depoe Bay and watched them swim south and beyond the buoy markers at Depoe Bay. We last saw them going south around 7:30 pm.”

The Whale Watch Center said that if you're going to try and see an Orca, it’s best to shoot for spotting Gray whales first. Take along a lot of patience and get to a high vantage point.

Luckily, Gray whales are still being spotted in great numbers right now as well. One visitor noted seeing nine of them playing together in the surf off Yachats earlier this week. Other residents have reported seeing them just about every day.

Calmer conditions are needed too. If the waves are too large, it will hide the whales from sight, a bit like a trench next to a highway.

The Whale Watch Center is currently closed for renovations, so call the Beverly Beach State Park office for more information on whale watching at (541) 265-4560. More on Oregon coast whales here.



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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.

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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.
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.

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