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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






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Oregon Coast Secrets Abound in Newport For the Summer

Published 07/22/2010

Butterfly Adventures in Newport allows people to interact closely with the critters (courtesy photo)

(Newport, Oregon) – Newport explodes in the summertime with a bevy of things to do, see and taste that aren’t necessarily well known. Deep sea fishing, crabbing, lighthouses, special family events, more outdoor dining than anywhere else on the coast and a new butterfly attraction are part of the secret frivolity of this central coast hot spot.

Beaches and Lighthouses. Aside from miles of fluffy, sandy beaches – stretching from South Beach all the way to Otter Rock – Newport has two lighthouses. Both are open summer hours. One is the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, which towers 93 feet above the headland. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is an attraction that allows you to see how the lighthouse keepers lived some 150 years ago.

Newport's Nye Beach district is the gateway to miles of beaches.

Entrance fees are charged at Yaquina Head Outstanding Area: $7 per car, which includes a three day pass. Annual pass $15. You can tour the lighthouse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 541.574.3100.

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is free, donations suggested. 541.574.3100.

Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Swampland, Other Family Events. The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Swampland exhibit, which opened Memorial Day weekend, is a fascinating, colorful experience featuring three different kinds of swamps. A 12-foot anaconda and a 6-foot alligator are among the many swamp creatures you can see up close. Visitors can also enjoy the shark tunnel, jellies, sea lions, otters, and sea birds at the Aquarium. There are also a large variety of special events for kids, such as Sea Lion Encounters, sleepover events, shark showcases, summer camps for a few days, and more. See their site for full schedule: www.aquarium.org. (541) 867-3474.

Sharky fun at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Butterfly Adventures. Butterfly Adventures showcases free flying regional butterflies where visitors will learn the life cycle of the butterflies. It’s a 2000-square-foot walk through a butterfly house filled with colorful regional plants and flowers, providing the venue for visitors to see live examples of the amazing change from egg, to caterpillar, to pupae, to butterfly at the life cycle station.  Professional butterfly handlers will provide a hands-on interaction with Monarch or Painted Lady butterflies for that special memory that lasts a lifetime. A highlight is getting your photo taken with a butterfly on you. 250 SW Bay Boulevard, open daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children 3-11 years old, and under 3 years are free.  (541) 265-2206

Outdoor dining in Nye Beach.

Outdoor Dining. Of all the towns on the Oregon coast, Newport has the largest number of restaurants with outdoor dining. At least 16 eateries have outdoor areas: Rogue Ales Public House,  Lighthouse Deli (in South Beach), Port Dock One, Local Ocean Seafood, The Coffee House, Village Bistro & Deli, Café Stephanie, The Noodle, Chowder Bowl, Canyon Way, Savory Café, Bay 839, Starbucks/Quiznos, Rookies Sport’s Bar (Best Western at Agate Beach), Nana’s Irish Pub, and Super Oscars.

Fishing and Crabbing. There are about a dozen charter fishing vessels out of Yaquina Bay that take the public on tours or fishing expeditions on the open sea.

One of the numerous docks at Newport's bay front where crabbing and other fishing activities reign supreme.

Brandon Ford, with the Newport office of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said albacore tuna is the hot item right now off the central coast. “The fish are between 30 and 40 miles offshore but should move closer,” he said.

There are reports of one charter fishing outfish just a few miles north of Newport that came back with 50 fish.

Fishing for lingcod remained at about one fish for every two anglers targeting lingcod - an okay statistic. Most of the fishermen that were surveyed filled their limit of bottom fish. Success in catching these and most other bottom fish improves as waves moderate.

Crabbing has been a favorite activity in Newport for generations.

Crabbing remains a large chunk of summer fun in the Newport area. Ford said most crabbers had average catches between one and three crab.

“Crabbing in the ocean this time of year can be very productive, but also dangerous because of wind, sea and bar conditions,” Ford said.

Crabbing success is often best during the slack tide at high tide or low tide when crabs are looking for food.

Crabbing is open year round in estuaries, on beaches, and off jetties, but the ocean is closed to recreational crabbing from Oct. 16 through Nov. 30

Newport’s bay has numerous areas and docks from which to go crabbing.


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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

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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