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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

 

Oregon Coast Aquarium Jumps Into Summer

Published 07/01/2010

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Swampland exhibit features a 6 foot American alligator Alligator mississippiensis.  It has the strongest known bite of any living animal, measured at up to 2,125 lbs. per foot in laboratory conditions. (Photo by Cindy Hanson)

(Newport, Oregon) - Summer is here and the Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of fascinating and fun activities for all ages, in addition to the Aquarium’s exciting new exhibit, Swampland.  Children, young adults and families can participate in day camps, enjoy animal encounters, dive presentations or daily animal feedings during the summer months through Labor Day weekend.

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 Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Sea Lion Encounters. Every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day Weekend. 10 – 11 am Ages 8 and up $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313.

August 27. Sea Squirts: Winged Wonders. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 2-3 with parent. $15 members, $20 non-members. This class will explore the winged world of the Oregon coast through songs, crafts, and stories.

A shark zips by guests at the aquarium

September 5 (Labor Day Weekend) Family Sleepover. 6 pm – 9 am Ages 4 and up $50 members, $55 non-members. Families are invited to sleep with the sharks in the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Enjoy pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in fun, hands-on activities.  Wake up with cereal, juice, coffee, tea and a behind-the-scenes look at how Aquarium staff gets the animals ready in the morning. Register at least two weeks in advance at (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301.

 Interpretive Dive Presentations Every Saturday during June, July and August. All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. 10:30 am 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

Daily Animal Feedings; fishes, birds, seals, sea lions and sea otters. All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. (Schedule for specific animals in Aquarium lobby and on website, at aquarium.org)

Touch an Animal from Swampland  - 4 times daily. All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. Times vary; twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon

“Freshwater Swamp” in Theater. All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. 14 minute documentary plays continuously (except during interpretive program)

Passages of the Deep

Theater Swamp Interpretive Program in Theater. Thursday - Sunday during June, July, August. All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm and 2:30 pm

Sea Lion Encounters. Every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day Weekend. 10 – 11 am Ages 8 and up $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313.

Octopus Encounters. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 11 am – 12 pm Ages 8 and up $30 members, $35 non-members. Learn about the Aquarium’s intelligent octopuses and watch a feeding. (Contingent upon octopus and guide availability) Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313.

July 9 Sea Squirts: Super Swimmers. 10:30 am – 12 pm  Ages 2-3/parent  $15 members, $20 non-members. Children put on flippers and fins to learn all about how fish swim.  A day of fun includes singing and dancing like a fish as children learn what makes ocean animals sensational swimmers.

July 12-16 Oceans of Fun Summer Camp: Animal Adaptations. 9 am – 12pm Ages 4-5 $80 members, $90 non-members. Children learn why sea urchins have spines and how sea anemones catch their food while staying stuck to the rocks.  Songs, crafts and games are featured each day.

Waving at sharks is fun, but they won't wave back

Sea Squirts: Winged Wonders. 10:30am–12pm  Ages 2-3 with parent  $15 members, $20 non-members. Children will explore what lives behind the log, sneaks through the grass and swims under the water of a pond and find out why frogs, bugs, and fish call this wet wonderland their home.

July 26-30 Sea Safari Summer Camp: Habitats. 9am – 3pm   Ages: 1st – 2nd graders entering fall 2010  $135 members, $150 non-members. An adventure into near shore habitats such as the rocky shore, kelp forest and mangrove swamps.  Children will learn through songs, crafts and games.

July 31 Cub Scout Combination Sleepover. 6 pm – 9 am  Ages 6 and up  $50 members, $55 non-membersScouts are invited to sleep with the sharks in the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Enjoy pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in fun, hands-on activities.  Wake up with cereal, juice, coffee, tea and a behind-the-scenes look at how Aquarium staff gets the animals ready in the morning. Register at least two weeks in advance at (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301.

August 1 - 15  Shark Celebration. 9 am – 6 pm  All Ages - Free after Aquarium admission. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Sharks August 1 – 15 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks. The celebration spotlights sharks with face painting, shark stations, a shark camera in the Passages of the Deep shark tunnel, dive interpretations, a shark movie, a theater presentation titled “Myths and Misconceptions” and a children’s shark craft. All of the sharks exhibited at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are species native to Oregon’s coastal waters. Visitors will meet the sharks from Oregon’s coast in the week-long glimpse into the world of sharks.

Kids have loads of fun at the aquarium learning about sea life

August 15 Breakfast with the Sharks.  8 to 9:30 am. All Ages  $30 members  $35 non members (includes Aquarium admission). Visitors enter the Aquarium before it opens to the public and enjoy a hearty breakfast while learning about sharks. Breakfast with the Sharks is presented in the Gleason Event Room in front of the private viewing window of the Sharks in the Passages of the Deep exhibit. During breakfast, visitors watch the sharks being fed their breakfast by husbandry staff while an Aquarium biologist gives a talk about their diet, behaviors and physiology. Breakfast is provided by the Aquarium’s award winning Local Ocean Café. Reservations are required by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 2313.

August 2-6  Oceans of Fun Summer Camp: Animal Behavior. 9 am - 12 pm Ages 4-5  $80 members, $90 non-members. Children learn to bark like a sea lion, dive like a sea bird and change color like an octopus.  This camp focuses on how animals act in their home environment.  Songs, crafts, stories and games are included each day.

August 13  Sea Squirts: Wonderful Walkers. 10:30am–12pm  Ages 2-3/parent  $15 members, $20 non-members. Children investigate the different ways sea creatures walk around in and out of the water.

Getting smooched by a sea lion

August 16-20  Sea Safari Summer Camp: Open Ocean. 9am – 3pm Ages 1st – 2nd graders entering fall 2010 $135 members, $150 non-members. Children go on a Journey into the ocean to explore the lives of sharks, jellies, sea lions and more.

August 27. Sea Squirts: Winged Wonders. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 2-3 with parent. $15 members, $20 non-members. This class will explore the winged world of the Oregon coast through songs, crafts, and stories.

September 5 (Labor Day Weekend) Family Sleepover. 6 pm – 9 am Ages 4 and up $50 members, $55 non-members. Families are invited to sleep with the sharks in the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Enjoy pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in fun, hands-on activities.  Wake up with cereal, juice, coffee, tea and a behind-the-scenes look at how Aquarium staff gets the animals ready in the morning. Register at least two weeks in advance at (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301.

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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.


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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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.

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.