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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

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

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.

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.

Structures Found on Oregon Beach May Be 80,000 Years Old

Published 03/03/2007

Photo Seaside Aquarium

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Locals and tourists have been tickled lately by the odd sights now visible along Oregon coast beaches because of big storms sweeping away large amounts of sand. Such abnormally low sand levels have yielded dozens of peculiar objects that are usually well below the sand, including ancients stumps in Neskowin that are around 2,000 years old and remnants of a forest around Newport that was likely leveled by a massive tsunami three hundred years ago. Other oddities abound as well: geologic curiosities that are showing now that the sand is six feet or more below normal. (for the larger, more detailed story on this, click here)

The most recent stunners are remnants of a really old forest near Cannon Beach, in a geologic wonder zone called Hug Point State Park. One notable scientist from Seaside, Oregon, has theorized these could well be around 80,000 years old – predating mankind by a long shot and offering a unique glimpse into how this pristine area looked just under a million years ago.

80,000-year-old stump at Hug Point, Oregon  (photo Tiffany Boothe)

Tom Horning, with the Coastal Natural History Center in Seaside, said they appear to be from a forest that grew on the prehistoric Oregon coast, around the time a major ice age epoch began. “They are part of a forest that grew at the base of the cliffs 80,000 years ago, around the time that sea levels began to withdraw as the Wisconsinian glacial epoch began,” Horning said. He added there are other such entombed forests beneath the various creeks on the north Oregon coast.

Theories vary on their origins, with explanations differing on each locale, but it’s agreed they are remarkably preserved because some sudden, perhaps even abrupt, catastrophic event buried them fairly quickly in sediment, sand or sea water. If left out in the air, these ancient forests would have decayed as any other wooden object.

Stumps at Moolack Beach, Newport

The “ghost forests” – as these are often called - of Moolack Beach in Newport and of Neskowin are generally thought to have been created by a massive quake that plunged chunks of shoreline several feet to 25 feet lower, or a tsunami that rumbled in, lopping off the treetops and burying them deep enough to preserve them. Theories vary on this and some experts take pot shots over who is correct.

Horning is leaning towards the explanation that something a little slower than an abrupt event buried the ghost forest at Hug Point, saying it’s probably sediments that washed in over the forest over a matter of years or decades. But he admits the more frightening theory is plausible.

Neskowin 'ghost forest'

“Possibly, the mechanism by which it was entombed was from a great earthquake which dropped the land several feet, sinking the forest into the marshes, where the stumps of the trees were preserved beneath the water,” Horning said.

Horning said drilling for water wells in the area has revealed other such entombed forests, sometimes 50 feet below the sand, and 14 feet below sea level. Some of these buried stumps go on for about a mile north of Hug Point, deep beneath the cliffs or sands. Currently, more stumps are also visible at Arcadia Beach and Arch Cape. Horning said it suggests that not only was there a great forest of spruce and cedar growing along the shore at the same but that they might’ve been entombed by the same process.

"Red Towers" made of sand cemented by iron are also found beneath the sand

“The stumps at Hug Point are numerous,” Horning said. “The trees are up to several hundred years in age. They have wide growth rings, indicating ideal growing conditions at the time. They extend to within 60 feet of the cliffs, and perhaps with more storm action this winter we will see more of them closer.”

The ancient stumps aren’t the only visible wonders now available for viewing by tourists and beachgoers. There are what are called “red towers” now sticking out of the sand, and odd shaped sandstone structures that resemble mushrooms a bit.

Horning said the sand towers – only a couple feet high, if that – are basically beach sand cemented by red iron oxide. They stay strong enough to not be destroyed by the tough objects that batter them if they’re kept under the sand most of the time. “Minerals cement the sands together to form reinforced, irregular bodies within and under the beach,” Horning said. “Not uncommonly, the tops of the towers are exposed first, and rocks will wear these away, creating little pot-hole craters that make attractive landforms for photographers.”

Odd colors mark the walls of rocks normally never seen in the air

Mushroom-shaped rocks at Hug Point are popping up with the low sand levels as well. “These knobs of sandstone bedrock are being eroded by cobbles and pebbles on the sea floor that are swished and thrown against the bedrock during periods of strong storms,” Horning said. “Similar ledges are present under the cliffs at Hug Point, formed by the same erosional process.”

The low sand levels have also revealed strange discolorations in the inverted terrace-like ledges beneath the cliffs. Horning said the colors come from the fact these areas are almost never exposed to air.

This whole area south of Cannon Beach, but especially Hug Point, was part of an ancient beach and set of cliffs that were eventually buried under mounds of stuff after the ice ages. Only now, in the last few thousand years, is it being exhumed by erosion and showing off what was here 80,000 years ago. At one point, the land here was 40 feet or so higher, and the shoreline was maybe as far as 20 miles west of where it is today.

In time, as sea levels rose again, the shoreline moved up, and the stuff that buried these beaches was eroded.

“So, the next time you visit Hug Point, look upon it as a cliff that has been given a second chance to see the sun, and to see these strange new critters that walk on two legs that it didn't see the last time the ocean washed at its toe,” Horning said. (for the larger, more detailed story on this, click here)

Red towers in Arch Cape Red tower photo Boothe/Seaside Aquarium

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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
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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.