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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.

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.

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.

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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Most Stunning Oregon Coast Photographic Moments of 2010

Published 01/06/2011

(Oregon Coast) – When you and various others cover the Oregon coast with nature stories and photographs, you wind up with some pretty amazing moments. It is, afterall, one of the most dynamic environments on the Earth, with conditions and the geography changing every day, sometimes every hour.

2010 got a little more spectacular than usual, photographically, thanks to some luck, better photo equipment and some allies out there along the Oregon coast who know how to snap a mind-blowing moment in time. Much of the dramatic, cool stuff was caught by BeachConnection .net cameras, but some riveting shots were photographed by Seaside Aquarium and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Many of these were decided upon based on reactions they recieved on BeachConnection.net's Facebook page.

One of the best came quite early, and from Seaside Aquarium. Two whales around March were spotted from Tillamook Head in Seaside, wandering the cove. One of them was a baby – a calf. It’s the very definition of cute and spectacular. The photo was taken by the aquarium’s Tiffany Boothe.

In May, awesome weather was in abundance still. One day around the Manzanita area yielded this jaw-dropping last half hour of sunlight, as seen from the overlooks above town (seen here at right, above).

Nearer to Memorial Day weekend, down near Florence, a new camera proved immensely useful for the budding naturalist. A host of sea lions, not far from the Sea Lion Caves, were gathered on the cliffs in large numbers. But these cliffs were some 300 feet down or so, seen from the scenic pullouts where everyone and their dog seems to stop for shots of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. An exceptionally powerful zoom lens allowed us up close to a world few, if any, can ever really enter, as these pinnepeds lumber around the rocky ledges just feet above a raging surf.

The same week, or shortly after, Boothe from the aquarium gets perhaps the cutest shot of a seal pup ever from these shores. It’s resting on the beach, as they do, and it heralded the beginning of seal pup season up and down the coast. It’s almost as if this little guy knew how adorable he could be and let out the yawn for effect.

Also about this time, Boothe got a stunning shot of a freaky fish that had recently arrived at Seaside Aquarium: a lumpfish (which could’ve almost been a creation of Monty Python).

She took the time to show off the new octopus as well, with a shot of particularly brilliant colors set amidst this sea of black. The slightly spooky creature looks a bit as if it's floating in a void.

As summer came on, there weren't very many moments of sun, except in June. But one, sometime in July, yielded an amazing glow from the sunset at Cape Foulweather, between Depoe Bay and Newport. You’re looking south towards Newport here, with the Devil’s Punchbowl in the distance.

Also in June, back at Neahkahnie Mountain above Manzanita, a stunningly starry night seemed to open up all the universe, with Manzanita glowing below.

Another night during the summer did part the clouds a bit, showing off some startling colors in Lincoln City. This is the northern end of town, near the Whistling Winds Motel and Brey House BnB.

In August, at the very southern edge of Cannon Beach, there’s a wonderful little secret beach that wanders below the lookouts that are so famous and perfect for photographs. The beach itself is hardly ever touched, but certain moments, when combined with colors, the right conditions of sun and a wave hitting just the right spot, create elegant scenes like this.

Sometime during summer, Boothe and the Seaside Aquarium sent out this wowing photograph of some fascinating and colorful sea life that washed up onshore like crazy, called a salp. They look a bit like something threatening from the Sy Fy channel, but lucky for Mankind they're small and utterly harmless.

By far one of the most stunning moments this year was Boothe’s shot of America’s big symbol: the bald eagle. These two were bounding around the beach early one morning, looking majestic and awe-inspiring.

It’s now October and the fall has given way to many more sunny days than summer, which means clearer nights. Newport, the weekend of Halloween, showed off its best side with this shot of the nocturnal Yaquina Bay bridge, looking south.

A bit into November, and the season is definitely turning. Seaside gets moody and surreal at dusk, with the sky brooding and the lights of the town coming on and painting the beach and even the waves a striking, strange color. Meanwhile, that lone swing set on the beach looks even more alone this part of the year.

A week or two later, near Nehalem, and something in you wants to scream “what does it mean?” (A reference to a video that’s an internet sensation right now). No big hippie dude to start bawling and babbling here, just the awe-inspiring sight of a snow-covered Onion Peak in the distance.

Late at night in December, on the same night as the famed lunar eclipse, Cannon Beach looks like another world, if you leave the shutter open long enough. A fishing boat in the distance is so bright it even illuminates the clouds a little, while the stairway at the Tolovana access is cast in some particularly interesting colors.

Then in the last week of the year, an adorable otter pup makes a splash at Oregon Coast Aquarium. In this shot by the aquarium’s Cindy Hanson, the cute factor is cranked up to 11 as the little guy cavorts energetically with another furry pal.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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