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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 Photos of the Week: Seriously Cute, Surreal, Spooky and Serene

Published 06/18/2010

(Oregon Coast) – A quick trip backward in time and up and down various areas of the Oregon coast reveals some fun and funky secrets about the region – starting with a startlingly endearing shot of a baby seal.

Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium snapped this adorable pose this week from a seal pup in the Seaside area. The little one got even cuter when he (or she) let out a big yawn.

It was part of a story to illustrate that no matter how cute these things are, and no matter how helpless they look on the sand – you should leave them alone. They’re not lost. They’re not in trouble. They’re simply resting, as all little babies need to do a lot of. Their mothers are usually right nearby, in the water.

Going back in time a few weeks, Cannon Beach gets especially surreal at night, even more so in the layered cloud conditions of spring. If you catch the southern end of town at just the right time, with a long exposure shot of around 15 seconds, things look a bit like another world – or perhaps a shot taken with color infrared film. In fact, it’s a mix of the last remnants of sunlight and various ambient manmade light sources, which are responsible for much of the yellow casts you see throughout the shot.

The various colors reflect strangely in the water: bits of blue, violet, whites and pinks are meandering at the tide line. City lights in the distance are a streak of blurred yellows and whites. The town’s famed Haystack Rock and its Needles are silhouetted against a strange backdrop of sky and clouds, while a weird, ghost-like blob of yellow hovers in the corner.

Skip nearly 160 miles down to near Florence, and you’ll find large, flabby sea lions lounging on the rocks below the sudden cliffs of the area.

Gigantic rock structures jut out from these basalt cliffs, which then soar some 100 to 200 feet up to where Highway 101 is. Near the Sea Lion Caves attraction, these structures are littered with these creatures, lying around in various states of attentiveness. Some are smaller and verge on cute – obviously younger ones. Others are monstrous, and resemble some sort of aquatic version of Jabba the Hut.

We had to fully utilize the zoom features on our cameras to get these shots. Seen with the naked eye from the highway, these are distant shapes down by the raging surf.

Near Manzanita, Oswald State Park is the typical rainforest atmosphere of much of the coast. Along the trail between the parking lot on 101 and the famed beach for surfers, this bouncy bridge sits. If you want a slightly scary experience (akin to a state fair’s cheapo thrills at one of their low budget haunted house attractions), this wooden suspension bridge gives an unsettling sensation of movement as you walk along it.

For a time, along this half-mile trail to the beach, you’re passing through thick forest and entrancing babbling streams. It’s easy to forget you’re on the coastline, actually. There’s something even slightly primeval about it all, and it’s not impossible to find yourself imagining a saber-toothed tiger jumping out at you.

Near the very northwestern edge of Oregon, close to Astoria, Fort Stevens is a very real remnant of the Civil War Days, where this battlement was one of a handful that guarded the Mouth of the Columbia River from approaching enemies. Starting with the worry of rebel forces from the South, its concrete bulkiness eventually stood watch for Japanese and German invaders in the 1940’s as well.

Now, like some sort of castle ruin, Fort Stevens sits silent, with great holes where massive guns were once in place, pointed out towards the sea.

This section of the fort, called Battery Russell, is the only one open to the public year round. There are loads of mysterious and serious-looking parts to this structure, such as this ladder pictured here.

Various concrete rooms lay beneath this behemoth, hinting at their original purpose with faded signs like “officer’s quarters” or “latrines.” Some of the spooky rooms have no signs at all.

And, as if to add to the castle ruins vibe of it all, there are a couple of stone spiral staircases that wind up and down between floors.

Fort Stevens is in Warrenton, just south of Astoria. It includes a massive campground.

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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.

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.

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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

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.