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A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

Cannon Beach Fultano's. Delivers to hotels; slices for lunch. Find all the regular pizza favorites as well as gourmet varities, including seafood, linguica, teriyacki chicken and even a sauce made of mashed grapes. Amazing homemade soups. Pasta dishes out of this world, with now-famous recipe, stellar meatballs. Homemade lasagna. All affordable in family-friendly atmosphere that is also romantic.

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

 



Oregon Coast Reference Guide: Last News from Seaside Aquarium, Article Archives Seaside Aquarium

 

Baby Seals, local history, nature news, beach finds, marine science, more. Find out what the Seaside Aquarium has been up to all these years.

 



 

 

Explained: Strangely Colored Tides of Oregon / Washington Coast in Blue, Pink...
Ever walk the beach and discover the waves or the sea foam are a weird color? Marine sciences, Seaside Aquarium

Rarity on Oregon Coast Beaches, Sevengill Shark Washes Up at Gearhart
Broadnose Sevengill shark, about six feet long: only seen on beaches about every ten years. Marine sciences, Seaside Aquarium

A Rundown of Jelly-Like Salps of Oregon, Washington Coasts
A salp: it's sort'a see-through, it's blobby, it's gelatinous in a way. Marine sciences

Now Is Seal Pup Season on Oregon / Washington Coast: Leave Them Alone
Give them plenty of space and do not touch, say experts. Sciences

Road Work Closes Part of Hwy 101 on Oregon Coast Between Florence, Yachats
Closed for up to a week as crews build a retaining wall; an accident there injured a worker

Seaside Aquarium Reopens | Other Oregon Coast, Portland-Area Counties Lowered
More of the Oregon coast and the Portland metro area are opening back up again as state officials ease up COVID restrictions

The Striking, Brightly-Colored Nudibranchs of Oregon / Washington Coast Tidep...
One wild little beastie wears not only a myriad of bright, striking shades but incredible and different forms as well. Marine sciences, Seaside Aquarium

Oregon Crew Responds to Dolphin on Washington Coast
North Oregon coast's Seaside Aquarium responding to the scene to retrieve the body

Guadalupe Fur Seal Found Thin, Distressed on N. Oregon Coast; Rescued (Video)
Now, the plan is to get him back into shape and back to his native waters. Seaside Aquarium. Marine sciences

Entire Oregon Coast Under New COVID Restrictions; Hotels, Beaches Unaffected
Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport and Seaside Aquarium are forced to close again. South coast, Florence, Yachats, Depoe Bay, Waldport, Lincoln City, Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Astoria

Two Aquariums on Oregon Coast Re-Open, Washington Not Yet
Oregon Coast Aquarium and Seaside Aquarium are back; Westport not until Dec 18

What You Might Find: 1000s of Jellyfish Crash on Oregon Coast, Including One ...
A major rush of various jellyfish on the central Oregon coast may mean some spectacular beachcombing. Marine Sciences

Red-Eyed Medusa of Oregon / Washington Coast is Immortal In a Way
Tiny jellyfish known as the Red-Eyed Medusa is a mighty alien creature. Marine sciences

Two Beloved, Original Sea Lions at Oregon Coast Aquarium Pass Away
For the second time in about a month, Oregon Coast Aquarium has another death in its family to report. Marine science, Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Yachats

Bit of a 'Bitey' Beach Surprise: Salmon Shark on N. Oregon Coast
Often mistaken for Great Whites, the salmon shark is common from Brookings to Cannon Beach. Marine Sciences

Gnarly Oregon Coast Find That Can Sting Badly: Lions Mane Jellyfish
Only one was found, and luckily these ouchy jellyfish don't wash up often. Marine sciences, Washington coast, south coast

That Trippy Time a 'Tsunami Fish' Was on Display at Oregon Coast
One living entity that made it to the Washington coast first became a bit of an attraction here. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Sami the Sea Lion Returns to Central Oregon Coast's Florence for Hide 'n Seek
A way for shoppers to peruse the village while socially-distanced and properly-masked. South coast

Baby Seal Swims Up Seaside River, Charms N. Oregon Coast Visitors; Video
One adorable critter wandered downtown waterways early Sunday morning and charmed the heck out of visitors. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium, South Coast

Tiny and See-Through on the Oregon Coast: Adorable but Eerie
They go through this stage early in life, becoming eerily transparent but with a dash of blue. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium, South Coast

Adorable Wild Seals Visible Around S. Oregon Coast Now
Cape Arago and Shore Acres hold plenty of wildlife sightings. Coos Bay, Bandon. Science

Washington / Oregon Coast: Gray Whale Carcass Strands at Long Beach
Seaside Aquarium responded to a beached whale on the southern Washington coast, discovering a 37-foot male Gray whale

Oregon Officials Say Stay Clear of Seal Pups Found on Coast This Time of Year
These little guys need plenty of social distance; already two incidents of interference this month. Sciences, Washington Coast

Fur Seal Pup Rescued on N. Oregon Coast Headed for Happy Ending
A young Guadalupe fur seal caused a bit of a stir on the now-empty Oregon coast this week. Seaside Aquarium, Science, Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach

Molting Elephant Seal Found on Oregon Coast - Painful Process There and at Wa...
There is good news and bad news for those chomping at the bit to visit beaches in Washington and Oregon. Weather, South coast

Weird from Oregon Coast Archives: When They Found A Mutant Crab
It was a crab with three pinchers on one of its arms - a kind of mutant crab no one at the Seaside Aquarium had ever seen. Science

Extremely Rare Find: Pacific Snake Eel on Oregon Coast
Only a few times documented in Oregon, south coast; Washington coast last year. Seaside Aquarium

Rare Fish Encounters and Wacky Sea Lion: Washington, Oregon Coast
Strange creatures in Garibaldi, Long Beach and a nutty sea lion in Newport. Sciences

Freaky, Gooey Brown Waves Again on Washington, Oregon Coast, Video
These are usually phytoplankton called diatoms, which are the most common form of these plant-like critters. Sciences. South coast. Seaside Aquarium

Wacky Bull Kelp of Oregon Coast are Giant Algae - But What's That?
A fascinating and funky gargantuan plant that holds a lot of fun secrets. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium, kids

Scientific Discoveries This Year at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, N. Oregon Coast
Scientific finds about crabs, sharks, birds and more happened near Manzanita

Confessions of an Angry Sea Cave: Colorful Silver Point on N. Oregon Coast
A Photo Essay with Contributions from Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium: wild colors and maybe a small army of green gremlins

Four Quirky, Kooky Moments of Oregon Coast History
A skeleton, a shipwreck, tornado and a rogue sea lion: Newport, Lincoln City, Manzanita

Holidays at Seaside Aquarium: Feed the Seals, Feed N. Oregon Coast Families
Patrons can pay admission to the Seaside Aquarium with two cans of food per person. Seaside events

Lion's Mane Jellyfish: Something Ouchy on Oregon Coast Lately
Seaside Aquarium this week reporting seeing some Lion's Mane Jellyfish on the north coast. South coast, Sciences

Warning: Do Not Pick Up Sea Turtles on Oregon, Washington Coast
Just like the spring and summer with baby seals on the Oregon coast, this season is about stranded sea turtle. Sciences, south coast

Tiny Velella Velella and Intriguing Birds Latest Oregon Coast Finds
A variety of injured birds needed help, and those potentially-stinky velella velella showed up as well. Sciences

Fed Scientists Capture Incredible Wildlife, Landmark Images on N. Oregon Coast
A fantastic voyage that caught sea lions, tufted puffins, elusive rocks at Oceanside, Cannon Beach. Seaside Aquarium, science

Great Summer for Whales, Crabbing, Clamming, Sea Lions: Oregon Coast Officials
Lots of possibilities for whale watching, catching sight of seals and sea lions, and crabbing and clamming. Sciences

Found Alive: Rare Thresher Shark on N. Oregon Coast, Manzanita Beach
While common off these shores. thresher sharks rarely wash up here. Seaside Aquarium, science

Oregon Coast Aquarium Goes Live with Three New Web Cams
You'll find the Shark Cam, the Seabird Cam and the Otter Cam. Newport events

Latest Deceased Whale on Oregon Coast: Cause of Death Still Not Conclusive
All the test results are not yet in after a week. Seaside Aquarium, science

Oregon Coast Crews Rescue Endangered Seal from Washington Beach
An uncommon sight on the Oregon and Washington coast: a Guadalupe Fur Seal. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Kooky Purple Creatures Return to Oregon Coast: Velella Velella
Reports are from all over the coast and they could well be anywhere. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium

Extraordinary Encounters: Shark Off Oregon Coast, Dolphin on Washington Coast
A charter boat from Newport got into a bit of a fight with a shark. Sciences

Time Again for Baby Seal Warnings on Oregon Coast
Visitors are asked to reign in that instinct to help

Strange Egg Casings Found on Oregon Coast - But Some Know What They Are
They are called Opalescent squid (Loligo opalescens) and can reach up to 11 inches. Seaside Aquarium, science

First Ever Find on Washington Coast: Oregon Crew Discovers Pacific Snake Eel
To date, there are only three recorded incidents of one being found in Oregon. Science, Seaside Aquarium

When the Shark Bites: Why and How These Attacks Happen on Oregon Coast
How often do these occur? Why? And what does it mean?. Science

Washington and Oregon Coast: Seal is Famous Again, More Strange Beach Finds
A fur seal, a longnose skate, more moon jellies, a skull, and more

Seaside Aquarium Nature Headlines from 2010 and Earlier

Oregon Beaches See Strange Stumps, More Diseased Sea Lions
The beaches of the Oregon coast are getting hit with a wide variety of wacky and unpleasant stuff

Warnings Issued for Oregon Coast About Sick Sea Lions
Officials warn to keep humans and pets away from all sea lions

Lounging Sea Lion On Central Oregon Coast May Be Sick
A California sea lion has been resting on a beach at Lincoln City for three days

New Sea Lion at Oregon Coast Aquarium Adjusts Well
The new sea lion at the Oregon Coast Aquarium is getting along swimmingly with her new mates

Get Down with Jellyfish at Oregon Coast Aquarium Jubilee
The third annual Jellyfish Jubilee is a celebration of food and wine

Oregon Coast Aquarium Celebrates Shark Week
Shark Week is August 1 to 14 with a variety of events highlighting their world

Whales Seen in Unlikely Place on Oregon Coast; Baby Seals Arrive
Whales were seen in Seaide and adorable baby seals are popping up

Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea Lion Dies in Freak Drowning
A female sea lion named Bailey drowned in her pool

Officials Warn of Molting Seals on Oregon Coast
The season of seals on the beach is here and that brings up warnings to stay away

New Critters, Fertility Statues w. Powers on Display on Oregon Coast
Seaside Aquarium got some new creatures; nearly-paranormal statues are in Newport. Family, attractions, kids, science.

Battered Sea Lions Find New Home at Oregon Coast Aquarium
Two young female California sea lions arrived by truck at their new home at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Family, attractions, kids, science.

To Eat the Beach: Oregon Coast Edibles
According to the Seaside Aquarium, there are lots of edible things you can find on the beach

Sardines, Shark Land On North Oregon Coast
All sorts of things have gone crazy on the north coast

Oregon Coast Coughs Up Kooky Creatures and Critters
From whales, weird phytoplankton to sea lions popping up places they shouldn't, to funky bugs and interesting birds

Oregon Coast Aquarium Celebrates Jellyfish Jubilee
The auction and food, wine celebration will happen September 19

Oregon Coast Aquarium Celebrates Oceans, Father's Day
World Oceans Day on June 8 and Father's Day weekend with sharks on June 20 - 21

Dead Whales, Molting Seals on Oregon Coast This Week
An elephant seal or two, jellyfish, a dead porpoise on the Oregon coast and a dead whale on the Washington coast

Dealing with Dead Porpoises and Aliens on the Oregon Coast
New, strange beings are sprouting up at Seaside Aquarium; more corpses wash up onshore

Seaside, Oregon, Gearhart Virtual Tour - Seaside Guide, Gearhart Beaches, Ore...
From North to South Seaside, Beginning at the Northernmost Access Necanicum Rivermouth at Gearhart, Seaside's beaches, Seaside Aquarium, Broadway, Promenade, Gilbert District, Quatat Park and more - in dozens of Oregon Coast pictures

Rare Sea Turtle, Shark Strand on N. Oregon Coast
The Seaside Aquarium was kept busy with a green sea turtle and a shark hitting the north Oregon coast

Thousands of Jellyfish Strand on North Oregon Coast
Last week, hordes of moon jellies hit the north Oregon coast, between Gearhart and Warrenton.

Aquarium Puzzled by North Oregon Coast Shark Find
The half-alive creature was covered in parasites in a way they had never seen before.

Salmon Shark Washes Up on N. Oregon Coast
A baby salmon shark carcass showed up just north of Seaside on Friday

A Beach Of Cellophane, Other Oddities, On Central Oregon Coast
The Nye Beach area was briefly covered in a densely packed layer of worm tubes, and some jellyfish made an onshore appearance as well.

Sharks on TV and Jellyfish Jubilee at Oregon Coast Aquarium
Sharks are in the spotlight starting this month in some interesting ways at Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium, just as tickets go on sale for the September 27 event called Jellyfish Jubilee

 

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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
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Seaside

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
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Cannon Beach

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
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Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
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Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
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Three Cape Loop

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
Lincoln City, Cascade Head, Neskowin, Inland Highway 101
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Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and manmade attractions
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Depoe Bay

A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Newport, Nye Beach on the Oregon Coast
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Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
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Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks
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25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
Florence - on the central Oregon coast
Florence

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes