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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.

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.

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

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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages



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Author Sky Moody will lead a Flotsam and Jetsam Scavenger Hunt at Agate Beach

(Newport, Oregon) - An innovative conference, designed not just for those fascinated by the natural history of the coast and ocean, but for those who teach others about it, comes to the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Aug. 15-17. The "Sharing the Coast Conference" is co-sponsored by the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME).

The event is open to the public. Talks on Friday evening and Saturday in the HMSC auditorium are free. There will be a $30 charge ($15 for CoastWatch or NAME members) to participate in workshops and a reception Saturday afternoon, and field trips on Sunday.

"Sharing the Coast" includes a number of notable features, ranging from a talk by an internationally renowned oceanographer, to an opportunity to spend the night and learn at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, to a "Flotsam and Jetsam Scavenger Hunt." The conference’s talks, workshops and field trips are designed to present a wide range of scientific information about the coast and ocean, but also to train volunteers who monitor the shoreline through CoastWatch, and those who serve as teachers, interpreters and docents.

Learn more about rocky tidepool environments, such as Strawberry Hill, just south of Yachats

"We’ve tried to create an event that will be of interest to anyone who loves the coast," said Phillip Johnson, director of CoastWatch. “But our special goal is to deepen the knowledge of those who will then share this knowledge with others, whether that be as CoastWatch volunteers, NAME members or in other roles. So the conference has a double focus, not only on coastal and marine science, but on how to share the information with a broader public or with young people.”

Oceanographer John McGowan opens the conference Friday evening, Aug. 15. Dr. McGowan will speak on the “State of the Oceans” at 7 p.m. in the HMSC auditorium.

Dr. John McGowan will talk on the state of the oceans.

Dr. McGowan was a professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for 40 years, and is now a research professor there. His research interests focus on the large-scale interactions between climate and the physics and biology of the ocean. He is an oft-quoted leader in attempts to understand how ocean productivity and ecosystems are affected by variations in climate, and is particularly interested in long-term changes in the California Current and in the North Pacific. His talk will survey what we know about the state of the oceans, based on a lifetime of research.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, registration begins at 9 a.m., with talks starting at 9:30. Marine educator Marty Giles will speak on “The World of the Beach,” describing everything from the origins of the sand on the shoreline to the creatures that live within it. Sea Grant’s Sam Chan will discuss invasive species and how they are changing the coast, and Skye Moody, author of “Washed Up!” and other books, will explore the materials found in the driftline, and natural and artificial, and reveal what beachcombing can teach us about the ocean. Talks take place in the HMSC auditorium and are free to the public.

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Saturday afternoon will be filled with workshops. One of these, on how to inform the public about climate change and its impact on the ocean, will be led by Dr. McGowan. Other workshops (at various locations in the HMSC) include:

- Recognizing invasive species of the shoreline: Sam Chan of Sea Grant.

- Protecting and teaching about cultural sites on the coast: Nancy Nelson, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department archaeologist.

- An introduction to tidepool ecology: Fawn Custer, president of NAME and an educator at HMSC.

- Techniques for teaching oceanography: Gene Williamson, a retired teacher who is incoming president of NAME and a resident of the Waldport area.

Participants will also have the chance to spend the night in the Oregon Coast Aquarium

- Teaching about climate change: Vicki Osis, former head of education at the HMSC

- Interpreting the shoreline for the public: Sea Grant’s Shawn Rowe, also an Oregon State University professor who specializes in “informal learning.”

A reception will be held at the Rogue Brewery following Saturday's events.

Conference-goers can pre-register for a special activity, an overnight sleepover at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which will feature additional educational presentations, plus dinner, breakfast and a chance to sleep with creatures of the deep. Spaces for this extra activity are limited, so it would be advisable to pre-register.

A number of field trips are planned for Sunday, Aug. 17, headed by a special “Flotsam and Jetsam Scavenger Hunt” at Agate Beach led by author Skye Moody. Participants will search for a range of possible beachcombing finds, then assemble to discuss the results. Other field trips include a tidepooling trip to Seal Rock State Park, an estuary walk, a behind-the scenes tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and a presentation on how animals are prepared for exhibit in the HMSC visitor center.

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Conference-goers who are not currently members of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition or NAME can receive the discounted conference fee by joining either organization at the time they register.

For more information, or to pre-register (not required, but recommended for those who want to reserve a place for the aquarium sleepover), contact Fawn Custer, (541) 867-0329, fawn.custer@oregonstate.edu, or Phillip Johnson, (503) 238-4450, orshores@teleport.com

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.
the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
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

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.
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.
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.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.


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Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.


The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


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