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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 Cleanup Snags 70,000 Pounds and Oddities Including Kitchen Sink

Published 03/20/2010

Cape Lookout State Park

(Oregon Coast) – Some 4,200 volunteers hit the Oregon coast Saturday to remove an estimated 70,500 pounds of trash from the beaches – all 362 miles of it. Volunteers, through the SOLV organization, found the beaches covered with large amounts of trash and debris that had washed ashore during winter storms.

“Oregonians came out in force today to help protect the incredible Oregon coastline, the ocean, and the many ecosystems it supports” said SOLV’s new Executive Director, Melisa McDonald. “It is truly inspiring to see Oregonians, particularly the youngest volunteers from our next generation, learning the value of stewardship for our beautiful state while working to keep the beaches clean and free of harmful debris.”

The dry weather on the coast made the cleanup a perfect way for many families to kick off their spring breaks. SOLV said the sunny skies, even with windy conditions, brought out many more volunteers than usual.


Plenty of plastics were found on the beaches, but area captains reported quite a few unusual objects as well.

Some of the most common items found included Styrofoam, plastic caps, lids, bottles and cigarette butts. While these are often small items, if they accumulate they can do big damage to marine wildlife and the environment, particularly the plastic debris that never fully degrade or disappear.

Data from past cleanups report that nearly 80 percent of ocean trash comes from land-based activities.


“This means that the majority of trash in the ocean could be preventable if we all did more to reduce, properly dispose of, or recycle trash in our daily lives,” McDonald said.

In addition to the typical beach trash and debris, volunteers found a wide selection of household fixtures and items, including aluminum siding, a freezer, a mattress, a cooler, and a full kitchen sink. Coordinators suspect that winter storms caused unusual ocean currents that brought in items from across the ocean and deposited items that had been at sea for a long period of time onto Oregon beaches.

Volunteers reported large amounts of rope and many bottles and glass floats from Asia at multiple beaches up and down the coast.

On a positive note, the Yachats Fire Chief reports that for the first time in many years, they did not find a single six-pack yoke on the beach, which pose a significant threat to marine wildlife.

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Charlie Plybon was in charge of the Newport area, which ran over ten miles, from Otter Rock, through Agate Beach, Nye Beach, the mouth of the Yaquina Bay and to South Beach. He was shocked by what he didn’t find – and what he did find.

“There were no tires,” Plybon said. “But the amount of Styrofoam and plastics was bigger than ever. The plastics we find gets worse every year. It’s a very sad state.”

Plybon had about 400 – 500 volunteers in his area, and they did find plenty of oddities, like two or more truckliner beds and three barbecue grills. “Maybe they fell off a boat, or came from a homeless camp,” he said.

There was also a 500-pound anchor line – a rather hefty find that obviously came from a boat, and a woodstove with the latch broken off, but lying nearby.


It, like many other items found, were quite rusted, further indication of these objects having been at sea for a while.

“We’ve had an El Nino this year, so there’s been a high frequency of storms out of the south,” Plybon said. “A lot of stuff has come washing in from offshore, as opposed to being dropped on the beach and left there.”

Doug Sestrich was in charge the area that encompassed Waldport, Ona Beach and Yachats. Among the oddities found in that stretch were a beaver skull, though he said that had more to do with a nearby habitat of them rather than the ocean patterns that apparently spilled odd stuff onto the beaches.

“We have Beaver Creek right there,” Sestrich said.

His area found lots of glass bottles from Asia, with writing that was Korean, Chinese or Japanese. “There were a lot of tires,” Sestrich said. “We found a big old freezer, and a lot of plastics, like bottlecaps.”

Bayocean and Cape Meares

He estimated his group yanked around 4,000 to 5,000 pounds off the beaches.

In the Oceanside and Tillamook area, Carol Cwiklinski was in charge of a large stretch that included Barview, Garibaldi, the Bayocean Spit and Oceanside down to Cape Lookout State Park. She said there were no were reports of significantly odd stuff in that area, simply lots of tires, plastics, milk crates, large garbage cans, rope and crab pots.

Some 200 volunteers from her group collected approximately 4800 pounds.

Coral Cook, who oversaw collections in the Seaside area, said her group of 439 – which included Senator Jeff Merkley – didn’t find a lot of oddities, except a mattress did pop up.


“One man said he collected around 300 cigarette butts,” Cook said. “He counted until 215 and then just stopped counting.”

Along with SOLV, the cleanup is coordinated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and coastal garbage and recycling companies along the coast. Hauling services were provided free-of-charge for this year’s cleanup by the following companies: Central Coast Disposal in Florence, City Sanitary in Tillamook, County Transfer & Recycling, Dahl Disposal Service in Waldport, Nestucca Valley Sanitary Service in Hebo, North Lincoln Sanitary Service in Lincoln City, R Sanitary Service in Rockaway Beach, Thompson’s Sanitary Service in Newport, & Western Oregon Waste in Warrenton. Disposal costs were offset by coastal counties such as Lincoln County and Tillamook County Solid Waste Service Districts and privately owned transfer stations.

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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.

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


Charleston's Seafood, Beer, Wine Fest Makes Big Comeback to S. Oregon Coast
August 12 - 14 sees the return of the festival of crab, music and kiddie fun. South coast events
Unusual Mole Crab Incident Reminder Oregon Coast is Full of the Unexpected
The aquarium had bumped into something new they'd never seen
Pollution Cleanup Starts on N. Oregon Coast After Ferry Sinks at Astoria
The Tourist No. 2 is leaving environmental hazards behind
Sewage Warning Partially Lifted for Newport's Yaquina Bay on Central Oregon C...
Contact with water should still be avoided on the southern side
Oregon Coast Traffic Delays / Detours at Florence, Warrenton
Traffic situations in Florence and at Warrenton this week
Cautions, Advice for Watching Elk on Oregon Coast
What to do and what not to do when spotting these great beasts. Sciences
Meteor Shower Peak Coming to Oregon / Washington Coast (And Maybe Glowing San...
Peak of the Perseids on August 9 - 13. Weather

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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.

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