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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Stunning Storm Watch Spots on Oregon's Coast - Storm Watch Safety

Published November 2006

Where to Watch Oregon Coast Storms Safely

Wild waves near Depoe Bay

(Oregon Coast) – There’s little doubt that stormwatching season is upon us. The waves will do wild things and put on quite a show. The rain will become horizontal, while the winds may get so intense they’ll shove at you and your car door as you try to step out and survey these dynamic surroundings.

It’s insane and it’s wonderful, and inland residents will travel to the coast in droves to witness it. It’s the other side of the Oregon coast’s tourism industry – the flipside of summer’s draws to dreamy, lazy days.

First, safety should come - well, it should come first. Stay away from the breakers themselves and beaches where the waves can come up near you. If you're near a sea wall, like the D River in Lincoln City or the Tolovana section of Cannon Beach, stay well clear of it if the tide is near the seawall. These massive waves can toss logs or other nasty objects over the side and onto you. In fact, last year, the seawall at the D River was damaged by heavy surf.

Just recently, the storms of early November claimed the lives of two Beaverton women who wandered onto the wild beach.

Near Cannon Beach

Do NOT EVER tread onto rocky areas where the waters are pummeling, or onto small beaches where the tide reaches up to the vegetation line (and could leave you no room to get away).

The real fun lays in watching rocky areas get smacked by waves, however. These oceanic explosions can be far more spectacular than on a simple beach. Depoe Bay is perfect for this, with large waves making mincemeat out of those basalt slabs. Meanwhile, you're watching from the safety of a high concrete wall. Often, you don’t need stormy weather to get the town’s famous spouting horn kicking into high gear. This watery wonder is the result of a long, thin rocky formation that compresses the water into a geyser-like shot into the air. It’s quite an interesting kick in the pants to have to put on your windshield wipers as you drive past it as it occasionally sprays cars on the road nearby.

Also good for catching the waves are the rocky beaches in Yachats and just south of it - such as Neptune State Park - while watching from the parking lots or streets above. The high cliffs between Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence are also particularly awesome. There are dozens and dozens of viewpoints along that 25-mile stretch between Yachats and Florence that are along the side of the road which look down on the rocky areas below, keeping you safe yet with a great view, often around 30 to 50 feet above the melee.

Yachats’ beaches are one long tract of rocky basalt and wonders, with jagged or bubbly basalt structures as far as the eye can see. Just behind the southern part of downtown Yachats lies a rather remarkable set of encounters with nature. Up against the bay, at the mouth of the Yachats River, lies this paved parking lot and beach access. It features a set of steps built upon the black basalt that leads down to the raging surf – but don’t go there during this kind of weather.


Some streets snake between the cliff tops and the neighborhoods behind 101, and you can pull over and watch the tidal insanity from many of these spots.

The seagulls here at the Yachats Recreation Area parking lot are both an annoyance and a source of wonder, as they seem to know when someone is dining and quickly swarm to beg for food. But in more harsh weather, it’s not uncommon for them to cruise around your car if you’re eating inside. If you throw tidbits of crackers or bread at them, they’ll really come in droves and surround you in Hitchcockian fashion. You can actually tease them into hovering next to your car window as you toss goodies to them.

It’s also fun to play with their tiny little brains by putting food on your dashboard and watch them peck at your windshield in an attempt to get at the morsels.

You will, of course, have to clean the outside of your car afterwards. And if you don’t want them hounding you and your car, just don’t throw anything out to them.

Seaside's promenade is well known for being another good spot to watch in safety, since the waves rarely - if ever - get up that far. The "cove" area, at its southern end, is not a good spot, however. Waves occasionally do wreak havoc on the streets here.

Cape Meares, west of Tillamook, is mind-boggling as immense breakers come barreling in from the sea and look frighteningly high from even this vantage point. The same is true with the colossal waves you can spot around Cape Falcon and Short Sand Beach - as seen from the viewpoints above Manzanita and just below Neahkahnie Mountain. These are at times chilling to watch rumbling through the cove towards the beach. They are enormous, and you’ll find yourself glad you’re not on that beach and instead watching from nearly a mile away.

Storm damage at the Tolovana area of Cannon Beach

Pacific City has a fantastic vantage point from its main parking lot at Cape Kiwanda, and the cape always creates a prime target for exploding waves. At times, they hit the other side with such ferocity they can be seen from the southern side, from the parking lot.

In Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park and Indian Beach are two exceptional spots for watching unruly waves. The day-use area of Ecola Beach is just north of the city limits, after a mile and a half drive through a thick forest - after the signs proclaiming the park’s entrance.

The main section of the park is Ecola Point, where numerous viewpoints offer you glimpses of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and the lighthouse. It’s a popular spot for whale watching during the twice-yearly migrations as well.

From Indian Beach, you can watch the nuttiness from above – but do not descend the path to the beach if storm waves are going. At the northern end of Ecola State Park, another 1.5 miles after the main part of the park, you'll find this crescent-shaped beach filled with cobblestones, where a there's a lovely view of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and where numerous rocky shapes stand and get slammed by large waves. Keep an eye on the large boulders at the southern end for watching the water rage against these wedges that dare stand against it.

This rocky semi-circle is enclosed by two headland areas, with maybe a quarter mile worth of walking area, when there are no scary waves around. A picnic table sits above its northern end.

To get to Indian Beach, drive into Ecola State Park and follow the signs.

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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.

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

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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