Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria,
Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi,
Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport,
Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
It's Fall on the Coast: Summer is Here Again.
the Oregon Coast Affected by Global Warming?
- The effects of global warming, as seen through Gary Braasch’s
camera lens, are already visible. Braasch, an internationally renowned
nature photographer, will present a slide show on “Viewing
Climate Change: A Tour of Global Impacts in Words and Pictures”
at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, in the auditorium of the Hatfield
Marine Science Center in Newport.
Motel, Rockaway Beach
If expansive ocean views, close proximity to
golfing, fishing tours and quick access to seven miles of
pristine beaches is your thing, then this quintessential beauty
in Rockaway Beach is your ticket to vacation fun for families,
couples or large groups. Some rooms are pet friendly. All
rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are immaculate and have TV’s,
VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. The oceanfronts
all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog
fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront units come with
all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types sleep up
to four people. The non-oceanfront rooms are appointed with
a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable
for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those
on a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite
that has two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those
wanting bigger accommodations for family reunions or large
gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create
two-room and three-room suites. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway
Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com
The free public
event is sponsored by the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition,
as part of the group’s annual meeting. Also speaking, at 3:30
p.m., will be coastal geologist Roger Hart. His slide talk, “Where
Has All the Sand Gone?: Oregon’s Beaches, Dunes and Buried
Forests,” will survey the beach landscape and consider possible
effects of global warming close to home.
will hold its official annual meeting just prior to the presentations,
1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. in Room 30-32 at the Hatfield Marine Science
Center. Non-members are welcome to attend to hear updates on the
group’s work throughout Oregon’s coastal region and
learn more about current issues involving the shoreline and ocean,
although only members can vote on business matters.
happening to sand levels on the coast? Roger Hart will ask those
presentation is a preview of his forthcoming book, Earth Under
Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World. Braasch is
an environmental photographer who has documented natural history
and environmental issues since 1975. He received the Ansel Adams
Award for conservation photography from the Sierra Club this year,
and has been named Outstanding Nature Photographer by the North
American Nature Photography Assn. His images have ranged from the
eruption of Mount St. Helens and the ancient forests of the Northwest
to landscapes and issues throughout the planet. He has produced
photographic assignments for a wide range of magazines, including
National Geographic, Life, Scientific American and BBC Wildlife.
His book on the impacts of global warming will be published by University
of California Press in 2007.
CLIFFTOP IN NEWPORT
POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast
- in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty
of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer
kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s
and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation.
We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb
customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751.
(800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com
Roger Hart is
a widely traveled geologist who has worked everywhere from Antarctica
to Amazonia, but who specializes in the shifting sands of beaches
and dunes. He is currently studying sand supply and erosion on Oregon’s
coast. A resident of Seal Rock, he is also a photographer and the
author of The Phaselock Code, drawn from his adventures as a field
geologist and traveler. Hart will examine Oregon’s sandy shoreline
as it has changed over the millennia, and discuss whether the sand
supply to the state’s beaches is diminishing. His talk will
also consider the possible effects of global warming on Oregon’s
Shores is a 35-year-old organization which advocates for conservation
throughout the coastal region. Its programs deal with land use planning,
water quality, shoreline protection and ocean issues. The group’s
CoastWatch program engages more than 1,200 Oregonians in monitoring
the state’s entire shoreline.
For more information
about the event or about Oregon Shores, contact Phillip Johnson,
(503) 238-4450, email@example.com.
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has
been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury
here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find
suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes,
one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining
rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere
from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic
tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for
some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex
Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent our entire property
for 20-26. All units close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality
linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes"
show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691.
City Vacation Homes
There’s something for everyone
among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view
to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away from the sand – 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,
depending on the home: 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 are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with
complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home.
Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85
to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Biggest Travel Secret: Summer Starts with Fall on the Coast Called
the Second Summer, it means better weather and other surprises
Camping in High Gear on Oregon Coast Crowds are less
and weather is at its warmest
Coastal Village Wows with Mystic Vibe, Ghost Forest Neskowin
is different in many ways, including its geologic features
Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
coast mileage chart & map
trips, suggested itineraries
BeachConection.net's 800 pages
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Where the Columbia
meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of
atmosphere & history
Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries
& an art mecca
beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside,
Netarts and Pacific City
A spouting horn
downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling
bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix
of the rugged & upscale
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles
and miles of fluffy dunes