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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.

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.


Dock on Oregon Coast is from Japanese Tsunami: Dangers Exist

Published 06/06/2012

(Newport, Oregon) – A derelict dock found washed ashore on the central Oregon coast has been determined to be from Japan, and part of the debris field on its way to the U.S. after the 2011 tsunami. (Dock photos courtesy Oregon State Parks and Recreation).

There are numerous questions about how it will be disposed of, whether this means the floodgate has opened up on more debris, and numerous other possible issues. One thing is certain, however: the public needs to stay off of the dock for a variety of safety reasons.

The dock was spotted moving offshore from Newport on Monday, and later on Tuesday it had come ashore at Agate Beach, just on the southern side of Yaquina Head.

Earlier today, state officials discovered through the Japanese consulate that the metal plaque on the dock shows it was owned by Aomori Prefecture in the northern Japanese port town of Misawa. The object was torn loose from there by the tsunami in March of 2011. The Japanese consulate in Portland also confirmed it was one of four docks in that town that were torn loose, and there now exists the distinct possibility more could wash up on the Oregon coast or elsewhere in the western U.S.

“The dock itself is very large and heavy: 7 feet tall, 19 feet wide and 66 feet long,” said Oregon State Parks (OPRD) in a press release. “It is made primarily of concrete and metal, but is clearly designed to float. Because of its size and the chance it could continue to settle or be moved by wave action, state park staff are posting warning tape and signs instructing the public to stay off the structure.”

Now the biggest immediate concerns are the dangers it poses. Although Agate Beach is completely open to the public, OPRD is urging people to stay off the dock. Many photographs of the object have shown it clear of the surf and open to up-close examination. However, aerial footage from TV stations shows how dangerous this structure can really be after the tides have enveloped it once again.

Chris Havel, spokesman for OPRD, said the safest viewing is at low tide. He offered other warnings.

“Please don't climb on, or try to dig beneath, the dock,” Havel said. “Just not safe to do that. Keep on eye on your kids anytime you're near the ocean.”

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and other state agencies are also concerned about the possibility of invasive species, as plenty of sea life native to Japan was discovered on the object.

State officials also initially tested the dock for radiation but turned up no evidence.

Havel pointed out traffic congestion is likely in the area, although that hasn't been a major factor yet.

“Rather than park along the road, use the paved parking on the east side of the road,” Havel said. “There's a tunnel beneath the road. Use it, then turn left to walk to the beach access trailhead, and then head north 1/4 mile to the site.”

Look for the signs to Agate Beach State Park near the entrance to Yaquina Head.

Locals are expecting a deluge of visitors, however, with national and international coverage literally exploding today.

So far today that hasn't occurred, according to Sandy Sprinkle, manager of Starfish Point in Newport. Her building overlooks the dock.

“Just a few people here and there,” Sprinkle said. “Nothing major yet.”

Disposing of the dock will also be a major issue. Demolishing or dismantling the dock is one idea, but one expert pointed out that could take thousands of dollars. Other possibilities include towing it back out to sea and sinking it somehow.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection will feature another story on the implications of this dock washing ashore, including possible costs and other impact of tsunami debris.

More photos of Agate Beach below:

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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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