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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Look Back at Oregon Coast Tsunami Scare Four Years Ago Today

Published 03/11/2015

(Oregon Coast) – Four years ago today, the ground shook violently in Japan, and from there managed to shake up much of the rest of the world. On March 11, 2011, the 8.9 earthquake and its aftershocks tore up large areas of Japan, but even worse were the massive tsunamis that hit that coastline.

That quake and its tsunamis did much to rattle things along the Oregon coast as well. A look back in remembrance of that day and the big tsunami scares on these beaches reveals a dense and dramatic turn of events that still have their impact today.

Immediately, the Oregon coast and NOAA went on alert. At first, it was a tsunami advisory and watch along the western U.S. and Canada. Then, in what was among the most intense moments of the tsunami scare, there was the constant coverage by Portland-area TV stations. While interviewing a USGS official on-air, KGW channel 8 anchors were told by the scientist the tsunami watch and just turned to a tsunami warning, and he had some spooky things to say about the possible damage.

Unforgettable was the stunned silence by the anchors. You could even see their faces turn white.

This was about 1 a.m. Being a news site as well as a travel guide, Oregon Coast Beach Connection immediately went into breaking news coverage mode, utilizing the news features as well as a variety of social media. There was so much activity on this site that it kept crashing, over and over again, for at least two hours.

Most of the action on the Oregon coast took place between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Highway 101, just about its entire length of 360-some miles, became a crawl. Cannon Beach resident Shawn Lamunyon said big traffic jams were snarling up areas around the all-night gas station in Seaside.

Sirens went off at various times in different coastal cities. In Seaside and Cannon Beach it was closer to 5 a.m. In Florence, it was about 3 a.m. In Lincoln City, evacuations by bullhorn began by 1 a.m.

By 2 a.m., the surges started hitting Hawaii, and officials and the public became aware these were not as large as expected. This indicated they would likely not be a problem on these shores.

Susan Burr, manager of Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City, remembers returning to the hotel in the middle of the night along with another manager. Several staff members showed up on their days off to help as well. After notifying guests of the situation, and keeping them updated throughout the night, the Inn at Spanish Head relocated guests staying on the bottom four floors to higher up.

Some did opt to check out and head to the valley.

“Our seawall net was installed and deck furniture removed from lower floor balconies,” Burr said. “By 7 a.m. morning traffic was moving very slowly at the Inn on 101 and people were standing near the Inn lined up waiting to see the wave come in.”

What finally happened here was no more than a few strong surges about 7:30 a.m. A few people dared these tides and were injured. Depoe Bay sustained some damage in the bay, but the biggest destruction was a handful of wrecked boats in Brookings.

Even the aftermath, for months onward, had its drama. Tsunami debris from Japan began coming in sooner than expected, bringing ugly and sometimes large surprises, including the possibilities of invasive species. Radiation conspiracy theories abounded, because of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. This came to a head when one unethical amateur writer managed to spread a large thread of rumors on the Internet about radiation and faked stories about new evacuations weeks later, creating some unnecessary worries.

What did Oregon coast cities learn from all this? Some had more work to do than others.

Seaside, however, was much better prepared than others.

Keith Chandler, manager of Seaside Aquarium, said the town had put a lot into tsunami preparation for years before that. A highly efficient warning system, drills that involved the public and schools, and a unique program designed to increase tsunami awareness made a difference.

“I think we learned Seaside was well ahead of the game,” Chandler said.

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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.

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Pacific City, Oregon

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.
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.

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