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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

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.

Video: The Weird Side of Spring on the Oregon Coast

Published 05/16/2010

Velella velella, or Purple sails are another odd delight in spring.

(Oregon Coast) – So it's spring on these beaches - an area that’s already somewhat untamed and unpredictable, although with its decidedly commercialized moments. While you’re probably thinking spring break is the big attraction, and then there’s nothing else but rain this time of year, you couldn’t be more wrong. The truth is the place is a lot more unruly and fascinating in this season than you’d imagine, and way more diverse.

In fact, in spring, the coast can get downright weird.

Some on the coast refer to it as the “secret season” – as there is so much more going on than people realize. Yet few tourists hit the beaches during this time, other than spring break.

To begin with, there’s less people, so you’ve got the beaches to yourself. And then lodging prices are still incredibly low in most hotels or motels, creating a double whammy of enticement.

Near Oceanside: spring weather is a mix of sun, puffy clouds and incoming rain squalls.

In April and even in March, you get an interesting mix of weather which alternates like crazy between stormy conditions and sunny skies, often within a half hour of each other. 

The video here illustrates this with a sequence taken only 24 hours apart. The first day was sunny and rather warm, in the lower 60’s. The second day turned rather chilly, and even downright surreal with a briskly moving fog bank shooting up the side of Cape Foulweather, looking a bit like a parade of ghosts (or maybe a more pale version of the Smoke Monster from LOST).

Before the spring breaks start, early March is often when you’ll still find really low sand levels. Aside from being prime agate hunting conditions, these can reveal some freaky stuff, like the various ghost forests along the coast - so named for their eerie appearance and odd history.

Ghost forest at Neskowin

These are the remnants of trees, anywhere from 2,000 years old to 4,000 years old. They’ll show up around Arch Cape, Seal Rock, the north end of Newport and are almost always present at Neskowin.  Less commonly seen are those at Pacific City, Cape Lookout, and Hug Point (near Cannon Beach), and a handful at Rockaway Beach. More on ghost forests

Another little known secret is that Japanese glass floats – now quite rare – will still show up periodically after the storms of February and March. However, you have to know what to look for along the beaches and the right conditions. It’s quite a skill.

These crazed weather conditions can include other oddities, like wild sea foam that gets nutty and sometimes does wacky things like fly across the highway, looking like chunks of snow.

Crazed foam at Lincoln City

It’s all thanks to phytoplankton, which create the surf bubbles you see.

Bill Hanshumaker, public information officer for the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, said these tend to bloom in greater numbers in the spring, and seasonal storms can result in incredible sights such as foam so frothy it moves like flurries of snow across the beaches and highways.

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March and April are also typically great for whale watching, although you’re going to need calmer conditions to see them.  This past March the coast was lucky, with more nice days than usual, resulting in a record number of whales being spotted.

Especially startling is the yearly occurrence of Orcas along with the migrating Gray whales. The Killer whales usually hang out on the central coast from mid April through to the end of May. It’s rare to see them - very hit and miss. Grays are really common, however.

Orcas near Florence (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Maybe it’s the schizophrenic weather of the season - no one really knows - but all those alternating weather conditions seem to make for more incredible sunsets. You get quite a mix of fat, puffy clouds with lots of space between them, making sunlight bounce and bend in unusual ways off these things, as well as through the thick, damp atmosphere. All this seems to create more surreal sunsets than any other time of year.

The storms and west winds of April and May can cause other interesting stuff to wash up, along with the possibility of floats.  One of these is the striking velella velella, also called purple Sails. They’re a form of jellyfish, and west winds in the spring, like May and June, can cause them to wash up in enormous numbers, covering the beaches.

Unfortunately, they wind up rotting in a day or two, especially in the warmer rays of June, and you get some pretty stinky beaches for a few days.

As May kicks in, you get an increasingly larger and larger number of nice days on the coast, often more pleasant than June. You still get chilly weather, a lot of brisk winds and such. But those crazed, alternating conditions and storms of April die off to something a little lovelier. Things can really warm up in May as Oregon edges closer to summer, and hot days are not unheard of. It’s not all cold and rain, as many would have you believe.

Adorable baby seals start appearing in late spring - but leave them alone.

In fact, to the frustration of the tourism industry, June tends to be rainier and less hospitable than May on the coast - in some years, anyway.

Starting in May, you begin to get a lot of molting seals and baby seals showing up. Yes, the babies are exceptionally cute; and the molting seals, with their sores and sad looks, are heart wrenching. But the last thing you should do is interfere.

Baby seals always have a mother nearby, so you should stay away as you don’t want to scare her off.

Molting seals are on the beach for a reason – to keep dry and chill out with their nasty but temporary skin conditions. Leave them alone too.

May and June host some other surprises for the beachcomber. You often get the lowest minus tide events of the whole year, sometimes dropping to minus two feet or even minus three feet. These can be insanely cool, letting you see all sorts of amazing stuff.

Keep an eye on the tide tables.

More information on the secret season and the weird side of spring on the Oregon coast can be found here.



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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.

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.

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