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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

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

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.

Oregon Coast Whale Watch Week Begins - But More Whales Coming

Published 12/24/2010

(Oregon Coast) - Thousands of whales means thousands of spectators along dozens of high vantage points on the Oregon coast this week, as the Whale Watch Week officially begins on Sunday, December 26. Trained volunteers will be at 26 "Whale Watching Spoken Here" sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day to help visitors spot as many as possible through January 1, 2011.

But the whale watching continues fairly heavily throughout January.

This massive migration has been going on for a while, as the grays are heading south from their summer feeding water in the Bering and Chukchi seas near Alaska to their breeding and calving lagoons along the Baja coast of California.

A whale wanders close to the Whale Watch Center (courtesy photo)

Scientists say there are some 18,000 cetaceans in these migrations – and that’s Gray whales alone. Another 1,100 or so will be Humpback whales.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which coordinates the winter and spring whale watch weeks, said it is advising people to bring binoculars for this whale spotting expedition, as most of the whales are traveling three to five miles away from shore.

Volunteers will be perched on high spots around the coast to help visitors in this, including places like Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Neahakhnie Mountain above Manzanita, Cape Meares, Cape Kiwanda, Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City, the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Cape Foulweather, Nye Beach, Cape Perpetua and many more listed below.

Linda Taylor, with the Whale Watch Center, said the whale spotting has been great this past week, but this was a parade that started to get rained on thanks to increasingly heavier ocean conditions. High waves make it difficult to see whales. Otherwise, you can see plenty.

Photo Whale Watch Center

“Actually it’s great right now,” Taylor said Wednesday. “It’s been good a little bit early. We saw 28 yesterday, but today the seas are a little bit rougher. We probably only saw four today. It’s still very weather dependent. This week we’ve been seeing anywhere from 10 to 28 a day.”

Taylor said the whale migrations seem to stick to a steady 18,000, and that the primary factor in being able to see them is weather.

“It’s always the same numbers; the whole population going past,” Taylor said.

Wind conditions look good for next week’s whale sighting festival. The whole week seems to indicate periods of showers for the coast. On the north coast on Monday the wind speed is forecast at around 14 mph, Tuesday is 5 mph, Wednesday at 10 mph, Thursday at 9 mph, and so on. For the central coast, wind speeds are just a point or two higher.

Photo Whale Watch Center

The forecast for whale watching is good because of lower winds, though other conditions could stir the surf.

Last winter’s Whale Watch Week yielded some major records. The whale count was over 700 and they had at least 9,000 visitors come to check out the watery beasts – records that likely had to do with decent weather last year at this time.

From late December through to the end of January, more than 1900 whales will be passing by Oregon’s coast on a southerly jaunt towards the waters of Baja. They all return in March as they swim to feeding grounds in the north.

Photo Whale Watch Center

Then, just before the beginning of February, like clockwork, it all nearly completely stops. You will see almost nothing until around the beginning of March, as they start the trek back up.

In the spring migration, with baby whales in tow, this attracts Killer whales to the spectacle, who are looking to feed on the little ones.

More information is at www.whalespoken.org

or see Oregon Coast Whales - Guide to Whale Watching

The full list of whale watch spots:

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center (Ilwaco, Washington)
Ecola State Park (Cannon Beach)
Neahkahnie Mountain, historic marker turnout (Manzanita)
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint (Tillamook)
Cape Lookout State Park (at the end of a 2.5-mile hike to the tip of the cape near Tillamook)
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (Pacific City)
Inn at Spanish Head, 10th floor lobby (Lincoln City)
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (Depoe Bay)
Oregon State Parks Whale Watching Center (Depoe Bay sea wall)
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint (Depoe Bay)
Cape Foulweather Overlook (Depoe Bay)
Devil's Punch Bowl State Natural Area at Otter Rock (Newport)
Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Outstanding Natural Area (Newport)
Don A. Davis City Kiosk (in Newport)
Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center (Yachats)
Cook’s Chasm, Cape Perpetua (Yachats)
Sea Lion Caves turnout south of U.S. Highway 101 tunnel (Florence)
Umpqua Lighthouse (Reedsport)
Shore Acres State Park (Charleston)
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (Bandon)
Cape Blanco Lighthouse (Port Orford)
Battle Rock Wayfinding Point (in Port Orford)
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Overlook (Gold Beach)
Cape Ferrelo Overlook (Brookings)
Harris Beach State Park (Brookings)

9th Street Beach  (Crescent City, California)

 

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

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.

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.

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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