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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

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.

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.

 

Really Odd U.S. Tourism: Rare Oregon Finds That Will Blow You Away

Published 04/04/2014

(Oregon Coast) – Where can you find extremely rare and mind-blowing sights like the green flash at sunset, sand that glows or spouting horns where the ocean fires upwards in a tight stream? The Oregon coast, of course. (Above: Cook's Chasm).

Some of these are incredibly rare on these beaches, but they are worth looking out for.

Spouting horns are tremendous displays only found on the central Oregon coast. They're slightly rare – but they are spectacular and worth the drive. They are basically crevices in the rocks that compress the wave action and then some hole nearby releases that pressure in a geyser-like fireworks show of ocean water.

The two biggest are at Depoe Bay and a ways south of Yachats at Cook's Chasm. Both are highly dependent on tidal conditions. But if you've never seen ocean water fire off as high as thirty feet in the air, you're in for a treat. Especially when you consider it's all because of a relatively small hole.

Depoe Bay's geyser is more dependent on bigger waves, so you're chances of seeing it are less in summer. The one at Cook's Chasm, however, is more common, and it makes a wild hissing noise. It sounds and looks a lot like a whale's blowhole.

Another smaller one is on the southern end of Yachats Bay, and it also hisses. Devil's Churn near Yachats has wave action that sometimes resembles a blowhole, but it technically isn't – though it can be downright jaw-dropping. See the links for directions to each.

If tidal conditions are extremely wild, you might see something similar at Oceanside's Maxwell Point on the north Oregon coast. There is, unfortunately, nothing of the sort in the rest of the north coast, such as at popular spots like Mananzanita, Seaside or Cannon Beach.

One wild rarity – and it is rare – is called the Green Flash At Sunset.

This phenomenon usually shows up as a tiny section of the sun suddenly turning a tad green, or showing a green blob of sorts. It can also show up on one part of the sun’s sliver, or as a kind of halo around it at times. Each one is very different.

This effect is the result of refraction in the atmosphere. In very simplified terms, longer bandwidths of light get knocked out by atmospheric conditions until you’re left with just green. Basically, the path between your eye and this portion of the sun are filled with just the right conditions to cut out all other colors coming from the sun, except green.

Wait a while, until it gets truly dark, and you may get really lucky and see glowing sand on these beaches.

That's right. Sand that glows.

It shows up as tiny, greenish/blue sparks when you're walking near the tide line. You have to be walking on wet sand and it has to be almost completely dark around you. They can be extremely faint sometimes.

Most spectacular – but rarer – is when you step in a puddle of sea water that's been around all day and a whole galaxy of them explodes beneath your feet. It's absolutely gasp-inducing.

The cause of this is a form of phytoplankton called dinoflagellates – part of the family of microscopic plants that form the bottom of the food chain for marine life. This particular brand is bioluminescent, meaning they give off a glow when disturbed or bumped through internal chemistry processes, much in the same way a firefly does.

When there is a lot of sun earlier that day, the last two days, you're chances of seeing it are better. Also, look for signs of gobs of other phytoplankton, such as an extremely foamy beach or even brownish waves. This often means the right kind of microorganisms are out there.

Unfortunately, it's too faint to be photographed. More about the Oregon coast at night below.

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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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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.

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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