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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.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

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

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.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.


Complete Oregon Coast Fourth of July, Independence Day Guide - 09

Fireworks in Seaside

(Oregon Coast) - From fireworks to food, music to mirth-making, brews to rubber duckies, it's a mish mash of fun and funkiness along the Oregon coast for the Fourth of July.

There's more to Independence Day than Fourth of July celebrations. Many communities along the beaches have interesting little events happening around the holiday. Make your plans now: spend a few days at the beach. Remember to reserve your lodging well ahead of time - and be prepared for major crowds and traffic.

But most of all prepare to have a lot of fun. All events happen on July 4 unless otherwise noted.


It all begins on Friday, July 3 with a North Coast Symphonic Band Concert at Liberty Theater, Astoria. 7 p.m. Free.

July 4 activities in Astoria:

Baked Alaska Dock Party – 2 p.m. at Baked Alaska. Food, music, brews, root beer garden and more.

Liberate the Ales Festival – 3:30 p.m. at Ft George Brewery. Food, music and brews.

Community Riverfront Party – 6 p.m. at Train Depot near 19th St. Food, entertainment, and booths.

Riverwalk Parade on Astoria’s Riverwalk Trail. 7 p.m. at 9th Street; ends near 19th Street at the Depot.

Fireworks over the Columbia River at Dusk

On the fourth, nearby Warrenton features a barbecue at the fire station at noon. There’s a family fun fair at the Warrenton City Park, Noon to 5:30 p.m. (Food, games and more with a concert by Chelsea Williams at 4:30 p.m.)

4th of July Parade in Warrenton Starts at 3 p.m., along Main Street.


Starting at 11 a.m., there’s the Independence Day Parade. featuring the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. Old-Fashioned Social at the Seaside Museum. First Saturday Art Walk at various business throughout town. Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps will have a concert at 3:30 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.

The day climaxes with one of the largest fireworks displays in Oregon.

Cannon Beach

Their 4th of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. and features some very silly components, making it always well worth checking out. There are no fireworks in Cannon Beach because of laws protecting wildlife in the area.


Manzanita Pancake Breakfast. Fire Hall, Manzanita. 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Their big parade hits Laneda Ave about 1 p.m., where the public is invited to be a part. Fireworks on the beach at dusk.

At Nehalem Bay Winery: Independence Day Celebration and BBQ. Live music and food in the afternoon, after the parade ends. Free admission. Nehalem Bay Winery. 34965 Hwy 53, Nehalem, Oregon. 888-368-9463. www.nehalembaywinery.com

Rockaway Beach

The small, elongated town celebrates 100 years of existence this year.

Their celebration begins Friday, July 3 with a daylong exhibit at City Hall with slideshow, historic displays and oral stories. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Saturday the fourth, there’s a 5K Fun Run at 9 a.m. at the Wayside.

The annual parade begins at 11 a.m. Afterwards, there’s kids’ activities on the beach, and an auction at the big red caboose.

Fireworks light up the sky around 10 p.m.

On Sunday, July 5, there are further celebrations at city hall with a birthday cake for the town and more slides, stories and displays. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 503-355-8108


July 4, 11, 18 and 25. 18th Century Sailing re-enactments and rope-making activities. 12 noon – 4. Garibaldi Museum. 112 Hwy 101. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411

Pacific City

Cape Kiwanda

Fireworks happen at the beach area around Pacific Ave. and Bob Straub Wayside. It creates some startling, stark shadows along Cape Kiwanda.

Cruise In for Strawberry Shortcake and Classic Car Show. 2 - 5 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center. 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon.

Clover's Day Celebration. Throughout Cloverdale: “Red, White and Moo!” is their slogan. There’s the Nestucca Valley Lion’s Club breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Mud Springs Gospel Band starts shortly after the parade. Various vendor booths will be on hand, including elephant ear desserts.

Lincoln City

The big one happens in the Taft area along the beachfront on SW 51st Street, by Mo's. The launch will be from the Salishan spit across Siletz Bay. This year's program has been ramped up, featuring “bigger and better” fireworks, according to the visitor center. This will include a majority of five-inch shells, providing a big burst along with the boom. Previous years have used three and four inch shells. www.oregoncoast.org.

In nearby Gleneden Beach: the 15th Annual Gleneden Beach 4th of July Parade at 1 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Gleneden Beach Community Center, 110 Azalea . There’s a craft fair at Eden Hall, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information go to www.glenedenbeach.org

Fireworks at Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay celebrates theirs on Friday, July 3, at dusk in Boiler Bay Park, just north of town. A free shuttle will run from 5 p.m., picking up families, lunches, chairs, blankets and the rest. Stops will be marked with shuttle signs and can be found from north at Worldmark to south at the Shell Gas Station.


Newport’s Fourth of July celebration always has some interesting aspects that other local celebrations don’t. Every year, thousands of tourists and residents gather to witness what may be the most dynamic display of fireworks in Oregon. The surrounding hills of Yaquina Bay create an unusual effect where the sound is bounced back and forth, tripling or quadrupling the explosion noises from the mortars.

Dozens of boats dot the bay, and some occasionally shoot off their own flares high into the air. This creates quite the surreal sight if you’re driving over the Yaquina Bay Bridge and see fireworks hovering at the same elevation as you.

The surrounding hills, the extensive bay front, South Beach and even some of the beaches near the jetties provide a large array of viewing spots. Additionally, there is about three miles along the north and south riverbanks of the Yaquina River where you can see the fireworks.

During the day, the Nye Beach Clambake takes place in the Nye Beach neighborhood, featuring vendors, music, plenty of clams and sometimes carriage rides. 888-592-5556.


July 3. Fireworks happen over Alsea Bay on Friday rather than Saturday.


Yachats La De Da Parade, Festivities and Fireworks. A wacky parade at noon (which has included folks on motorized lawn mowers), music around town, and then the big show over Yachats Bay at dusk.

Fourth of July Pie and Ice Cream Social. The Ladies Club will wow you with an incredible variety of delicious pies. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (541) 547-3205.

Fourth Annual Duck for Kids Race. 1,200 Rubber Duckies will be dropped from the Yachats River Bridge, just south of downtown Yachats, to race down the river. Watch from the beach below the bridge at Yachats Ocean Road State Park. You may sponsor a duck for $5 or 3 ducks for $10. 2:30 p.m. (541) 547-4599.


July 3, 4 and 5

In Florence, Independence Day Celebrations include live outdoor music in Old Town, and a massive fireworks display over the Siuslaw River.

The buildings and planter boxes are decorated with red, white & blue bunting and the flowers are in glorious bloom. Shops and restaurants stay open late to accommodate locals and visitors that come down to watch the fireworks - some offer 'fireworks specials.'


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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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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.

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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