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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

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


Live Shark, Beached Whale on Washington and Oregon Coast

Published 2006 - from the archives

(Seaside, Oregon) – The Seaside Aquarium has had an exceptionally crazy 24 hours, with a sea lion, a barn owl, a live shark and a beached whale all grabbing their attention Wednesday and Thursday – as part of their role in the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

The strandings included two exceptionally rare events: a shark that was still alive, but ailing, and a Humpback whale, which has never washed up in this region before.

It all began Wednesday afternoon when reports started coming in about the Humpback corpse slowly beginning to roll in on the surf at Klipsan Beach, along the Long Beach peninsula. Seaside Aquarium manager Keith Chandler spoke to BeachConnection.net in the early afternoon, saying they expected it to hit the beach at any time. The body beached around 3:30 p.m., and aquarium staff got there around 5:30 to photograph it. They later turned over the study to an organization in Washington, which will conduct a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

“It has been dead a while,” Chandler said. Reports from the scene indicate the whale is becoming odorous.

Chandler said the Washington group will conduct their necropsy on Friday morning, then bury it deep in the sand.

Early on Thursday, reports came in about a living shark that had washed up in Seaside, not far from the Turnaround. Chandler said the blue shark (Prionace glauca) had been lying in the air for about a half hour, and was near death.

The crew from the aquarium took the five-foot-long shark to a small wading tank, where they tried to restore it to better health. “A shark lying on the beach is not a good thing,” Chandler said. “And one that’s been out of the water for a half hour is even worse. It had some markings on it that look like it was caught in a net, so we think that’s what injured it and made it wash up with the tide.

.“The first priority was to get it back under water.”

Chandler said they forced water into its gills for a while in the smaller tank. When it showed some improvement, they moved it to a bigger tank where it could swim. “It didn’t do much swimming,” Chandler said. “It could right itself, but that was about it.”

There was little worry of the shark biting him, Chandler said, but he was cautious. “It was very lethargic,” he said. “It wasn’t aggressive at all.”

The shark lived for a few hours, but died around 4 p.m. on Thursday. It will be given to the local high school for dissection.

Chandler said a sea lion wandered up to the beaches of Manzanita Wednesday morning as well. Aquarium staff went there to post signs to keep the public away. “It was just resting there,” Chandler said. “It did what it was supposed to: and that was go away on its own. We haven’t gotten any reports of it being seen again.”

On top of all this, the aquarium had to deal with an injured barn owl Thursday. It was brought in by a motorist who found it near Cannon Beach. Chandler said it had likely been hit by a car. Staff took it to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for the North Coast, just a ways east of Astoria.

The aquarium’s Tiffany Boothe said blue sharks are common to this region of the Pacific Ocean, living in most areas from Alaska to Chile. “They prefer water that is between 45-69 degrees F,” she said. “They are primarily off shore, but to come closer to shore at night. The average size of a blue shark is about 6 feet, though they can reach lengths of over 12 feet. They feed on all most anything, including garbage, but they prefer squid.”

When it comes to whales, Boothe said this event was an unusual one. “In the ten years that the Seaside Aquarium has been active in the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, this is the first Humpback whale to wash ashore in our area,” she said.

“Humpbacks are in all oceans form the poles to the tropics. Northern Pacific Humpbacks such as the one that washed up here feed in the cooler waters of Bering and Chukchi Seas in the summer and migrate to Hawaii, Mexico and even Japan to breed. In the winter, Humpbacks of Washington, Oregon, and California migrate to the warmer waters of Mexico to give birth.

“They can reach sizes of about 50 feet; the largest recorded Humpback was approximately 64 feet and weighed about 64 tons. The one that washed in was approximately 50 feet.

“Full-grown, mature female Humpback whales are a threatened species. There are about 7,000 individuals in the northern hemisphere. Catalogs have been prepared of individual whales, identified by shape color pattern and marks on the flukes.”

Boothe said that Humpbacks are also known as the “singing whale.” During mating season, males produce an elaborate song that can last up to 20 minutes, changing each year.

“All males in the same breeding grounds will sing the same song,” Boothe said. “Humpbacks can be seen along or in groups of about 15 individuals. They feed on schools of small fish and crustaceans, by trapping food in their baleen plate that line their upper jaw.”


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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.

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.

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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