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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.

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

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.

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.

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Updated: New Octopus at N. Oregon Coast's Seaside Aquarium

Updated 06/25/2015 at 2:34 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Seaside, Oregon) – The stork brought a new baby to the Seaside Aquarium almost two months ago – and it is still tiny. That stork was actually a crabber who found it and brought into the north Oregon coast attraction, and the baby is a Pacific Octopus. (Above: a previous shot of a full-grown octopus at the aquarium, taken by Tiffany Boothe. All photos here by Tiffany Boothe of the Aquarium).

Aquarium manager Keith Chandler said the minuscule critter was discovered in the bait pot of a crabber six weeks ago, and back then it was the size of a dime. Now, six months later, it's up to the size of about a quarter.

It's currently on display in the Seaside Aquarium, along with three other much larger octopuses. Touching them isn't allowed, however. Chandler said it's not healthy for the humans or the octopus.

Currently, the baby octopus looks like this: the small, translucent thing in the middle.

How big it will get is hard to say, but it takes almost its whole life span to get full size. Chandler said any sea creature gets larger in proportion to its environment, so the aquarium's smaller tanks will likely not result in anything large enough to go after a submarine, like in the works of Jules Verne.

“They only live for about three years,” Chandler said. “And it takes that long for them to get full size. In the wild they get up beyond 50 pounds. It's possible he'll grow larger, but in captivity he'll get about 30 pounds and spread out to six feet.”

Their bodies are incredibly bendable and pliable. They can fit through anything as small as a dime, as that is the size of the octopus' beak.

The Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is found all over the northern Pacific Ocean, including the entire length of the Oregon coastline. Much like the octopuses found in Newport's Hatfield Marine Science Center, these are usually donated by fishermen or crabbers who've accidentally snared them.

“We feed them krill, herring, crab and clams,” Chandler said.

This octopus is about a year old, and last year was the size of the current little one. Here, it's being fed a clam.

They each have their distinct personalities. Some have tried to escape their tanks more than others. The Hatfield has had some get awfully curious about pipes or the camera equipment that's part of the Octo Web Cam.

Chandler said they are all stubborn, but some like to play a kind of prank on those looking at it.

“Some are more stubborn than others,” Chandler said. “And then some, when they're in the open tank, they'll take a deep breath, get up to the surface and spit water at you. Just to mess with you.”

It's unknown if this is a male or female yet. To figure this out, you have to look at the third arm from the right eye. If it's smooth on the end, it's a male. If suckers go all the way to the end of the arm, then it's female.

Will this one get named? No, Chandler said. He tacitly admits staff gets quite attached to these creatures and considering their life span, naming it would hurt in the end even more.

“We don't name them cause they don't live that long,” Chandler said. “Not like the seals which live up to 30 years.”

Seaside Aquarium is on the Prom in Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6211. More octopuses from the Seaside Aquarium below. More on Seaisde at the Seaside Virtual Tour, Map.


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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.

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