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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.

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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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


The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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.


A Checklist of Oregon Coast Travel Wonders


Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.


Secrets of the Season

A Checklist of Oregon Coast Travel Wonders

Nye Beach, Newport

(Oregon Coast) - The western edge of the United States is usually known for the varied attractions and Hollywood scandals of California, with a fair amount of nods going to the unspoiled Pacific Northwest. One attraction growing in fame is the Oregon coast, with its untouched beaches, its scenic, twisting highway, and the distinctly noncommercial approach in many places. It's one of the last frontiers of rugged yet comfortable travel in the U.S.

This is, after all, one of the few places where the beaches are all public, yet they are among the cleanest in the world.

If you’ve never seen the ocean, or if you live in a state near Oregon, it’s high time for you to head out to the beach and immerse yourself in the state’s most glorious attributes, and a place with more than few unusual surprises lurking. Here’s a checklist of places you’ll want to visit, and encounters you’ll want to have.

Wreck of the Peter Iredale

Fort Stevens State Park

History really comes alive here, just south of the historical juggernaut known as Astoria. In this massive park so big it’s among the biggest in the nation, you'll find the remnants of various gunneries that were used to guard the mouth of the Columbia from the time of the Civil War until World War II. See the spot where a Japanese submarine fired at the fort. And check out the endlessly fascinating wreck of the Peter Iredale, a great sailing ship which crashed on the beach around 1910. It’s actually known as one of the most photographed shipwrecks in the world.


Seaside's atmospheric Promenade at night

Seaside itself presents tons of things to do within town, but the beaches are the highlight. To find a less crowded beach, head north towards the estuaries and walk the dunes north of 12 Ave. The Estuary Walking Trail winds on for about a mile as you enter more and more unspoiled territory, eventually winding up at a slightly rocky area near the bay mouth.

Or wander the scenic pleasures of the Promenade. It was built in the 20's, first as a wooden construct, then made of concrete. These days, it stretches a little more than a mile and a half, taking you past beautiful motel fronts and charming beach cottages - many of them quite old.

Located right on the Promenade, the Seaside Aquarium is a famous bit of indoor fun. it features plenty of fish tanks, a touch tank, and a chance to feed the frolicking family of Harbor seals. Plus, the freaky skeleton of a small whale in a big window case out front is quite an eye-catcher. (503) 738-6211.

Just south of town you’ll find the easy repose of the town of Cannon Beach with its upscale vibes and striking natural features like Haystack Rock and the intricate, sometimes freaky Ecola State Park.

Views above Manzanita


It’s a growing favorite among coastal regulars, who seem to be discovering its untamed and rather quirky nature in greater numbers each year – yet it remains one of the coastline’s most uncommercialized tiny burgs.

Sitting on the northern end of the Nehalem Bay, massive Neahkahnie Mountain looms over the pristine beach like a watchful parent, helping to create some of the mystical vibes that emanate from this unusually beautiful and welcoming part of the coast. There’s a couple grocery stores, a handful of restaurants and lodgings, and the rest is fir tree-canopied neighborhoods or soft sand.

Spectacular views – some of the best in Oregon – happen just above Manzanita, on the highway lookouts that are halfway to the top of the mysterious mountain.

Cape Meares and its lighthouse

Cape Meares

A lighthouse, a weird natural anomaly and a few hidden trails all create a whole new world to explore in this relatively small State Park – all a short drive west of Tillamook, or about 15 minutes north of Pacific City.

Here, you'll find an abundance of incredible panoramic ocean views as seals, whales and other wildlife frolic below you.

Take the paved walkway to the Cape Meares Lighthouse, where the ocean views really explode. This stumpy specimen is probably the smallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, standing only 38 feet high. But size isn't important here as it stands on a 200 ft high cliff, more than making up for its own lack of height.

Inside, this 1890 beauty sports a gift shop and a wrought-iron spiral staircase which leads you to the lens - a kaleidoscopic carnival of colors when the sun hits it just right. It’s open during touristy times of the year.

Another short trail brings you to the Octopus Tree, a freaky, huge organism which has grown eight very large limbs (until one was whacked off during a storm in the early `90s). The tree was featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not for years.

From the Octopus Tree, more trails await. A trail to the highway darts off toward the road, going for about a half mile and passing several viewpoints. There are also long, meandering trails snaking down to the beach and a hidden cove at Meares (the community below the cliffs), as well as one which ends up at Meares itself.

Secret beach just north of Cape Kiwanda

Pacific City's Cape Kiwanda and Hidden Park

There's so much to do in this place alone, you could easily spend a day wandering the cliffs of Cape Kiwanda and not even get to hiking on the nearly endless spit. But for some incredible views of the ocean and of wild, strange rock formations, these cliffs are a must-see.

Just a mile north of the main beach access, there's an unmarked beach access which is also a stunner - actually a sort of hidden State Park. This frequently solitary spot features a large sandstone and basalt structure which protrudes out from the cliff face right up to the ocean, providing all kinds of opportunities for climbing or for hiding from the wind. There's even a tiny cave. At lower tides, its tip is exposed and large, freaky basalt columns emerge, letting you explore them.

There's parking at the bottom of the driveway off the road here, as well as a small, rough and rocky auto access to the beach.

Amazing views at Cape Foulweather, between Newport and Depoe Bay

Lincoln County's Relaxed Hustle and Bustle

About a half hour’s drive south of Pacific City you’ll encounter Lincoln City, which is seemingly the hub of all activity on the coast. Between its miles and miles of beaches, various manmade attractions, and copious shopping opportunities, the town also boasts more lodgings than any city between Seattle and San Francisco. But not all is civilized here, with its beaches still being a wondrous collection of immaculate sands and strands.

Just south of town, the terrain abruptly changes to craggy basalt rocks in the Depoe Bay area, where waves always smack the ragged, rugged shoreline with dramatic intensity, a constant show of oceanic pyrotechnics.

A few stunning high viewpoints later, the soft sands of multi-leveled Newport reveal themselves. This town is bulging full of things to occupy yourself with for days, including the ethereal charms of the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, the wild and wooly bayfront, Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, two lighthouses, one massive headland that sports more than a few natural oddities, and those miles of often untouched sand.

Wreck of the Peter Iredale


The beaches in this area are nothing short of some of the most stunning on the coast. From the dramatic oceanfront of the town's wild, rocky ledges to the jaw-dropping attractions nearby, there's at least a couple of day's worth of exploration lying in wait.

To start your adventure, wander the beaches in back of downtown, or just below Ocean View Drive, which travels a ways through the town. Along here, it's all rocky slabs, interspersed with tiny beaches - more like minute patches of sand that seem to interrupt the flow of basalt blobs. These ledges make for a constant, dynamic wave action, as the Pacific slams into them unforgivingly - sometimes appearing as if they are trying to get to you, but only barely kept from doing so by these rocky shelves.

Just south of Yachats, there are a host of wonders. Cape Perpetua is a small mountain that juts hundreds of feet above the surf. Just below it, the Devil's Churn offers up gargantuan wave action in anything more than slightly rough seas. And the host of beaches between Yachats and Florence are about 25 miles worth of secret spots where the life in the abundant tide pools on any of these spots far outnumbers the humans in the whole area.


Pristine beaches north of Florence

For a heavy dose of surreal beauty, you may want to explore the 40-mile-long Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which begins just south of Florence. Or take a long walk on the area's pristine sandy beaches, which run for miles to the north until they dead-end at Baker Beach and the cliffs near the glorious Sea Lion Caves.

Grab a horse and hightail it for the Horse Trail System on the northern end of town. There's about 14 miles worth of them, meandering in and out of the beaches and up to Cape Mountain.

There are several lakes in the area, including Sutton Lake, which has 80 campsites for tents and RV's, miles of trails - and you may even be able to spot a black bear.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


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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


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.

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.

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.

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


Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

Arch Cape Property Services. 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 homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.