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.
Oregon Coast Travel Site Goes Wireless - Provides
|You can now find coastal restaurants on mobile devices (pictured
here: Embarcadero, Newport)
(Manzanita, Oregon) - For those travelers heading to Oregon’s
coast, Manzanita-based travel website Oregon
Coast Beach Connection (www.beachconnection.net) will be providing
some important and highly relevant information this summer, with some
unusual, high-tech angles.
In the busy, frenetic weekends of July and August, the
daily travel news site will provide lodging availability updates for last
minute visitors, and has just launched lodging and dining listings that
are available on PDA’s and other wireless devices.
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
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
For procrastinators, finding lodging on the Oregon coast
during those high-density weekends can be tough, if not impossible without
reservations. Every week, like last summer, Oregon
Coast Beach Connection (www.beachconnection.net) provides lodging
availability updates. The site contacts some 300 lodgings up and down
the upper half of Oregon’s coast, from Florence to Astoria, and
receives information on any openings they still may have for the weekend.
The reports go live by Thursday mornings just before that weekend.
|Stunning vacation rentals like Turk's Lodgings, just s. of Cannon
Beach, will be available on wireless devices and may show up on the
site's weekly lodging availability reports
Oregon Coast Beach Connection has already begun its lodging
reports for the summer, allowing those who haven’t made reservations
a chance to still find a room or a vacation rental on the beaches. They
will happen every week until Labor Day weekend.
On weekends like this one, coming right in the middle of
a series of heat waves, the Oregon coast is the only respite from the
heat for many. These reports will especially come in handy for those tourists
to the region who are looking to cool off, but haven’t thought about
reserving in advance because of a last-minute decision to make a run for
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
The lodging availability updates will cover towns like
Florence, Yachats, Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific
City, Tillamook, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart and Astoria
– and everything in between.
Oregon Coast Beach Connection has gone hi-tech in an interesting
way, with mobile lodging and dining listings that allow visitors to look
up Oregon coast places to stay or eat on a handheld device, like blackberry,
PDA or cell phone with net access.
|The Tides by the Sea, Seaside
Go to your handheld or mobile device and punch in www.beachconnection.net/mobile.
This will allow those already on the coast easy access
to what could be life-saving information: especially if you’ve got
hungry or cranky kidlets in tow, and you’re looking for a place
to stay or food to stuff in their screaming mouths.
The mobile service is also perfect for those using their
handheld devices to look for coastal lodging and dining while still inland,
in their hometowns.
“This is going to be very interesting and cutting
edge,” said Oregon Coast Beach Connection editor Andre’ Hagestedt.
“It’s going to provide a service that will prove invaluable
|Dining is exceptionally fun at Fultano's in Cannon Beach
access is generally pretty good inside most coastal towns, although the
deserted areas between them are usually quite dead. Rockaway Beach is
one town with frequent dead spots. “You’ll have trouble on
the east side of 101,” Hagestedt said. “But everyone who lives
in the area knows that once you walk to the other side, reception is usually
pretty good in Rockaway. But you’ll get nothing in between the little
towns, like those long stretches between Waldport and Newport, Waldport
to Yachats, Yachats to Florence, or between Manzanita and Cannon Beach,
and so on. A good rule of thumb: use your wireless or cellular devices
inside the towns.”
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
The mobile listings will not include the lodging availability
Slowly emerging on the site are the Complete Oregon Coast
Guides, with descriptions of every single beach access and natural attraction
on about 180 miles of Oregon coast. So far, the complete guides to the
Cannon Beach and Lincoln City areas have been published. There will be
extensive guides for the towns and regions of Astoria, Seaside, Manzanita/Rockaway,
Tillamook Bay, Three Capes Loop, Inland 101, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport,
Yachats, Upper Lane County and Florence.
all of these have gone live, there will be printer friendly versions of
all these detailed guides, allowing visitors to print and carry these
guides with them on their trip.
Oregon Coast Beach Connection is a travel news and
reference site for the Oregon coast, covering the upper half of the region.
The centerpiece of the site is the daily tourism, entertainment or science
articles about the area – anything of use to the visitor. There
are over 1100 pages of reference material about the coast on the site
at this time, including extensive, detailed virtual tours of various areas.
The site grows every day with its articles. Oregon Coast Beach Connection
also features extensive dining, lodging and vacation rental listings,
as well as sections devoted to up-to-date weather, science, real estate
news, Oregon coast picture galleries, and more.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. 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. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: 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. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
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.
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.
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.
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
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TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR
Where the Columbia
meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of
atmosphere & history
Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries
& an art mecca
beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside,
Netarts and Pacific City
A spouting horn
downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling
bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix
of the rugged & upscale
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles
and miles of fluffy dunes