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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

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.

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

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.

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.

Rare Whale and Orcas Make It to Oregon Coast Waters

Published 02/07/2011

(Newport, Oregon) – One of the world's top whale researchers is keeping track of a genetically distinct and rare whale that has wandered from the waters of Russia to the Oregon coast recently. Meanwhile, some pods of Killer Whales have been spotted marauding around these waters as well (above: Flex photographed near Russia).

Flex is a 13-year-old, male western Pacific gray whale that was tagged in October by Hatfield Marine Science Center scientist Bruce Mate and his team, and since then he and other researchers have been keeping track of the whale’s movements via satellite.

He is only one of 130 western Pacific gray whales remaining in the world – the second-most threatened species of whales, with North Pacific Right whales being the most threatened.

Moving south from the Bering Sea down to British Columbia, Flex was pinpointed at 450 miles offshore in late January. Then the signal went dead.

“After four days, I thought, well this is it,” Mate said. He began to prepare a summary map of this whale project and was ready to announce to those funding it that the tag had probably fallen off or stopped working – as they do in such harsh weather.

Then a week ago, another message came in from the satellite tag and showed Flex was 25 miles offshore from Washington state.

“A few evenings ago he was about 20 miles north of where I live in Newport, Oregon, at Siletz Bay, and again he was about 20 to 25 kilometers offshore, moving south at an average speed of 6.6 kph,” Mate said.

With weather too chaotic to seek Flex out by boat, they sent a team out onto Highway 101 with a truck and a trailer with a boat on it. The group has been shadowing him along 101 and now into California. Mate said the whale should be in the Arcadia, California area at this time.

“When the weather calms down enough and he’s in proximity, they’ll be heading offshore to relocate him,” Mate said. “The weather’s been really bad with eight to ten-foot swells, wind at 25 knots and lots of white caps. Those are the kind of conditions where we don’t hear from him because the water washes across his back and knocks out the signal from the antenna for the satellite. And the trough between swells acts as a dampener for the signal. So when the weather settles down we ‘re hopeful these guys will be poised. They did go out of Gold Beach yesterday, but after three hours the weather forced them back.”

Researchers want to get to Flex to solve a variety of mysteries:  to see if he’s with any other whales, photograph him and other possible companions, check the condition of the tag, and maybe discern if he came from a certain group of whales.

But it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

“Even though we get locations, there's the delay in the signal, he’s traveling almost 100 miles a day, and he’s either really real close shore or out 16 kilometers,” Mate said. “Put it all together and we’ve got 1600 square miles to look through.”

Mate said not all marine mammals stay together for an extended time in a kind of social migration. Gray whales and other baleen whales operate independently of each other. It is the right time of year for him to join a migration – and he is heading south, as they do during migrations about now.

Exactly what he’s doing out there is a mystery, but they’re able to rule out a few things.

“When he’s moving 6.6 kph on average he’s not doing anything but being on the move,” Mate said. “If he’s foraging or looking for a mate his average swim speed would drop dramatically.”

Mate said he’s likely out so far from shore because of the foul weather, which usually pushes migrating animals out. Heavy swells bounce off headlands and rocky shorelines, go back out, and then reinforce the incoming waves when meeting those.

“It’s just easier,” Mate said.

Orca near Florence (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Flex, however, has not been the only special guest in Oregon coast waters. A pod of Killer Whales from the Puget Sound area – called the J pod – was spotted February 3 by some off the coast.

Mate said these are fish eaters and don’t feed on other whales. There is the J pod, L pod and K pod that sometimes hit these waters – all from the southern Puget Sound area. Last year, all three pods were here for about two weeks.

“Although they’re called residents of the Puget Sound they move more widely than people thought in the past,” Mate said.

Larger numbers of Orcas are seen later in spring as some follow the Gray whales so they can chomp on the newborn baby whales.

Orca near Florence (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Mate said no one is sure exactly what is happening with this pod of whales currently in the area as observations are scattered and come from fishermen or members of the public who happen to spot or photograph one. There is no official actually actively observing the Orcas, aside from the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, which is always on the lookout for any whale.

Movements of Flex can be tracked here. The site is updated every Monday and is getting about 17,000 hits a week from all over the world.

More on Flex's story:

Oregon Scientists Surprised by Whale Being Tracked Near Russia You too can track the whale via satellite through the Hatfield

Orca photo courtesy Whale Watch Center

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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.

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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Oregon Coast Whales - Guide to Whale Watching. Gray whales, killer whales minke whales, orcas and more. Whale news and sightings from Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats and Florence. Oregon Coast Whale Blog.

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