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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.

Pacific City, Oregon

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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

 

 

Oregon Coast Science, Nature, Science of Pacific Ocean

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Oregon Coast Geology Geological Science of Landmarks on the Oregon Coast

All Oregon Coast Tide Pools (where to find them - guide to every single tide pool)

Live Earthquake, Tsunami Updates from Oregon Coast, Washington. B.C., California, Alaska

Guide to Oregon Coast Whales

Oregon Coast Science: How Tides Work, How They Push Moon Away The answer goes deeper than you'd imagine and farther out into space, too; how tidal forces are slowing the Earth's rotation

Oregon Coast Camping Guide (every campsite on 180 miles of Oregon coast)

Article Archive, Latest News from Seaside Aquarium, Oregon Coast Baby Seals, local history, nature news, beach finds, marine science, more. Find out what the Seaside Aquarium has been up to all these years.

Video: The Weird Side of Spring on the Oregon Coast A look at strange sunsets, odd critters, crazed weather and unruly foam

Oregon Coast Answers: What Are Those Snake-like Tubes or Whips?
It's a seaweed (or a large algae) commonly called Bull kelp - or Bull Whip Kelp or Ribbon Kelp. Science, kids

Oregon Coast Science Experts: What is Sea Foam?
Foam in the ocean is just sea bubbles, started off by tiny little phytoplankton that have died and the way their skeletons change the surface tension of the water Kids. Attractions

Surprising Facts About Sand Dollars on the Oregon Coast Where are the most sand dollars on the Oregon coast? What are they? Are they alive? More....

Surreal North Oregon Coast Photo Adventures Everything looks normal on the surface, but clouds seem to bend and bounce daylight in curious ways

Places Where Things Explode on the Oregon Coast Get an oceanic eyeful in Yachats, Depoe Bay, Cannon Beach, Oceaside and more

A Different Side of Common Oregon Coast Landmarks Familiar places on the Oregon can take on a whole new look if you move around

Freaky Oregon Coast Facts: Geology of Pacific City's Haystack Rock How tall is it and what is the geologic origin

Rugged Hidden Places Abound in One Oregon Coast Village Oceanside is is like a happy ending to an already upbeat story along the Three Capes Tour

Video: Brown Blobs, Waves on North Oregon Coast April meant a wide variety of strange sights on the Oregon coast

Freaky Oregon Coast Facts: Geology of Pacific City's Haystack Rock
How tall is it and what is the geologic origin

Bizarre Landmarks and Landscapes of the Oregon Coast The true hidden spots of the coast provide the real fun of discovery

Weird Discoveries are in the Details on Oregon Coast The craziest things can lurk in some of your favorite, regular beach stops and spots

Depoe Bay Whale Watch Watch Center - Visitor Information, Oregon Coast
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay. Headquarters to the Whale Watch Spoken Here program, Tourist attraction, Central Oregon Coast. Science

Weird Science News Archive from the Oregon Coast


Rare, Bizarre Glowing Creatures Strand on Oregon Coast Beaches
  It's called a pyrosome, and the ones found here are less than a foot, and are actually massive colonies of cloned creatures

Warnings Issued for Oregon Coast About Sick Sea Lions Officials warn to keep humans and pets away from all sea lion

Japanese Glass Fishing Floats Return to Oregon Coast - Briefly Glass Japanese floats were a common sight on Oregon beaches throughout most of the 20th century

Hundreds of Crab Shells Show Up on North Oregon Coast It's simply crab molting season for the Dungeness crab in Oregon coast waters, where adult crabs are getting bigger and outgrowing their shells

Oregon Coast Photos of the Week: Weird Brown Foam Seaside has recently been the recipient of loads of strange brown foam

Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea Lion Dies in Freak Drowning A female sea lion named Bailey drowned in her pool

Sun-Drenched Oregon Coast Not Unusual for February There's a glut of extra lovely weather on the coast, and it's around for the weekend

Sand Levels Revealing Some Ghost Forests On Oregon Coast Winter has not conjured up much on Oregon's beaches this time around

Warm Weather Draws Masses to Oregon Coast and Green Flash The coast was actually generally warmer than inland during much of the week

Starving, Dying Brown Pelicans Becoming a Problem on Oregon Coast Authorities have been receiving calls about Brown Pelicans either washing up dead or exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior


Latest Oregon Coast Science and Nature News


A Trippy Oregon Coast Sight: Small Filament-like Finds on Beaches
It turns out they are a tad alien after all. Or at least not like most lifeforms we're familiar with. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium

Wild Week on Oregon Coast: Warm Temps, Talking Creature, Lincoln City's Glass...
A rather extraordinary week of fun finds and announcements. Science, tidepools, Cannon Beach

Freaky Oregon Coast Video: Barnacles That Chat With Each Other
It's a weird bit of Oregon coast science fun, and finally someone caught video of it

Difference Between Sun Dogs and Sun Halos: Lovely Oregon Coast Science
One of the more fascinating finds are sun dogs, moon dogs, sun halos or moon halos. Weather

NEW ULTIMATE OREGON COAST TRAVEL BOOK: Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Neskowin
The Lincoln City book snagged the #1 new release category in Kindle's Pacific U.S. Regional Travel. See the others books as well. Sciences

Colorful Sun Halos Spotted Above N. Oregon Coast
The esoteric wonder is the sibling of the nocturnal moon halo. Weather, science

Kayak Tours and Oyster Tour on N. Oregon Coas Around Garibaldi, Netarts
It's all part of the group's Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures

Once and Future Doomsday: the Creepy Super Volcano and Oregon Coast
The beaches are connected to all that, according to geologists. Sciences

Oregon Coast Surrealism: a Travelogue of Night and Winter Photo Expeditions
Running Oregon Coast Beach Connection has resulted in all sorts of little adventures over the years. Sciences

Hidden Danger of Summer Sands on Oregon Coast; Video
If you go wading in this you could suddenly, abruptly drop as much as ten feet and not come out alive. Travel tips, beach safety, Sciences

Oregon Coast Waves Gone Wild: the Fun of Crazed Foam
You may find it in late September as coastal weather starts to get bumpy. Sciences

Underwater Quake and Aftershocks Off Southern Oregon Coast, Felt As Far As Po...
Underwater quake early Wednesday morning, registering as a magnitude 6.2. Sciences, geology

Video, Mysterious Run of Sharks: Rescue Attempt of Small Shark on Oregon Coas...
Young salmon sharks keep washing up everywhere. Sciences, Seaside Aquarium

Longnose Skate Creature: Wondrous and Weird Oregon Coast Find
Periodically, these beaches are the recipient of something really strange flopping around the tide line. Sciences

More Rarities: Another Squid, Massive Dead Crab Strandings on Oregon Coast
Yet another rare squid and massive amount of crabs were found. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Oregon Coast Agate Hunters Delight: Lincoln City's Subterranean Jasper Veins
There's a hidden agate factory beneath the sands of one central Oregon coast town. Sciences, geology

Photos of Whales Taken from Space: Hopefully Coming to the Oregon Coast Soon
Where astronomy meets marine science in a whole new engaging way

How Did the Oregon Coast Come to Be - and When?
Many millions of years of continental drift brought it here. The geology of how and when. Sciences

Ecological Disaster? Nope, Just Oregon Coast Crabs Mass Molting
Crab shells abound on the beaches, in such great numbers it's almost as far as the eye can see. Science, Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Depoe Bay, Yachats

Small Quake Off Oregon Coast Sunday After Little Swarm of Quakes This Week
Waters off the southern Oregon coast rumbled with yet another small quake on Sunday morning. Science

A Bevy of Beach Finds on Oregon Coast Lately, Including Stinging Nettles
A few kinds of jellyfish, cellophane worm casings and freaky little bug-like creatures. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Summer of Discovering Nature Events at N. Oregon Coast's Alder Creek Farm
Alder Creek Farm near Nehalem is hosting a series of summer events that are unique

Ban on Fires at Campgrounds, Even Oregon Coast Beaches
A statewide ban on campfires and open flames in any state park has resulted in a ban on beach fires. Sciences, weather

Skies Above Oregon Filled with Bright Planets; Star Parties in Gorge, Coast R...
You'll get to spot the red planet in particular glory as it closes in on opposition. Science, kids

Is Newport's Yaquina Head an Old Oregon Coast Volcano? (Video)
The history of geologic discoveries is almost as fiery as the origins. Science

Seaside Beach Discovery Days Again Brings Amazement to N. Oregon Coast
Interactive activities that lend a whole new layer to your coastal experience. Seaside events. Seaside Aquarium, science

Invasive Species Find Points to Disturbing 'Garbage Bridge' to Oregon Coast
Fears of invasive species coming over on what is being termed a garbage bridge. Science, Hatfield

N. Oregon Coast Nature Hike Events Around Manzanita Provide Breathtaking Sights
Both are relatively easy hikes and involve some amazing views and glimpses of wildlife. Manzanita events

Two Oregon Coast Nature Groups Celebrate In a Big Way, Including CoastWatch
Two parts of the Oregon coast will be whooping it up shortly in different areas. Lincoln City events, Cannon Beach events

Planets Make Show on Oregon Coast; Saturn Burns Bright
A nice handful of planets gracing the skies of the Pacific Northwest. Astronomy

Trippy Sides of Oregon Coast Astronomy This Week: Slower Sunsets, Champagne Moon
The moon and the sunsets are playing some interesting trick. Sciences

Hawaii Lava Flows are Look at Oregon Coast Millions of Years Ago
Heated masses explode upon contact with the sea water, which then in turn cool to become something you see here. Geology. Science

How Unusual is that Dolphin Stranding on Oregon Coast?
A look back at the only other documentation in 2008. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Oregon Coast Rarity: Stranded Dolphin Only Seen Four Times in 23 Years
A northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) found on June 9. Science, Seaside Aquarium

Latest Oregon Coast: Star Party, Lighthouse Closure, Scenic Bikeways
An astronomy party in two parts of Oregon; a lighthouse near Florence under repair

Weird, Puzzling Balls of Goo Identified: Oregon Coast, British Columbia
These mysterious 'beach balls' had been found in British Columbia, Canada and the Oregon coast. Science. Weather

Jellyfish Encounter at Oregon Coast Aquarium Allows You to Touch
Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium has a new means of living out yet another oceanic fantasy. Kids, science, Newport events

Strange Weather Cousins on the Oregon Coast: Green Flash and the Novaya Zemlya
Sunsets are always a much anticipated moment on the Oregon coast, but some rare conditions give an extra big show. Sciences

Video: Oregon Coast Travel Traffic, Gas Prices, Advice
Worst evening commute traffic will be Thursday and Friday. Sciences

What is Beneath N. Oregon Coast's Seaside? Trippy Geologic Answer
The answer is a little mind-boggling, especially when compared to other beaches. Science

Video: More Than One Group of Killer Whales on Oregon Coast Makes for Spectac...
On and off sightings since March and more than usual up around the Columbia River in recent days. Sciences

What You're Missing Out on in May on the Oregon Coast
Two months in particular tend to be woefully neglected on the Oregon coast, and one is happening right now. Weather, science, kids

Clamming News and Seals / Sea Lions on Oregon Coast
Good news for nature lovers on the Oregon coast, if you love clamming or watching the wildlife. Weather

Small 3.8 Quake Off Southern Oregon Coast
The earthquake was a magnitude 3.8, which hit at 1:44 a.m. Sciences

An Array of Sudden, Wild Beach Finds on N. Oregon Coast: the 'Ocean Burp'
A massive debris field of wild, weird and fun stuff from the deep called an ocean burp. Sciences

Oregon Coast Whale License Plate Appears to be a Go
The initiative reached its goal of selling 3,000 vouchers for the plate. Sciences

Meteor Showers Look Good for Oregon Coast, Portland, Valley
The meteor showers peak on April 22 but they're still around until April 25. Sciences

N. Oregon Coast Concerts Include America's Got Talent Singer
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum pull together two gigs of an interesting nature

Curious Near Cannon Beach: What Causes This Odd Wave Action on N. Oregon Coast?
Just south of Cannon Beach, at Silver Point, there may be a sea monster. Science, geology, Manzanita, Silver Point

Velella Velella Return to Oregon Coast, This Time Much Larger in Size
Reports of fairly heavy populations on the central Oregon coast, at Manzanita, more. Sciences

What Are These Curious Branch-Like Patterns on Oregon Coast Beaches?
These intensely intricate, feather patterns are some trippy geology. Sciences

The Surreal, Bubble-like Creatures on Oregon Coast Beaches and Their Faux Glow
What about those bubbles that look different and don't seem to dissipate? Sciences

Oregon Coast Officials: Stay Away from Seal Pups, You Might Kill Them; Video
With the busy spring break weeks comes a warning from officials. Sciences

Oregon Coast's Hatfield Marine Science Center Fully Reopens for Spring Break
March 24 is when the visitor center swings open its doors completely. Newport events

Latest on Oregon Coast Crabbing - New Dock for N. Coast Lake
Good news abounds for those who love fishing and crabbing. Sciences

What They Don't Tell You About Oregon Coast's Spring; Video
April and May create a jumble of amazing sights you can't see any other time of year. Sciences

Oregon Coast (And Inland) Astronomy: Five Planets Put on Show
Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury and Saturn all above the beaches. Sciences

Oregon Coast from Orbit: Seeing the Beaches from Space
Orbital and aerial looks at Manzanita, Astoria, Newport, Depoe Bay, Cannon Beach. Astronomy

Strange Filament-like Discoveries on Oregon Coast Explained: Weird Cellophane...
A bit like jumbled masses of high tech garbage - or perhaps something a little alien. Sciences

Unusual Gearhart Facts Part 2: Nature Surprises, Secret Tips of N. Oregon Coast
Hidden viewpoint, alien invasion, some delightful nature finds. Seaside, Cannon Beach, history



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Astoria - at the northernmost tip of Oregon
Astoria

Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
Seaside, Oregon
Seaside

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Cannon Beach

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
Nehalem Bay, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and Rockaway Oregon Coast
Nehalem Bay - Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Oregon Coast: Tillamook Bay, Tillamook, Bay City, Barview, Garibaldi
Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
Three Capes Loop, Oceanside, Netarts, Pacific City, Cape Lookout, Cape Meares
Three Cape Loop - Oceanside, Pacific City

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
Lincoln City, Cascade Head, Neskowin, Inland Highway 101
Lincoln City
& the Corridor of Mystery
Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and manmade attractions
Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast
Depoe Bay

A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Newport, Nye Beach on the Oregon Coast
Newport

Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Waldport, Seal Rock
Waldport / Seal Rock

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks
Yachats
Yachats

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale
Between Florence and Yachats - oodles of secret beaches
Upper Lane County

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
Florence - on the central Oregon coast
Florence

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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