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Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

November 30th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Whale Watching in Cannon Beach December is nearly here, and may of us are busily engaged in the throes of another holiday season.  We can think of no better time to escape to the dramatic shores of Oregon’s stunning coast, where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself at this hectic time of year.  The quiet winter months bring with them miles of secluded beaches to enjoy, nearly empty streets, shops and restaurants to browse, and the unpredictable, stormy and awe-inspiring weather that often comes our way.  These winter months also happen to offer some of the best whale watching in the Northwest.  Book your room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and experience the magical quiet of Cannon Beach in the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast

October 12th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Quiet Season in Cannon BeachThe quiet season is back in Cannon Beach, Oregon.  Though we love the hustle and bustle of summers on the coast, with families and adventurers stopping in to explore the stunning reaches of the Oregon Coast, there’s something magical about the quiet season.  It’s now when you get to really experience the dramatic coastal beauty of the Cannon Beach area, where nature takes center stage and the worries of everyday life slip away with each crashing wave.  Our stunning Bed and Breakfast, located on the Oregon Coast just minutes south of Cannon Beach, is like no other.  Book your stay at our luxurious boutique hotel, and experience an escape like no other. Read the rest of this entry »

“Whale Watching Spoken Here”

December 9th, 2011 by Innkeeper

 

Each year we get to see and experience the pure and wild joy of watching the whales make their way along our coast.

 

Trained volunteers at 24 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites help visitors spot gray whales during the winter and spring annual migrations. The volunteers are on duty 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help visitors see the marine animals and offer information about their migration.

Whale Watching sites…Listed from north to south, these are the 24 sites
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco, Washington
Ecola State Park
Neahkahnie Mountain Historic Marker Turnout on Highway 101
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Lookout State Park – 2.5 mile hike to site at tip of Cape
Cape Kiwanda
Inn at Spanish Head Lobby on 10th floor
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
The Whale Watching Center/Depoe Bay Sea Wall
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
Cape Foulweather
Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Don Davis City Park
Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center
Cook’s Chasm Turnout
Sea Lion Caves Turnout – large Highway 101 turnout south of tunnel
Umpqua Lighthouse, near Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock Wayside State Scenic Viewpoint
Battle Rock Wayfinding Point, Port Orford
Cape Ferrelo
Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, Oregon
9th Street Beach, Crescent City, California

There are about 400 gray whales that do not go as far north as Alaska to feed in the summer. They feed along coasts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. We generally have whales on the central coast from July through mid November. These whales are seen very close to shore while feeding and can often be seen from many of these same locations into January.

 

Tidepools

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat is in the process of changing its mission statement and daily living activities in order to become eligible for green certification. A particular emphasis for us focuses on protecting and preserving the water quality of our local area.
In an effort to keep our water clean, water that surrounds us everywhere, we are making  changes in our habits. One such change that is easy to do is to use ordinary vinegar in a spray bottle as a surface cleaning agent.
Click here for more information on water, climate and community on the North Oregon Coast.

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Land Conserve

As a part of a retreat event, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the North Coast Land Conservancy. This commitment makes your travel dollar worth much more.


For an understanding of Sustainable Tourism concepts as you plan your travel, click on the Frog below for more reading.

Rainforest Alliance


Audubon

 

 

 

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