Looking for a delicious small town bakery then the Bayfront Bakery & Deli in Garibaldi is your stop along the Oregon Coast Highway for delicious baked goods from a place that is frequented by the locals. This bakery is an excellent place to pick up a great doughnut, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, or other traditional baked goods. Our personal favorites are the fritters, depending on the day of the week it seems that you can get your hands on a specialty flavored fritter such as blueberry or even pineapple, which is surely a nice change up to the traditional apple fritter. The baked goods are priced well and in typical coast fashion you may be faced with a person behind the counter that could really care less that you are visiting there establishment and spending your money there, so don’t be surprised of the sometimes less than friendly welcome at Bayfront Bakery & Deli. If you have been vacationing the coast long enough though it won’t bother you one bit and you can take your pastries, grab a coffee from the Pacific Edge Espresso and head out to the barview jetty and watch the ocean waves crash on the shore. Afterwards take a walk and work off the extra calories from the second or third special pastry.
If you are looking for a charter guide service for ocean fishing or sight seeing along the Oregon coast out of the port of Garibaldi then you should give the folks at Garibaldi Charters a call. They run a couple of really nice large charter boats the D&D and the Norwester, both captained by skilled Coast Guard approved skippers and deckhands with extensive local knowledge and fish catching skills. These charter boats are large and make even large seas comfortable to fish in, so they are perfect options for a first time ocean fishing adventure or taking the kids out for a new fishing experience.
Garibaldi Charters specializes in fishing trips for bottom fish which include Ling Cod, Rock Bass, and several other species that live on the rocky bottoms near shore and off shore on the deep reefs when the season permits fishing the deeper waters. They also conduct Halibut, Salmon, and Tuna charter trips depending on the season, so call to see what types of fishing adventures will be available when you are thinking of fishing. Other activities such as whale watching and scenic excursions are also available from this outfit at certain times during the year, so if catching fish is not your thing, but you still want to get out on the Oregon ocean there is activities you can enjoy with Garibaldi Charters.
Trip Rates are currently advertised as of June 19, 2012 as:
Bottom fishing – $95 Children 7-13yrs old – $75
Deep Reef Bottom Fishing Oct 1st – March 31st – $105
Coho Salmon – $105
Fall Chinook Salmon – $150
Combo Trip – Coho and Bottom Fishing – $175
Tuna – $275
Halibut – $185
For full details and contact information check out the website – http://www.garibaldicharters.com/
Make sure to bring your lunch, rain gear, and a camera and be ready to have a good time fishing the bountiful Oregon ocean.
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Visitors to the Oregon Coast this summer have the chance of encountering debris that is starting to show up off shore and on the beaches of Oregon. While the initial debris that is showing up is likely only the start of what is to come as the currents carry the items closer to shore. While much of the debris will be indistinguishable junk such as foam and other chunks of plastic.
Already a very large dock coated with non native species washed ashore near Newport, Or. this is an example of the strange and large sized items that are floating out in the ocean from this devestating disaster and is a reason for boaters to be careful this summer when navigating the water offshore. Japanese Dock Infomration
Keep your eyes open when making your favorite early morning beach walking and you might stumble onto something that has come adrift. For more information on the tsunami debris off the coast.
Remember that the debris from the tsunami is a real representation of the absolute destruction that was caused across the Pacific in Japan and many of the things washing ashore were part of peoples lives and means to earn a lively hood. Check out the story below about a man that lost his motorcycle during the tsunami and the people that found it washed up on their shore were able to track him down.
Of course the random glass float with no numbers or names is something that you can just keep and treasure as a reminder of the power of nature if you are ever so lucky to score the ultimate beach combing prize.
Haystack Rock is a great destination and site to see if you are visiting near Cannon Beach. Located on the North Coast in Clatsop County Cannon Beach is a popular destination for vacationers from portland Oregon. There is many great places to stay and places to eat in cannon Beach and has a large commercial area downtown with all kinds of fun shops to explore. However, the big site to see in Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock a beautiful marine ecosystem that is fun to explore on a lowtide. Check a tide tables and take a nice walk on the beach during the low tide and you can explore the surrounding rocks and tide pools that when receded reveal starfish, sea anemone’s, rock crabs, and many other interesting creatures and sea plants / life. The rock and surrounding area is a protected marina garden so no fishing or harvesting of any wild creatures is allowed, but you can take as many pictures as you want and nejoy the area. The rocks rises over 230 feet to the top from the beach below. When the tide is up you can still enjoy lots of visible wildlife, primarily through bird watching the rock is home to the tuffed puffins, gulls, and cormorants among the most common sightings since they make Haystack Rock and the surrounding rock outcroppings there homes.
Learn more about this natural marine ecosystem through the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP)which is dedicated to protecting this special marine garden environment for everyone to enjoy for years to come. http://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us/~Natural/HRAP/hrap-summer.html
The Newport Aquarium is an excellent family destination along the Oregon coast. Located near the Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, which is a few miles south of Lincoln City on the Central coast there is plenty of activities, places to stay, and restaurants to eat at, that you can easily incorporate a trip to the Newport Aquarium on your next Central coast visit. There are thousands of tons of different species of animals throughout the tanks and display areas, in this world class marin educational facility. Little kids and parents alike will love the various attractions and exhibits that are available. This Aquarium is very affordable compared to some aquariums such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for teens 13-17, children 3 -12 are $12, and under 2 and the trip is free. The Aquarium is open at 9am to 6PM daily during summer hours and 10AM to 5PM during the winter.
There is a huge number of different exhibits such as the Oregon Coast, Sea & Me, Sandy Shores, Rocky Shores, Coastal Waters, Giant Pacific Octopus, Sea Otters, Seal & Sea Lions, Sea Bird Aviary, Turkey Vulture Habitata, Passage of the deep, Aquarium Gardens, Estuary Trail and there are temporary exhibits and other interesting sites to see and things to learn about. Check out additional details about the various exhibits and shows that will be available at the time of your visit. Aquarium Exhibits
Make sure to visit the website before you make the drive so you have all of the information you need before you get here to enjoy a great day at an Oregon Coast Treasure. http://aquarium.org