The Cove is located at the edge of Seaside, where the flat terrain begins to wind upwards to the top of Tillamook Head. It's the surf spot, where you can find any number of surfers in any season of the year. Cedar-shingled vacation homes line the street, facing the ocean. I met The Cove on a gloomy Winter day and it was perfect. It bears a striking resemblance to the beaches on the southwest portion of the Big Island where I grew up, gray skies and all.