Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler are three villages located on the Pacific Ocean, Nehalem River and Nehalem Bay on the North Oregon Coast. The Nehalem Bay Area is 40 miles south of Astoria and 60 miles north of Lincoln City on Highway 101.
Manzanita is a beautiful oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach. Enjoy the spectacular walks by the ocean. Manzanita possesses the third most photographed scenery in Oregon.
Nehalem is a picturesque riverside town with a quaint downtown reflecting its century of history. Enjoy views of the Nehalem River, nearby mountains, forests and wildlife, the centerpiece of the Nehalem Bay Area experience.
Wheeler is nestled in the hills overlooking the beautiful Nehalem Bay, Neahkanie Mountain, and the Pacific Ocean, Wheeler boasts breathtaking sunsets and rainbows.
Nehalem Bay State Park
Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you\\\'ll sit with a blanket and watch the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Finally, snuggle down for the night while the ocean waves sing you a lullaby. This is Nehalem Bay State Park. Crabbing and fishing on Nehalem Bay are popular. For a breathtaking view of the bay, fitness and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the 1.75 mile bike trail that circles the park airplane landing strip. Along this route and in the campground itself, you're likely to see deer grazing, a herd of elk, or a coyote crossing the road. The park is also graced with a variety of birds. Fine dining and local boutiques in the neighboring communities of Manzanita and Nehalem offer a change of scenery from the park setting. Afternoon or moonlit walks on the beach and down to the end of the jetty enhance the serenity of this park. The campground provides 284 electrical sites (maximum site 60 feet). The park also offer 16 yurts for overnight stays, a horse camp (17 sites with corrals) and a hiker/biker camp. The park also offers a fly-in camp adjacent to an airstrip. Nehalem Bay State Park offers opportunities for camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, boating and playgrounds.
The Spindrift Inn is one block from the glorious six-mile Manzanita beach. Located in the heart of Manzanita, you can stroll to shops, spas and restaurants or travel a few blocks for golf. This is the perfect spot to watch storms, hike, bike, or laze away the afternoon. Nestled between two state parks, enjoy views from Neahkahnie Mountain or walk to secluded coves and beaches. Head out Nehalem River and Bay to kayak, crab, clam or fish. The Spindrift Inn retains its quaint charm and appeal. Pet-friendly rooms and kitchenettes are available. Each room has pillowtop mattresses, a DVD player, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Relax in our private inner garden, use hi-speed wireless, or borrow DVD movies. Manzanita is just south of Cannon Beach, tucked off Highway 101. Call for a reservation, toll-free 877-368-1001.