Nehalem

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.

Nahalem 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.

Featured activities

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    503-866-4808

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.

  • Short Sand Beach To Nehalem Bay State Park

    Nehalem, Oregon 97131

    Distance: 8 miles one way Hiking Time: 4 to 5 hours Obstacles: Mountain to cross This trail climbs over the Neahkahnie Mountain offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and onto Nehalem Bay State Park

Featured accommodations

  • North Fork 53

    77282 OR-53
    Nehalem, Oregon 97131
    503-368-5382

    North Fork 53 is a riverfront homestead on the north Oregon coast. We offer a bed and breakfast, farm to table dining, events, educational workshops and a year round farm store. Our 1930's farmhouse and barn are located on 4 lush acres just 15 minutes from Manzanita Beach. Our hip, historic rooms come complete with a peaceful nights sleep, scenic views, a crackling fire in the wood stove, riverfront decks and a freshly picked organic farm breakfast for two. Guests are welcome to explore our farm stand, permaculture gardens and the many splendors of the Oregon coast. We also can provide farm to table catering for your next event, hosting of private parties and retreats and sustainable living workshops throughout the year. Please visit our website for more information and to book your stay!

Featured Events

  • 26th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk & Run

    81 Idaho Ave.
    Manzanita, Oregon 97130
    (503) 368-7008
    Saturday, Jul 23rd, 2016

    A wide expanse of hard-packed sand stretches from the cliffs of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain south to Nehalem Bay Jetty. Cape Lookout to the south & Neah-Kah-Nie to the north provide aphotoesque finish. Come see why so many are calling this "One of the most scenic runs in the region!" The race begins at the foot of the Laneda Avenue, that runs through the center of Manzanita, on the sandy shores of Manzanita Beach. Runners begin in a single start heading south towards Nehalem Bay Jetty. Runners will then change course and head back north towards a photoesque finish of Neahkahnie Mountain meeting the sands of Manzanita Beach. Mile markers and volunteers on course provide direction for runners on turn arounds as well as aid. There wil be music playing to pump runners up for their event as well as snacks afterwards for runners to refuel on. Awards for top finishers as well a raffle for prizes will be held afterwards.

  • Manzanita Music Festival 2016

    594 Laneda Ave., Downtown Manzanita
    Manzanita, Oregon 97130
    (425) 394-3828
    Saturday, Jul 23rd, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 24th, 2016

    The Manzanita Music Festival will be an annual music celebration that presents a multi genre (Americana, Folk, Pop, Reggae, Bluegrass) collection of local, regional, and national musicians.

    The festival is partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the North County Recreation District. These partners promote the educational, recreational, social, and physical well being of
    residents of Tillamook County. Proceeds from the event will support other  like-minded organizations in our community.

    The festival will take place Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th, 2016 in downtown Manzanita. It will kick off at the beach after the 26th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk and Run
    then extend up Laneda Avenue to stages at 3rd and Laneda and a main stage at the Hoffman Center Garden on Laneda next to the library. Besides amazing music, we will have local/regional
    craft brew, wine, and food.

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