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

    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

    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

  • Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

    36155 9th St
    Nehalem, Oregon 97131
    Friday, Jul 14th, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 29th, 2017

    “What do you do when you’re not sure?” This is the crux of the play. It’s 1964, and times are changing and alarms are going off left and right. Suspicions are leveled but what is the truth of the matter? When evidence is slim and consequences are severe
    how do you find justice and protect the innocent? In stunning prose Doubt, A Parable delves into the murky shadows of moral uncertainty, where the characters are always balancing their beliefs on the thin line between truth and consequences. Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of finding their own answers and dealing with their own uncertainties. Which is exactly what drama is supposed to do.

    Dates: 7:00 pm Friday & Saturday July 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29
    2:00 pm Sunday July 16, 23 & 30
    Place: N.C.R.D. Performing Arts Center, 36155 9th St, Nehalem, OR 97131
    Details: Adult Content. Tickets $20 available at the door-Cash & Checks Only
    Questions: or 503-842-5406