Things to Do in Nehalem, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Kayak Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.

Tillamook, OR

(503) 866-4808
Email us (marc[at]KayakTillamook[dot]com)

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Russ Morrow’s Sportfishing Guide Service

Russ Morrow’s goal is to provide you with the best fishing experience whether you are Trolling the Bay, Ocean or Big Rivers in his Charter Boat or floating down the river in his Driftboat.  Russ is a coast guard licensed...

Nehalem, OR

(503) 310-9733
Email us (fishwithruss[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Pacific Roots Adventures

Your guide Kyle Uptegrove has been fishing the rivers on the North Oregon Coast for more than 20 years. You can be sure that he knows all the best fishing spots and can help you have a memory-making adventure.

Nehalem, OR

503-484-4440
Email us (pacificrootsadventures[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Watkins Guide Service LLC

18360 Peerless Loop
Nehalem, OR

(503) 322-9675
Email us (steelheadJoe57[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Nick Fernandes Guide Service

Enjoy a guided fishing adventure with Nick Fernandes Guide Service.

Nehalem, OR

(503) 729-1127
Email us (nickfernandes6[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Nehalem Bay State Park

Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines, just a sand dune away from the beach.   A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides...

Nehalem, OR

503-812-0650

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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Where to See the Eclipse on the Oregon Coast

Come for the celestial event of the year and stay for the magic of fall. When the sun and the moon align for an annular eclipse on the morning of October 14, 2023, Oregon Coast towns from Gleneden Beach on...
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