Manzanita – Northern Oregon Coast

The quaint village of Manzanita “little apple” is located in Tillamook County just two hours from Portland along the North Coast and offers visitors seven miles of pristine beach. An undisturbed beach community, unique gift shops and a thriving art venue help make Manzanita appealing to those who want a delightful getaway. You’ll find outstanding restaurants, vacation rentals and nice hotels to make your stay comfortable.

High above, on Oregon Coast cliffs, highway 101 turns out at the Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain Wayside. The broad sand of Manzanita Beach reaches into the sea. The Nehalem Bay Jetty lies south, enshrouded in morning fog. 

Popular locations abound for exploring, hiking, camping,  beach combing, fishing, crabbing, horseback riding, bicycling, boating, river kayaking, surfing, seal watching, kite flying, and wind surfing.

Build a sandcastle or study a tide pool but be sure to stay for a colorful sunset.

Visit nearby Oswald West State Park for beach exploration or Nehalem Bay State Park known for its forest hiking and exquisite vistas. Also close are Arcadia Beach and Hug Point.

Nehalem

If you’re staying for a few days and feel like venturing out, the little towns of Nehalem (on the Nahalem River) and Wheeler (overlooking Nehalem Bay) are inland on 101 not far away to the south.

Wheeler looking back at Manzanita

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