Activities In Our Area

Airstrip
A short distance from downtown Manzanita is the airstrip at Nehalem Bay State Park.

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Long, Uncrowded Beach
Five miles of broad sand stretch from the foot of Neahkahnie Mountain to the mouth of Nehalem Bay.

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Beach bikes

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Biking
Mountain biking to thrill beginners and push experienced riders to their limits. Bikers preferring asphalt and flat ground find miles of paved roads and trails in Nehalem Bay State Park or off Highway 101.

Bird watching

Boating
Three private marinas and five public launch ramps provide extensive access to Nehalem Bay and rivers.

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Cart’M Recycling Center
Manzanita’s award-winning recycling center and Refindery.

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Crabbing
Dungeness crab is available in Nehalem Bay almost any time of the year.

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Dining
Whether it’s sitting on a log in front of the market and eating a deli sandwich or fine dining with white linens and steak and prawns, we have everything to please your palate.

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Dogs
Manzanita is a dog friendly town. A relaxed atmosphere and uncrowded beaches means your favorite friend will have a good time.

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Farmers Market

Every Friday from 5 to 8 mid June to mid September in the Sotheby’s parking lot.  Fresh local produce, eggs, meat, food and all things farm.

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Fishing
Every month offers some variety of fish – salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or trout – in Nehalem Bay or rivers.

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Fitness
There’s an extensive public facility in Nehalem as well as commercial facilities in Manzanita.

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Fourth of July Parade
Manzanita has the best Fourth of July parade on the planet.  Pure small town fun.

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Golf
Every hole offers views of Neahkahnie Mountain, sounds of nearby surf and the scent of ocean air.

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Hiking
The Oregon Coast Trail over Neahkahnie Mountain and through Oswald West State Park traverses stands of old growth forest, hugs seaward cliffs and offers stunning vistas 50 miles to the north and south.

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Hoffman Center
A community center for arts and culture.

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Kayaks, Canoes & Standup Paddleboards
Find your favorite place and enjoy an easy paddle or a challenging rush in the rivers, bay and ocean waves!

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Kite flying

Library
Manzanita public library — a place to relax, read, listen and learn.

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Massage
Everyone needs a massage.

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Painting

Sand castle

Spa
Let yourself be pampered at Spa Manzanita.

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Surfing/Boogie Boarding
The waves off Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park offer reliable surfing most any tie of the year.

Tennis
Court in Manzanita City Park

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Walk/jog

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Windsurfing
The summer’s prevailing winds make for long power runs parallel to the beach. When it’s calm in the Gorge the action moves to Manzanita.

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