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The Oregon Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline that spans over 360 miles (580 kilometers) along the Pacific Ocean. It's known for its rugged beauty, dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and picturesque seaside towns.



Leave your worries behind as you pedal along a picturesque path from your vacation home to Nehalem Bay State Park. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the forested 1.8-mile bike trail, where breathtaking views of the bay unfold before your eyes. Encounter graceful deer, majestic elk, and a symphony of birdsong as you soak in the soothing ambiance of nature. Rent a bike from Bahama Mamas ,  and explore the beach on FUNCYCLES for an unforgettable experience. Embrace the joy of leisurely biking, where relaxation and natural beauty intertwine to create a blissful retreat for your soul.


Embark on a delightful adventure from Roy Creek County Boat Ramp to Nehalem City Docks, covering a distance of 6.5 miles that promises beginner to intermediate paddlers an enjoyable 3-5 hour journey. The river greets you with a breathtaking scenic gorge, setting the stage for a tranquil flat-water experience. While the initial two miles may present some playful riffles, be sure to check river flow levels beforehand and be prepared to portage during low summer flows. As you navigate through the picturesque dairy fields, be prepared for long stretches of serene water, offering a chance for uninterrupted paddling. Your perseverance will be rewarded at the confluence with the North Fork, where awe-inspiring vistas of Onion Peak and the majestic Coast Range mountains unfold before your eyes. Keep a keen eye out for a symphony of birdlife and, if luck is on your side, catch a glimpse of a curious harbor seal gracefully hunting for its next meal. For more information, visit or explore to make the most of this memorable journey.


Horseback Riding

Looking for a thrilling adventure? Look no further than Nehalem Bay State Park, home to Oregon Beach Rides, This fantastic company offers everything from exciting trail rides to breathtaking beach rides that are sure to take your breath away. If you're looking for a more leisurely pace, Nehalem Bay Horse Excursions, ,  offers horseback riding through the stunning Nehalem Valley. Perfect for kids, they offer pony rides, Day Horse Camps, and even 4 Day Horse camps! Don't miss out on the chance to experience the beauty of Oregon from the back of a majestic horse. Check out Nehalem Bay Horse Excursions and Oregon Beach Rides today!

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Prepare for an exhilarating family adventure as you conquer the awe-inspiring Neahkahnie Mountain. This thrilling hike weaves through meadows and moss-covered trees, offering respite from the sun while unveiling breathtaking vistas at the summit. The view stretches for miles along the coastline, a sight that no photograph can truly capture. On a sunny day, the azure sky meets golden sands, creating a masterpiece of nature. Additionally, Oswald West State Park boasts kid-friendly hiking trails that are less steep, ensuring an enjoyable experience for the whole family.


Kite Surfing

Experience the exhilarating thrill of kite surfing along the breathtaking coastline of Manzanita. A haven for adventure seekers, this coastal gem boasts a unique wind phenomenon that sends adrenaline-pumping gusts dancing through the air. The locals, seasoned enthusiasts of the sport, recommend smaller kites to conquer the untamed winds that whip through this region, amplifying their strength by a staggering 10 mph. As you harness the power of the NW winds that accelerate near the majestic Cape Neahkahnie, prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey, riding the waves from Manzanita to the awe-inspiring Nehalem Bay State Park. From spring through fall, this captivating playground welcomes kite surfers to bask in its wild and windy embrace. And as you gear up in your trusty wet suit, the soft, sandy beach becomes your canvas, offering ample parking spots along the shore for seamless setup and endless possibilities. Get ready to soar, to feel the rush of the ocean's might, and to create memories that will forever dance in the wind.


Enter the mesmerizing world of surfing at Oswald West State Park/Short Sand Beach, a hidden gem nestled in a tranquil cove shielded by lush forests and bordered by imposing basalt and sandstone cliffs that embody the quintessential Oregon coastline. Known affectionately by the locals as "Shorty's," this stunning beach is accessible via a picturesque half-mile hike through the woods, where dedicated surfers can be seen catching waves all year round. Don't let the Oregon rain deter you from experiencing the breathtaking views along the trail, or from riding the waves in the invigorating cold waters. Just be sure to gear up with the proper attire for both surfing and hiking, and immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring destination.

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Experience the enchantment of Manzanita as you step into a world of extraordinary boutiques, brimming with a treasure trove of wonders waiting to be discovered. Indulge your senses in a kaleidoscope of delights, from exquisite garments that exude timeless elegance to whimsical kites that dance with the wind. Let your taste buds rejoice in the allure of artisanal chocolates, while your imagination gets lost in the pages of captivating books. Unveil the charm of carefully curated housewares, be captivated by awe-inspiring art, and find the perfect plaything among an array of captivating toys. Embark on a delightful journey up main street, where each step unveils new surprises and the promise of unforgettable experiences. Allow the enticing allure of Manzanita's merchants to enthrall your senses and leave you with cherished memories to carry home.


Indulge in the ultimate pampering experience and rejuvenate your senses at some of the most exquisite spas in town. Picture this: you've spent the whole day exploring quaint boutiques, conquering nature's trails, or soaking up the sun-kissed shores. As twilight sets in, it's time to surrender to the blissful oasis of relaxation and treat yourself to the utmost luxury. Step into a world of tranquility at Spa Manzanita, where expert therapists await to soothe your weary muscles with their magical hands, leaving you floating on cloud nine. Or perhaps you'd prefer to embark on a soulful journey of self-discovery at Pauseful Spa, where time seems to stand still and worries simply melt away. Here, your well-being is elevated to an art form, with an array of indulgent treatments like heavenly massages, revitalizing pedicures, and radiant facials. For those seeking a complete transformation, J Marie Salon & Spa beckons with its glamorous allure. Surrender yourself to the skillful stylists who will work their magic on your locks, leaving you looking and feeling like a true superstar. Immerse yourself in a symphony of serenity, where each spa is a sanctuary of bliss, offering an escape from the world and a chance to reconnect with your inner harmony.

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