The desire to visit the beach is completely understandable. This weekend’s forecast calls for some really nice weather, similar to conditions we saw in late March when visitors flooded the area at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak. The City of Manzanita remains under a state of emergency order at least through May 31st and we respectfully ask that you hold off on visiting a while longer. Our small towns are still not ready for the large volume of visitors who are eager to get outside. Restaurants are not prepared for high-volume service, public parking areas along the beaches are closed and public rest room facilities are shut down. Camping, lodgings and trails remain closed as well. Please be patient a bit longer as we are taking baby steps in hopes of gradually opening up. When you are able to return, please be respectful of others and mindful of your surroundings. Practice safe social distancing and wear a mask in public. We are all feeling our way through this tough situation, but we are confident we can see it through and safely welcome summer together. For now, you can still enjoy supporting your favorite local business from the comfort and safety of your home during Cyber Friday, a local sale event featuring many of the shops from Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler. Visit www.exploremanzanita.com/cyber-friday/ for details. And, of course, you can make plans for a summer or fall visit. We’ll all need something to look forward to!
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Thank you and we’ll see you all soon!
Manzanita Visitors Center