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August 21, 2015

Campfire & Beach Fire Ban

Effective Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. Locally, this affects Nehalem Bay State Park and fires along the beach. This includes but is not limited to […]
August 19, 2015

Manzanita Remembers Kay Covert

How do you celebrate the life of someone truly special after they are gone? Do you hold a parade? Write a song? Build a statue? More importantly, how do you fill the void left by that person? These are the questions Manzanita is left to ponder after the passing of Kay Covert. […]
August 14, 2015

Caring For A Wonderful Destination

The north coast of Oregon isn’t the state’s best kept secret anymore. It’s well known far and wide what a magical place the Manzanita area is. Visitors are thrilled by the splendor it has to offer, whether it’s their first visit or they’ve been coming regularly for generations. But much of what […]
August 14, 2015

The Glenesslin – A Piece Of Manzanita History

On a calm day in October 1913 people on the beach watched the schooner Glenesslin emerge from haze over the ocean and sail into the end of Neahkahnie Mountain. The ship struck the cliff under almost full sail. Why did the huge vessel hit such an obvious pile of rocks? When lookouts […]
August 12, 2015

Exploring The Many Trails Near Manzanita

Rain or shine, exploring this awe-inspiring, forest-filled coast by foot is an absolute favorite among Manzanita locals and tourists alike. With so many gorgeous state parks nearby, you’ll have plenty of trails to choose from.  Set on the southern border of Manzanita is Nehalem Bay State Park. Head down to the beach […]
August 7, 2015

Nehalem Falls Campground – A Forested Gem

Located at Milepost 7, Foss Road, Nehalem Falls Campground is a quiet, shaded retreat nestled next to the beautiful Nehalem River and scenic Nehalem Falls. Large, old-growth Douglas-fir, cedar, spruce and hemlock grace the site. The site features 14 drive-in campsites, one group campsite, four walk-in tent campsites, vault toilets, drinking water […]
August 5, 2015

“Exploring The Oregon Coast Trail” Book Launch

Author Connie Soper will launch her new book “Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Day Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border” Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. The event is free and open to the public. “I don’t consider my book […]
August 3, 2015

“Muttzanita” wants your vote!

“Muttzanita” launches its first Mayoral election! The town of “Muttzanita” is growing so it is only appropriate for us to elect a mayor. No party affiliation is necessary, however all candidates must be a resident (full or part-time) of the tri-city area (Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler) Hurry in and pick up your […]
July 27, 2015
Manzanita Visitors Center

Beach Wheelchairs Available – Click Here

Three beach adaptive wheelchairs are now available for use in Manzanita, two for adults, one for children. Chairs are available to check out at Manzanita City Hall, Monday through Friday. To check one out or inquire about availability, call Manzanita City Hall at (503) 368-5343 during business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 […]
July 18, 2015

Surfing At Short Sands Beach

Surfing along the Oregon Coast is an incredibly thrilling experience, and one of our favorite places to surf is at Short Sands Beach, located within Oswald West State Park. A beautiful walk through our coastlines old growth forest leads you to this special cove filled with waves, waterfalls & dramatic landscapes. Short […]