The City maintains Manzanita City Park at Pacific Avenue and South Third Street. This park has a tennis court, beach volleyball court, three picnic shelters, a playcourt, horseshoe pit, and a children’s play equipment area.
No reservations are taken for use of the park: use is on a first-come, first served basis. Please notify City Hall if you have a large event at the park so that others calling the City may be informed. City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (closed from noon to 1 pm for lunch).
In the 1960’s, Laneda Corporation sold a large tract of land south of Manzanita to Ted Erickson. Although not a golfer himself, Erickson began developing a 9-hole golf course on the land in the 1970’s. The course opened to the public in 1987. The original announcement for the opening proclaimed it “The Best Kept Golf Course On The Oregon Coast!”
Ted, along with son Steve, made the project a labor of love every step of the way. Soon, the sale of lots surrounding the course was completed, bringing homeowners access to the course just steps away.
Popularity of the new venture drew interest from the public well before its completion and it has been a popular recreational destination and local asset since opening day.
Why do local and visiting golfers enjoy playing the course? There are several reasons:
– It is painstakingly maintained year-round
– The course has numerous spectacular views of our beautiful area.
– It has been said the par 4 holes are too tough and the par 3 holes too easy. Actually, very few golfers have been consistently able to break par; thus, they keep coming back!
– Because it is a 9-hole course many like to play a round of golf withing two hours or less, leaving plenty of time for fishing, site-seeing, and beach-walking.
– It is a walking course only, which attracts people that enjoy the exercise.
– The course is playable year-round because the sand base absorbs rain water.
– The course is an asset to the entire business community of North Tillamook County. TWO annual golf tournaments, The Gene Schmuck Foundation and The Mudd-Nick Foundation, have been responsible for raising over two and a quarter million dollars for multiple North County charaties. These include college scholarships for Neahkahnie High School students, the area Food Bank and other life-enriching opportunities for grade school, middle school, and non-school experiences.
– Last, but not least, the Manzanita Golf Course is responsible for a substantial amount of city and county property tax monies.
So don’t wait – set up your tee time at the Manzanita Golf Course today!
Courtesy of Manzanita resident and avid golfer D. Owen Nicholson
Also know to locals as The Little Apple, we’re located just two blocks from the beach in the heart of downtown Manzanita
We strive to provide good/friendly customer service with Eexcellent products including organic and gluten free groceries.
Our deli workers have outstanding family oriented cooking/baking background. Deli department has fresh fruits, pastas, deli meat and various cheese. Our hot foods have Chinese (Mon-Fri), Italian/American (Mon-Sun), and other fast food.
Summer: Mon – Sat 7 am-10 pm, Sun 8 am-10 pm
Winter: Mon – Sat 7 am -9 pm, Sun 8 am-9 pm
Each of our beautiful vacation homes has it’s own novel personality, so, whether the home you choose for your vacation reigns over the Manzanita golf course, is tucked back into the coastal pines, or sits right on the beach sand, you’ll find visiting our little slice of Oregon’s northern coast that much more unforgetable when wrapped in the relaxing informality of a home-like atmosphere. More privacy. More room. For less money. Now that’s a formula for a great vacation!
MANZANITA RENTAL COMPANY cares for and manages over seventy privately owned, charismatic vacation homes so we’re confident you’ll find the perfect hideaway with us here in Manzanita for an unforgettable Oregon Coast Vacation. Come, make your memories in Manzanita!
Manzanita Sweets offers a breath-taking assortment of old-fashioned candy, hand-crafted chocolates and salt water taffy. In addition to finding their favorite childhood sweets, visitors are treated to a wide array of antiques and novelties. Manzanita Sweets opened its doors at the start of 2011 and is proud to offer delicacies from many regional sources.
- Fudge, ever-expanding varieties
- Salt Water Taffy, every flavor
- Old-Fashioned Candy, all of your childhood favorites!
- Penny Candy, 0ver 100 types
- Blue Q Gum
- Fun gifts and ephemera
Your North Oregon Coast Real Estate Guide – Professional, Dedicated and Fun!
I remember what it’s like to be the client – We moved to the Oregon Coast in 2012 where we bought our new home and a business.
I provide my clients with a calm, well-organized journey by communicating with you every step of the way. My goal is for you to feel confident and well-informed throughout the entire process.
Marzano’s pizza dough is made fresh daily. Our savory tomato sauce is created with quality tomato products, fresh herbs and Italian Spices. Pizzas are topped with freshly grated Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan and specialty imported Italian Cheeses with the freshest vegetables. Marzano’s hand-selects quality meats and takes great pride in our Marzano’s Italian Sausage, which is produced with only the freshest premium cuts of pork, seasoned with imported spices – it contains no fillers or preservatives.
Open for take-out service only, Thursday – Monday, 4 pm – 8 pm.
Moxie is a fabulously fun store with the heart of a lion!! Come see what’s new and support fair trade! You’ll love it! Located in Manzanita at 387 Laneda Avenue.
Open daily, 11 am – 5 pm.
Matt Didilake spent four years beginning in 2007 on the purchase and custom-remodeling of the property at 35715 North Hwy 101, doing much of the work himself. (The building dates back to 1900 when it was successively a Saloon, Brothel, Apartment and an Oyster House.) The end result has produced not only a hard won and much-awaited place of healing, but a structure of considerable architectural beauty where natural wood lends its warmth and glow to all humans and creatures that enter.
This grateful town so in need of a competent veterinarian welcomed the clinic opening in 2011 and the clientele has since grown to what it is today.
Located 86 miles west of Portland along the north Oregon Coast, Nehalem Bay State Park features a campground, two day-use areas and a variety of activities for the whole family.
Situated among a sea of shore pines, the campground borders rolling dunes that separate the campground from the beach. A walk over the dunes and you’re at the beach building sand castles, flying a kite or relaxing to the sound of the ocean. Beach-combing can produce special rewards – treasures that include agates, shells, and occasionally glass floats.
A forested 1.8 mile long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay for recreation and wildlife enthusiasts. Along this route, and in the campground, you may see deer grazing, a herd of elk, a coyote crossing the road and a variety of birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and clamming are also popular past times.
Park features include a 2,400 foot airstrip that offers the unique opportunity of a fly-in camp. A hiker-biker camp is ready for hikers and bikers traveling up and down the coast. Yurts are available as an alternative camping experience. Primitive horse camp sites offer horse enthusiasts a place to camp with several miles of trails and beach to explore. A horse concession is located in the beach-side day-use area during the summer months.
Approximately 265 electrical sites with water
18 yurts (two pet friendly)
Hot showers and flush toilets
Horse camp with 17 primitive sites
Airport camp with primitive fly-in sites
RV dump station
Campsites A13, A30 & A44 and yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities. Accessible restrooms are in loops A and F, the Meeting Hall and day-use areas.
Come by and visit, taste some wine, and check out our summer event schedule. Also, ask us about using the winery to host your next big event. Nehalem Bay Winery has enjoyed 30 years of serving visitors. Celebrating great wine and great fun for the whole family since 1974!
The Nehalem Valley Historical Society is devoted to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Manzanita, Wheeler and Nehalem. From a pre-history visit by Sir Frances Drake to the modern towns of today, the area’s legacy is unique.
The Society maintains a public archive at in Manzanita where you can also see rotating exhibits that bring the history of the area to life through tangible items.
This is also where the society’s growing collection of paper artifacts is kept safe. The society is making its collection available online so even those unable to come to the physical location can benefit from it.
The Nehalem Valley Historical Society has an ongoing oral-history project. Interviews with locals are conducted and archived to make sure today’s history is not lost to the future.
The Society’s goal is to make history available to people through tangible items, and also through the online archive. It is a place where history will be protected. When we know where we came from we can step forward into the future with confidence.
Services of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society
- Protect and preserve history
- Generate original source material through oral-history interviews with locals
- Offer exhibits
- Maintain an online archive to make materials available to everyone
- Act as a repository for family items that might otherwise be lost to history
A newspaper and online publication serving the heart of the Oregon Coast
Founded in 1996, the North Coast Citizen continues to serve the heart of the Oregon Coast, including the Nehalem Bay communities of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler located in North Tillamook County, as well as Cannon Beach located in South Clatsop County.
Dave Fisher, editor
North County Recreation District(NCRD) features a heated swimming pool and shallow wading pool, group exercise classes, fitness center, yoga studio, gymnasium, kids play care center, performing arts theatre and art gallery. View current schedules, fees and programs at ncrd.org.
Spaces are also available to rent. Contact us to explore options for your special event.
Centrally located one-block off Hwy. 101 in Nehalem, NCRD is within a 5-minute drive from Nehalem Bay State Park, downtown Wheeler or downtown Manzanita.
Drop-ins are always welcome! Stop by and visit today!