THINGS TO DO
Our decks and patios have Adirondack chairs. Have a seat in one and take in the bay, river, mountains, and wildlife while you cook up some barbecue.
Or just borrow one of our kayaks there and paddle on out. If you’ve brought your own boat or rented one next door, salmon fishing or crabbing await.
Ride the Rails: Oregon Coast Railrider Cycling
“Enjoy the unique experience of PEDALING a four seated, pedal powered, railroad quadricycle along an inactive portion of the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad. Experience an array of natural biomes and beautiful views, ranging from waterfronts, grassy tidal estuaries, dense forests, dairy farms and fields painted against stretching mountains. You will cross many trestles throughout your journey providing expansive and elevated views. Great for families and group events, bring your friends! Seated up to 4. Grab friends who are nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans.”
River Sports: Wheeler Marina
“We are right in the center of Wheeler with plenty of services to make your stay enjoyable. We have kayaks and stand up paddle boards for sale/rent, crab boats for rent, and mooring available. We also sell fishing/crabbing licenses and tackle and have a crab cooker and lots of friendly advice on what to see & how to do it.”
Shop: Wander and browse our antique and specialty shops, all within a few blocks.
Ride the Train: In the autumn, there is a Fall Splendor ride departing Wheeler: https://oregoncoastscenic.org/fall-splendor/
Nearby Groceries and Liquor
(Hours may be seasonal and subject to change)
Nehalem Food Mart
A small neighborhood grocery store just north of us, on your left, as you enter Nehalem. Open 9am-9pm, daily.
Mohler Co-op Store
A “nice little area store doesn’t always have everything, but what it does, it does well.” Open 7am-7pm every day, except for Sunday, when Open 9am-6pm. 34890 Highway 53 Nehalem, Oregon (Map & Directions)
Manzanita Fresh Foods
Has fresh organic foods as well as common staples. Open every day 7am-9pm. 730 Manzanita Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130 (Map & Directions)
Wheeler Liquor Store
Open 10am-6pm every day, except for Friday and Saturday in the summer, when open 10am-7pm.
Manzanita Grocery & Deli
– The Little Apple
Has fresh seafood, and a full deli.
Open every day 7am-9pm, except Friday 7am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-9pm.
193 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
(Map & Directions)
BEACH & WOODS
Short Sands Beach, Neahkahnie Mountain, and Hug Point are popular places to explore, nearby. Each offers varying levels of hiking, and plenty of spectacular views.
- 6 miles Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site
- 14 miles Hug Point State Recreation Site
- 15 miles Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
Explore Nature Tillamook Coast
“A collaboration of environmental organizations working together to provide meaningful, nature-based events to showcase the uniqueness of Tillamook County and the work being done to conserve the area’s natural resources, restore biodiversity, and preserve natural resource-based industries”
- Whale Watching (seasonal)
Use the map on this page to help find a great place to look for these amazing ocean giants!
- Tides for Fishing
More than you’ve ever wanted to know about fishing forecasts.
Deep Sea Fishing
Regular Coastal Excursions Schedule
- Regular Coastal Excursion (Between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach Oregon)
- Schedule Varies Depending on Excursion
- Weekend Service ~ May 18th – End of September
- Daily Service ~ May 25th – End of September
Birds & Wildlife
Astoria If you want to head north…
Three Capes Scenic Route If you want to head south…
Visit this quaint coastal town just 4.6 miles north of us, for shopping, dining, and recreation. There are several art galleries, the Nehalem Valley Historical Society, and the Hoffman Center for the Arts for local workshops and events.
Manzanita Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 5:00 – 8:30
End of June – Mid September
Hwy 101 & Alder St.,
467 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Need more? Try Yoga Roots Studio for more recommended yoga classes. Spa Manzanita for luxurious pampering including massages, facials, pedicures and manicures for adults and kids too. Pauseful Massage & Botanicals for massages and aromatherapy.
Nehalem Bay Winery
34965 Highway 53
Nehalem, OR 97131
Nehalem Bay State Park
Northwest Equine Outfitters
Head south, and visit the Tillamook Creamery where Tillamook Cheese is made. Enjoy interactive self-guided tours, and a meal featuring cheese-based American classics.
Tillamook Air Museum is housed in a former US Navy blimp hangar, called “Hangar B”, which is the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world.
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is a great place to learn about how this area was settled and has an extensive photograph collection.
Kilchis Point Reserve is a dog-friendly 200-acre nature reserve, with bike paths, an interpretive kiosk, and a picnic area. It’s an easy, beautiful walk, even on a rainy Oregon Coast day.
NORTH COAST RECREATION DISTRICT (NCRD)
North Coast Recreation District (NCRD) was originally a school built in the 1920s, features a swimming pool with open and lap swims, classes such as Pilates, tai chi, yoga, a gym, programs including sketching, games, and a writers roundtable. You’ll find plays and performances in their newly remodeled performance center. Check their schedule for their latest offerings.
NORTH COAST FOOD TRAIL
Learn, Taste & Trek: Take Your First Step on the Food Trail.
“Out here, there’s a world of wonders good enough to eat. On the North Coast Food Trail, you’ll find an abundance of producers, shops, vendors, and restaurants, who share a passion for bringing out the region’s flavors. Follow wild seafood from the fisherman’s net to the chef’s block; learn how to forage the woods for rare mushrooms; tour the farms—and meet the cows—supplying dairy for Oregon-made cheese. Get a taste of fresh coast-to-table fare as you explore foodways and check out the “roots” of your meal.”