Horseback rides with Oregon Beach Rides
The beach from Neahkahnie, along Manzanita, to the end of Nehalem Spit makes for an ideal horseback-riding stretch. Explore the beautiful Oregon coastline, rugged dunes, and even spot the occasional whale – all on horseback! Oregon Beach Rides has experienced horses for all skill levels and mini horses to accommodate kids! Schedules are seasonal and they book up in advance, so make sure and call to inquire about availability.
Paddle time with Kayak Tillamook and SUP Manzanita
Ready to try stand-up paddle boarding? Both Kayak Tillamook and SUP Manzanita offer lessons and guided tours of the scenic waterways, including the Nehalem River and Nehalem Bay. Already a pro paddler? Wheeler Marina rents single and tandem kayaks and paddle boards. Grab a kayak or paddle board and enjoy the stunning views from the water!
Catch some Oregon Dungeness Crab from Kelly’s Brighton Marina
Some do not consider a trip to the Oregon Coast complete without a crabbing excursion. The friendly team at Kelly’s Brighton Marina are passionate about crabbing and will make sure you and your family have a blast whether crabbing from the dock or their guided boat. They will also cook and clean your catch on-site if you wish to enjoy your fresh haul right then & there! The Marina also offers a front row seat to all the Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon you can catch (legally of course!). You can rent one of their boats or launch your own and explore some of the best fishing spots in the region.
Hit Manzanita Links
Golfers can practice their swing or play nine holes at Manzanita Links, which is located on a beautiful hillside facing the Pacific. The golf course now offers contactless online check-in and “Thank You Thursdays” – 9-holes for only $20 for all teachers, active military, police officers, firefighters, frontline healthcare workers, and public city employees.
Need more ideas? Learn more of the things to do in Manzanita from our Area Guide! >