Top Summer Activities in Manzanita

Top Summer Activities in Manzanita

Top Summer Activities in Manzanita

23 Mar 2022
Top Summer Activities in Manzanita

Top Summer Activities in Manzanita

Summer is just around the corner, so it is not too early to book your stay with Meredith Lodging in the charming and beloved beach town of Manzanita, Oregon. Known for stunning jagged headland cliffs, miles of pristine coastline, great restaurants and shops, and a friendly, laid-back beach vibe, we guarantee one trip will have you planning your next return. Ready to plan your summer coastal getaway? Check out our beautiful collection of Manzanita vacation rentals, and to make your planning even easier, we have put together a list of some of the top summer activities to enjoy in this little slice of coastal heaven:

Check out the Local Farmers’ Market & Businesses

Support local farms and businesses. – Start your weekend getaway with a stroll through the Manzanita Farmers Market. Discover local vendors highlighting fresh produce and homemade products. Pick up some gourmet cheeses and fresh bread to enjoy alongside some amazing Oregon wine back at your cozy Meredith Lodging vacation rental. The market is open every Friday evening, 4pm – 7pm, May 27th – October 7.

Check out Muttzanita and Four Paws on the Beach

Let the dogs out!Muttzanita is an annual event that celebrates all things pup! Join in on all the bark-tacular fun to be had – a pet parade, Chuck-It Contest, Musical “Sits” Contest, pet talent show, and so much more! And shop year-round for great gifts for your favorite pet at the sponsor business, Four Paws on the Beach.

Explore The Local State Parks Near Manzanita


Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park offers trails, wildlife, and bird spotting, and lots of sand dunes for jumping. With the glistening Pacific Ocean to the west of the park, and Nehalem Bay to the east, this is the perfect spot for a family photo – leashed pups are welcomed, too!

Oswald West State Park

Oswald West State Park is known for its easy hiking trails, towering evergreen trees, and stunning views. A half mile walk west of the parking area will lead you Short Sand Beach. This beloved beach is the perfect spot to play the day away.

Hit the Links at Manzanita Links

Hit the links! Feel like playing some golf, but don’t want to spend a whole vacation day on the course? Manzanita Links is the perfect course for you, with nine holes located on a beautiful hillside facing the majestic Pacific Ocean. The golf course also now offers convenient contactless online check-in.

Check out Manzanita’s Numerous Places to Drink

Toast to lazy summer days at some favorite places to drink. Spend the perfect summer afternoon at The Winery at Manzanita. This local and visitor’s favorite winery offers locally produced wines, beer, and ciders, outdoor firepits, an ocean view deck, snacks, and s’mores. Kids and pups are welcome! 

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Go to Sand Dune Pub

Sand Dune Pub has been a local favorite since 1935. Warm up after a long day on the beach in front of their big stone fireplace, catch a game on their big screen TVS, or catch the last summer rays of the day on their beautiful patio. Please note: 21 and older only. 

Grab a Nightcap at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar

Grab happy hour or a nightcap at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar (21 and older). This local watering hole has an impressive selection of beer, wine, craft cocktails, and over 200 whiskeys to choose from. They also serve bar bites, hearty cheese, and charcuterie boards, and delicious desserts. Cheers to another memorable summer vacation!

Ready to plan a memorable summer getaway in Manzanita? We are here to help! You can view our entire Manzanita Vacation Rental Collection online or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, follow us on social and tag those vacay posts #STAYWITHMEREDITH.

Find out more things to do while in Manzanita from our Area Guide! >