The Beach is slightly downhill if you head left and slightly uphill if you head right but either way just head west as soon as you can and you’ll hit the beach.  Good to wear layers. Manzanita beach is wide and flat. Neahkanie mountain is what you see when you face north in the sand. There’s a Jetty several miles to the South. Sometimes there’s a good wind - but not always. It’s a great beach for it’s wide open spaces, mountain view, weather system.  

Shopping along Manzanita’s main street is called Laneda. New sidewalks were added within the last couple of years which makes cruising around the coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, spas, banks and bakeries along the ocean view promenade easier than ever.

Arch Cape is roughly 7 miles North of Manzanita on the other side of Neahkanie Mountain. They make great deli sandwiches at the Deli just before you head up through the tunnel.  The beach itself at Arch Cape is nice, not a lot of wind with tide pool rocks at the south end.

Hiking for our family has always been the trail a little under a mile North of Manzanita. Follow the brown hiking trail sign and turn east off HWY 101. The trail head is a bumpy mile or so up the road and well marked with some parking. Several wonderful look out spots along the mostly shady trail. Remember to take some water and a snack even if you’re only going for a little while. Wear layers and good shoes. Many, many well maintained trails along Oregon Coast.

Visit nearby Spa Manzanita for some relaxation and pampering!

From the Manzanita Reporter
Spring 2009

“Third times a charm” for Farmer’s Market
The Manzanita Farmer’s Market is getting ready for its Third charming season of fun and excitement. The seasonal, Open-air market is a weekly social gathering event providing fresh local produce And farm products, live entertainment and ready-to-eat foods. Come join us every Friday Evening June 19th through September 11th, 5 to 8pm in the Windemere Realty parking lot At 5th and Laneda.