A vacation in funky Manzanita should include time for some Retail Therapy to go with your Vitamin Sea. The unique businesses in Manzanita are mostly locally owned and owner-run, so your shopping in Manzanita directly benefits the community and the people you meet. The browsing along Laneda Avenue is tempting and only about four blocks separates our favorite shops so take a little wander and see what must go home with you!
We Love These Manzanita Shops for Unique Items
Your shopping in Manzanita has global impact at Moxie Fair Trade Boutique where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of clothing, jewelry, housewares and gifts from around the world. Shopping here supports women’s cooperatives, non-profits and village groups worldwide and full time employment locally.
Pets Welcome! Four Paws on the Beach is a pet’s dream boutique and a must-go during your Manzanita visit. Matching owner/pet outfits? Yes, please! Well, certainly color coordinated leashes & collars, a wide variety of toys, treats and all things pet related.
Bahama Mama’s has all the beach gear you need for going outside in any weather from waterproof boots to bikinis and the fun cycles, boogie boards and kites that make a day on the beach in Manzanita a blast. Forgot your flip flops or want to ride a beach cruiser through town? Check out the mountain bikes, beach cruisers and fun cycles for all sorts of beach fun.
Variety, Spice, Life reads the sign outside, tipping you off that T-Spot is a place to explore! A boutique of curiosities where “Pockets” is a magic word and the motto is “Life’s too short for boring socks” you’re sure to find something to charm you in a selection of hand made, fair trade, or American made items. Manzanita-specific gear to show your love for the beach AND artisan chocolates make this a must-check place.
Rainy days will never get you down when you’ve stocked a new board game on your shopping trip in Manzanita. Stuffed with colorful books, games, puzzles and toys of every shape and size, this busy shop has something for everyone you know. Board games, card games, educational toys, stuffies and puzzles, there’s no shortage of indoor activity fun for the days you stay in.
Every beach town needs a signature candy shop and Manzanita Sweets is here for your Manzanita shopping stroll.. Salt water taffy, chocolate delicacies and all the nostalgic candies your parents wouldn’t let you have. Get in touch with your inner child (or your actual child) with a stop at co-owned Manzanita Sweets and Toylandia.
Manzanita is a great vacation destination for families. This beloved beach town has something for everyone. From horseback riding through coastal dunes to exploring seven miles of sandy beach, to catching local crab, hitting the links, and shopping on charming Laneda Avenue, there is an endless amount of fun to be had in Manzanita!
Check out some of our favorite family-friendly things to do in Manzanita:
HEAD TO THE BEACH
Manzanita Beach boasts a beautiful stretch of sand, perfect for building sandcastles, beach combing, exploring tide pools, and ending a fun-filled day watching the sun set over the glimmering and majestic ocean.
Explore Oregon’s stunning coastline and rugged dunes on horseback. Oregon Beach Rides has experienced horses for all skill levels, and even mini horses to accommodate kids! Schedules are seasonal, and they book up in advance, so make sure to call about availability.
Looking to give paddle boarding a try? The local outfitters at Kayak Tillamook and SUP Manzanita offer lessons and guided tours of the scenic waterways, including Nehalem Bay and Nehalem River. Already a pro? Wheeler Marina rents canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards.
A trip to the Oregon Coast isn’t complete without giving crabbing a try. The friendly and knowledgeable crew at Kelly’s Brighton Marina are passionate about crabbing, and guarantee you and your family will have a crab-tastic experience whether crabbing from the dock or their guided boat. The crew will also offer to cook and clean your catch on-site if you wish to enjoy your fresh catch right then & there! You can also rent one of their boats, or launch your own and explore some of the best fishing spots for Chinook salmon and Steelhead in the area.
HIT THE LINKS
Enjoy fun, links style golf for the whole family. Manzanita Links blends ocean and forest settings together, creating a magical experience for players of all skill levels. They also offer contactless online check-in, and “Thank You Thursdays” – 9-holes for only $20 for active military, firefighters, frontline healthcare workers, police officers, public city employees, and teachers.
STROLL THE SHOPS ALONG LANEDA AVENUE
Laneda Avenue is the heartbeat of Manzanita, boasting a variety of charming locally-owned shops. Pick up the perfect book to read in front of a cozy fire at your vacation beach rental at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, spoil your favorite pup at Four Paws, find the perfect gift for that someone special, or a souvenir for yourself at local boutique finnesterre, or pick up a new board game for family game night at Toylandia.
READY TO BOOK A GETAWAY THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE?
Book your next vacation getaway today at Manzanita Vacation Rentals by Meredith Lodging, or on Meredith Lodging’s Manzanita vacation rentals collection page. We have an impressive collection of vacation rentals to choose from – many are pet friendly, too! We hope to see you in Manzanita soon!
There is something irresistible about the aroma of a strong cup of coffee mixed with misty salty air. A great cup of coffee and the Oregon Coast is one of our all-time favorite pairings!
We have put together a list of some great spots to satisfy your caffeine craving along the Oregon Coast:
Five Rivers Coffee in Tillamook
Conveniently located on Hwy 101 in Tillamook, Five Rivers Coffee serves premium house roasted coffee, freshly baked pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. In the mood for something more decadent? Make sure and try one of their House specialties like the Miami Whammy: a mocha loaded with flavors of almond, coconut, and white chocolate. This is the perfect place to grab breakfast before making your way down the Oregon Coast for an adventure-filled day.
Sleepy Monk in Cannon Beach
Do not sleep on the opportunity to enjoy one of the best cups of coffee on the Oregon Coast at Sleepy Monk. All of their certified organic coffees are roasted locally and sourced internationally. Locals and visitors alike love their warm and welcoming service, and of course, the coffee!
Left Coast Coffee Co. in Depoe Bay
Enjoy a brew with a view at Left Coast Coffee Co. Their café is located directly across from the “Spouting Horn”, so you can savor a truly great cup of coffee, as you cross this natural phenomena off your must-see list!
The Beachside Buzz in Waldport
Looking for a quick caffeine fix? Head to The Beachside Buzz coffee hut in Waldport, where you can always indulge in a seasonal latte flavor like pumpkin spice, maple blondie, and candy cane mocha.
The Green Salmon Coffee Company in Yachats
Stop by this neighborhood favorite where you can choose from a wide selection of espresso, coffee drinks, and distinctive teas. They also serve freshly baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and lox, and oatmeal, making Green Salmon Coffee Company a perfect spot before spending the day at the beach.
Book a Stay with Us!
Explore the Oregon Coast, and drink some great coffee along the way! Manzanita Vacation Rentals by Meredith Lodging has an amazing collection of coastal vacation rentals to accommodate all group sizes, budgets, and pets, too! You can view our entire coastal collection online, or call our Reservations Team at 541.418.4070 to book your stay.
Manzanita has something for everyone! If you prefer to spend your vacation with excitement and adventure, consider horseback riding through coastal dunes, playing the day away on the beach, catching some local crabs, or hitting the golf course. If you love shopping, explore unique local shops and find the perfect souvenir to bring home. No matter your vacation style, there is no shortage of fun to be had in Manzanita.
Check out some of our favorite things to do outside in Manzanita:
Imagine exploring the scenic Oregon coastline, and even spotting the occasional gray whale – all on horseback! Oregon Beach Rides has experienced horses for all skill levels, and miniature horses to accommodate kids! Schedules are seasonal, and they book up in advance, so make sure and call to inquire about availability.
Have you wanted to give stand-up paddle boarding a try? Local outfitters Kayak Tillamook and SUP Manzanita offer lessons and guided tours of the scenic waterways, including the Nehalem Bay and Nehalem River. Already a pro paddler? Wheeler Marina rents paddle boards, kayaks and canoes.
HEAD FOR THE BEACH
Manzanita Beach offers a beautiful stretch of pristine sand, perfect for building sandcastles, or watching the sun set over the glimmering ocean. A walk down the beach ends at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain, creating a stunning backdrop to capture that frame-worth pic!
HIT THE LINKS
The stunning course at Manzanita Links blends ocean and forest together, creating a memorable experience for players of all skill levels. The golf course offers contactless online check-in, and “Thank You Thursdays” – 9-holes for only $20 for active military, police officers, firefighters, frontline healthcare workers, public city employees, and teachers.
Some locals might say a visit to the Oregon Coast isn’t complete without giving crabbing a try. The friendly and knowledgeable crew at Kelly’s Brighton Marina are passionate about crabbing, and guarantee you and your family will have a blast whether crabbing from the dock or their guided boat. They also offer to cook and clean your catch on-site if you wish to enjoy your fresh catch right then & there! You can also rent one of their boats, or launch your own and explore some of the best Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout fishing spots in the region.
STROLL AND SHOP ALONG LANEDA AVENUE
Laneda Avenue is the heart and soul of Manzanita, showcasing a variety of charming locally-owned shops and restaurants. Pick up the perfect beach read at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, spoil your favorite furry family member at Four Paws, find the perfect gift for that someone special at local boutique finnesterre, or stop and sip awhile at Dixie’s Vino.
READY TO DISCOVER WONDERFUL WORLD OF OUTDOOR RECREATION IN MANZANITA?
Book your getaway today at Manzanita Vacation Rentals by Meredith Lodging or on Meredith Lodging’s Manzanita vacation rentals collection page. We have a lovely collection of vacation rentals to choose from – many are pet friendly, too! We hope to see you on Laneda Avenue soon!