Family-Friendly Activities In Manzanita! 

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. 

HORSEBACK RIDES   

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.   

PADDLE TIME   

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.  

GO CRABBING   

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! 

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