Outdoor Activities in Manzanita, Oregon – Family Fun in Manzanita!

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: 

HORSEBACK RIDES  

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.  

PADDLE TIME  

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. 

GO CRABBING  

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! 

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