Enjoy a Fabulous Vacation in the Beach Resort of Manzanita, Oregon

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Enjoy a Fabulous Vacation in the Beach Resort of Manzanita, Oregon

Manzanita-OregonManzanita is a delightful little beach town on the North coast of Oregon, just South of Cannon Beach. The Neahkahnie Mountain to the North provides a backdrop to the beautiful coastal views. The town’s main street, Laneda Avenue houses some quaint cafes, boutiques and shops, while live music is often to be found at local venues. Laneda Avenue is also home to the Nehalem Valley Historical Society; exhibiting the history and heritage of the area.



The Hoffman Center

The Hoffman Centre; funded by a trust from Lloyd and Myrtle Hoffman after their passing; is a non-profit cultural center featuring all kinds of artistic and educational events. The Hoffmans were long-standing residents of Manzanita, who wanted to leave the town something special; which they achieved with this center that puts on writing and art workshops, as well as musical and cultural events.

Vacationing in Manzanita

There are a number of options for Manzanita vacation rentals, and visitors can stay in the town and be close to many of the nearby attractions and activities; like the NCRD (North County Recreation District), featuring heated pools, a fitness center, gym, yoga studio, exercise classes and children’s play and care centre, as well as an art gallery and a theater for the performing arts, or better still, directly on the beach.

Visitors can take stand-up paddle board and surfing lessons at the beach and in July can take part in, or just enjoy, the annual Manzanita beach walk and run, and the Manzanita music festival.


The population of Manzanita is a little over 620, and although this is augmented by visitors in season, this is a much quieter town than many in the area. However, Manzanita is within easy traveling distance to larger busier towns when they are needed. Manzanita is also only about a 90 minute journey to Portland, for those who enjoy the bustle of the city. Apart from Portland there is the town of Seaside 25 miles to the north; home of the famous Seaside Jazz Festival, and Tillamook, about 25 miles south, which offers larger stores and more amenities than Manzanita, for those who like to browse and to shop. The advantages to renting accommodation in Manzanita are that one can enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday with plenty to do, and still be in easy reach of other places when desired.

Vacation Rentals

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When looking for Manzanita Oregon vacation rentals, you will find animal-friendly accommodations, where dog lovers are welcome and in fact encouraged, to bring the furry family members along. Walkers and hikers can enjoy the Nehalem State Park with its 900 acres of enchanting forest trails and breathtaking views. Activities in the park include fishing, crabbing, beach combing, camping and horse riding. Another popular park is the Oswald West State Park, to the North of Manzanita, where abundant local wildlife can be viewed, along with surfing and exploring the tide pools.

This is a wonderful vacation spot with a little of everything; beautiful beaches, glorious scenery and wildlife, mountains, hiking trails, golf, horse riding and water sports; truly something to suit all tastes.  Click the link to view a choice of three fabulous Manzanita rentals that offers fabulous holiday accommodation directly on the stunning Manzanita beach.


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