When you book a stay in one of Vacasa’s Nehalem vacation rentals you sign up for picturesque views of the Northern Oregon Coast, small-town friendliness, and nearby recreation on both land and water. Nestled along the Nehalem River, this quaint town of only 270 residents offers quick access to scenic trail hikes in Nehalem Bay State Park and dramatic coastal views on Neahkahnie Mountain, meaning "place of supreme deity" in the Tillamook language. There's also crabbing in Nehalem Bay, as well as great shopping and eclectic dining in the town's downtown business district.
Nehalem is a charming Oregon destination for getaways near the historic town of Wheeler, located south off Highway 101, and the ocean beaches of Manzanita to the west.
Rent a surfboard at Manzanita Bikes & Boards then spend the day riding in huge waves at Short Sands Beach - one of the Northern Coast's premier surf spots - in Oswald West State Park. You could also rent kayaks at the Wheeler marina and paddle out to Nehalem Bay where you'll likely see an abundance of wildlife including harbor seals, river otters, pelicans, and even an occasional bald eagle.
If you prefer to have your adventures on land, head over to the Nehalem Bay Winery to sample a variety of wines - including Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Merlot - made from grapes grown in the region. You could also spend the day uncovering hidden treasures at antique shops downtown, horseback riding at Nehalem Bay State Park with Oregon Beach Rides, or practicing your downward dog pose in a yoga class at the North County Recreation District.
For the best access to great activities along the Northern Oregon Coast, a stay at one of Vacasa's Nehalem vacation rentals can't be beat! Laid-back living and Oregon Coast grandeur combine for an unforgettable vacation in Nehalem.