On a recent trip to Oregon, we decided to check out some different beaches. While staying in Manzanita, we traveled just south to Nehalem Bay State Park. It is easy to find with Google Maps, and we stopped at the registration booth to pay a $5 parking fee. There was an abundant amount of parking, even on a weekend in mid-August.
Despite being mid-August, the weather was cool and breezy, so I recommend layers.
The beach is beautiful, with visibly salty air, dunes, and driftwood.
We found some starfish on the beach.
As well as some jellyfish.
The beach was very quiet on a weekend morning, but I imagine it gets busy, as there are a lot of parking spots and places to rent horses for horseback riding.
We had a wonderful time walking around on the beach and enjoying the scenery.
Visit the Oregon State Parks website for more information.
Love the beach.
Wow! I would have never guessed this was in Oregon. This place looks so beautiful. (Reciprocated by Natasha Romero-Salas)
What an amazing place to have a family adventure. I’d love to explore the dunes and the sea life.
Love your images. I love the beach, would love to explore this location
Love a good visit to a Pacific beach! This place looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!
I always love going to the beach and this looks like a great place to go with your family and making a beautiful memories together.
That’s a big jellyfish. I’d love to visit Oregon.
that’s a beautiful and serene quiet beach the white sand clear sunny sky big jellyfish I got refreshed just by looking the pictures 🙂 worth exploring
What a wonderful little discovery Nehalem Bay State Park is, the sand so soft and such a lovely sight with not many people around.
What beautiful star fish.
We love going to parks as a family whenever we travel. If we are ever in Oregon, we’d definitely go there.
I’ve never been to Oregon when in the US, and Nehalem State Park looks so pretty. The beach is dreamy too!
What a beautiful stretch of beach! We love the look of the sand dunes and what you found! We’d like to visit Oregon State Parks one day
Oh my gosh what an amazing Beach. I would love to find starfish like that.
That place looks amazing, I need to take my family there in our next trip that way
I’ve never heard of this park before. I’ll have to visit there when I go to Oregon. It looks so peaceful there.
Such a gorgeous place for a family trip! I’m totally a beach person – thank you for sharing this beautiful place!
I’ve been here when I used to live in Washington. I’d love to visit with my own kids!
Gorgeous photos. Looks like such a great outing. Love the cute starfish!
You have a wonderful talent with photography. What an incredible adventure finding starfish and jellyfish on shore!