The forgotten beach – 7 miles of beautiful sand on the Oregon Coast

Neahkahnie Mountain rising from the surf as seen from Manzanita Beach, Oregon. (Brian J. Cantwell)

Some of the more popular Oregon Coast beach destinations such as Cannon Beach, recently named one of the best beaches in the world, and Seaside, which usually gets most of the attention, tend to dominate the conversation about coast locales. However, Manzanita Beach has recently been making waves at the center of a beach clean up event that’s the largest Oregon Coast Clean Up of it’s kind.

The Forgotten Beach

With so many amazing spots to visit on the Oregon Coast, it can be hard for someone who’s visiting for the 1st time to choose where to go. Due to its lack of mainstream name recognition, Manzanita Beach is often overlooked. I can see why some of the more commercialized, “touristy” coastal towns may be more desirable to some, but Manzanita is one of the most spectacular getaway locations on the Oregon Coast. With spectacular vistas of Neahkahnie Mountain rising from the 7 miles of beautiful sandy beach, Manzanita is one of the few locations on the Oregon Coast that deserves to be called a beach. If you’ve never been to Manzanita Beach, then you truly are missing out.

Manzanita Beach Clean Up - Fresh Oregon Crab Big Wave Cafe
Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita, Oregon – Fresh Crab Caught Same Day

Since becoming a “beach resort” in 1912, Manzanita has been one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. It offers great getaways spots on the Oregon Coast. This lead to the growth of a vibrant community of people and great Oregon-Minded businesses, shops, restaurants, and organizations. The 7 miles of sandy beach lined with homes has a large amounts of vacation rentals with oceans views. Easy beach access helps keep the community growing.

Manzanita Beach, Oregon

Manzanita Beach is one of my favorite towns to visit on the Oregon Coast. The majestic rocky coast backdrop on the sandy beach is amazing, and the 7 miles of sandy beach full of awesome vacation homes gives visitors direct access to the beach. My favorite part about Manzanita is the great local businesses and restaurants that can only be found on the coast. The restaurants have delicious selections of fresh foods featuring crab caught earlier that morning, and the local shops have some amazing finds! We found a beautiful set of amazing Jewelry made from recycled tires and Stunning Recycled Copper earrings.Manzanita Oregon Coast Getaway

Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia

Don’t forget about the Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia & Ocean Blue Project on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and help make the world’s 1st recycled shampoo bottle a reality.

Oregon Coast Clean Up Facebook Event Page

Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia - That Oregon Life - Ocean Blue Project

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My name is Alex Lockwood and I love Oregon. One of my favorite things about living in Oregon is that we are just a short drive away from a wide variety of fun outdoor activities and amazing natural beauty.I am a native Oregonian and I grew up in the countryside just outside of Sandy, Oregon nestled between Mt. Hood and Portland. Growing up, we owned a few different family businesses over the years and by the time I made it to high school age I was working four jobs; the family business, weekends on a dairy farm, summers bucking hay for Geren’s Farm Supply & Nuts On Sport Pizza off Highway 26 in Boring, Oregon. From shoveling cow manure and bucking hay to making pizza and taking inventory for the family business, I’ve done it all. Growing up, there never seemed to be a shortage of work, which is how I developed the strong work ethic I have today. Although it was difficult and times, we made the best of the situation. In fact, many of the opportunities I’ve had would have never happened without hard work or a little sacrifice.

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