About the Oregon Coast

About Manzanita

Ahh . . . Manzanita. It’s a breath of fresh air! A small, charming coastal town located just 2 hours west of Portland. It’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway or fun-filled family vacation.

Nestled between two state parks, Manzanita possesses incredible beauty, and provides easily accessible outdoor recreation to it’s visitors. Oswald West State Park to the north, has a popular surf break, and gorgeous ocean view hiking trails that wind through old growth forests.

Nehalem Bay State Park has paved, flat trails that go through picturesque forests and include impressive views of the Nehalem Bay. It’s a great bike riding area for the whole family. And from Memorial Day to Labor Day, horse back riding is also an option!

The beach itself is a 7-mile long, white sandy beach, perfect for walking, beachcombing, or riding fun cycles. Surreal views of  Neahkahnie Mountain border one end of the beach, and the other end seems to go on forever. A trail to the top of Neahkahnie Mountain leads to breath-taking panoramic views of the Northern Oregon Coast and Pacific Ocean. Whether you are flying a kite with the kids, or watching the kite boarders catch air, you’ll fall in love with Manzanita Beach.

Besides beach fun, the town of Manzanita offers it’s unique treasures. DiscoveManzanita’s restaurants and cafes, shops, and galleriesManzanita shops are for the selective consumer – fair trade gifts, eco-friendly clothing, local artwork and even bookstores. Every taste is satisfied here – from grabbing a great cheeseburger at the pub to enjoying a smaller plate and a glass of wine at the wine bar, the pace is the same – RELAXED.

Somewhere between the health food store and two additional grocery stores can satisfy almost any any craving. You’ll feel rejuvenated here. Take a yoga class or play a round of golf at our pristine 9-hole course. Then pamper yourself at one of our full-service spas, both located right downtown.

Please ask about our golf and spa packages!  We look forward to helping you with all of your vacation rental needs.

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About Rockaway Beach

If you are looking for the quintessential beach town that has everything – look no further!

Rockaway Beach has a long history as a popular resort town dating back to the 1920s when the first railroad was brought to the area from Portland. Just two hours from Portland makes Rockaway Beach an easy getaway.

Rockaway Beach provides relaxation and entertainment for any taste. The beach itself is 7 miles of flat terrain perfect for any activity. Walk the dog, fly a kite, or take a beach cruiser bicycle for a spin on the hard sand. There are opportunities to go crabbing and deep sea fishing too, so bring your boat or charter one.

Family entertainment is easy in Rockaway Beach. You can ride the scenic train, visit the new arcade, or explore the Twin Rocks in Oregon tide pools at low tide. The kids will love chasing after the numerous crabs, and you’ll love observing the abundant wildlife.

You’ll have your choice of Rockaway Beach restaurants too. Both fine and casual dining establishments are at your disposal. There is seafood, pizza, and a Mexican food restaurant to name a few. And don’t miss the two seafood smokers in town for delicious treats from the sea.

Rockaway has several unique gift shops for that special souvenir, and many places to grab an espresso while you shop. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied too - Candy and ice cream shops can be found right on the main street.

If you are ever ready to get off the beach, Rockaway has two lakes! Go swimming, kayaking or fishing at Lake Lytle or Spring Lake.

Whatever your dream beach vacation entails – you can make it happen in Rockaway.  Let Sunset Vacation Rentals help you with your next vacation getaway.

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