Welcome to Manzanita
One of the more laid-back beach resorts on Oregon's coast is the hamlet of Manzanita, boasting lovely white-sand beaches and a slightly upscale clientele. It's much smaller and far less hyped than Cannon Beach, and still retains a peaceful atmosphere, although there's a lot more going on here these days than even a few years ago. Still, it's easy to find peace and quiet, relax on the beach, and take part in some mellow activities. To stretch your legs a bit, hike up nearby Neahkahnie Mountain, where high cliffs rise dramatically above the Pacific's pounding waves.