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Top Family Friendly Activities in Manzanita

Manzanita is one of the most beautiful destinations on the Oregon Coast. This charming beach town offers a laid-back feel, with endless activities and attractions, shops, and restaurants at your fingertips. When you plan your family vacation here, you’ll discover that there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore. We’ve put together a list of the best things to do that are family friendly. 

Hit the Beach 

With seven miles of sandy beach to explore, it’s the perfect way for kids to spend the day. Build sandcastles, have a picnic on the beach, or take a stroll on the beach, either way, the kids will love spending time taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.  

You can also add exploring tide pools to the list of activities that your kids will love. It’s a great educational opportunity as well! Tide pools typically contain different marine life like starfish, barnacles, hermit crabs, and anemones. The best time to explore tide pools is one to two hours before low tide. Please remember that tide pools are a sensitive ecosystem. Read about tide pool etiquette.  

For kids who are a little more adventurous and love the water, Short Sands Beach is the best place to surf. You can expect consistent and clean waves, ideal for both beginner and experienced surfers. 

Take a Hike 

For the days where the family prefers to stay away from the salt and sand, exploring the many hiking trails around Manzanita is an excellent alternative. After trekking through the lush forests, reward yourselves with beautiful vistas. Oswald West State Park is made up of 2,500 acres of preserved trees and wildlife. Within Oswald West State Park, you can hike kid-friendly hikes like Short Sands Beach Hike and Cape Falcon Trail. Our office is happy to give you personalized recommendations for hikes for your family, so don’t hesitate to inquire about hiking trails when you book with us! 

Eat to Your Heart’s Content 

The best way to experience a city and its culture is through the food. Manzanita offers an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants for all ages. Yolk will be your go-to spot for breakfast and lunch. Menu items include Country Scramble Eggs, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and burgers.  

And for nights that call for pizza, we highly recommend Marzano’s Pizza Pie. All pizzas are made to order, and you can choose from their menu or create your own.  

Get Some R&R in Your Manzanita Vacation Rental 

While days on the go are fun, some days are meant for just relaxing. Our luxury Manzanita vacation rentals feature amenities such as Wi-Fi, cable TV, hot tubs, and outdoor space for the kids to run around. Board games and puzzles also make for some excitement while hanging out at your accommodation!

Get cozy and comfortable and enjoy your home away from home with Manzanita Beach Getaway. 

Book Your Manzanita Getaway  

Ready to book your family friendly vacation to Manzanita? Browse our entire inventory of vacation rentals to find the perfect home for your next getaway. Book online or contact us directly at 855-368-2929 or 503-368-2929 to speak with a Reservation Specialist.