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Play on the beach during Cannon Beach Sandcastle's 60th Anniversary weekend June 15-17 and join us in celebrating our country's independence at our Fourth of July Parade!


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Nehalem Bay State Park


Snowy plovers have shown nesting activity on the spit south of the day-use area. Please follow the posted instructions. More The route to our address at 34600 Garey St. winds through a community. Kids, pets, and wildlife are at play. Please be courteous, obey all traffic rules and take it slow. Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a four-mile-long sand spit. Just 86 miles west of Portland along the north Oregon Coast, the park features a campground and two day-use areas for the whole family. The campground, set amongst a sea of shore pine, borders rolling dunes along the beach. Walk over the dunes, and you’re at the beach building sand castles, flying a kite, or relaxing to the sound of the ocean. Beach-combing produces special rewards – treasures that include agates, shells, and occasionally glass floats. A forested 1.8-mile-long bike path provides a breathtaking view of the bay. You may see deer and elk grazing, a coyote crossing the road, and various birds. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and clamming are popular activities. Park features include a 2,400-foot airstrip that offers the unique opportunity of a fly-in camp. A hiker-biker camp provides sites for those walking and riding bikes. Yurts are available as an alternative camping experience. Primitive horse campsites offer horse enthusiasts camping with several miles of trails and beaches to explore. A horse concession is located in the beach-side day-use area during summer. Campground info 265 electrical sites with water 18 yurts (9 pet friendly) Hot showers and flush toilets Horse camp with 17 primitive sites Hiker/biker camp Airport camp with primitive fly-in sites RV dump station Meeting hall Universal access Three sites and all 18 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities. Day-use Areas Two-day-use areas offer access to the bay or ocean with restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings. Bay-side day use includes a boat ramp. The boat docks are seasonal (typically mid-April to late September). Please check with the park ahead of time. Ocean-side day-use offers a horse corral and a horse concession (website: http://oregonbeachrides.com, phone: 971-237-6653).



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