8 Spots for Van Camping on the Coast

So you’re interested in camping, but you’re kind of over sleeping on the ground and cooking by headlamp hunched over propane stove. Sure, you could go the glamping route (that’s glamour plus camping), but maybe 400-thread-count sheets and champagne in the woods is too far in the other direction. We’ve got just the thing for…

: Nickie Bournias


Manzanita is a sweet little beach town just south of Cannon Beach on Oregon’s north coast.

Stroll the beach and enjoy the spectacular view of Neahkahnie Mountain to the north. It was here that famed Oregon governor Oswald West was so inspired by the landscape that he declared that Oregon’s beaches should always remain free and open to all. Back in town, Manzanita packs in the culinary excellence with a delightful bakery, fine dining, wine, beer and gourmet groceries.

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  • Destination Manzanita

    Manzanita, in Tillamook County, is a lovely town to visit any time of the year. Activities center on seven wonderful miles of sandy beach and outdoor activities. Cute shops and interesting eateries cater to tourists’...
  • Girlfriends’ Surfing Getaway

    I wanted to get out of town and try something different, some combination of physical and relaxing. A weekend in the sweet little town of Manzanita with some of my favorite women seemed like just...
  • Tasty Tour of Manzanita

    Tucked into the North Coast between Neahkahnie Mountain and Nehalem Bay, the little town of Manzanita certainly doesn’t look like a center of fine cuisine, but it is. With just over 600 residents and a...
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