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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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“Cool tourist destination, recently completed and incredible new visitor center and gift shop, free cheese samples, great ice cream. All around must visit if you're going to the coast for a day trip like many folks do when staying here. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
“Ask me to send you my detailed directions to get you to Short Sands Beach, one of the most beautiful sections of the Oregon coastline, it's arguably among the most beautiful places on our planet. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Cape Lookout "trail head" is a great hike on well marked trails and is a short drive from Oceanside.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“We enjoy visiting the pub to have drinks out on their back patio, which is conveniently located directly on the sand. Definitely a spot to watch the sunset. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Rustic pub one block from beach in downtown Manzanita. Check schedule or call ahead for live music nights.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Night Club
“Known for good seafood, this restaurant offers a wide variety of food and cocktails in the nearby town of Netarts.”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Looking to get the BEST views of Pacific City? Hike to the top of the Sand Dune and head towards the ocean. Great hike for all ages, although going to the very top is a workout. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
“The area around the lighthouse has a great view of the coast and the Octopus Tree.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place is a must for breakfast. There are gluten-free meals that are delicious. You can get anything from healthy and light to a very rich breakfast. Check out the pastries, too! Very friendly waiters here.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is our favorite hike. It's an easy 3 mile out and back hike and provides excellent views to Manzanita, Nehalem Bay, Wheeler and further south, depending on weather.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Legends Restaurant has fine dining. Romantic and quiet. If you want lively you can find it at the many venues in the casino. Great buffet! Just 20 minutes away.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“The full-service seafood restaurant in Oceanside proper. It also has an unobstructed view of the ocean. This place is open for lunch and dinner most days. Arrive early since there can be a long wait. Some souvenirs can be purchased here.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Great cheese & wine tasting spot and they serve great lunch sandwiches. Great for kids because the have lots of animals & a petting zoo.”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Looking for a divey-er option with amazing fish & chips? This is your spot. They offer fresh dory caught fish daily. They actually have a very large menu to suit anyone's cravings. They do not allow children. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Bread & Ocean is our go-to for coffee, breakfast & lunch. They have an amazing bakery with awesome sandwiches. Fun atmosphere but expect to wait – they get busy in the summer! Indoor & outdoor seating helps accommodate for Manzanita's temperamental weather. Closed Mon/Tues ”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Grateful Bread serves fresh baked goods and made to order Breakfast & Lunch daily. In addition to delicious egg scrambles and pancake dishes, breakfast includes an assortment of fluffy scones and pastries made from simple and wholesome ingredients. Lunch includes locally caught fish.”
  • 16 locals recommend