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Nearby cities and towns
Arch Cape, 13 miles
Cannon Beach, 19 miles
Cape Meares, 34 miles
Garibaldi, 13 miles
Gearhart, 29 miles
Manzanita, 5 miles
Nehalem, 3 miles
Netarts, 30 miles
Rockaway Beach, 8 miles
Seaside, 26 miles
Tillamook, 22 miles

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Wheeler, Oregon


Wheeler is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. The Pacific Ocean and Nehalem Bay offers surfing, kite flying, fishing, crabbing, clamming and more while you can for hiking, whale watching and more in one of nearby state parks and recreation sites. Bicyclists will like that Wheeler is located right on the Oregon Coast Bike Route. Explore this page to find what to do in Wheeler.


Oregon Coast Bike Route
This web site provides the map to the trail system as well as other information such as length of trail and recommended routes.

Bird Watching

Oregon Coast Birding Trail
Discover the wide array of birding opportunities and information on the trail including maps, site descriptions, directions, safety tips and more.


Wheeler Marina. 278 Marine Drive, Wheeler, OR 97147. Phone: 503-368-5780.

Outdoor Recreation

Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.846666; -123.961111.

Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off the highway, Arcadia State Recreation Site is a wonderful place to spend time at the beach. Here you can surf, watch tide pools or have a picnic. This beach stretches between 2 headlands, Humbug Point to the north and Lion Rock to the south. Low tide allows you to to pass both headlands.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878; -123.968901.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, this scenic viewpoint features an 1890's Cape Meares lighthouse that you can tour, hiking and walking trails through old growth spruce trees including the "Octopus Tree". Viewing migrating whales is possible in the winter and spring.

Ecola State Park. Phone: 503-436-2844; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.923055,-123.96777.

Ecola Park is located between Seaside and Cannon Beach stretching the coastline for 9 miles. This day use park offers a walk through a Sitka spruce forest that opens to a grassy bluff with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Hiking trails provide cliff side viewpoints of secluded coves, forested promontories and an abandoned lighthouse. This is a popular place for surfing and wildlife viewing where you may spot gray whales migrating in the winter and spring.

Hug Point State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.825325; -123.961106.

Located 5 miles south of Cannon Beach, Hug Point offers forested picnic areas and a short walk to the beach. Discover a seasonal waterfall, caves carved into sandstone cliffs and tide pools by walking a short distance to the north.

Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.6430555, -123.940277.

Located off Highway 101 north of Rockaway, Manhattan Beach is a relaxing place for picnic and provides access to the beach.

Nehalem Bay State Park. Phone: 503-368-5154; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.70948; -123.936526.

Nehalem Bay Park is situated between the bay and the ocean on a 4 mile long sand spot. Walk over the sand dunes for your beach activities such as flying a kite and beach combing where you may find shells and agates. A bike path almost 2 miles long provides a stunning view of the bay. Other recreational opportunities include kayaking, crabbing, clamming, fishing and wildlife viewing. Pet friendly facility.

Nehalem River
Great for kayaking, whitewater rafting and tubing.

Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.461173; -123.970468.

Oceanside is a popular park to fish, surf, beachcomb, kite flying and agate hunting in the winter.

Oswald West State Park. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.775274; -123.945556.

Oswald has a secluded sandy beach and miles of hiking trails including 13 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Falcon and Neah-kah-nie Mountain are two headlands offering more hikes. Surfing is a popular activity here.

Saddle Mountain State Natural Area. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.90623; -123.745565.

Located 8 miles northeast of Necanicum Junction off Highway 26, Saddle Mountain is best known for hiking trails where you can discover wildflowers, stunning scenery and a panoramic view from the summit of Saddle Mountain. For a shorter hike, take the 10 minute hike to the viewpoint on Humbug Mountain.

Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-436-2844; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.873611; -123.96111.

Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off Highway 101, Tolovana Beach offers a beautiful beach for all your favorite activities as well as views of Haystack Rock.

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