Cheese, Wine & Ocean Breezes – Manzanita To Bay City

Explore a world of tempting foodie delights off Highways 26 and 6

In Manzanita, three tasty choices: Big Wave Café and Offshore Grill (both specializing in local foods), and a chance to swirl a glass at The Winery at Manzanita. Then pick up a bag of specialty foods or lunch to go at Wild Manzanita. And check out the Manzanita Farmers Market on Friday evenings in summer.

Schedule a tour at North Fork 53 in Nehalem, the coast’s only tea farm, before indulging in amazing flavors of ice cream (or chowders) at Buttercup. Bring your appetite for adventure on a fishing trip with Garibaldi Charters or CS Fishery in Garibaldi, or a guided paddle and clam harvest with Kayak Tillamook. Head to lunch or dinner at Garibaldi Portside Bistro across from the marina, grab a pizza from Crab Rock Pizza for a port picnic, or stock up on fish to take home at The Spot.

Dinner at oceanfront Sand Dollar Restaurant in Rockaway Beach is a must for sunset lovers, or feast on fish and chips at the Fish Peddler in Bay City, overlooking Tillamook Bay. You can pick up fresh oysters there, too. Then rest your full belly at Twins Ranch Covered Wagon Campground.

Landlubbers love outdoor adventures with Explore Nature, and day trips or dinner trains with Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

If you’re heading to or from the coast on Highway 6 (also known as Trees to Sea Scenic Byway), stop for a delicious meal and pint of beer at OutAZABlue and Slowdrift Brewery. They’re right next door to each other at Gales Creek.