You put the MAN in Manzanita!
Day trip to the coast. An excellent dose of the natural elements. Manzanita is my new favorite coastal destination. Pristine beaches, a fraction of the tourism of nearby Cannon Beach, and an organic/vegan store! With delicious coffee!
We believe it was Faye-the-dog's first trip ever to the beach. She was completely delighted in everything it had to offer. She rolled in the waves, dashed over dunes, and chased seagulls. She was a little worried about the Para Surfers (!) that were all over the beach in their wet suits, holding onto the ropes of their parachute-kite things.
I can't wait to go back and rent a bike to ride in the sand. Instead of the horror that is ATV's and their culture, or the noisy pollution of a jet ski you can either take a leisurely pedal along the beach, silent and low to the ground, or you can attach a SAIL to your sand bike and speed like a streak along the surf line. If you're like me and too chicken to go out in the waves, this is the next best thing.