Nehalem Bay

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Nehalem Bay at the mouth of the Nehalem River on the Pacific Ocean

The Nehalem Bay is a bay formed by the confluence of the Nehalem River into the Pacific Ocean in northern Oregon.

Sunset over the bay in February 2010

The city of Nehalem (pop. 233 in July 2009) is situated on US Highway 101 between Garibaldi in the south and Cannon Beach in the north.[1]

West of the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is located on the sandspit separating the bay from the ocean, where elk, coyotes, and several species of birds live. The park has a long beach, where centuries-old Spanish shipwrecks can be found. The park has campsites open all year[2] and yurts, as well.[3]

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Coordinates: 45°41′30″N 123°55′25″W / 45.691792°N 123.92355°W / 45.691792; -123.92355