Nehalem Bay

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

Nehalem Bay is a bay formed by the confluence of the Nehalem River with the Pacific Ocean in northern Oregon, United States.

Sunset over the bay in February 2010

The city of Nehalem (pop. 271 in 2010) is situated on US Highway 101 north of Garibaldi and south of Cannon Beach.[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.[citation needed] 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