THINGS TO DO
Here at The Jetty Fishery we offer the best opportunities in the area when it comes to dock crabbing, boat crabbing, clamming, fishing, and wildlife watching. Not only is this the best place to do these activities, but we also have all the gear you need right here! Check out the crabbing and boating sections for our rates on gear rentals.
The variety of activities available on the North Oregon Coast is truly extensive. If bird and critter watching is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. From your cabin, room, tent or RV, you can enjoy watching the resident Harbor Seals who hang out on the Nehalem Bay sand spit, only yards away. Or get out those binoculars and check out the bird activity that surrounds the Jetty Fishery, including, but not limited to sea birds such as Brown Pelicans, several varieties of Gull, Cormorants, and Bald Eagles.
The Nehalem Bay is also frequently visited by Orcas, Gray Whales, sea lions, river otters, deer—usually spotted swimming across the Bay toward the peninsula, and even elk who sometimes migrate down the peninsula from Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain North of the Jetty Fishery.
Born to shop (or at least browse?) check out antique shops and galleries in neighboring Rockaway Beach.
Explore Our Vacation Spots and Waterways
Nehalem Bay State Park
North of Rockaway Beach on the Nehalem Bay near the town of Manzanita is Nehalem Bay State Park. Imagine spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch the sunset over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. For a breathtaking view of the bay, fitness and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the 1.75-mile bike trail that circles the park airplane landing strip. Along this route and in the campground itself, you're likely to see deer grazing, a herd of elk, or a coyote crossing the road. The park is also graced with a variety of birds. There is even a horse camp with 17 sites with corrals.
Oswald West State Park
Step out of your vehicle and into a place with natural beauty that truly inspires. Just a quarter mile from any of the parking areas to the beach, yet the rigors of everyday life are stripped away by the time your feet hit the sand. Although the walk is short, there are several different trails that lead to the beach, to Cape Falcon overlook or to the Oregon Coast Trail. Be sure to pick up a map on the way into the park. All of the trails to the beach are through a mature forest. The beach is nestled in a cove that provides you with a feeling of total privacy. Popular with surfboarders and boogie boarders, the beach is always alive with activity. Surrounded by the mountains, the beach at Oswald West gives you a sense of being transported away from the trials of everyday life. Camping is no longer allowed in this park, but it is an inspirational walk.
* Boat Rentals
* Boat Launch
* Gas & more
* Dock Crabbing
* Ferry Service
Fun, Crustaceans, and Beer.
New owners at Brighton make this the best place on the Coast! Honest, funny, hardworking people going out of their way to see to it you have a great time. Spent a full week at the beach with a family of 8, and they all had a great time crabbing from the docks and boat. Even if you don't want to go crabbing or clamming, you can buy them live (saltwater tanks) and pick out the ones you want. If you need something they don't offer, just ask and they will point you in the right direction. As business owners ourselves, we patronize businesses that appreciate our dollars. Thank you Kelly & Janice for a great time, we will be back many times throughout the year. Boating Claming Crabbing at the Jetty Fishery and Bright sights of the Oregon Coast.