Nehalem Bay South Jetty – Beach Drive
To get to the jetty, your only access is Beach Drive, which comes off Beach Street from U.S. Highway 101 at the Manhattan Beach turn.
When traversing Beach Drive, take it slowly. The road is rough with lots of dips. The jetty access is at Section Line Street and Beach Drive. Here you will find a large parking area. The access path to the beach is marked by the monument sign, which states “Nehalem Bay south Jetty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, constructed 1910-1916.”
To get to the beach, you will take a long, wide path. Early in your walk, the path will split off to the north, but stay the course. Soon you will walk through a forest of driftwood of every size almost as far as the eye can see. At first, you may think it is the most driftwood you have ever seen in one place. That is, until you cross a small berm and see even more, this time stacked high with tree trunks, giant roots and limbs.
After you pass through this area, you will at last come to the beach, which is just south of the mouth of the Nehalem River.