Welcome to the little town with the million dollar view. This picturesque little fishing village, situated on the beautiful Nehalem Bay, lends itself to rest and relaxation. The calming views overlooking the bay and its surrounding hills can best be described as surreal. Those hills also create a “mini-climate,” bathing the town in sunshine even when the rest of the coast is covered in fog and mist. Native Indians called it “Pukalni, meaning “hole in the sky”.
The sunsets here are stunning and Wheeler on the Bay Lodge gives visitors a perfect vantage point to enjoy them on their adjacent dock. The rooms here are well appointed and cozy, they also offer free kayak rentals with a booked two night stay. Of course don’t forget to try your hand at some fishing. You can dock your boat at the lodge and walk up to your room, or dock your boat at the Wheeler Marina and boat launch next door.
The city itself is comprised of a string of historic buildings nestled together on the edge of the bay, a reflection of its railroad and fish packing days. Old Wheeler Antiques is an art deco mecca with a great selection of 1930s antiques including, lamps, Czech crystal glassware, clocks, jewelry and much more. Creative Fabrics is considered one of the best fabric stores on the Oregon Coast. And at Trillium, you’ll find that one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, made by regional artists.