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Nehalem Bay: Real Estate or Outdoorsman’s Paradise?

By Tosha Reinmiller, February 25, 2018

Nehalem Bay State Park occupies almost 900 acres, while bordering the Pacific Ocean and Nehalem Bay but it wasn’t always a State Park. The vast sand spit was originally occupied by Native Americans who used the area as seasonal habitation grounds during the warmer months. Later, when the whites invaded, the land was surveyed in the 1850’s for settlements and then later platted for real estate development in 1908. Settler’s were cautious though, of the shifting sand dunes and big ocean waves and the land remained unsold and undeveloped.

Years later, Tillamook County acquired the properties for back taxes in the 1930’s and then transferred the land to the Sate of Oregon for to become a State Park. Over the next 20 years, park workers planted European beach grass, Shore pines and Scotch broom to stabilize the dunes, which took an additional 20 years to fully become established. After the area became stabilized, the Park opened it’s gates in 1972.

Along with the three miles of ocean beaches and 3 miles of bay beaches running parallel to one another, the Nehalem Bay State Park offers 300 campsites, a boat ramp, horse camps with equestrian trails, a paved biking trail, as well as an outdoor amphitheater for meetings, presentations and celebrations! The campsites range anywhere from full hookup to hiker / biker sites.

Fun Fact: Nehalem Bay State Park is also the only state park to accommodate airplanes! It features a 2,500-foot landing strip built in 1958, that gives access to six fly-in campsites.

We’re happy Nehalem Bay became a State Park, besides offering visitors a plethora of adventuring options, it is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, that live their lives in the sea below and sky above. Come visit us sometime! Stay a while, and (respectfully) observe the beauty we’re talking about!


If you are interest in Manzanita Real Estate or Surrounding areas, please feel welcome to reach out.

Tosha Reinmiller
Principal Broker
Living Room Realty – Manzanita
(541) 231-5829

Tosha Reinmiller

Principal Broker

ABOUT TOSHA Tosha specializes in the coastal communities of Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Nehalem, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Rockaway Beach and the surrounding areas in Tillamook County. In 2014, she jointly opened the Living Room Realty office in Manzanita, Oregon, with the desire to bring strong company values and culture to her clients at the coast. She understands the importance of client relationships and services. With a design background, she has always been drawn to strong marketing aesthetic and appreciates the value of it. Skills that she possesses, but not limited to—ability to multi-task, great listening skills, drive, detailed-oriented, organized, knowledge of diverse design and aesthetics—are priceless when working as a realtor. For years she worked as an Interior Designer, most recently at Group Mackenzie — she traveled and lived internationally, where she was able to grow creatively. Using her experience as an Interior Designer has prepared her for the various facets of the real estate profession.Embracing modern methods and coupled with a business model grown organically from referrals and past clients allows Tosha to focus her time with clients to help them reach their goals. TOSHA'S APPROACH Tosha's approach to real estate is straight forward: She treats others as she would like to be treated. One question she continually asks herself is: "Is this in the best interest of my client?" Tosha aims to serve the buyers and sellers in Manzanita and surrounding communities with integrity, excellence and honest representation. She prides herself on creating and cultivating lifelong relationships with clients and becoming a resource within the community for years to come.Her goal is to help her clients achieve their real estate goals without taking shortcuts. She is sensitive to a client's unique needs and spends most of day getting to know them and making sure everyone is on the same page with what is most important to them. Tosha strives to provide high-standards for service in terms of timely response, professional behavior, and the customer aspirations. She encourages her clients and community to use her as a resource for market knowledge, pre-selling tips, remodeling, and local events. As your real estate broker, she offers progressive marketing, local knowledge, and expertise. She loves to help people in any way she can and would gladly help you find your coast living room! INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TOSHA
  • Raised on the North Oregon Coast. Neah-Kah-Nie High School grad
  • Tosha lives on the Nehalem River. She loves hiking, beach & river days, scuba diving, biking...truly, anything outdoors!
  • Tosha's first internship was at SmithCFI, as a commercial furniture designer.
  • After college, she packed her bags and lived/worked in Bilbao, Spain for a few months.
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Housing Studies
  • What is Housing Studies?: Along with residential design, it focuses on housing for the elderly, real estate finance, sociological aspects of housing and affordable housing policies.
  • Top 10% of Realtors in Clatsop Association of Realtors (number of homes sold - 2015, per MLS)
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