We recently went up the Nehalem Bay, our favorite crabbing spot here in Oregon. We love getting outdoors to fish, clam, and/or crab. If you’re in Portland and looking for a dreamy day trip, I have nothing but incredible things to say about Nehalem Bay. Maybe you’re visiting Oregon and looking a unique experience!
We like to drive up and head straight to Kelly’s Brighton Marina. You can rent boats for less than a 100.00 per two hours, they also sell shell fishing license. I mention this, because we’ve always appreciated being able to get everything in one central location. Of course, they also sell food and drinks! They have life jackets available for rent as well.
We will go out, ideally catch some crabs, bring them back to the dock and then have a nice family lunch together. On a good day, we will also bring some crabs home to eat for weeks. (okay, maybe in my fantasy.. )
It’s really fun to have your food cooked right there in front of you! The kids adore it, and it’s so tasty. Furthermore, it is SO rewarding to eat something after you have just CAUGHT it.
We also like to boat over to the shore and play in the sand and catch some clams!
After lunch, I strongly suggest heading over to Tillamook Creamery! We love stopping by there on our way home to grab some fresh cheese and most importantly, delicious ice cream! [Can I suggest the jam packed sugar cookie–my favorite flavor!] It is a seriously fun little pit stop, delicious and educational.
keep it simple, and enjoy your time together!