A wonderful park with rolling sand dunes, flat grasslands and about 18,000 feet of ocean front. There is a large quantity of driftwood that rolls into this beach because of the way it is laid out. Walking southward, the five mile stretch of beach takes you to the Point Area Lighthouse, a great observation point at this beach. The beach is named after the town village “Manchester,” located approximately seven miles north of the Point Area Lighthouse.
The beach entrance is ½ mile north of town on Highway One.The park, which has a very pastoral feel, has a wide array of coastal wildflowers, to include California poppies, sea pinks, lupines, baby blue eyes and blue irises. It is a breathtaking view during the spring months, after the rains have passed.
Probably one of the biggest attractions at Manchester is the incredible steelhead and salmon fishing in both the streams; “Bush Creek,” and “Alder Creek” that flow inside the park.