Neahkanie BeachNeahkanie is a peaceful residential community just north of Nehalem on the Oregon Coast. Neah-kah-nie is a Tillamook name for "place of the fire god" or, "home of the gods." It is locally known as "Spirit of the Fire" mountain. This area is also well known as the "keeper of the famous legends of pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure." Neahkahnie Mountain is a treasure of the area and at least five generation of Oregonian families who love it regularly climb the summit. Annually people from all around bring binoculars and spotting scopes to watch tens of thousands of North Pacific Gray whales migrate along this section of the Oregon Coast., as well as other whales, killer whales, porpoises and a plethora of seabirds The Mountain Neahkanie Signhas been the setting in several popular books such as Thomas Roger's "Beeswax and Gold" ; Sheba Hargreave's "Ward of the Redskins" ; Claire Warner Churchill's "Slave Wives of Nehalem". There are many local artists in this and nearby communities. This scenic area has also been the setting for movies and TV commercials.