Seaside - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Seaside

Family fun, recreation, and an expansive beach helped make Seaside into Oregon’s first seashore resort, dating back to the mid-1800s. Just 90 minutes from Portland, Seaside beckons with history – marking the final destination of Lewis and Clark’s journey west – and world-class events on the beach. Among the new attractions and contemporary arcades, Seaside still hosts an antique Fascination Parlor and the Seaside Aquarium has been educating visitors for more than 80 years.

The beach in Seaside is wide and open. The sand is home to the world’s largest beach volleyball tournament every August with more than 1,200 teams playing on 100+ courts and serves as the finish line for the popular Hood To Coast Relay each year. Running for 1.5 miles along the beach, the 100-year-old Promenade is an ideal location to take a stroll, storm watch, or simply soak in a sunset against the iconic sight of Tillamook Head.

Our bustling downtown, featuring Broadway from Highway 101 to the automobile Turnaround at the beach and the historic Gilbert District, offer a wide variety of unique shopping opportunities, art galleries, and restaurants to satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes.

Best of all, it’s all walkable. Or bike-able. Heck, some people even kayak around. You do you. It’s easy to Seaside.

Featured activities

  • Seaside Chamber of Commerce

    PO Box 7
    Seaside, Oregon 97138
    800-444-6740
  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Off Hwy. 101, 2 miles north of Cannon Beach
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97141

    West of Tillamook Head, this lighthouse was constructed on top of a rock 1.2 miles seaward off Tillamook Head in 1881. The construction of this particular lighthouse was thought to be incredibly risky, but its five workers beat the odds. Because this lighthouse was built on a rock, it is not accessible to the public. However, visitors can easily see it and a beautiful view of the surrounding ocean from Ecola State Park and Seaside. This lighthouse stands 133 feet above sea level with 62-foot-high tower on basalt rock islet. Exposure to storm waves led to the nickname "Terrible Tilly." It was replaced by a whistle buoy in 1957 and is the only privately owned Oregon coast lighthouse on the National Registry of Historic Places; now used as a columbarium, a storage place for ashes of the deceased.

Featured accommodations

  • Inn at the Shore

    2275 S Prom
    Seaside, Oregon 97138
    503-738-3113 or 800-713-9914

    Oceanfront King for two: Each room has a king-sized bed, large whirlpool bath, microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Oceanfront Two Bedroom Suites: The suites can sleep 2-6. Both bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Two of our suites have futon sleeper sofa beds. There is a kitchenette (with 2 burner stove top full size fridge and convection microwave), dining area and 1.5 bathroom. Room 203 has a larger pedestal table for 6. Its oceanfront bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom, has two twin day beds. South Facing Rooms: Tillamook Head Rooms Double Queen rooms with microwave, fridge, and coffeemaker. There is a view of Tillamook Head. First floor rooms have small terraces. Second and third floor rooms have balconies.

  • WorldMark Seaside

    26 Avenue A
    Seaside, Oregon 97138
    1-800-640-6886

    The WorldMark Seaside timeshare in Seaside, Oregon is a beautiful luxury resort right on the Pacific Coastline. Guests get private access to a sandy beach as well as a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and exercise center at this resort. There are three large shopping districts nearby along with restaurants, museums and even an aquarium. The Seaside Golf Club is also nearby and offers a scenic 9-hole executive course. An 18-hole course called the Gearhart Golf Links is also available. 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom timeshare condos are available and most come equipped with a patio or balcony, gas fireplace and barbeque grill.

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