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

  • Beachcombers NW - Seaside

    Seaside, Oregon 97138
    503-622-1282

    Choose from over 400 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use our unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront house, a luxury condo, or a cozy cottage, we can help. Click on the email, calendar, or book direct links for current availability and rate quotes. Book direct & save!

  • The Seashore Inn ... on the Beach

    60 N Promenade
    Seaside, Oregon 97138
    503-738-6368 or 888-738-6368

    Escape to the heart of Seaside and stay at The Seashore Inn… on the Beach right on the famous promenade! Our ocean-front hotel has been recently remodeled and features many clean and comfortable room options. Our most popular amenities include: a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, light complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and coin operated laundry. Enjoy a vast selection of pet friendly rooms, rooms with full kitchens, beautiful ocean and prom front rooms with balconies, we even have economic value room options. Check with our hotel staff directly to receive the best discounts and last minute deals.

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