As a little girl, I spent many days each summer in Seaside. I can’t help but smile when I think about the hours I spent on the beach building sandcastles and hunting for shells, with my Grandma and my Great Aunt looking on from a makeshift driftwood bench. When it was time to go, I’d fill my bucket with sand and bring it back to our beach house and continue my sand castle building at home.

Our friend Terry Richard at the Oregonian wrote today about Seaside’s new webcam on the beach, and I’ve been daydreaming this morning about those sandcastle building and seashell hunting days of my youth. The webcam, found at the Seaside Chamber’s website, allows users to zoom in, pan and tilt.

So, join me in daydreaming about a relaxing day at the coast and give it a try! Now, I’m off to plan a weekend in Seaside.

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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