8 Great Family Adventures in Seaside

Seaside has been Oregon’s beachfront playground for more than 100 years. The small city on the North Coast stands out for its super-fun culture and family-friendly adventures, from riding the carousel to flying a kite, biking the beach to kayaking the cove. Seaside is the place for family getaways with awesome escapades, both indoors and out.…

: Justin Bailie


Located just 90 minutes from Portland on the north coast, Seaside offers spectacular ocean views next to a bustling downtown.

Walk or bike the 1.5-mile promenade, feed the seals at the Seaside Aquarium, cruise the shops and restaurants on Broadway Street, dig for razor clams or simply explore miles of flat, sandy beach.

Trip Ideas

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    Resting atop a sea stack of basalt, more than a mile off the banks of Oregon’s North Coast, the notorious Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, (nicknamed “Terrible Tilly”), is the stuff of aged lore. Although long closed...
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What day trips can bird watchers and active seniors take from Seaside in September?

At the top of my list would be Ecola State Park, just 15 minutes south of Seaside. It offers easy walking paths with beautiful coastal views of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and other sea stacks, the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and the capes and headlands miles to the south. It can be a great bird-watching location, too….

Official State Welcome Center

Seaside Welcome Center

Website (503)738-3097
7 N Roosevelt Dr.
Seaside , OR 97138
Public Wi-FiOpen to the PublicPublic Restroom
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