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.… More
: 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

  • The Mystery of “Terrible Tilly”
    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... More
  • Paddling the Neawanna in Seaside
    If our summer heat wave is getting the best of you – sapping your energy and leaving you feeling generally uncomfortable, perhaps it's time for a cool retreat at a place you’d least expect: the... More
  • Craft Beer on Oregon’s North Coast
    Few places in this country can boast the attributes of Oregon’s North Coast. From the soaring views high atop the headlands down to the banks of the mighty Columbia River, from the densely forested park... More
    Lori Tobias, Guest Author

Outdoor adventure in Seaside

Paddling the Neawanna in Seaside
Seaside Serves Up Annual Volleyball Tournament
Go with the Float in Seaside
Portland to the North Coast
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast
Broadway Park

Tasty detours in Seaside

Where to Eat on Oregon’s North Coast
Craft Beer on Oregon’s North Coast
Seaside Fultano’s Pizza
Twisted Fish Steakhouse
Beer 101 Weekend on Oregon’s North Coast
Seaside Farmers Market
June 22 - September 27, 2017
Norma’s Seafood & Steak
Finn’s Fish House

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Ask Oregon

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

7 N Roosevelt
Seaside , OR 97138
Public RestroomPublic Wi-FiOpen to the Public
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