A resort for all seasons, Seaside offers something for everyone! In addition to one of the longest, widest and most beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast, Seaside features recreation and amusement for the entire family. Plus, Seaside is ideally located for day trips: it’s just 15 minutes to Cannon Beach, with famous Haystack Rock; and it’s just 20 minutes to Astoria, with its rich maritime history.
Learn more about all the activities and events in Seaside:
Beaches and Nature
The North Gateway Park
At the north end of the Neawanna Natural History Park is a park with open space and hiking trails into a large forest along high-saline salt marsh near the estuary bay. This land is culturally and spiritually significant to the Clatsop people and the North Coast Land Conservancy protects all of the forest here in perpetuity.
Necanicum River and Estuary Walking Trail
Necanicum River and Estuary Walking Trail leads out to sea through rugged sand dunes. The Necanicum River is popular for boating, crabbing and fishing. The Estuary Walking Trail is accessible from the 12th Avenue parking lot and weaves through more unspoiled territory for about a mile, eventually ending at a rocky area near the mouth of the bay.
Broadway Park is Seaside’s oldest community park. It has sports fields, basketball courts, an award-winning skate park, swimming pool, youth center and access to the Neawanna River for canoeing and kayaking. And it is located right across the street from Seaside’s new Public Library!
Location: 1300 Broadway St., Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 738-5514
Ecola State Park
Wrapping around Tillamook Head between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along nine miles of coastline and offers outstanding sightseeing and recreation opportunities combined with a storied past. Though the scenic and hiking opportunities may be the main allure, the diversity of outdoor recreation including picnicking, tidepooling, surfing and wildlife observation make Ecola State park a destination year round.
Location: 84318 Ecola State Park Rd., Cannon Beach, Ore. 97110
Phone: (503) 436-2844
Tillamook Head Traverse Hike
The Tillamook Head Traverse Hike is on the south side of Seaside. This hike is mostly forested but offers occasional ocean views, including Hikers Camp, with a viewport of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. In this area there are also some WWII-era bunkers.
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
A shady grove just off the highway and a few feet from the sandy ocean beach below, Arcadia State Recreation Site is located a mile south of Cannon Beach. Take a lunch break on your way north or south, or plan for a day at the beach. Bring your blanket, kick off your shoes and feel the waves lapping at your ankles. Explore the beach and its tidepool areas to the north and south. Or watch for surfers just off shore. Please remember to keep an eye on the ocean, know if the tide is coming in or going out and explore tidepool areas gently and safely.
Phone: (503) 368-3575
Fort Stevens State Park
A military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River from the Civil War to World War II, Fort Stevens today is a 4,300-acre park offering camping, beachcombing, lakes, trails, wildlife and an historic shipwreck.
Galleries and Museums
Camp 18 Museum
The stunning main building and its eye-catching array of logging-related historic artifacts and artwork are hard to miss as you travel the Sunset Highway (US26). It’s always worth your time to stop by, enjoy a good meal, browse the displays and learn more about our northwest logging heritage.
Location: 42362 US Hwy. 26, Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 755-1818
Seaside Museum & Historical Society
Sharing the history of Oregon’s first seashore resort.
Location: 570 Necanicum Dr., Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 738-7065
Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery during the rainy winter of 1805-06. Today, the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park allows you to absorb the history and culture while experiencing majestic coastal vistas.
Seaside Factory Outlet Center
More than 100,000 square feet of savings, shopping, food, fun and more. Just a few blocks from the beach!
Location: 1111 N. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 717-1603
Seaside Carousel Mall
Fun for the entire family including carousel rides, shopping and yummy treats. Your shopping destination for gifts and souvenirs while visiting in Seaside.
Location: 300 Broadway, Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 738-6728
A block west of Highway 101 in the Old Town District of Seaside is the Seaside Antique Mall. The 88-dealer antique mall is the center of a half dozen-store antique district. The mall features displays of American & European furniture; collectable glass, china and pottery; toys, books and jewelry.
Location: 726 Broadway, Seaside, Ore. 97138
Phone: (503) 717-9312
Seaside Visitors Bureau
Seaside Downtown Development Association
Seaside Chamber of Commerce
Seaside Civic & Convention Center
Hood to Coast Relay