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Seaside, OR
Travel Guide

Ecola State Park

Get to know one of Oregon’s first coastal resort towns. Ride a historic carousel, feed seals and watch sunsets from a famous promenade.

Made for glorious summer days, and just as enticing for winter storm watching, Seaside offers a fun visit for the whole family. Explore endless stretches of beach, dig razor clams, fly kites and hike or bike trails. One of the Oregon Coast’s larger beach towns, Seaside maintains a small, hometown ambiance.

Stroll along the famous Promenade or Prom at the beach. The car Turnaround is one of the state’s most recognizable landmarks. As early as the 1920s, residents gathered here to eat, drink and visit. Enjoy incredible views of sand dunes, Tillamook Head and the Pacific Ocean.

Feed the resident seals of Seaside Aquarium. For more than 80 years, the aquarium has educated visitors on local marine wildlife through varied conservation programs. Head outside to look for a migrating gray whales and scan the skyline for shorebirds, sea birds and eagles.

Enjoy a spin on the historic carousel two blocks from the beach in the Carousel Mall. Ride on the giant rabbit, pink ostrich, giraffe or other whimsical animal.

Just across the river stop at the Seaside Antique Mall, where 100 dealers display varied collections. For a snapshot of Seaside’s past, visit the Seaside Museum and Historical Society.

Set off in a rental kayak or canoe from the Necanicum River dock near the convention center. Guided trips are available from various outlets in town. Leave the town to explore Tillamook Head National Recreation Trail and Ecola State Park.

End the day with farm-to-table fare and locally brewed craft beer. Taste some of the world’s best clam chowder, try local smoked salmon and finish your meal with an Oregon berry dessert. Drink a pint from Seaside Brewing Company, whose brewing process starts with fresh rainwater.

Travel to Seaside in 90 minutes by car from Portland. The popular oceanfront resort town is a good jumping-off point for explorations along the coast, from Astoria to Cannon Beach.

Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
3 out of 5
414 North Prom, Seaside, OR
The price is $178 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Seaside, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach, and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ecola State Park. Seaside Museum ...
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Pros: Good location in the North side of Seaside, not quite as noisy as staying downtown. Staff was excellent, very friendly and helpful. Room was clean, good access to the beach, food in the on-site restaurant was good. Cons: walls are paper thin. Lots of noise from the hall and other rooms, mostly ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Best Western Plus Ocean View Resort
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
30 N Prom, Seaside, OR
Located in Seaside, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach, and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Ecola State Park. Historic Turnaround ...
3.2/5 (1,087 reviews)
"The staff was very kind and accommodating and we were allowed to check in early. The property was clean and quick easy access to the beach which was wonderful. The building seemed solid but in our room there was some mildew under the valance and some wallpaper was peeling and the sofa was pretty ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Seaside Oceanfront
Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
2 out of 5
300 N Prom, Seaside, OR
The price is $199 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Nestled on the beach, this Seaside hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Ecola State Park. Seaside Aquarium and Historic Turnaround ...
4/5Very Good! (1,431 reviews)
"This place was very close to all the dining and shopping in the downtown area. We really loved that it was very close to the beach!"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Seaside, OR
Situated by the ocean, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ecola State Park. Turnaround Market and Historic Turnaround ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Soothing ocean view
"Wht a lovely place to stay. Perfect for a couple get away or for family vacation. Definitely a 5 star rating and a place we would stay in again!"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Oceanfront Condo, Ground Floor, Full Kitchen, Patio, Expansive Views
Log Home on Nehalem River 1500sf Lower Level is all Yours. Fish, Hike, Hunt
Log Home on Nehalem River 1500sf Lower Level is all Yours. Fish, Hike, Hunt
Seaside, OR
This family-friendly Seaside vacation home is located on the waterfront, 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Camp 18 Museum, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Seaside Family Fun ...
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Much Needed Break
"Me, my boyfriend, my 3 sons and 1 of their girlfriends got to call this amazing place home for the weekend. It was quiet, relaxing and everything it advertised!! My youngest was impressed by the movie selection, my oldest wants to come back when it’s nicer, we played hide and go seek lol, saw what ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Log Home on Nehalem River 1500sf Lower Level is all Yours. Fish, Hike, Hunt
Steps to the Beach!
Steps to the Beach!
Seaside, OR
This family-friendly Seaside vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Beach, Seaside Factory Outlet Center, and Seaside Museum and Historical Society. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (68 reviews)
Memorial weekend
"Great house. Close to everything. Updated and cute, comfortable for our family. Loads of room! We had everything we needed!"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Steps to the Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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