beautiful beach....lots of shops...lots of cheesy restaurants
A pretty heay local surf scene at certain spots, although generally friendly at most places.
Small town...Big fun
I was taking 3 17-year-young ladies to Seaside for spring break in late March of 2012. One of the things they most wanted to do was ride horses on the beach. There are a few trail riding companies on the northern oregon coast. We found OregonBeachRides.com on the web. Then, luckily and quite by accident, we found a flyer for Mountain Pass Ranch...more
One of the most photographed scenic places in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and rightfully so.Canon beach, a quaint town itself has some of the most scenic beaches in all of Oregon.When one thinks: "Oregon", they're probably looking at Canon Beach.Get there early as photographers line up about 1 hour early for sunset.Your hotel or...more
This is one of the 12 sites associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Even though it is now nestled among houses I was glad it had been preserved and rebuilt in its original location. The site was determined by Jenny Michele. She was a Clatsop Native American born in 1816- eleven years after the expedition had left the area....more
As you walk along Broadway you will pass by many candy shops. Known for their salt water taffy, Seaside also caters to the tastes of everyone with a sweet tooth. It is probably a good idea to have a dentist appointment scheduled after your return home to check for cavities.more
I had this time scheduled off from work but no plans, so I consulted the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and saw a tournament in Seaside Oregon. I had not been to Oregon before, and this is a good excuse to travel and meet like minded people.The local club meets weekly at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, behind the new library. Here I got...more
Seaside opened the doors for the new library in September 2008. Not quite complete, the new library is open and is very nice. It may change your perception of what a library is, not just a book warehouse. Here in Kodiak Alaska, we are trying to get a new library, so this held a lot of importance for me. If you get tired of the hustle and bustle of...more
Price depends on the season. But the 2BR cottage was less than $90 a night. The 1Bed Sauna room was...more
I booked a special prepaid rate through Orbitz. I have done this frequently with them,so do not hold...more
If you insist on staying right at the beach while in Seaside, then don't stay here. But if that's...more
Stosh suggested this place across from his Bed and Breakfast. Noho's is a regional chain of Hawaiian cafes though it felt like a local place, not a chain. Hawaii has the highest per capita consumption of Spam, but there is none on the menu. Fortunately? Spam was featured on the day's specials. If you don't know what Spam is, you may be the lucky...more
Guido & Vito's opened a small eatery in Seaside, though their website has not been updated. Stosh and I came here the first night of the Bridge tournament. Unaware of the rush of people, there was only one server who was overwhelmed. So our service was not typical. Later in the tournament I stopped in for lunch which was a more pleasant experience...more
I ate at Dooger's twice. The first time was very good, I was joined by Stosh and two ladies. The second time was not as good, my waitress brought the wrong food, but comped a dessert to make up for the mistake. Many locals recommend Dooger's and it is more spacious than Norma's, but I preferred that place even with the wait. Stosh had the Rock...more
I saw an ad in the beach newspaper describing gluten free options at Maggies. My parter and I arrived looking rather beachy the waitress looked us up and down and asked us if we have reservations since they were over booked. I looked at all of the empty tables - puzzeled. We would have been their first guests. She had to go talk to another member...more
McKeown's Restaurant & Bar was the only place that I could find serving the night I arrived, even at that it was an after hours limited fare. I did go back later the next week to see what they really had to offer. McKeown's Restaurant & Bar also offers a Sunday Brunch. When I arrived in Seaside it was already late, by the time I checked in at the...more
Pizza is one of those wonderful foods that can be eaten hot and fresh or cold having sat in the fridge for later. The first night in Seaside (out of season) it was hard to find food, so having a pizza in the fridge was a good option for times when the town was closed.Pizza Harbor also has an outdoor play area for children that is fenced in so...more
From Portland OREGON or WASHINGTON.
1. Take I-5 to Oregon Highway 26 WEST towards Beaverton, sometimes referred to as the Sunset Highway.
2. Stay on 26 WEST past Beaverton till signs indicate you are going towards OREGON BEACHES.
This will be about an 90 minute minute drive.
3. OREGON BEACHES signs will indicate you need to take Coastal Highway 101. Follow the arrow for Seaside. It is less than 20 miles down Highway 101.
The best way to get around in Seaside is by Bicycle. You can rent all kinds of bicycles, mopeds, sand dogs, trolley's, scooters, etc.
Eddie Bauer 503-738-2036, Bass Shoes & Apparel 503-738-4248, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 503-738-2125, Kitchen Collection 503-717-9135, Claire's 503-738-6727, Totes Isotoner Sunglass World 503-717-9556, Zumiez 503-717-0128, General Nutrition Center 503-738-7380, Big Dog Sportswear 503-717-9232, Perfect Look Outlet 503-717-1633, Van Heusen...more
I visited Seaside Oregon after the season, so many shops had marked down their goods to reduce inventory, and to make room for next season's good. Souveniers may not come down as much as clothing in price, as new visitors will buy the same junk as this years visitors, but even touristy clothing changes in style from year to year. Deals were to be...more
663 Reviews and Opinions
Down MAIN STREET everyone drives to the BEACH TURNABOUT. Mostly it's people just cruisin, check out each other and the pedestrians checking out the cars and vice versa. Almost everyone takes their picture where the street, dead ends at the beach and makes your vehicle pull a 360 turn about. Their are some cocrete statues a city plaque and a concrete fence and some benches where everyone poses for a picture. We decided to pose like Charlie's Angels, how bout you?
For last minute trips call Seaside ZChamber of Commerce. They actually keep track of which hotels have openings and which hotel members have the cheapest rates. We were able to find hotels starting under $50 night by contacting the chamber for their most affordable hotel members phone numbers.
Do not ever stay at the city center motel in Seaside Oregon! To start off we went on a weekend where they were having a roundup event so there was absolutely no where to stay but we managed to get the last room at City Center motel. We paid $103.20 for an upstairs room of what looked like an old house,our door was a bedroom door with a lock that just as well not be on it at all, it smelled like a cat litter pan (dirty one) there were only 2 rooms up there and our neighbors had a dog that barked for hours while the owners were not there even though the hotel policy is to not leave ur pets alone in the room. The neighbors were up until 1:30am so loud it sounded like they were in our room. They were smoking pot.....you could smell it in our room you could here them talk about the weed and how they bought it from the Guy down stairs, every other word was "***" then their company finally left but not to worry they were back up at 8:00am and it sounded like the Guy was coughing up a lung then we listened to them argue about the dog pooping on the floor. I had asked to be moved from our so called room but she assured me they had nothing else available. Errrrrr I just wanted to take my 2 sons and my 76 year old mom for a nice get away at the beach. I stopped by the office to tell her what happen in hopes of getting some of my money back but was told no and was given a coupon for 10% off the next time I come........like that will ever happen again! NO WAY! again the name of the place is City Center Motel in Seaside Oregon! DO NOT EVER STAY THERE! My 8 year old son is still asking me what weed is and why do people do that...........
Make sure to bring shoes for the sand and shoes for walking. Be sure to bring warm clothes for the fall, winter, and spring and even the summer! In Oregon, on the beach, it can be cold all year round, especially in the evenings.
Photo Equipment: Lots of photo opportunites along the coast.
Miscellaneous: A light jacket in the summer and heavy warm jacket for winter. I would also suggest being prepared for rain all year long.
Take a drive along the coast and visit Tillamook. There is a great cheese factory where you can watch them actually prepare and package many types of cheese. But the cheese factory is more than cheese....it's ice cream too. And their ice cream is the best!!!
4175 Highway 101 North
Tillamook, OR 97141
This August (2003) will be the 22nd year of the Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament. The all-sand-court competition claims to be the biggest tournament in the world, with 71 courts stretching as far as the eye can see from the towns promenade. There will be 2500 professional and recreational athletes and tens of thousands of spectators. Barefoot dance parties..a "Woody" car show and a beauty queen contest. There will be cash prizes in excess of $20,000.
Eat your heart out Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach!
Equipment: Swim suits, tanning creme,sun block, and an appetite for a great weekend.
Cruise the STRIP.
At the end of the strip is a TURNABOUT with a great view of the beach and the ocean. Most people cruise more than once, to see the spectacular sight. Although most of the cruisers are not looking at the beach, but more at the people. In the summer there's either a volleyball game or a kite competition or some other cool way to celebrate the waves and sand. There's also plenty of local surfers ( I highly recommend the SURFERS!)
Fondest memory: As you cruise you'll notice that there are a fair amount of non motorized veicles on the road. Be patient these cycles are very trying and can only go as fast as their little legs can peddle.