Since the 1870s, Seaside has been Oregon’s enduring beach town, the go-to spot for traditions like hiking, crabbing, kayaking, bird watching, kite flying, clam digging, bumper car riding, ice cream eating and so much more. Seaside is bursting with shops and great places to eat, miles of sandy beach, and a grand oceanfront promenade to stroll.
Plenty of Recreation & Activities
“…the kite flying, sandcastle making, boogie boarding, ancient forest hiking, grand promenade strolling, skee balling, kayaking, tandem biking, swan boating, sunset picnicking, and bumper car-carring capital of the Oregon Coast! Which is to say, Seaside is for remembering what an amazing vacation feels like.”
— Seaside Is For Fun
Seaside Carousel Mall
Welcome visitors to the Seaside Carousel Mall, a must-stop for tourists and locals for shopping, family fun, and food. The Seaside Carousel Mall was built in 1985 on the site of the popular Bungalow Dance Hall. The Bungalow Dance Hall opened in Seaside on June 19, 1920. For more than 20 years, it was a destination for some of the biggest names during the big band era. The likes of Duke Ellington, Bob Crosby, and Glenn Miller all played there.
Restaurants, Shopping, Laser Tag, Arcade, Carousel, and more are found at the Seaside Carousel Mall.
Golf Courses in Seaside
If golfing is your game, you’ll find several golf courses in the Seaside area. The Seaside Golf Club is located along the Necanicum River in south Seaside. Just north of Seaside is Gearhart Golf Links, the oldest course in Oregon, and The Highlands at Gearhart, an executive-style course that’s sculpted out of a hillside overlooking the beach.
Kayaking Seaside's Waterways
Seaside’s waterways provide scenic avenues for kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats to explore Seaside from a unique perspective. Rent a boat, or launch your own at the Necanicum River dock near the convention center for a memorable river experience. The Neawanna dock at Broadway Park is also a great way to spend a couple of hours. Guided trips are also available.
Ride a Surrey Bicycle
Rent a Surrey or cruiser bike and pedal past the Lewis and Clark Trail or explore Seaside’s popular boardwalk! If you’re hankering for a longer ride, check out Tillamook Head, the Historical Society Museum, or the Necanicum Estuary Park a comfy cruiser bike!
On the beach since 1937, the Seaside Aquarium is the oldest privately owned aquarium on the West Coast. The building was constructed in 1924 where it originally served as a saltwater bathhouse and swimming pool (commonly known as a “natatorium”). The natatorium closed in the early 1930s, and after a series of renovations opened the Seaside Aquarium we know today.
Walk the Prom
Seaside’s 1.5-mile oceanfront Promenade and its famous automobile Turnaround at the beach are among Oregon’s most famous landmarks. Dating from 1921, the Prom is the perfect place for a morning jog, a casual walk, a bicycle ride or just enjoying Seaside’s best people-watching. Take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, beachgrass-covered dunes, and the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head as you stroll past oceanfront homes and resorts.
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