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Seaside Oregon Vacation Rental Homes
Thank you for visiting our website. Seaside Vacation Homes offers a wonderful selection of properties of high quality and comfort. Whether you’re seeking a cozy bungalow, an oceanfront home on the Promenade, or a large beach house for a family reunion, we can accommodate you. All of our properties are an easy stroll to the beach, and we have the largest inventory of ocean front vacation homes in Seaside.
It is not unusual for our guests to comment that our homes are the cleanest and most comfortable they have found. This reputation is a result of being selective in the properties we choose to manage, and our desire to surpass your expectations when it comes to cleanliness. We want your experience with Seaside Vacation Homes to be a big reason for returning to our coastal community.
We offer homes ranging in occupancy from 6 to 14 guests with parking for 2 to 6 cars. These limits are regulated by the City of Seaside and cannot be exceeded to protect the rights of the neighbors. Prices vary within three time periods: winter, summer and holidays. Often we may have specials for last minute reservations, so don’t hesitate to call if you see something open for an upcoming weekend. We take reservations one year advance and give our current customers first priority for booking the same home for the following year.
Now view the homes and check the availability to see which one meets your needs!
Need help planning your vacation to Seaside Oregon? Once your reservation is in place we will be happy to help you planning the perfect beach get away. Our insiders guide to Seaside Oregon is the first step in maximizing your trip to Seaside. Need extra advice? Phones are always open and we are happy to help.
Welcome To Seaside Oregon
Seaside Oregon offers a wide variety of activities some of which differ from season to season. In the summer take advantage of sunshine, ocean and the perfect sand beach. Winter brings spectacular storm watching. In the Spring observe grey whale migration, elk, eagles, falcons & more.
Fall is perfect for kite flying, hiking, kayaking and bonfires on the beach. Shopping in Seaside Oregon is the shoppers' dream. Hundreds of unique shops line the streets of Seaside, most of them within walking distance of each other as well as from most of our hotels, motels and vacation rentals.
Hiking, Seaside Oregon
Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, In the footsteps of Lewis and Clark
The farthest point reached by the Lewis and Clark expedition was not at the mouth of the Columbia River, but rather 20 miles south at Tillamook Head, where they went hiking in search of whale blubber. Today a section of the Oregon Coast Trail in Ecola State Park follows the explorers' route to the dramatic, thousand-foot cliff of Tillamook Head, overlooking craggy islands. The route passes a viewpoint that made even Captain Clark exclaim in wonder. Difficulty: A moderate, 3.6-mile loop to the headland's tip gains 900 feet of elevation. Season: Open all year.
History: Captain Clark, Sacajawea and a small group of men from the Lewis and Clark expedition crossed this formidable headland in 1806 to buy the blubber of a stranded whale from Indians at Cannon Beach. At a viewpoint along the way Clark marveled, "I behold the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed."
Hiking, Seaside Oregon
Tillamook Head Trail, In the footsteps of Lewis and Clark
Experience the magic of the Tillamook Head and follow a famous trail used by the Lewis & Clark. Park at the entrance to the Elmer Feldenheimer Forest Reserve at the Tillamook Head trail head. The trail is obvious in most places. However, beware, there are trees down after a series of coastal storms so you should be prepared to scramble over some and around others a few times on the route. Wear good footwear. Some parts of the trail can be muddy at times. Take adequate clothing for rain and wind as well as food and water. Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Take a cell phone. Do not go off the trail.
Bike Rentals, Seaside Oregon
Renting A Bike, Surrey, Cruiser, Or Scooter
Almost every place in Seaside Oregon is accessible by bike. Having a bike to get around is not only fun but local residents use bikes as an alternate method of travel even over the car. Seaside has plenty of room for bikes to travel freely but pay attention to traffic. Sometimes traffic can get very busy in Seaside.
The prom is an excellent choice to ride a bike from one end to the other. Most every block connects to the prom so shopping or grabbing a quick bite to eat is a snap. If you don't have a bike, don't worry Seaside has plenty of bike rentals as well. You can also purchase bikes at the local bike rental shops.
Mountian Biking, Seaside Oregon
Renting A Bike, Surrey, Cruiser, Or Scooter
Mountain Biking in and near Seaside Oregon is an incredible adventure.
On the North Oregon Coast, you can cycle along rocky cliffs with vast views of the ocean beaches. Follow forest trails owned by logging companies, explore rain forests. Coast Highway 101 crosses through vibrant lush forests (partly rain forest), and the back country roads lead through inland valleys with farms, lakes, rives and stunning mountain views. Highway 101 North (a designated Scenic Byway) has a wide shoulder with maintained bike lanes along both edges that is part of the Oregon Coast Bike Route. The route takes you through state parks along the coast, many of which feature their own bike trails.
Horseback Riding, Seaside Oregon
Riding Horseback On The Beach Near Seaside Oregon Is The Ultimate Experience
Escape from reality, riding horseback in Seaside Oregon is like no other experience in the world. Just north of Seaside the beach is wide open for endless miles of horseback riding.
There's nothing like riding horseback on the beach, especially with endless miles of sand along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline just a few miles north of Seaside. There is ample parking for your trailer with direct access to the dunes and a sand access road to the beach. Group rides can be arranged by many local outfitters who provide group rides as well.
Bird Watching, Seaside Oregon
Grab Your Camera And Binoculars, You're In Seaside Oregon !
The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the Columbia River south to the Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands with long stretches of sandy beach.
This section of coastline provides forty-three outstanding birding opportunities. Whether you are looking for Rufous Hummingbird and Blue Grouse amidst endemic wildflowers at Saddle Mountain, or Tufted Puffin nesting on Haystack Rock, you can find them here. Be sure to venture out to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint to see a Peregrine Falcon aerie in late spring and summer. In Oceanside, get a close look at Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, the oldest Refuge west of the Mississippi River and habitat for thousands of nesting Common Murre. Explore the Coast Range mountain streams at the Nehalem Fish Hatchery and Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground for bobbing American Dipper, and canopy dwellers Hermit Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglet. Watch for eagles in the high tree lines as well. Many nest along the rivers from Seaside to Astoria. Local residents will be more than willing to point you in th right direction.
Kayaking, Seaside Oregon
Need To Rent A Kayak ? No Problem
The North Coast has some of the best waterways for kayaking and canoeing. Venture the open seas and rivers or slip into shallow coves, estuaries and bays, there are boating opportunities for all. You can even rent kayaks and canoes from local recreation shops. For the more serious, there are planned tour guides and lessons available locally as well.
Tours of Nehalem Bay, the wildlife refuge waterways of the Columbia, the shores & rock islands of the Pacific Ocean and more. Into competition? , there is an annual Kayak race in the Ilwaco area. For those who just want a little paddling fun, stop by a local rental shops and paddle around the Necanicum River!
Golf, Seaside Oregon
Golfing In Seaside Oregon Is Just Plain Fun !
Have fun teeing up at Seaside Golf Course, Gearhart Golf Course, Highlands or if you have the right connections Astoria Country Club. Seaside has a wonderful public golf course.
Gearhart is also home to Gearhart Golf Links, the oldest golf course in the Northwest and the all new, Mc Menamins Sand Trap Bar and Grill.
Seaside Golf Club in Seaside, is a public golf course that opened in 1921. Designed by H. Chandler Egan, Seaside Golf Club measures 2593 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 104 and a 33.3 USGA rating
Gearhart Golf Links is a public course with 18 holes of spectacular. The course opened in 1892 as three holes strewn across the sand dunes, is the oldest course in the northwest and arguably in the Western United States. To this day, the course retains that classic links-style flavor.
The Highlands Golf Club is a special place to play golf. Located in the historic Gearhart as well.Nestled between the rugged sand dunes overlooking the Pacific, The Highlands is the only ocean view golf course on the northern Oregon Coast. It is a golf course that is fun for players of all ability levels and is a great place to play for the whole family.
Astoria Golf and Country Club began in 1923 and is considered one of the northwest’s premier private golf clubs. This unforgettable and challenging 18-hole golf course is built on top of ancient sand dunes near the Pacific Ocean. Astoria’s amenities include a full service golf shop, newly redesigned clubhouse with men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, restaurant and banquet facilities, and a 13 acre practice facility. With it’s rich history and one of a kind layout, Astoria truly is “The St. Andrews of the Pacific.”
Tennis, Seaside Oregon
Tennis In Seaside Oregon Is all about Love-Love
In Seaside the public tennis courts are located at Broadway Park and Seaside High School.
In Gearhart there are two brand new tennis courts for public use as well.
Surfing, Seaside Oregon
Surfing In Seaside Oregon, Catch The Waves!
Seaside's famous Point, some of the best waves in the Pacific Northwest and the best left-hand point-break in North America. The city of Seaside was Oregon's first coastal resort, and it prevails today as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Pacific Northwest.
Seaside is probably the most localized break on the West Coast, which means you probably shouldn't consider paddling out unless you receive an open invitation. The rumors are also true that it's a mind-bending barrel and flawless left wall with little or no room for backtracking. Not much has been written about the break (for obvious reasons)
Fishing, Seaside Oregon
Fishing In Seaside Oregon, Salmon, Sturgeon And More !
The Northern Oregon Coast has some of the best salmon fishing. The Columbia River and Tillamook Rivers both offer salmon fishing experiences on the Oregon coast.
Salmon fishing on the Oregon coast offers excellent fishing opportunities in August near Buoy 10 salmon fishery. Charter boats are available throughout the season.
Sturgeon fishing is a must on the Columbia River. Oregon sturgeon that are 4 to 6 feet in length are allowed to be kept.
While the sturgeon fishing on the Columbia is usually quite good, sturgeon do not spawn every year. The best months for sturgeon fishing on the Columbia are May, June and July.
Trout fishing is wonderful in the smaller rivers. There are two types of steel-head fish that run in Oregon. Winter steel-heads, ranging from eight to fifteen pounds, return to freshwater sometime between December and April. Trout fishing is one of the favorite pastimes. For those who are more interested in quantity than size, fly trout fishing does not currently have a limit in Oregon. The rivers up and down the Oregon coast are good for trout fishing. So bring your hip waders and your fly rods and enjoy.
For the adventurous, there are a number of ocean fishing opportunities and plenty of charters among the Oregon coast. Chinook/king and coho/silver salmon fishing ocean trips are available through numerous charter companies. Catch tuna, halibut, bottom fish and dungeness crab off the Oregon Coast as well during the appropriate ocean fishing seasons.
Clamming, Seaside Oregon
Clamming In Seaside Oregon, A Family Tradition For Generations
Clamming is a abundant on the Oregon Coast. The State says: “All areas are open except Marine Gardens, Research Reserves, Habitat Refuges, and Shellfish Preserves. These areas have signs indicating their locations and are listed and mapped in the Sport Fishing Regulations book.”
Check the state’s website before you go, to make sure a ban isn’t in place. This happens periodically. The beaches of Gearhart. according to the ODFW's website states: "Razor clams (Silqua patula) are found throughout Oregon’s ocean beaches. Clatsop beaches (Columbia River to Seaside) have the most stable populations because of beach stability. 95 percent of Oregon's razor clam digging occurs here.
Crabbing, Seaside Oregon
Crabbing In Seaside Oregon Is A Harvest In Itself
Some General Guidelines:
Most marine zones (consisting of the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays and beaches) are open year round, 24 hours a day except as special regulation apply. The ocean is closed for Dungeness crab Aug.15- Nov. 30. No taking is allowed for Oysters.
There is a small fee to harvest non-commercial shellfish and marine invertebrates; check the local bait and tackle shops or marinas for more information. Time of year: Fall is typically the best time to crab. Beginning in September, crabs will tend to be more “filled out”, meaning there is a higher percentage of quality meat. This is detected by the condition of the shell. Hard shelled crabs will contain 20-30% meat by weight, compared to soft shelled crabs which can be as low as 12%. At times after heavy rainfall and resulting freshets, crab tend to be less abundant in the bays.
Time of day: “Slack tides” (the times of peak high or low tide) are the best times to crab. At slack tides, the most number of crabs are walking around foraging, since they are not getting pushed around by tidal exchange. Legal Season: Crabbing is open in estuaries (i.e. bays), beaches, tide pools, piers, and jetties year round. Crabbing in the ocean is CLOSED for Dungeness crab from October 16 to November 30. It is always good practice to review shell fishing regulations before you head out crabbing. Check out the current regulations online or pick-up a current Oregon Sport Fishing Regulation booklet at any ODFW office or sporting goods store.
When crabbing with rings, remember to retrieve at a consistent speed in order to keep the sides of the ring over the crabs so they’re retained within the ring. Store legal-sized (keeper) crabs in a cooler with ice or ice packs, or in a bucket or cooler with water. If you keep your crabs in bucket or cooler with water, make sure to change the water frequently to keep the water cool and oxygenated. And make sure the water is seawater – freshwater will kill crabs.
Dog Walking, Seaside Oregon
Pet Friendly In Seaside Oregon
Seaside is a wonderful place to bring dogs. You can take your dog along the beach, walk along the Prom, take them on a hike along Tillamook Head, and more! Make sure when you bring your dog don’t forget to bring a leash, some dog toys, a towel to dry them off, water bowl, and anything else your dog might need.
Plan ahead or you might end up having to buy forgotten items. What happens when you want to go into one of the many amazing restaurants to grab a bite to eat? Make prior arrangements. Don't leave your pet locked up in the car. Beaches that are within the boundaries of an Oregon state park must have all pets on a leash not more than six feet long and kept under physical control at all times. Leashes are not specifically required on Seaside's beach, but physical control must be maintained.
Hunting, Seaside Oregon
Hunting In Seaside Oregon Is Only Part Of Oregon's 27 Million Acres Of Forest Lands
Oregon is a state rich in natural resources. The many lands and waters open to visitors include 27 million acres of forest lands; 34 million acres of grasslands, high desert, mountain ranges, wetlands and urban areas; 300 miles of ocean coastline; 450 miles of Columbia River shoreline; 112,000 miles of rivers and streams; and 6,000 lakes and reservoirs. This variety of habitats enables thousands of diverse native and migrating fish and wildlife species to thrive throughout the state.
The continued health of these species depends on maintaining their access to the quality and quantity of habitats they need for water, food and nesting areas. It is the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's statutory responsibility to provide the management needed to conserve the state's numerous fish and wildlife species, and to provide them optimum economic, commercial, recreational and aesthetic benefits for present and future generations of Oregonians and visitors.
Rock Climbing & Bouldering, Seaside Oregon
Rock Climbing & Bouldering In Seaside Oregon Is All About Balance
Rock Climbing is inherently dangerous and should be performed by only trained individuals aware of the risks. That said there is some climbing on the North Coast and we highly recommend you pack a pair of shoes and a crash pad if visiting the area. Rock in the area varies from basalt columns to hardened sediment metamorphic. Climbing is all about balance, knowing your body and being able to reposition it in space. It's about creativity, learning to adapt to what the rock has to offer. It's a whole-body exercise and though your upper body gets a fair share of grunt work, your legs and feet are your most important instrument for upward motion. It's about concentration and overcoming your fears for the void.
Many people start later on in their life, and there are excellent climbers of all ages. It's all about discovering the natural world around and within you. Climbing will bring you to lots of lovely places and will definitely give you a unique perspective on the world below you. You'll learn a couple of things about yourself and the people you climb with.
Climbing is both an individualistic and social sport: when you're on the rock you can only count on your skills to get to the top. If you do fall however, you'll have to trust your climbing partner with your life. Beyond question. No mistakes allowed. This often makes for very strong bonds and relationships.
Learning to climb is very much like learning to ride a bike or ski down a snowy slope. You'll never forget the basic moves, but will need years of practise to perfect them.
Bouldering addicts climb short jumbles of rock, often only a couple of feet high. The key here is linking the moves: because of their short height bouldering problems tend to be fairly intense and technical. It's hundreds of feet of difficulty compressed into 5-10 moves. Unless you're climbing so-called highball problems you'll climb un roped and close enough to the ground to be safe to jump off from. During the nineties there's been a renewal of interest for this game. Thousands of bouldering areas have cropped up worldwide.
Boating, Seaside Oregon
Boating In Seaside Oregon, The Gateway To The Pacific
Boating & Fishing on the Columbia River is an experience like no other. Astoria area has several coastal tributaries that provide excellent fishing opportunities – Youngs River, Lewis & Clark River. The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. It Originates in British Columbia, then flows south into the state of Washington and then west to form much of the border between Oregon and Washington. Spanning over 1243 miles in length, the river drains parts of seven states and a Canadian province for a total area of 258,000 square miles. The Columbia is the fourth-largest river in the U.S. and has the greatest flow of any North American river draining into the Pacific.
The rivers will be flowing and fish will be returning in great numbers for boaters. Cruising: Water level projections are great and so is the wildlife viewing! Hot days bring everyone to the water. Be courteous and patient. Boat ramps may be crowded with people who don’t know how to launch a boat properly. Give them a hand. Also, be a good boater. Stow your trash and remind people to pick up after themselves. It’s everyone’s responsibility.
Camping, Seaside Oregon
Camping In Seaside Oregon, The Great Outdoors
Camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. If you are new to camping, the first thing you should do is become familiar with the basic camping gear that you will need. One way is to go camping with a seasoned camper. You can quickly learn from them. Basically, you need a shelter, which could be a tent, cabin, or RV, and you need a bed, which could be a combination of sleeping bags and pads, cots, air mattresses, and comforters, and you need to eat, which may or may not require cooking utensils.
First time campers usually start out as tent campers, who are also referred to as car campers because they carry all their campground needs in their car (rather than an RV). Your first tent need not be expensive, but it should provide adequate weather protection especially in the northwest. Similarly, you can find moderately priced sleeping bags that work well too. With a little care and maintenance most camping gear will last for many years. And depending on your eating habits you may need nothing more than a cooler, a bag of charcoal, and a spatula.
Sleeping Bags and Pads
Making a bed at the campground is easy. First you need to have some type of padding to cushion you from the hard ground. There are inflatable pads and various closed-cell pads that work quite well. On top of the pad you'll place your sleeping bag.
Campground Cooking Supplies
Outdoor cooking is enjoyed by many whether at the campground or in your own backyard. So if you're a backyard chef, you already have lots of recipes to try at the campground. If not, you can always get by with a cooler of drinks, sandwiches, and snacks. Most public campgrounds provide a grill and picnic table at each campsite. With a bag of charcoal and a spatula you're ready to make steaks, hot dogs, and hamburgers on the grill. Add a propane stove, a skillet, and a few pots, and you're ready to cook up lots of stove-top meals. Get a Dutch oven, and now you can bake at the campground too. Depending on your cooking skills and equipment, you can make meals at the campground that can rival home cooking.
Kiteboarding, Seaside Oregon
Kiteboarding In Seaside Oregon, Take To The High Seas !
Are You New to Kiteboarding? If you’ve seen someone kitesurfing, snowkiting or landboarding and want to try Kiteboarding, then you probably have a lot of questions on how to get into the sport.
What is kiteboarding? Kiteboarding covers kiting activities done on various terrains. Kitesurfing is done in the water. If you stand on a board and use a kite to be pulled along by the wind, that's kiteboarding. With the right equipment, experience, and wind, you can kiteboard anywhere but always use extreme safety precautions. While it helps to be in good physical shape, it does not require as much upper body strength as one might think. It’s actually more about finesse than strength.
Sunset Beach is one of the best and safest ocean kiteboarding spot near Seaside. There is little obstructions on or near the beach, and plenty of space to enjoy yourself. With 12 miles of drivable beach, Sunset Beach provides great access to kite boarding, and many other activities.
Camp Rilea (north of Sunset Beach approximately 3 miles0 is an Oregon National Guard military reserve and often they conduct firing exercises. Guards will be posted and military vehicles will be present warning beach users to keep out. When they are not conducting firing exercises, it's ok to be there or in the area. Fires are permitted on the beach but there is no overnight camping.
Ft. Stevens. Parking Lot D is on the Lower Columbia and can provide good NW and E winds if the other access points do not appeal to you.
Swimming, Seaside Oregon
Swimming In Seaside Oregon, Come And Splash Around !
Seaside Oregon Beach is a great place for swimming and so are the many surrounding lakes, rivers and streams. The beach in Seaside is the perfect place for the entire family and swimming in the summertime can be a blast ! However keep in mind the ocean can be extremely tricky and dangerous for even seasoned swimmers.
Never swim alone !!! - use the buddy system. Don't overestimate your swimming ability, especially early in the summer when the water is cold. Swimming ability is severely decreased in cold water. Judge your ability to participate in beach activities based on your swimming skills without the assistance of rafts and other flotation devices. Never dive into shallow water, or water of unknown depth. If you are confronted by a large wave and there is not enough time to get away from it, try to dive underneath the wave. Keep your body as low as possible until the wave passes over you. Timing is important, dive into the base of the wave just before it breaks. Do not dive if the water is too shallow - instead crouch and keep a low body profile. If caught in rip currents, relax and swim toward the shore at a 45-degree angle until you are free of the current. If the rip currents are strong, swim parallel with the shoreline in the same direction as the littoral current and then swim diagonally toward the shore. If you are not able to swim out of the currents, call or wave for help. When body surfing, do not ride waves in a straight line toward shore. Instead, surf at an angle to the waves. Stay away from the white water in the wave center to avoid going "over the falls." Never swim while intoxicated. Alcohol impairs judgement, unnecessary risks are taken and a swimmer will tire more easily, increasing the chance of an accident.
Indoor Facilities: Sunset Empire Park, Broadway In Seaside
1140 Broadway, Seaside, OR 97138
Their aquatics program is an extraordinary asset for the entire community. Program areas include instruction, health, fitness & wellness offerings, recreational swims, competition and special events. Open 7 days a week, 51 weeks per year, the Sunset Pool offers an 83.5°f main pool, 90.5°f warm-water therapy pool, a 101°f spa pool and weight room. Kids in Pool Many outside groups use the pool for specialized trainings and include the Sheriff’s Department, Oregon State Police, Oregon State Marine Patrol, local fire departments, scuba groups and beach lifeguards. For patrons’ convenience, we offer drop-in rates (for some classes), re loadable gift/money cards, monthly passes and yearly passes. Their fee structure includes: General Admission drop-in rates: $2.50 with Resident’s Card / $5.00 non-resident. Open Recreational Swims: $.50 with Resident’s Card / $2.50 non-resident. Individual and family passes are available at low rates.
They have something for everybody including a great value Family Pass, Corporate Fitness Program, discounted partnerships with TLC Federal Credit Union, Sunset Family Fitness, and our Hotel/Motel Plan. We are constantly recruiting, training and staffing our programs with qualified personnel to provide a safe, quality experience for all
Pickniking, Seaside Oregon
Pickniking In Seaside Oregon
Between the resort town of Seaside and the smaller Cannon Beach is Tillamook Head with Ecola State Park at its crest, offering picnic spots, viewpoints and trails. South of Cannon Beach, Oswald West State Park has 12 miles of the ever-beautiful Oregon Coast Trail, Neahkahnie Mountain and a hike-in campground. But the beach in Seaside is a grat place to picnic for a cozy afternoon or an entire family outing. There is something both simple and exciting about a picnic, even if you are only packing a few things at the last minute and heading down the street to the park. It may be nothing more than peanut butter sandwich on white bread, you’re still likely to have a good time.
Firstly, a picnic requires a nice location: there is just simply no way to create a memorable picnic if the venue isn’t up to snuff, so assure yourself to pick out an imposing and impressive place to pitch your tent and have some fun. Without a doubt this is one of the easiest items on the picnic checklist, what with all the naturally glorious destinations that abound you in Seaside.
Next on the picnic checklist is the topic of what food to bring: a picnic is understood to mean a full stomach, or at least the way it should be. A classic picnic food option is simply to whip up some sandwiches and other types of finger foods and pack them all into a cooler or basket (depending on the ingredients), which, when done right, is almost guaranteed to be a hit with all the participants. Another more elaborate option, sure to arouse more intent gazes from fellow picnickers, is to throw a portable grill into your trunk along with some charcoal and an prepare something on the order of shrimp and steak on the barbie.
It goes without saying that a picnic demands the participants to engage in some sort of physical exercise, which means that it is fundamental to bring along a rugby or football, a Frisbee, or cricket bat–whatever you fancy. Your sandwiches, or more emphatically your steak and shrimp, will demand that you go ahead and work up a healthy appetite beforehand, so be sure to wear yourself out a bit.
Nature Tours, Seaside Oregon
Nature Tours In Seaside Oregon, Explore Endless Miles Of Scenery.
Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock
Just 10 minutes south of Seaside, the beach community of Cannon Beach is known for its many art galleries and surrounding natural wonders. On the beach, Haystack Rock rises 235 feet above the shoreline, with fascinating tide pools at its base and observable puffins and seabirds nesting in spring and summer. At the north end of Cannon Beach is Ecola State Park. Take camera and binoculars to the viewpoint with views encompassing Crescent Beach, Bird Rocks, the town of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. The park offers several miles of hiking trails and vantage points for great bird watching or observing seasonal gray whale migrations. Ecola State Park is a day use facility and a fee is charged for entry.
Pacific Vista Drive
Unforgettable vistas can be enjoyed at several waysides and viewpoints within 20 miles as you drive south of Seaside on Highway 101. Just south of Cannon Beach, a turnout at Silver Point offers views of the ocean, Haystack Rock and Tillamook Head. Farther on, you'll find the Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area beach access. A few minutes farther south investigate Hug Point where there is beach access, along with caves, a waterfall and a marvelous view.
Just past the Arch Cape tunnel is Oswald West State Park, with viewpoints and hiking trails through scenic moss-covered forest to Short Sands Beach and rugged Cape Falcon. If you're not prone to vertigo, stop at several turnouts along the edge of Neahkahnie Mountain offering spectacular views of the coastline from hundreds of feet above the crashing surf.
Astoria & Columbia River History
The historic seaport of Astoria on the Columbia River is the oldest United States settlement west of the Rockies. Located 18 miles north of Seaside, Astoria has a riverfront walk and a restored trolley that follows the historic waterfront district. Stop off at the Columbia River Maritime Museum to see excellent maritime displays and tour a real Coast Guard ship. Visit the Flavel House, a well-preserved Victorian mansion of a former sea captain. Follow the signs on Coxcomb Hill to the Astoria Column for fantastic views of the city, Youngs Bay and the mighty Columbia. Follow in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center just south of Astoria. Near Hammond, southwest of Astoria, Fort Stevens State Park, features the remains of the 1906 shipwreck of the Peter Iredale on the beach, a Clatsop Indian longhouse replica, historic military fortifications that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River and a military museum. The park also offers miles of biking and hiking trails.
Cape Disappointment & Lighthouses
The Northwest's lighthouses are inspiring symbols of the region's rich maritime history. About an hour drive from Seaside, on the north side of the Columbia River, is Cape Disappointment, where two lighthouses mark the entrance to the river.
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (1856) is one of the Northwest's oldest structures and nearby is the North Head Lighthouse built in 1898. Both lighthouses are located in Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco, Washington. Also located within the park is the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center recounting the journey of the Corps of Discovery.
Tillamook & Three Capes
About an hour drive south of Seaside, you can visit the home of Tillamook Cheese. The Tillamook County Creamery features an extensive visitor center where you can learn about the history of the 100-year-old brand and sample famous Tillamook cheese, ice cream and fudge. If you'd like to make a full day's trip of it, head west to the Three Capes Scenic Route, where visitors can see the lighthouse at Cape Meares State Park, find day use beach access and hiking trails at beautiful Cape Lookout State Park and continue south to the sculpted sandstone headland of Cape Kiwanda before returning to highway 101. Just south of Tillamook is the Tillamook Air Museum.
Mountains & Meadows
About 18 miles east of Seaside is the Saddle Mountain State Natural Area off Highway 26, known for its rugged trail to the top of Saddle Mountain, offering expansive views of the Northwest. Spring and early summer seasons display colorful and diverse wildflowers, many unique to this area. Another side trip of interest is the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area. The open pastures border a state highway, offering dependable viewing of herds of Roosevelt Elk during winter and spring. The main meadow is a year-round refuge. The wildlife area has two paved parking areas, four viewing areas and interpretive signs. Best chances of spotting herds are just after daylight and again in the early evening.
Were growing right along with you as well as our home owners. Were not just renting vacation homes, we are an integral part of your experience while staying in Seaside Oregon.
Our list of things to do has just begun. There's a million things to do in and around Seaside Oregon, This is just a hand full to get you started! We're here to help you. Once you have booked your stay with us feel free to call us with anything specific we can help you with. Our friendly knowledgeable staff is here for you and rest assure we want you to enjoy every minute of your stay with us. Check back daily for updates including events and interesting facts or changes that may occur on beach !