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Its 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade and classic automobile turnaround at the beach dating from the 1920s are among Oregon's most recognizable landmarks. Seaside has been a popular coastal destination since the 1880s offering abundant activities for families, sightseers and outdoor recreation lovers. Walk or bike the promenade for views of the Pacific. The Prom offers access to the beach and long time attractions including the Seaside Aquarium, where generations of visitors have come to feed the seals. Strolling along Broadway, visitors will encounter dozens of shops and restaurants, the Oregon Coast's largest arcade, bumper cars and a shopping mall with an old fashioned indoor carousel. Factory outlet shopping can be found just north of downtown. The rainforest covered Tillamook Head offers hiking trails, including a six-mile trek over the headland to Ecola State Park. The Necanicum River offers kayaking and paddleboat touring. To the north of Seaside, Gearhart, offers more shopping, restaurants and is home to the 18-hole Gearhart Golf Links, Oregon's oldest golf course.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Promenade & Turnaround

    Promenade & Turnaround

    The historic automobile Turnaround at the beach is at the Prom's center and is one of Oregon's most recognized landmarks, the crowning destination of the Northwest's most famous road to the ocean. more info

  • Ecola State Park

    Ecola State Park

    This day-use park offers panoramic views and is one of the coast's best points for spotting Gray Whales on their twice annual migration. The main viewpoint area offers paved walking trails and hiking trailheads. The Indian Beach parking area features beach access and additional hiking trails including the Tillamook Head Trail crossing over the headland, six miles to Seaside. more info

  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Constructed in 1880 and decommissioned in 1957, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, still battles the waves from atop her rugged rock formation just off the Seaside and Cannon Beach coastline. The best views of the lighthouse can be seen from Ecola State Park. more info

Other Attractions:

  • Seaside Carousel Mall

    Seaside Carousel Mall

    An attraction for over 30 years, ride the indoor carousel, unique shopping finds and eateries. more info

  • Seaside Aquarium

    Seaside Aquarium

    Harbor seals greet visitors at the door, explore touch-me tanks and learn about tidepool creatures. more info

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