Play on the wide, Sandy beach and hike rocky cliffs in this family-friendly Oregon Coast village.
It’s all surf and sandy beaches in Seaside, a small village on Oregon’s north coast. When summer strikes, Seaside comes to life with sun-seekers and adventure hounds. Join in the fun—with swimming, paddling, hiking, and family activities; there’s something for everyone.
Close to town, several private RV parks offer a variety of creature comforts, including Wi-Fi and swimming pools. For year-round RV and tent camping, head north to Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria. Swim in the freshwater lake, or head to the ocean to see a historic shipwreck. In the campground, you’ll find hot showers, picnic tables, and sites with full hookups.
About 20 miles east of Seaside, the Saddle Mountain State Natural Area is the perfect place to get away. From your primitive tent site, hike 2.5 miles to the summit for breathtaking views.
After you explore downtown Seaside, hop on the Tillamook Head Trail. This trail, which was once used by Lewis and Clark, runs south toward Cannon Beach. If you’re through-hiking the Oregon Coast, you can camp in the rustic cabins along the way.
The main camping season near Seaside runs from spring through early fall. Cabin rentals are a great way to enjoy the cold, wet fall and winter. The waves are fierce, and the misty mornings add an element of mystery to every hike.