The Tides by the Sea

Address: 2316 Beach Drive, Seaside, OR 97138, United States    Reservation Line: 1-800-548-2846 or 1-503-738-6317

Fun In Seaside

Attractions/Events (bring your camera!)

turnaround – Seaside, located on the northern tip of the Oregon Coast is known for its pristine beaches and quaint seaside atmosphere. Seaside has been the Northwest’s most popular ocean resort for over 150 years and just 90 minutes from Portland, Oregon. Seaside has a rich historical past. As the end of the Lewis and Clark trail, Seaside is a national landmark. It is a destination paradise known for its spectacular ocean views, miles of public beach, unique natural setting, casual lifestyle, mild ocean climate, outdoor activities, year-round events, excellent shopping, and unforgettable dining.  Its 1.8-mile long ocean front Promenade is perfect for strollers, joggers and bike riders.

Local Activities (a great way to spend a day!)

The Prom (Promenade) and Broadway– Sightseeing in Seaside means bustling up and down Broadway or strolling leisurely along the Prom.  This two mile long boardwalk extending from Avenue U to 12th Avenue.  A pleasant walk along the beach, it offers great vantages from which to contemplate the glistening sand, surf and massive contours of 1.200 foot high Tillamook Head to the south.  Along Broadway is a gamut of tourist attractions.  Shopping in Seaside Oregon is a tax free shoppers’ dream. Hundreds of unique shops line the streets of Seaside within walking distance of each other. A not-to-be missed event is the Seaside Art Walk which takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 5-8 pm.

tillamookheadTillamook Head – From the south end of Seaside you can hike with the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Tillamook Head via Ecola State Park and discover the explorers’ farthest western point of discovery. At a viewpoint along the way Clark marveled, “I behold the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed.”

Yoga Seaside Yoga on Broadway in the heart of downtown n the Gilbert District offers daily classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Check their calendar of events for upcoming workshops and retreats.

Golf – Golfers can escape to public courses both in and around Seaside.  At Seaside Golf Course at 451 Avenue U (503/738-5261), green fees are $9-$10 for nine holes.  The British links-style course at Gearhart on Marion Street (503/738-3538 was established in 1882.  Green fees are $45 in summer for the 18 hole course.  The Highlands at Gearhart at 1 Highland Road (503/738-5248) is another public nine hole course with ocean views from most holes with green fees of $21 for 18 holes.

Shopping (remember, no sales-tax!)

Seaside Factory Outlet Center – Over 100,000 square feet of Savings, Shopping, Great Food, Fun, & More. Just a few blocks from the Beach! Brand names like: Bass, Carter’s, Eddie Bauer, Jones New York, dressbarn, Nike, Black & Decker, Liz Claiborne, GNC, Big Dogs, Van Heusen and many more!

Seaside Carousel Mall – 20 unique shops surrounding a full size working carousel.  The mall offers dining, snacks, coffee, specialty gifts, art, imports, framing, kites, games, clothing, jewelry, toys, candies, ice cream, old time photos & portraits, and much more.

Seaside Antique Mall – The 88 dealer antique mall is the center of a half dozen store antique district. The mall features displays of American & European furniture; collectible glass, china and pottery; toys, books and jewelry. The ocean is a few short blocks away.

Restaurants (some of our favorites)

Osprey Cafe –  Right across the street offering international cuisine for breakfast and lunch.

 

U Street Pub –  Right across the street offering a great selection of craft brews and hearty sandwiches.

Guido and Vito’s – G & V’s is fun Italian with an open kitchen.

Norma’s Seafood & Steak – Norma’s is a family friendly place and has great chowder.

McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar – Their menu has something for everyones tastes from the youngest to the oldest including Fresh seafood, chowder, fish and chips, Salmon and Cioppino as well as tender choice Steaks, Creative chicken dishes and most delicious pastas and salads.

Zinger’s Homeade Ice Cream – Call it homemade, call it gourmet, call it handcrafted, call it artisan…whatever you want to call it, don’t miss it.

Nearby

Astoria – Just minutes to the north of Seaside at the mouth of the Columbia River is Astoria, Oregon. Rich in natural resources, Astoria was long a traditional meeting place for the Native American tribes to this historic seaport town.  Astoria is the oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rockies and its glory days are preserved by museums, historical exhibits and Victorian homes. Historic buildings downtown are undergoing restoration, cruise ships are calling, fine restaurants are multiplying, a lively music and arts scene is thriving.

Astoria Column – The best introduction to Astoria is the 360-degree panorama from atop the 125 foot tall Astoria Column on Coxcomb Hill, the highest point in town.  On clear days, look northwest to Mount St. Helens and to Mount Hood on the far eastern horizon.  Looking over Young’s Bay south and west of Astoria, the Clatsop Plains extend to Tillamook Head and Saddleback Mountain. Astoria Column is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Fort Clatsop National Memorial – This 125 acre state park sits six miles south of Astoria on the Lewis and Clark River.  Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Oregon Country near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806. Here Clark prepared many of the maps which were among the most significant contributions of the expedition.  Inside the Visitor Center is a life-size bronze statue, “Arrival,” by Stanley Wanlass, features Lewis with arms spread, a Clatsop Indian showing Clark a flounder, Clark with quill pen sketching the fish, and Seaman looking on. For tour schedules call 503/861/2471.

sunsetCannon Beach – Just minutes south of Seaside is enchanting Cannon Beach with its nine miles of wide, walk able beach. The scenic beauty of the sea stacks offshore and headlands onshore make your stroll down the sand particularly memorable. Fly a kite, watch the sea creatures in the tide pools, or take pictures of famous Haystack Rock.  This is the third largest sea stack in the world, measuring 235 feet high.

Maritime Museum – The Columbia River Maritime Museum house a collection of maritime artifacts and history about the Columbia River. It is very interactive and great for children to learn about the largest river in Oregon.  The Museum is located at 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 503/325-2323.

Old Fort Stevens – Fort Stevens was a coastal defense fort and saw active service from the Civil War days to the end of World War II.  Fort Stevens State Park has many interesting artifacts from its fort days that will intrigue visitors. Examples are the reconstruction of the Civil War earthworks – still in progress: Battery Russell, the gun battery in the line of fire from a Japanese submarine during World War II, and the near-by Pacific Rim Peace Memorial: Battery Mishler, a one of a kind battery and the underground command post for the Columbia River forts.
For additional information call 503/861-1671.

Friends of The Tides

Seaside Visitor Bureau – keep up-to-date with the monthly calendar and check out the travel guide (see our ad on page 34)!

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