The city of Seaside is often described as one of the most picturesque in the Pacific Northwest, with a moody postcard completion and dramatic cliffs. People come from miles around to enjoy the vintage aquarium, rugged seafront, World War 2 history, and delicious seafood. To see all this and more, book an RV in Clatsop County today.
Seaside, OR is a popular seaside destination for people all over the states, and often even further afield, and located only 80 miles from the large city of Portland. Heading north up the coast, the nearest towns are Gearhart, Surf Pines, and Warrenton, as you continue south the first town you’ll hit is Cannon Beach.
The town of Seaside is home to one of the world’s biggest volleyball tournaments, with over 2700 players on 154 courts. The tournament just keeps getting bigger and better, with more players every year. Should you be in the area in your Seaside motorhome rental when the tournament is in full swing, you can expect a fantastic atmosphere as you watch the various matches being played. On the first Saturday of every month, the town hosts a two-hour Art Walk, that provides you an opportunity to sample the many art galleries in town.
The Great Outdoors
Located on the coast, the nearby landscape is made up of some dramatic cliffs and rock formations. Cannon Beach is a particularly stunning area, with Haystack Rock as the central attraction. The rock is a 235-foot sea stack, adjacent to the beach and is accessible on foot at low tide. The many tide pools around the lake are often full of creatures including sea anemone, crabs, starfish and more. There is a strong surfing community around Cannon Beach, that love to surf the large waves, thus making it a popular spot for locals and vacationers. Park your Seaside RV rental here and grab your surfboard!
Nearby you will find Tillamook Head Rainforest, with the start of the Tillamook Head Trailhead on the south side of Seaside. As you make your way on the trailhead, you soon find yourself surrounded by a green and rich coastal rainforest, offering some stunning natural views. Along the trail, there are a few particular points of interest, such as some World War II bunkers and the haunting Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.
Located just up the coast is where you will find Fort Stevens State Park, which is within easy reach in your luxury motorhome rental from Seaside. The fort was once the primary military defenses at the mouth of the Columbia River and was in service for 84 years. Today the park has grown into a 4,300-acre park that offers the perfect mixture of nature, history, and recreational activities. These include swimming in the freshwater lakes, wildlife viewing, exploring a historic shipwreck, and the military fort itself. If you are into walking and hiking, the park provides a six-mile network of hiking trails and nine miles of paved biking trails.
When you rent an RV in Seaside, you will need somewhere to stay for the night. If you prefer to stay somewhere close to town, consider Seaside RV Resort, which sits amidst both historic sites and scenic views. Seaside RV Resort is home to an indoor swimming pool and a spa, gather up the family and test your skills on the pickleball or tennis courts. There are also some other fun activities on site such as a fitness center, mini-golf, and a clubhouse. With 261 sites, there is plenty of room to park your Seaside camper rental.
Further north up the coast you’ll find Bud’s RV Park and campground, filled with spacious, full hookup RV sites, each of which come with patios, grass, and picnic tables. There is a also a grocery store and deli, tackle shop, hunting supplies and a range of local knowledge on fishing and hunting in the area. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are also available.
Heading south out of town, one of the first RV resorts you will come to is Circle Creek, which offers 44 paved, full hookup sites on an area that covers 11.5 acres. This site is open year-round and includes water, sewer, 30 amp electric, and WiFi. Although a little out of town, the resort is still situated within the Seaside city limits, making it easily accessible, and is just a mile and a half from the stunning Pacific Ocean, making the beach just around the corner.
Exploring the City
Seaside is also home to one of the best breweries on the Oregon coast, Seaside Brewing Co. Uniquely, the brewery has been created inside the old city jail, and they utilized rainwater to start the brewing company. They also offer an extensive food menu that serves fresh seafood and clam chowder should you need a quick bite to eat before continuing on your outdoor adventure.
For a family-friendly attraction, carve out some time to explore Seaside Aquarium, originally a public salt water bath, today it is home to the country’ first breeding program for captive harbor seals, as well over 100 other species of marine life.
Should you be seeking some stunning Pacific Ocean views, consider a travel trailer rental in Seaside. Walk along the beach, play in the sand, and take in the stunning landscape. Rent an RV in Seaside, OR and go explore!