Hotel at a Glance: Coast River Inn
Coast River Inn is located within walking distance of Seaside’s best attractions—its quaint downtown, sandy coastline, and family-friendly oceanfront activities. Rooms are spacious and contemporary; some even have views of the Necanicum River.
- In-room amenities: fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers; some units have kitchenettes
- Room with a view: You can see the water from river-view units.
- Free WiFi throughout the inn
- Get outside: Close to the Necanicum river and Tillamook Mountain, and a convenient home base for hiking, biking, kayaking, and crabbing excursions
Seaside, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Surrounding a Family-Friendly Town
Located along Oregon’s Pacific coast, about 80 miles northwest of Portland, the resort town of Seaside has attracted beachcombers since the late 19th century. More recently, the coastal village has become a family destination marked by historical buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, including mini golf, bumper cars, and arcades.
A 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade—known locally as the Prom—stretches along the beach, its boardwalk speckled with shops and restaurants near grass-covered dunes. Along the Prom, you’ll find a bronze statue of Lewis and Clark that faces the ocean at the historic Seaside Turnaround—the spot where the explorers are thought to have ended their epic westward trek. The Seaside Aquarium is also located along the promenade. Pop in to visit its aquatic residents, including a giant Pacific octopus, tropical fish, and several crowd-pleasing harbor seals.
For spectacular ocean views, journey a few miles south of town to the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head, a promontory point that towers 1,000 feet above the craggy coastline. Open year-round, a moderate, 3.6-mile roundtrip hike leads to the summit.