In just a few short years, the Tucker family has transformed the Sandy Cove Inn from a timeworn motor lodge into a stylish and comfortable retreat, and it’s located just two blocks from the beach and the promenade. Managers Mike and Betsy Tucker bring enthusiasm as well as expertise from their former roles in advertising and event planning to provide personalized, concierge-like services, including a carefully vetted guide to local eateries and a welcome doggie bag for four-legged guests.
The family's resident decorator, Ann Tucker, has given each of the inn's 18 rooms a unique design scheme—ranging from the whimsical Monopoly and Wave rooms adorned with hand-painted murals to the elegant Garden and Country Charm rooms, accented with French furnishings and artwork collected at Parisian shops and flea markets.
Seaside, Oregon: Historical Coastline Where Mountains and Rivers Meet the Sea
"More than just a day at the beach" is Seaside's well-deserved motto—a reference to the many year-round activities available beyond the town's stretch of sandy coastline. Along the oceanfront, you'll find an eclectic mix of carnival rides and one of the West Coast's oldest aquariums. The Seaside Aquarium offers seal shows and a touch tank inhabited by sea anemones, starfish, and sea urchins.
Among the area's numerous hiking trails, the winding Clatsop Loop Trail at Ecola State Park follows in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark past ancient sitka spruce trees. From December to April, the trail’s scenic promontories also make for ideal spots to view migrating gray whales as they swim past Seaside twice a year on their way to and from their homes in northerly Arctic waters.