Seaside & Gearhart are a beautiful 90-minute drive from Portland. The towns are just 2-miles apart and offer something different for travelers to the north Oregon Coast. Both offer large & small vacation rental homes & hotels overlooking the ocean or right in the heart of town. Seaside features popular main street activities for family fun like arcades, shops and the oceanfront Promenade for strolling & people watching. Gearhart is a quaint, quiet town with wide safe streets for biking, shopping & walking to the gorgeous dune beach. Gearhart is also one of the best razor clamming spots on the Oregon Coast! With over 7 million razor clams each season, clamming in Gearhart is great for beginners and experts alike. And bring your favorite 4-legged friend. Dogs love to romp on the beaches here!
Seaside & Gearhart are conveniently located in the middle of many coastal attractions like the historic Gearhart Golf Links, fabulous surfing spots and the end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. A bronze monument honoring the expedition overlooks the Pacific Ocean at the famous downtown Seaside Turnaround. You can learn about the history of the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the Fort Clatsop Interpretive Center just 17-miles north of Gearhart in Astoria.
Continue to explore the coast by heading south to Cannon Beach. It's an easy 10-minute drive along Highway 101 to this unique coastal town where you'll find small shops, fine restaurants, art galleries and regional theater. Be sure to walk the beach and experience a close-up view of the world famous monolith, Haystack Rock!
Visit Seaside and Gearhart anytime of the year and always find fun family adventure on the Oregon Coast!