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Ecola State Park, Seaside, Oregon

January 15, 2018
Category: Seaside Attractions

Ecola State Park is one of the top places to see in Seaside, Oregon. The resort city has quite a bit of history and you ought to explore the Lewis and Clark National Monument, Columbia River Maritime Museum and Gilbert House to learn more about this region. While kids love the Seaside Aquarium, Ecola State Park with its hiking trails and mesmerizing views offer a distinct experience. Ecola State Park is located at 84318, Ecola Park Road, less than nine miles south of Seaside Aquarium. You may also want to explore Cannon Beach, which just is two miles to the south of Ecola State Park.

About Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park wraps Tillamook Head with a part of it in Seaside and the other part of Cannon Beach. There are nine miles of coastline with sightseeing and ample recreational hotspots. The hiking trails are known for their scenic beauty. There are tide pools, picnic spots, and surfing. You can take a stroll on the beach, take some unforgettable pictures and then set up for lunch at one of the designated areas. You could embark on a hike. You may explore the tide pools or go on a wildlife-spotting spree.

The setting is quite enchanting, right from the road at the entrance meandering through the Sitka spruce forest, the grassy bluff with immersive views of the ocean, secluded coves and viewpoints along the cliff. There is an old lighthouse that’s no longer in operation but it does accentuate the landscape. Hikers can rejoice, as there is an eight-mile-long path of the Oregon Coast Trail, around two miles of the Clatsop Loop Trail and several shorter hikes.

Indian Beach is quite popular among surfers. It is secluded and sandy, ideal if you wish to just laze on the beach and gaze at the pristine surrounding. You would be able to spot deer and elk. You should watch out for eagles. If you are traveling during spring then you would get to see gray whales migrating northward. Hike and camp, host a picnic and go surfing if you want. Ecola State Park is perfect for a day out with kids.

Stay at River Inn at Seaside

River Inn at Seaside is just eight miles north of Ecola State Park. Stay in the heart of Seaside so you could walk to the major attractions. If you are a golfer, you can swing by the Seaside Golf Course before you set out hiking and surfing, birding and whale watching. Reserve your accommodation at the top-ranked Seaside hotel, River Inn at Seaside, on its website to get the best deals and lowest rates online: