Seaside, Oregon Beach Trip for Labor Day Weekend

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This labor day, we decided to make an end of summer beach trip since we hadn’t been to the beach since Arya was like a month old. It was time to give her a new experience, one that she probably won’t remember when she’s older, but will remember right now in the moment.

My husband works a new job for a vacation rental place doing QA work. Well come to find out, they give their employees in the office a $250 credit on their birthdays, (his is Sep 1st) so we were able to use that towards a vacation house in Seaside, Oregon on top of his employee discount. It was a pretty decent deal! It had 2 bedrooms, a bath, and a nice-sized living area for a small family. To be honest, this was way better than paying for an overpriced hotel that’s the size of a sardine can with no fridge.

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View of the river from our condo.

We weren’t right on the boardwalk or oceanfront, but that didn’t bother me too much since we could either walk half a mile or just drive on over to the main strip.

Thursday when we arrived, it was pretty gloomy and rainy. It’s typical PNW weather, so it’s to be expected. Just always bring a rain jacket or coat with you while on vacation. Doesn’t matter what time of year, it can and will rain at any time. LOL

So the first day, we walked on the strip for a little bit and then stepped out on the sandy beach, but didn’t stay long since we didn’t arrive until after 5 pm and we needed to eat.

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I ended up searching Yelp for good places with clam chowder since my daughter loves chowder and I know that’s one thing she’ll eat. (she’s gotten picky to say the least) I ended up finding one and so we went to U Street Pub. The chowder there was better than Mo’s and the Pelican brewery which both had good reviews from people on Yelp.

After we had dinner, we ended up going back to the Condo and watching Zootopia that we rented from Redbox. Beach towns close up shop early and it’s hard to do nightlife stuff with a small child, so we have to get used to heading in early for family time instead of what would have been our usual night caps of bar hopping.

The following day, we went to the aquarium and the beach to play in the sand. She had a blast but was a little scared of the barking seals. They were so cute and hilarious though. They know how to hustle for their treats!

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Seaside, Oregon We were going to go home Saturday night since we only rented the condo for a couple nights but my husband’s high school friend was down there with his family who rents a couple beach houses every labor day and they asked if we wanted to stay since they had room, so we did. I am glad we did because it gave us some more time to spend time together as well as hang out with them.

His friend wanted to catch the low tide on another beach at Hug Point in Cannon Beach the following day since that’s where they have an old stage coach trail, so I’m glad we were able to make it out for that. It was pretty cool and really pretty to see the trail, all the sea life, the caves and to see my little girl enjoying beach life with a smile on her face. It’s all about making memories and I am glad we were able to do this.

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Hug point

Hug point

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Hug point

I can’t wait to make this a yearly thing if possible since our baby girl loves the beach and it’s nice to just get away from daily life for a few days.





  1. Gwendolyn Mulholland
    / 6:03 PM

    This looks like you had a wonderful trip and the photos are terrific. I definitely want to visit the beach now.

  2. / 5:20 AM

    A beach getaway is also a great idea for short vacations and the deal that you guys got is a bonus. I’m glad that you and you and your family were able to hit the beach for labor day weekend & spent time with some friends, too. I bet you guys are recharged and rejuvenated after it.
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  3. / 6:38 AM

    I have never been to that part of the country but it looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your trip and your beautiful pictures.

  4. / 10:03 AM

    Great photos and what a great getaway. I would love to take that time away and visit the beach. Your family had a great time and family time is so precious.

  5. / 12:17 PM

    we love to head to the beach. We head to the gulf because it’s closest for us. I’d like to visit Oregon and Washington one day!

  6. Dora Clemons
    / 1:44 PM

    I wish we could take a trip like this! I miss vacationing, and doing the family thing. Lately it feels like work is the only thing we do. This looks like an amazing spot, and we have family on the west coast so maybe next year sometime we can sneak out that way!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful trip!!

  7. Bonnie G
    / 5:42 PM

    Aww sounds like a lovely time at the beach with family. =) I wish we would have done more of that this past Summer.

  8. Lisa B
    / 5:47 PM

    Id love to visit the beach – i havent been in years. .I didnt make it this year but maybe i’ll go next year – unless we go for a quick end of season visit!!

  9. Elizabeth O.
    / 5:49 PM

    A beach trip is always awesome and it’s really the best thing that you can bring your family to. I love that you were able to spend more time together. That’s really nice.

  10. / 6:38 PM

    Me and my family loves to go n different beaches. Btw, nice photos!

  11. / 9:53 PM

    Looks like you had an amazing labor day trip. I took my kids to Orange, CA. Spent overnight and went shopping

  12. / 11:00 PM

    This is a beautiful trip. I love the view and your photographs look awesome. How I wish I can visit the place too 🙂

  13. Nikki
    / 4:25 AM

    I’m glad that you had fun in that beautiful beach! I bet this place, it’s looks quite peaceful.

  14. / 4:56 AM

    Having a beach trips is really exciting and fun! Seaside is my favorite spot and I’m really obsessed with beautiful view.

  15. Rebecca Swenor
    / 10:12 AM

    It sounds like you had a great getaway for your little family. I would love to stay in a condo a couple days with that view. It looks beautiful. Seaside Oregon is a place I have never been too before but will have to visit there some day. Thanks for sharing your little vacation and it is nice to get away for a yearly trip.

  16. / 10:59 AM

    I really need to visit the Pacific Northwest. The coast lines are just beautiful. I am glad it worked out for your family to spend the entire weekend on the beach.

  17. / 12:33 PM

    Oh what a nice way to get away for the weekend. It’s cool that you were able to spend some time at the beach and the aquarium.

  18. / 4:35 PM

    Wow! I had no idea it is so beautiful there! What a perfect little weekend getaway!

  19. Mike
    / 1:49 AM

    Wow, that hike looks awesome! We loved Oregon when we went, but we didn’t make it to that beach. Thanks for bringing us along

  20. CourtneyLynne
    / 10:08 AM

    Omg what fabulous photos!!! Vacations are so fun. Looks like y’all had one great time!

  21. Christina Aliperti
    / 8:33 PM

    Time at the beach is so relaxing and enjoyable. I wish I could plan a little getaway by myself lol.

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