Seaside Stories

Fall in Seaside

September 27, 2011 | by Becky Jensen

It was a misty weekend last weekend on the coast. But a little rain doesn’t stop life from happening in Seaside, especially when you own a dog. As a dog owner, I sometimes recite the famous quote:

“Neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed…” (from Herodotus’ Histories and not actually the Postman’s Creed).

My dog doesn’t care about rain, or wind, or snow, or that I’ve been working all day. He wants a walk.

So, even though the sun was not out, on Saturday I took Jack down to the beach. It always surprises me how, despite being a little wet, I do enjoy walking on the beach. The nice thing is that there are so many less people out when the sun is not showing. It’s usually just the hardcore beach-goers all decked out in brightly colored rain gear.

Jack and I headed along a stretch of beach and in a few minutes we were, of course, wet. He was running on the sand, totally happy. After we got home, I towel dried him off and put on some dry clothes. It felt so much like the fall season that I drove over to Safeway, grabbed a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and drove to the Cove to watch the stormy waves (one of my favorite fall activities).

When I got to the Cove, it was packed! There were so many surfers out in the water (goes back to my earlier statement saying life doesn’t stop in Seaside for a little rain). I had the best time just sitting in my warm car, all nice and dry, sipping my beverage and watching the waves and surfers. Seagulls hunkered down on logs while the wind whipped by them. It felt like a perfect fall day.

I’m looking forward to sweatshirts, switching my iced lattes to warm ones and pulling out my rain gear so Jack doesn’t miss his daily walk. I love every season! Each has it’s own unique flavor and things that make it wonderful. As the summer winds to a close I look forward to the leaves changing colors, the wind picking up again and enjoying Seaside in the fall. There will be lots of sunny days, blustery days and wonderful days like I had on Saturday.

Leave a Reply

and so much more!

Northwest Travel Magazine: Gilbert District

For more than 100 years, the Gilbert District has been a big piece of Seaside's core.

Learn More
Dog Days of Summer in Seaside

Give your dog the time of his life on Seaside's beach.

Learn More
The Beer 101 Pint Pass

While attending the 2015 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism, I met Brandon Holmes, co-founder of technology startup Bandwan...

Learn More
Supersize Me!

A brief look at Seaside's past sweets and treats

Learn More
Roaming the Sand for Treasures

The beach is often filled with unique finds, especially after a storm.

Learn More
Seaside Lifeguards: A Fond Seasonal Farewell

Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day Weekend? Don’t fret!  We’re still probably in for some dynamic weather throughout Sep...

Learn More
Alcohol Server Training at Clatsop Community College

Alcohol server training certificate at Clatsop Community College in South County Center

Learn More
We’re Getting Crabby on the Coast

Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast

Learn More
The Cove in Seaside

Rain or shine, the Seaside Cove is a must-see-stop whether you’re a tourist or a local. It’s a mixture of sandy and rocky beach. There are tons of parking spots, and Seltzer Park is just across the street. There are public restrooms and a shower to rinse off sandy feet. There are also plenty of benches for both wave watching and people watching.

Learn More
Beach Blanket Bingo

Going back to the early 1960s, we look at beach culture.

Learn More
After the Storm

A look at a storm from the early 1900s in Seaside

Learn More
Seaside Elk

I was driving into Seaside, along Highway 101 South, and had just passed the Circle Creek Campsite on the left, when I noticed several cars parked off the side of the road.

Learn More
Gayway Park in the early 1960s

GAyway Park in the 1960s was a major family attraction in Seaside, Oregon

Learn More
Episode Six: Phillips Candies

Take a walk down memory lane and discover one of Seaside's oldest establishments: the famous Phillips Candies on Broadway.

Learn More
Buffleheads: Oregon Coast’s Silliest Part-Time Residents

Buffleheads in Seaside, Oregon rivers in winter.

Learn More
Customer Service and the Bottom Line

As we prepare for a new year and our annual Customer Service Awards Program, we visit the question that most business owners are f...

Learn More
Seaside Civic and Convention Center

The benefits and joys of life in our small coastal community are many. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, done it all and start thinking about heading to the big city you’re reminded that the Seaside Civic and Convention Center brings you the best of all possible worlds and you can stay right here

Learn More