*** As of June 30, 2021, most state and local public health orders regarding COVID-19 that would affect visitors have been lifted. Note that masks are still federally mandated for air travel, public transit and health care settings. ***
How To Visit Responsibly
- Practice good hygiene to lower the risk of spreading or contracting disease.
- Support local businesses that inform the character of Seaside.
- Be patient at hotels, restaurants, and stores as many are short staffed due to effects from the pandemic.
- Dispose of all trash and take-out containers properly to protect the beach from litter.
Help Us Keep The Beach Clean
Approximately 14 billion pounds of garbage — from cigarette butts and water bottles to food wrappers and plastic bags — are discarded onto beaches and into the ocean each year. Beach trash isn’t just unsightly; it is lethal to wildlife and dangerous for kids and bare feet.
Visitors are playing a huge role in helping to keep our beaches clean, alongside volunteers and public works crew. You can pitch in during a beach visit any time of year. Seaside Aquarium, City of Seaside and SOLVE host Treasure the Beach, Seaside’s monthly cleanup effort. Cleanups are scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month. Participants meet in front of the Seashore Inn on the Promenade then comb the beach picking up litter.
These efforts are having a big impact. In 2019, the monthly cleanup removed 1,865 pounds of trash from the beach. In 2020, despite COVID-19 challenges and weather cancellations, 2,180 pounds of trash was removed.
To participate in Treasure the Beach, simply show up on the day of the cleanup. If you’re unable to make it to one of the organized beach cleanups but still want to contribute, visit the Seaside Aquarium gift shop to pick up complimentary bags and gloves.
Whenever visiting, make sure to throw all food wrappers and other garbage in trash cans or pack it out with you.