Introduction to Seaside, California
Seaside, California, in Monterey county, is 11 miles SW of Salinas, California (center to center) and 50 miles S of San Jose, California. Part of the surrounding Salinas metro area, Seaside is home to some 31,696 residents.
The history of the city makes it seem like a community of change. Until a few years ago, Ford Ord managed a training facility on a tract of land that the U.S. Army purchased in Seaside. The entry of soldiers and their visiting families influenced the shape of business in the city. Ford Ord is still fresh in the minds of citizens of the city. Seaside today occupies just a little less than 9 square miles of land along the ocean next to one of the nation's largest national marine life sanctuaries in Monterey Bay.
Seaside and nearby Attractions
- Laguna Grande Regional Park
- Laguna Seca Recreation Area
- Marina Dunes RV Park
- Marina State Beach
- Monterey Bay
- Seaside State Beach
Things To Do In Seaside
Seaside city is famous for its lovely beaches which have long walkable stretches of sands and beautiful sand dunes. These are ideal for taking a dog for a walk or just taking a sunset stroll. There are also many parks in the city which offer ball fields, volleyball courts, horseshoes pits and picnic facilities.
The nearest major public airport that serves the city is San Francisco International.
Seaside Higher Education
The city is served by California State University-Monterey Bay.