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The former site of Fort Ord, Seaside, California is now an up and coming destination complete with two previously "off-limits" golf courses, an easy entrance to the Fort Ord National Monument, and some of the best beach access found anywhere on the Central California coast.

Things to Do in Seaside

Seaside's easy ocean access makes it a favorite haven for people fond of outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, scuba diving and even hang gliding.

If the ocean isn't your thing, pay a visit to Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses. Seaside's golf courses offer a sweeping view of Monterey Bay. Once both the course and the view were only available to members of the military; now this public golf course is open to all.

Foodies will rejoice at the plethora of restaurants and ethnic eateries located in Seaside. With options in Mexican, German, Thai and Italian cuisines there is bound to be a dish to please any taste palate. 

Surfers, rock climbers, beachcombers and students from CSUMB (California State University at Monterey Bay) easily coexist on pristine stretches of coastal bliss in Seaside, and so will you. You're invited to take a closer look and "Discover the Spirit of Seaside!"

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Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land


County Map


Click on the links for high-resolution maps of Monterey County communities, suitable for printing: Monterey, Carmel and Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, Seaside, Marina, Sand City and Moss Landing.


Fly direct from these five airports:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)


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