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Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Seaside?
Seaside experiences a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures around 90°F (32°C), while winters are mild, with temperatures typically around 60°F (16°C). The area receives ample sunshine throughout the year.
What are some of the best things to do in Seaside?
Popular activities in Seaside include beachcombing, exploring local art galleries, and attending outdoor concerts at the Seaside Amphitheater. Visitors also love paddleboarding in the clear Gulf waters.
What is the best time of year to visit Seaside?
The most popular time to visit Seaside is during the summer months when the weather is warm, averaging around 80°F (27°C). During this time, you can participate in the annual Fourth of July Parade and outdoor summer concerts.
What are the best places to stay in Seaside?
Popular areas to stay in Seaside include the town center for its proximity to shops and restaurants. Staying near the beachfront is also popular for those who love to wake up to the sight and sounds of the ocean.
What are the best places to visit in Seaside?
The most popular places to visit in Seaside include the Central Square, where you can explore a variety of shops and restaurants. You might also consider visiting the Seaside Repertory Theatre for a local play, or explore the outdoor Seaside Farmers Market.
What are some hiking trails in Seaside?
While Seaside itself doesn't have traditional hiking trails, nearby Grayton Beach State Park and Deer Lake State Park have excellent trails where visitors can explore coastal dune ecosystems, diverse wildlife, and beautiful views of the Gulf.
What are some family activities to do in Seaside?
Families often enjoy biking through the charming streets of Seaside, exploring the acclaimed food trucks, or spending a day on the sandy beach. The Watersound Trails is also a popular spot for family-friendly nature walks.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Seaside?
Frequent day trip suggestions from locals include a visit to the nearby Grayton Beach State Park, a 2000-acre (809 hectares) park featuring a stunning beach and a coastal dune lake. Another option is to explore the picturesque Deer Lake State Park, known for its diverse wildlife.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Seaside?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 170 vacation rentals in Seaside featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Seaside?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Seaside. Choose from more than 20 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
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Your guide to Seaside
All About Seaside
Just west of Panama City Beach on the Florida Panhandle, Seaside is a tiny village of serene white-sand beaches and emerald-colored waters. This Gulf Coast community lives up to the simplicity of its name: It’s a place of jewel-coloured ocean views and powder-soft sands reign, with plenty to discover by way of local charm. As you walk through the town you’ll happen upon vintage airstream restaurants, murals, and independent shops. Founded in 1979, Seaside came to be when a family of landowners purchased 80 acres near Seagrove Beach. Built with vacationers in mind, the streets were designed so that they all lead directly to the main attraction: Seaside’s incredible beach. Seaside is full of rental properties — but no two are exactly alike, so choosing your rental in Seaside is as fun as crafting your itinerary (full of sand, sun, and sea).
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Seaside
Seaside is pleasant to visit year-round. But if you’re looking for prime weather, travel in April or May, when temperatures are warm and before the summer busy season starts. In spring, the area buzzes with farmers’ markets, free concerts, and the South Walton Beaches Food & Wine Festival. While summer is hot and humid, there are plenty of options to help you cool off such as beach barbecues, Fourth of July celebrations, and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. During the winter, experience over 200+ hiking trails, or unique gatherings like the 30A Songwriters Festival, or the Sandestin Gumbo Festival.
Top things to do in Seaside
Seaside Farmers’ Market
Check out the many varieties of local produce, honey, soaps, and regional treats for sale at this bi-weekly market located at the Seaside Amphitheatre. If you’re traveling with your dog (or want to bring your pooch a souvenir) don’t forget to ask about the organic dog treats — they’re a must!
Grayton Beach State Park
A five-minute drive west on 30A, Grayton Beach State Park is a more rustic alternative to the sheen of Seaside. Hike among stands of magnolias and scrub oaks on a 9-mile loop trail and keep your eyes peeled for grey foxes, pelicans, and the occasional alligator. The park features a rare coastal dune lake, perfect for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing for bass, bream, and white-speckled trout. Be sure to pick up a short-term fishing license before dropping your line.
Hit the beach
When in Seaside, make sure you reserve plenty of time for sunbathing, lounging, and splashing in the waves. While the beach is the uncontested star here, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Reserve a sun lounger, charter a sailboat, rent a kayak, or zoom along on a bike. As long as you’ve got sea salt in your hair and sun on your skin, you’re doing things right here.