Seaside, FL, USA

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Seaside, FL, USA

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Soak up the sun in iconic Seaside

Perched on Florida's coast, Seaside is as renowned for its pastel-hued cottages and gleaming white clapboard post office as it is for its sandy beach and tranquil waters. Seaside was in fact only founded in 1981, as one of the first American towns designed around the principles of New Urbanism, a movement focused on eclectic architecture, walkable districts, and sustainable living. With an abundance of pristine Seaside vacation rentals to choose from, you can make yourself right at home in this one-of-a-kind destination.

Shop 'til you drop in Seaside

Seaside is a shopper's paradise, particularly if you prefer quirky independent retailers to big brands. Here, you'll find gourmet grocery stores, alluring fashion boutiques, and endlessly browsable book and music shops. If you're in town on a summer Saturday, don't miss the market, where you can pick up artisan soaps and homewares, phenomenally fresh local produce, and irresistible baked goods and sweet treats. The al fresco dining scene is similarly enthralling. You can feast on everything from fresh chilled oysters to decadent Southern BBQ, all whilst taking in breathtaking ocean views. If you feel the need to burn off some calories, rent a kayak or paddle board and explore the sensational shoreline.

Awesome art and mesmerizing marine life

If you need a break from beach life, you'll find an eclectic array of attractions within easy reach of your Seaside vacation rental. The Fusion Art Glass Gallery showcases a diverse collection of eye-catching sculptures, pottery, glassware, vintage jewelry, and avant-garde blown glass art. If you're after a unique vacation souvenir, the best news is that everything's for sale. A drive down the coast will bring you to Gulf World, the ideal spot for a fun-packed family day out. This marine park is home to adorable sea lions, sleek sharks, stately sea turtles, and all manner of other ocean dwellers.

Sizzling summers in Seaside

Seaside vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer season of June to August. Humidity can be high at this time of year, but the heat is generally less intense than many other parts of Florida, with ocean breezes keeping things agreeable. Late spring and early fall are also great times to visit, with blissfully warm temperatures, slightly less rain, and slightly fewer out-of-towners jostling for a prime spot on the beach. Winters are usually pleasantly mild, but usually a little too cool for swimming and sunbathing.

Animal encounters at Seaside

Seaside is an enthralling destination for nature and wildlife lovers. If you're visiting between April and November, you might be lucky enough to catch sight of sea turtles crawling out of the ocean to lay their eggs in the sand. You don't need to be a seasoned birder to make some new feathered friends here. Keep one eye on the sky and you may glimpse pelicans, egrets or herons, while between May and August, rare snowy plovers and least terns can be spotted nesting in the sand. A highlight for many Seaside visitors is a trip out to sea to watch acrobatic bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat.