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Welcome to Seaside ...

The coastal city of Seaside is located in Monterey County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Seaside, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

The city was incorporated October 13, 1954.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Seaside has a population of 33,936 people<2> (see below for details).

Seaside is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Seaside lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Seaside: (831)

The ZIP code for Seaside: 93955<4>

Websites for Seaside ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seaside had an population of 33,936 people. This is an increase of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seaside had a population of 33,025 people (or 7.96% of the total population of Monterey County). This makes Seaside the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Seaside represents 0.09% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 224th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,025 people, the population of Seaside increased 4.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,696 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Seaside.

Communities Also Named Seaside ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Seaside - they are located in Alaska, Connecticut, Florida (3), New York (2), North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Seaside.

Communities near Seaside ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Seaside.

  • Salinas
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Pacific Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Marina
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina
    • Marina is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marina <5>
  • Ambler Park
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambler Park
    • Ambler Park is located in Monterey County
  • Del Monte Forest
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Monte Forest
    • Del Monte Forest is located in Monterey County
  • Pebble Beach
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Serra Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Serra Village
    • Serra Village is located in Monterey County
  • Carmel Highlands
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Highlands
    • Carmel Highlands is located in Monterey County
  • Carmelito ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Carmelito. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmelito
    • Carmelito is located in Monterey County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seaside. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Seaside.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Seaside. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Seaside.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seaside. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Seaside.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seaside ...

Looking for more information about Seaside? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Seaside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Seaside.

Adding Seaside to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Seaside in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Seaside was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Seaside post office opened in 1891.

We also found Seaside in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Seaside.

The official website for Seaside:

The official website for Monterey County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Monterey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Seaside.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Seaside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Seaside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Seaside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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