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The Aquarium, along with SOLVE, hosts a beach clean up on the first Saturday of every month. If you can't make the monthly clean up and would still like to lend a helping hand you can drop by the Aquarium and we will supply you with gloves and bags.
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75 family members gathered for a family reunion here in Seaside, they visited the Aquarium and then headed out to clean up the beach!
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A huge thank you to our 54 volunteers and the Portland Army National Guard.


Every year thousands of pounds of trash enters the marine environment causing significant damage to our marine community. Most of the trash are plastics, which never completely decompose, instead they break down into microplastics and enter the food chain. As major advocates for the marine environment and its inhabitants, Seaside Aquarium has taken a leading role in helping keep Seaside beach free of trash by sponsoring a monthly beach cleanup, “Treasure the Beach”. On average, these cleanups remove more than 100 pounds of trash each month.

“Treasure the Beach” is a monthly beach clean up that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. We partner with SOLVE, the City of Seaside, Seaside Downtown Development Association and the Seashore Inn, in our efforts to keep Seaside’s beach clean and healthy. To join us, you can register at or just show up! Pick up your bags and gloves in front of the Seashore Inn located at, 60 N Prom, Seaside, OR from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Your bags of trash can be placed by any of the trash cans lining the Prom and the City of Seaside will come pick them up.

Frequently Ask Questions about our Beach Cleanups:

Q: Do I need to sign up ahead of time?

A. No, you can just show up in the morning and sign in.

Q: Can I bring my kids, friends or a group?

A. Yes! Groups of 50 or more, let us know by registering at Kids of all ages are welcome, but we ask that anyone 12 and under be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A. We provide bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer. During the summer it is recommended that you wear a hat or sunblock to avoid burning.

Q: Do I have to stay the entire four hours?

A. No. You can help for any length of time. You can pack up and leave whenever you wish, just place your bag by any of the garbage cans along the Prom when you’re done.

Q: How do I get to the Seashore Inn?

A. The Seashore Inn is located at 60 N Prom, Seaside, OR.

Q: Do you ever cancel or reschedule a beach cleanup due to weather?

A. Yes. We look at the weather forecast and try to determine as soon as possible if we need to cancel a cleanup due to weather or high surf.

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Seaside Aquarium, 200 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 Tel: (503) 738-6211.