Originally a summer community for the Portland gentry, Seaview’s quiet tree-lined streets invite strollers to enjoy turn-of-the-century Victorian homes which are survivors of a developer’s plans from the 1880s.
Seaview was once a depot on the Clamshell Railroad, the narrow gauge “train that ran with the tides” that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula from 1889 to 1930. There was only a platform and shed at Seaview until 1905 when a regular depot was built.
The town remains a favorite retreat for summer visitors. Enjoy the Seaview Strollers Tour and learn more about the town’s original 50′ x 100’ lots, which sold for $100 each. The homes on the tour are an interesting assortment constructed over the years. Don’t pass up equally intriguing structures not mentioned on the tour; Seaview is full of architecture worthy of study.
(Thank you, LBPVB)