Seaside (formerly East Monterey) is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, with a population of 33,025 as of the 2010 census. Seaside is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) east-northeast of Monterey, at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m). Seaside is the home of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Monterey College of Law, both located on the site of the former military base Fort Ord. It is also the home of the Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses, once also part of the Fort Ord military base and now open to the public and host to PGA Tour events.
Seaside is located at 36°36′40″N 121°50′41″W / 36.61111°N 121.84472°W / 36.61111; -121.84472.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.3 km²), of which, 9.2 square miles (23.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.48%) is water.