WA Peninsula map SeaviewSeaview was a beach resort town before Washington was a state. Those with the means could take a steamboat from Portland to Astoria and ferry across to Ilwaco, then make a wagon trek to Seaview. The coming of the Ilwaco Railroad & Navigation Co. rail line in 1889 cemented Seaview as a tourist destination and some of the homes built in those early days are still beach homes today.