South Beach State Park, Oregon

A popular State Park conveniently located 2 miles south of Newport, with easy access to miles of broad & sandy beaches and a lot more.


South Beach - State Park, near Newport, OR: Site #D18 (225 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • ocean access • trails from campground • 23’ elevation. Oct 15th - 19th.

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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. December 1996, it was restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation. It's the oldest structure in Newport and the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached. Also, it's the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay, 2320 OSU Dr, Newport. Get a window table & enjoy views of the harbor.

Rouge Brewing

It just seemed fitting to visit the Rogue Brewery once again. We sampled a few brews and appetizers while enjoying the view of the bay from their restaurant above the brewery.

We learned that from our campground, it's an easy walk to the brewery. About a 30 minute walk total – a tad longer if you detour and catch a bit of the beach on the way: either way, a nice walk.

South Beach State Park is a popular destination on the central Oregon coast, located just south of the city of Newport. This historic park offers visitors miles of broad, sandy ocean beach and trails for walking, hiking, and bicycling.

The park's campground is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. It features:

  • 225 electrical and water sites
  • 60 tent sites
  • 27 yurts

This makes it one of the largest state park campgrounds in Oregon. The campground is situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge and is just a short distance from the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the South Jetty, a popular spot for birdwatching.

Visitors to South Beach State Park can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The park's sandy beaches are perfect for beachcombing, swimming, and surfing, while the nearby waters offer opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding. The park also features hiking trails that wind through the coastal forests and dunes, providing stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

In addition to its natural beauty, South Beach State Park is known for its rich history. The park was established in the 1930s and has long been a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Today, it remains a beloved spot for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and those seeking to experience the rugged beauty of the Oregon coast.

Overall, South Beach State Park is an excellent choice for those looking to explore the natural wonders of the Oregon coast. With its expansive beaches, diverse recreational opportunities, and well-equipped campground, it's no wonder this park is a favorite among visitors to the region.

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