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South Beach State Park

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Address: 5580 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-1147
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+1 541-867-7451

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Tent Camping with Nice Hot Showers

I have been to the day use park, but hadn't had a chance to try out the campground until this last weekend. First of all this review only applies to tent camping. I don't know... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have been to the day use park, but hadn't had a chance to try out the campground until this last weekend. First of all this review only applies to tent camping. I don't know what it is like to RV camp here. it is a beautiful campground. The camping sites are close together, but there are so many trees... More 

1 Thank KariSueBend_Oregon
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We booked 5 nights in the middle of August, middle of the week, using Reserve America. The process for the reservation was good however you could easily get in to a lot of trouble if you have a bigger unit. We booked a 47' spot for our 40' fifth wheel but due to trees and angles it was almost impossible... More 

1 Thank SweetMisses
Kirkland, Washington
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343 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This campground is too crowded.... Why not just park your TV in a parking lot? The facilities are fine... Staff are fine... No complaints there... And the obsolete loud fog?.... You get used to this....I guess

Thank Don H
Waco, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My new favorite camp ground, the park hosts were kind and helpful, many activities like horseshoes, bike rentals, and Community s'mores. Excellent well thought out layout for the yurts, short beautiful walk to the beach. The campsites look spacious and comfortable as well. I felt so lucky I was able to snag a reservation!! Unusually cold weekend in August 2016,... More 

1 Thank Trisha L
McMinnville, Oregon
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158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My daughter and I stayed in a yurt and found it clean, warm, and nicely laid out--typical of the Oregon Park system. Our stay was marked by sunshine and rain, and our yurt served us perfectly in both conditions. The paved walk/bike trails running parallel to the beach at this park are very good, offer several beach access points, and... More 

3 Thank Jcwill5
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We rented yurts with some friends and really enjoyed it there. The campground was quiet, the bathrooms (and showers) were clean, and the staff were very helpful.

Thank DHUtah
Waldport, Oregon
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

South Beach is a short drive from Newport . I have stayed here several times because of the proximity to Newport and it is often the only park with an available camping spot for last minute reservations. This trip we are here in mid-August in a spot right by the entrance. Every single vehicle traveling in or out of the... More 

2 Thank Sage1029
Joshua Tree, California
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538 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Campground was busy, slow driving around. road bikes in area, great bike and walking paths. fresh ocean air,walk to beach,also walk or bike to jetty.Some spots better then others, so need to book ahead. good location if you want to camp, have a camper or renting one. Bikes are available to rent. Evening programs every night. Bathrooms were very clean.

2 Thank srimanone
Marysville, Washington
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Will visit the area again. Fun walks in the mornings and amazing sunsets at night. Listen to the waves and the birds.

2 Thank X3663BDelizabethh
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Both are easy to access, there's an A.D.A. trail or you can take the old jetty trail. Both are easy and fairly level, easily can be hiked by a beginner. They have bathrooms and you can access the beach here.

1 Thank Denice J

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