Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers access to miles of broad, sandy ocean beach and trails for walking and bicycling. Located just south of the South Jetty, this is your gateway to exploring Newport.
The paved Jetty Trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle. Our equestrian trail to the beach begins at the South Jetty equestrian trailhead. Park next to the trailhead and enjoy a beautiful sunset by horseback!
A playground area, horse-shoe pits, and a 9-hole disc golf course are near the campground area. Stop by the Hospitality Center to get maps, brochures, purchase souvenirs or camp items, or to check out free discs and horse-shoes.
Enjoy exploring the freshwater marsh and forested uplands of Beaver Creek Natural Area, 7 miles south of the park. Five miles of trails wind through the marsh and up into through the forest and meadows, showcasing views of the ocean on a clear day.
Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, surfing and beach combing. Attractions nearby include the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and marine life exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Cooper Ridge Village contains the first set of yurts (CRV1 - CRV8) in the first loop next to the registration booth and the hiker/biker camp. See the South Beach Campground map under "brochures" for more information.
Yes! We close our tent-only loops (H and I loops) after the summer season, but tents are still welcome at any open RV campsite. If you are hiking or biking into the park, the hiker/biker sites can be used for a discounted rate.
The park combines two areas once separately maintained, South Beach Wayside and South Newport State Park. The land was acquired by gift, exchange and purchase between 1933 and 1970. Gifts were received from Edith M. Bowman, Robert and Cherie Kiewel, Lincoln County and W. J. and Janet Wineberg. The lands were obtained to protect the south bridge area from encroachment and also to provide public access to the beach.