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South Beach State Park

Near Newport, Oregon, United States

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Park Overview

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. Bring your kayak or canoe for a 3 mile paddle through the marsh, or join one of the guided tours offered July through Labor Day. Register at our Park Store events site

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.

Year-round Camping

Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations required for yurt stays. 

  • 227 electrical sites with water
  • 60 tent sites
  • 27 yurts
  • 3 group tent camps
  • Hiker/Biker camp
  • Flush toilets and showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • RV dump station
  • One extra vehicle allowed per site
  • Universal Access: Five campsites (two electrical, three tent) and 24 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.
Effective Jul 21, 2021
Group Camp 2 is closed until further notice. Meeting hall is open for reservations for stays Aug. 1 and beyond.
Effective Aug 13, 2021
Effective Aug. 13, no campfires even in designated campfire areas for all state parks, campgrounds and beaches along the coast from the Lincoln County north border (Salmon River) to the Oregon/California border. This includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, propane fire pits, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottle fuels and propane/liquid-fueled lanterns are allowed.
Effective Jul 30, 2021
Noise from work on the Yaquina Bay Bridge could reach the park at times. More information about the work is available at https://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=20109
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-tent Open for camping Year Round mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-867-4715
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Amenities & Features

Questions

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Where is Cooper Ridge Village?

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.

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Can I tent camp during the winter?

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.

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

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.

Brochures and Maps

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