Day-use areas are open with reduced services. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice.
Campground is open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance (beginning July 1) at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Campers must have a reservation. No first-come, first-served camping. See below for reduced services:
The information below pertains to pre-COVID-19 operations.
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 a variety of recreational opportunities.
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.
Kayak tours are offered 7 miles south on Beaver Creek during July through labor-day weekend. Paddles, kayaks, and PFDs are provided, and our interpretive guides take guests on a peaceful 2.5 hour expedition up the pristine freshwater marsh. Tours begin at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, 1 mile east of Ona Beach. The cost is $20 per person. 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, 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.