mdi-tent Reserve

State Recreation Site

Near Newport, Oregon, United States
mdi-tent Reserve

Park Overview

A few miles south of Waldport, this small, exquisite destination campground is right alongside miles of broad, sandy beach perfect for kite flying and whale watching. Every campsite is mere seconds from the beach, which makes the park perfect for watching storms and sunsets.

Beachside is an excellent mid-point stop as you take a jaunt on the coast. Within 30 miles in either direction, you'll find visitor centers, tide pools, hiking and driving tours, three lighthouses, crabbing, clamming, fishing, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and science centers.

Seasonal Camping

The campground is open seasonally March 15 - Oct. 31, weather permitting. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at

  • 32 electrical sites with water (one vehicle per site)
  • 42 tent sites with water nearby (one vehicle per site)
  • Two yurts (one pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info). Reservations required.
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Universal Access: Two campsites and both yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.



mdi-alert-outline General Advisory
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Mar 15 – Oct 31 mdi-tent Open for camping Mar 15 – Oct 31 mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-563-3220
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Amenities & Features


mdi-help-circle-outline About Camping

Is firewood available for purchase at the park?

Yes, firewood may be purchased during posted hours in the evenings at the woodshed or Park Host sites.  Firewood bundles are $5 and fire starters are $1 each. 

Are Standard sites at Beachside equipped with sewer hook ups?

No, Standard sites at Beachside have electricy and water hook ups only.  Free dump/sanitation stations are located at South Beach State Park (17miles north) or Washburne State Park (17 miles south).  Other dump stations may be available in near by towns also. 

Can I put a tent in a Standard site?

Yes, you may trailer/RV camp, car or tent camp in standard sites, although the fee remains the same because of the water and electric amenities in the site. 

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ


The land was purchased from various owners in 1944 to provide public access to a large ocean beach at Big Creek, and to preserve native shore pine and vegetation. The park was originally named Big Creek State Park but this was changed by the Highway Commission upon public request in 1957, ending confusion with other similarly named public areas.

Brochures and Maps

mdi-file-pdf-box 2024 Central Coast Tide Tables mdi-file-pdf-box Beachside campground map