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.
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.
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.
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.
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.