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South Beach State Park

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Address: 5580 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-1147
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Great Beach for Playing

Love the short dunes and the broad beaches. We had fun just playing in the sand and running up the hills. A great place to stop for a little playtime.

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Liz L
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35 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the short dunes and the broad beaches. We had fun just playing in the sand and running up the hills. A great place to stop for a little playtime.

Thank Liz L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids having fun in surf with water. Running up and down the dunes. Watching birds. Watching the California seals come into harbor on rocks, bouys, and water.

Thank Tera T
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here during the day as one of our parks on our Junior Ranger adventure. We drove around and looked at the layout, the playground, the yurts and stopped in to the welcome center and the activity center. We were met with a group of awesome hosts who were more then happy to help us find the park secrets... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Seal Rock, Oregon
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45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I frequently walk the trails of SBSP at lunch time, and occasionally use the beach parking lot to get to the beach. The park is clean, the trails are interesting (featuring coastal pine and rhodedendron forests, and coastal wetlands). The paved trails are great for kids on bikes. I've never camped here, but there are numerous sites, the campground is... More 

Thank Tedzilla
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great walking trails in the woods and dune areas as well as a long wide beach to explore. Lovely area. Short or long walks with some boardwalk ocean viewpoints.

Thank OregonBliss
Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

There were more camp hosts than campers during our mid week stay. The rain never let up the whole time we were here so we didn't get to enjoy the nice pathways to the beach or the playground equipment. We did have hot water showers but there wasn't any lights when my husband had to use the bathroom or when... More 

Thank Megan V
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This state park is close to the beach, there are walking path that go thru the woods along the beach, with access to the beach. Large RV parking and all is clean and very peaceful. It is about two miles from Newport.

Thank Jolynn R
Boise, Idaho
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66 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We actually just drove through to check out the park for a camping trip next year. The camping area is awesome, with places for RVs, tents, and a good number of yurts. It is pretty close to the beach, and has a nice day use area.

Thank Reina H
Tigard, Oregon
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is our first time camping in Newport even though we've come to this town many times before. We stayed over one night in a Yurt. There are two types of Yurts, basic and deluxe. We stayed in the basic. It had a bunk bed, and a futon. One small table, mirror. Included was a small garbage can, small heater... More 

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OPRD_SouthBeachMU, Public Relations Manager at South Beach State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We have been getting a lot of requests for having more accommodations for pets, so we have decided to dedicate another 12 yurts to become "Pet Friendly" starting January 1, 2017. Beginning that date, you can make reservations for any of our 14 Pet Friendly yurts up to 9 months in advance. We hope this... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this campground to use as a base to explore between Heceta Head lighthouse and Depoe Bay. It was a perfect location and being close to Newport made grocery and shopping easy. The campground is surrounded by trees so you are definitely able to enjoy a peaceful break on the coast. Campground roads were great for walking and biking,... More 

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