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Newport, Oregon

South Beach State Park

Newport, Oregon


5580 S Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97366
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Sites: 255
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.599650293444
Longitude: -124.05862569809

Elevation: 22' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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59 Reviews

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This isn't our top Oregon coast state park, but it's fairly high on our list. It's a big park set a quarter mile or so back from the beach. It's in a setting of shore pines. They are attractive trees but don't offer visual privacy at ground level. If you enjoy privacy G15 where we stayed was nice. G14, A37, C11, E22, and G12 are some other nice ones. In summer every day felt like a weekend. It's crowded with people walking and biking through the loop roads. The trails felt much less crowded. There are 3 main trails to the beach. They start out paved. You will have to walk through some dry sand and over dunes to reach the beach. A walk to the south jetty and to the bridge/marina area is all paved which took us about 45 minutes. From this park you will hear a foghorn (we like). Garbage/recycling is all the way toward the front of the loops. Pet waste drop offs are throughout the loops at at trail entrances. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
G15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Rogue Brewery is about a 45 minute walk. It didn't look like it was dog friendly; otherwise, we would have stopped in.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This wasn't one of our favorite state parks. It's in a great location and that was the part we did like, but what we didn't like is how crowded and noisy it is and how close the sites are together. We are used to having some sort of privacy at state parks, with trees and space, but this park was not like that. The sites are really close together and there was constant noise and activity all day long. Our site (B13) was right on the main road which may have contributed to the noise level, there were vehicles, bikes, and people constantly going by the campsite. I imagine it may not be like that during the off season, but summer was not the best time to be there for us since we prefer a lot more space and privacy. The paved trails that lead to the beach are very nice, and the paved South Jetty trail was also great for biking. We rode our bikes down to the Rogue Brewery for a tour and dinner one evening which was really fun. This park really is in a great location if you can overlook the constant noise and activity around the campground. Also, Verizon worked very well there. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

227 electric and water sites, 60 tent sites, hiker-biker camp, site B1. This campground is just south of Yaquina Bay's South Jetty. It is huge, with bathhouses including showers. There are six loops and sites are also along the main road in. There is also a welcome center with information, free coffee, and good company. Our site was near the trail out to the beach and boardwalk. Every site has a picnic table and fire pit. The sites are mostly back-ins and are a good size. There are 22 yurts for rent in this park. Hiking trails and bike trails to the beach and to the south Jetty in town. Very pet friendly with woof bags, and dogs are allowed on the beach. This park is near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse just across the bridge and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. In the summer ranger talks and hikes are offered. This park is one of the few along the coast that we had good iphone service. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a very nice stay here at the end of June. Our stay here was with a group of people using a combination of RV's and yurts. The campground was clean and the hosts were helpful and informative. The park is pretty large with 227 water/electric, 60 tent sites, and 27 yurts. No sewer at each site but they do have a dump station. The Verizon signal was good here and we picked up a dozen+ tv stations over the antenna. There are multiple trails to the beach. The only negative that we encountered was the mosquitos here. At times we hardly see any in camp, and on a walk to the beach on one of the trails we were swarmed early morning. Over all a good stay. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Our favorites include: Rogue Brewers on the Bay, Nana's Irish Cafe, Oregon Aquarium, Hatfield Science Center, Bayfront shopping, Yaquina Bay Charters (fishing), Nye Beach, and Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived on a Thursday stayed thru Sunday. About a 1/4 mile walk to the beach on a paved trail. Very nice park clean restrooms and showers. Stayed in the C loop. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C24
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Oregon Coast Aquarium is very close to this park. Fish and chips and the fish market right on 101 just south of the bridge before you get to the park. Fresh caught fish to make fish and chips. Thursday was Ling Cod for the fresh fish. Also you have to go down to historic bay front and see the sea lions

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a total of 10 days in this Oregon State park in three different sites. This is a really large, very popular park. If you enjoy peace and quiet, don't even think about coming here on a weekend during summer months, or, God forbid, a holiday weekend....it is ugly! During the week, it is actually a pretty plesant place to stay. Easy access (mostly paved paths) to the wonderful dog friendly beach which is a few miles long. Friendly hosts, volunteers, and Rangers do a good job keeping the park clean and tree branches trimmed for (the most part) to make it a big rig friendly park. Pruning shears may be needed at a few sites. Easy walking distance to the beach, jetty, pier, brewery, and harbor. If you like beaches, you can easily spend several relaxing hours walking the beach (low tide is best). The main road to each of the loops can be a bit busy with cars and walkers but has the easiest access for backing into your site. Most any outside loop sites are big rig friendly with 45 degree back in angles. The inside sites are at 90 degrees and much shorter. Our favorite loop is the G loop (F is our second), as long as you get an outside loop spot. While a bit further from the beach, you do get some much larger sites with some privacy between them. Our G9 spot, while pretty, was a bit hairy getting into with our 43' rig, but this looked to be the worst in the loop. Two of our sites had satellite reception, G9 did not due to trees. Very good Verizon coverage. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A17 D11 G9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A beautiful area of Oregon!! Several state parks along the coast with great whale watching and beach combing. Newport is close with some really great restaurants (Local Ocean is amazing!). The bad...Newport is a tourist town with bad drivers and horrible traffic.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

I will start by saying this is a nice park, but HUGE! We were placed about as far from the entrance as could be. What we did not know upon entering, there is only ONE trash site and it is in the entrance of the park. The other thing we were unaware of, you need to buy your firewood upon entering the park. Other parks we visited they would come around with it. Since it was close to a mile back to the entrance and we are elderly with limited walking, we could not go back once the MH is set up. Luckily I flagged down some nice park workers and they sent out a ranger and he went and got our firewood for us. Then after 3 days we decided to rent a car to be able to see the local sites. First night another employee knocks on our door at 8:30 and needs to collect an additional $7.00 for the extra (?) car. Had we towed the car in, there would not of been a charge. Does this make ANY sense? We were told to address it with higher ups, they could not help us. I have since done this, to no avail. It's an old rule on the Oregon books to discourage others from joining you once you enter the park. I get that, but our rental car did not take up any additional space and there was only 2 of us the whole time! Does not seem fair. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G16
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Plenty of things for the kids to do, outside movies for the kids; fire pits on all sites, firewood sold onsite and easy access to the beach with lots of nature trails. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C section
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

3 miles to town where there are lots of restaurants and stores.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The setting of this park is great, with plenty of well kept walking and biking paths to the ocean, the jetty, and even to the Rogue Brewery. The sites are roomy, but in late August all was dry and dusty, and there isn't much in the way of planting between the sites so there is no privacy. The public areas were clean and fairly quiet and relaxed, even with hundreds of campsites that were all full. Plenty of camp hosts to help if needed. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We were last minute so we didn't have a big choice of sites. We ended up on the entrance road across from the comp hosts. That considered, we ere not disturbed by the road. This park has great access to the beach and plenty of shade. Flat sites and nice spacing. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A36
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The ground where we were supposed to put our tent was covered with a sticker plant, it was impossible not to track them into the tent. They need to get rid of the stickers. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 3 nights over 4th of July weekend, with several friends in nearby RV sites. Great park with lots of trails, and close to the beach. Also a short drive into Newport.

We were able to watch the fireworks going on at the Newport Bayfront from a sand dune on the beach. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Open space with few trees and decent spacing between sites. Front section we were in the sites were mostly level. As with state parks, the roads and sites tend to be narrow, but our site was long enough for our 34' rig and space to park the tow. During the busy months advance reservations absolutely needed for sites that fit your rig and patience getting in and out. The front section only has a single dump station.
Great location to base from for access up and down the coast with tons to do and see. Would stay here again. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Marine Science Center is excellent. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is closeby. Ate at Local Ocean Seafoods which was excellent, which we understand can be very busy during the summer so go early. Variety of shopping and touristy activities nearby.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

No sewer hook up but such a wonderful place if you like being in the woods. We were able to get satellite in our space. We wouldn't go any other place. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the crab soup at Local Ocean seafood restaurant. The best!

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Review Count: 146
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical of Oregon State Parks - lovely. Previous reviewers describe well the virtues of this park. Some spaces are long enough for large motorhomes, but not wide enough to easily accommodate slide outs and awnings. Tree limbs are a major problem. We saw a neighbor have his wife climb on the roof of their motorhome to lift tree branches as he backed in! Very risky and unwise for the campers and for Oregon State Parks who could be held liable for property damage in renting sites that can't accommodate assigned RVs. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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