Good things: Large clean campground - large sites - nice personnel - clean restrooms - nice beach - excellent cell phone reception (Verizon). Bad things: Long distance to beach (1.5 miles from our campsite), shower facilities were clean but very old with the G loop having very lower water pressure and no ability to control water temp (some of the other loops had newer facilities). For those that camp on Oregon Coast this campground is nice but not in same league as Beverly Beach.
Great RV sites with level pads, lots of privacy, trees, and convenient access to beach. The interior of the park is clean and the bathrooms are great. Beach had lots of trash. bathrooms charge you $.50 for 3 minute shower. No trails from the campsites to the hiking trails which requires you to drive to hike (design flaw?). Park apparently doesn't have a mosquito abatement program and they were thick. No cell coverage and no TV. All in all it was a nice park, but I won't go back because the mosquitoes were unbearable.
Great Oregon state park -- very popular. The RV sites were all taken so we stayed in a site that didn't have any hookups. No big deal since we only stayed a couple of days and the site was great as it was close to the beach and large enough to comfortably handle our 29 foot rig. Access to the beach requires you to walk over 20 yards of ankle breaker rocks. Depending on your ability it might be something to consider.
Great park with something for everyone. Has lots of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding; place for kids to swim; waterfalls, etc. Only thing missing is full hookups. We stayed in B loop: which is where most of the RV's stay. Had large sites very well spaced out. Some sites have outstanding privacy: those sites on the outer loop 34,36,37,39 and 41 comes to mind. But if your looking for sun, stick to inner sites. We stayed at site 30 which was one of the few sites on the outer loop that had lots of sun. A loop is mostly tent sites and they are closer together. The A loop has great ambiance because of the tall trees. Site 72 appears to be an outstanding site for RV's, as it is large and backs up to small stream. A loop also has new bathroom/shower facilities. B loop has older facilities but they are clean.
Our site was located approximately 20 yards from the beach. Small park, quiet, very clean. Suggest you make reservations during the summer. Only downside is that they don't have a sewer dump, but you can do that at South Beach SP which is 15-20 minute drive north on 101.
It's a county park which appears to be primarily setup for tent camping vs RV camping. The tent sites are heavily treed and have great ambiance. The RV sites tend to be pretty bare and kind of shabby when compared to what one can find in almost any State Park on the Oregon Coast. Beach access was pretty easy and the beach itself is great. Has pay toilets which was kind of cheesy. And we found that speeding within the park was unacceptable.
We stayed at South Beach because Beverly Beach was booked up. It's an OK campground but doesn't really compare to the other beach park. This year they failed to spray the marsh area between the campground and the beach: the mosquitoes were terrible.
We camp here on a regular basis. Arguably the best State campground in Oregon which is noted for having some great campgrounds. Its located adjacent to a beautiful beach but you need to walk under the highway bridge to gain access. The campground is heavily treed and has some great walking trails, kid playgrounds, streams, and old gnarly trees. The restrooms & shower facilities are clean. The campground is very large and if you want a campsite near the Ocean you should probably make a reservation. We tend to pick a campsite further back in the woods which is a bit quieter and we enjoy the 1/4 mile walk through the campground to the beach. The campground is about a 5 minute drive to Newport for dining, shopping etc. and is about a 20 minute drive to Lincoln City where you can find an Indian Casino as well as shopping and dining.