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“South Beach Park Sept 21 2017”

South Beach State Park
Ranked #9 of 54 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We spent 4 nights at the park in September 2017 in our C-Class motor home. The park is very large with a layout that gives most campers decent space. The restrooms and showers were very clean and large. The camp ground backs up onto the dunes, with some great hiking trails and bike paths. You can easily ride or walk to the South Jetty and watch the fishing ships going out to sea. A bit longer ride but on flat ground, will take you to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Rogue Brewery. Large parking area at the beach makes the beach easily accessible. 2 thumbs up!

2  Thank KeepCoastin
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We stopped at the day area in South beach state park, as it brings back happy memories of all the times we have camped there in the past.
We stopped for a picnic lunch, and afterwards kicked off our shoes for a walk over the dunes on the beach. What a surprise, the beach was socked in with marine mist you could not see the ocean, it was Erie but amazing. We had friends with us who had not visited this beach before, so a great adventure for them.
Down to the ocean, the water was cold but you have to dabble your toes in there.
After our walk back out to the day area where it was sunny and warm, total difference.

Thank walkersVancouver
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Oregon beaches are so different than those on the East Coast. They are wild, free and unencumbered. No fancy boardwalks or amusement parks and shops and restaurants...just miles and miles of sand, dunes and blue waters! In the background you can often find evergreen forests and rocky formations . Depending on where you are, you may see sea lions or surfers. At least, the Newport sea lions make themselves heard loud and clear all the way to South Beach. It is a great place to get away from it all. Although I have only been there for long walks, there is also a campsite and you can rent a yurt. Nearby are the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Oregon Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay lighthouse and recreation area. NOAA has their research ships docked nearby and, as mentioned earlier, the famous sea lion dock at Newport is also a very short drive away.

1  Thank CyndyL
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The campground is pretty with lots and lots of people. The sites are fairly close to one another. We lucked out because our site backed up to woods. Our site was in the D Loop: # D 11

The bathroom was very clean and the showers were also clean. There is a store where you buy firewood, and they had complimentary coffee. Very nice touch!

Thank Red-Camper29
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I stayed one night in a pet-friendly yurt (with no pet). It had a slight mildew odor, otherwise it was a 5 star stay for the money. This was due to the back end of the yurt facing thick trees and brush, which shaded the back of the yurt and prevent it dying out properly in the wet season. It also gave you a window that you could open without staring into someone else's camp site.

The floor was some kind of poured slab, obviously easier to clean than some of the non-pet yurt floors. The heater worked well, the yurt had standard lighting, bunks, futon and table with chairs. The mattress on the futon seemed nearly new, and I actually slept quite comfortably on it. The site had two picnic tables, one next to the fire pit and one on the elevated deck attached to the yurt. There were at least two wall sockets in the yurt to plug in your whatevers, one on each end of the yurt. First yurt I've stayed in with more than one place to plug in your stuff.I slept so soundly on the futon that I barely got checked out on time the next day.

2  Thank nobodysmama
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