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South Beach State Park

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Address: US 101, Newport, OR
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Nature at its best

Wildlife viewing, nice hiking trails, beach walk. Plus the weather was amazing -- warm and not windy -- which made for an even better experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Turner, Oregon
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Turner, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Wildlife viewing, nice hiking trails, beach walk. Plus the weather was amazing -- warm and not windy -- which made for an even better experience.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Picked up a tide table and found a wonderful beach of tide pools. It was a beautiful day and amazing sealife. Loved it.

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Trout Lake, Washington, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We used this uncrowded beach as a nice place to get in our beach walks. Easy access from the day-use parking lot (with a rest room). Long stretches of flat sand both north and south. Go north to enjoy sitting on the south jetty to watch the boats come and go.

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Springfield, OR
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great campground for RVs. Lots to do for kids and adults alike. Paved trails to the beach. Take bikes. For older kids and adults you can ride your bike quite a ways into the bay. Easy access to the beach. Full day use facilities.

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Kennewick, Washington
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369 reviews 369 reviews
86 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice State park facilities for camping and day use. Interpretive signs, trails. Of course the beach is the best part! There are often surfers here to watch.

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Newport, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Most surfers know about this area and is it a top choice for surfuers. However it is a great stop for families who want to experience the OR coast beach- unlike any beach you will find in So Calif. Remember to bring your hoddies, dress warm and if you plan on going in the ocean- make sure you have a... More 

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Silverton, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not sure I would want to stay here again.. They tell me they are short staffed but if you go to the booth they don't come to help you? It was not a good experience and to top it off we had to go pay to dump as there dump station is inadequate. bathrooms were not to clean either..

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The Dalles, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a wonderful time camping at this state park in early October. It books full during the summer months and was about 1/2 occupied when we were there - everyone seemed really friendly and happy to be there including the park hosts and hospitality yurt volunteers. We enjoyed journeying clear out the south jetty (wear good shoes - it's... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If all the other campgrounds are full on the coast, you can usually find a spot here. It is not a great place, but hey, you're at the ocean! The spots are a little close together and open and it is a little sandy, but the restrooms are clean and plentiful and you can walk over the dunes to a... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A short walk over a small sand dune and you are at a wonderful beach! We kitesurf here, surf, boogie board, sand slide down the dunes and whale watch. A great place to spend the day.

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