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South Beach State Park

US 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Eagle Point OR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Love the Oregon State Parks and this one is exemplary. Plentiful variety of spaces, good roads, lots of trails around campground. 3 paved trails to the beach, marked 1/4 mi, 1/3 mi, and ½ mile trails, each with a single sand dune to go over to beach, and a paved South Jetty Trail– super for bicycles. A Cooper Ridge Nature... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Been here literally hundreds of times as a local, this is where we walk our lab, generally not too dog-friendly...there are apparently no off-leash areas which is ridiculous in an area this large. Way too many "hosts" way too little done. Camping over the wknd; they blocked all but A-C loops, everyone crammed together, real problem they closed the "c"... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I was impressed by this wide, beautiful beach and the perfectly-forming waves rolling in. South Beach is popular with dog-walkers and surfers and is great for families and for people-watching. There is a large parking lot in the Day Use area, with a boardwalk leading about a mile to the beach. The Camping Area also has a good paved path... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stopped for a stroll but have camped here in the past and really enjoyed it. Yurts are fun but tent or RV camping is nice here as well. Beach walkway is nice and the expansive trails and roads are great for biking, too. Fun to watch the surfers, or surf yourself if you do. Bring a kite! Very good... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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253 reviews 253 reviews
59 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

You can watch the surfers here (or surf if you do that). Nice picnic area and restrooms but no beach view. You have to go over the dunes. Interesting beach to walk as it is not all flat. Camping available.

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Albany, Oregon, United States
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and I have camped at S. Beach State Park many times, often taking the grandchildren. The last venture was with grandchildren and their parents. Great hiking trails and play areas for the whole family. A half mile walk to either the beach or the South Jetty on the Yaquina River to watch the boats come and go.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Close to Newport. Has a ton of camping spots as well as yurts available to rent. Trails to walk to the beach.

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Florence, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This park has it all. There is great camping facilities. The day-use area has nice restrooms and easy access to the beach. There are also wonderful paved nature trails all over the park that are worth checking out.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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386 reviews 386 reviews
134 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Wow, there are so many great parks on the Oregon shore and this is a super scenic one. There are lots of spots to get the perfect photo here and hopefully the crowds will be as light as they were in mid-October when we were there.

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Grass Valley, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I like this park as it has both sunny and shady campsites and is close to the beach. It gets crowded so reservations are suggested though spots usually turn up at the last minute since many people book 9 months in advance and then have a change in plans. It's only about a mile south of the Newport marina.

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