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South Beach State Park

US 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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The Dalles, Oregon
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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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27 attraction reviews
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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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Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There were multiple trails to ride your bike. You could ride your bike all the way to the bridge and the aquarium.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed 6 nights at South Beach State Park - site A09 - wonderful experience. Very very clean bathrooms and showers - plenty hot water. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Whole park extremely clean and well maintained.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We recently returned from our brief camping trip to South Beach State Park just south of Newport's (Oregon) Yaquina Bay Bridge. The reason we chose this state park was because we were able to camp there in a yurt with our dogs. Our campsite was nice, partially shaded, with plenty of room for parking and privacy. Some of the sites... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is one of the most amazing beaches I have ever seen. The sand is fine and white, a beautiful view of the entrance to the Yaquina River, lots of parking and clean washrooms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you enjoying walking on the beach this the place to go. You can walk for several miles. On low tide i found several sand dollars in beautiful condition. The only downside was you have to walk up a small sand bank and down before getting into the hard sand other then that it is a great place to walk... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in loop I, one of the tent only loops. Our neighbors were very nice. There seemed to be a lot of dogs, but we rarely heard barking. We had no interactions with the hosts. Each night, when all was quiet, we could hear the sea lions barking. "Murray, get off of me, I'm trying to sleep." "Helen, your... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed and played at South Beach State Park. It was beautiful and inexpensive to park our motorhome. We had to walk about 1/2 mile to the beach, at the time the weeds were quite high. It would have been nice to not have to walk around the weeds. But once getting to the beach and seeing the sunset it... More

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