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South Beach State Park

US 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Brigham City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were only here for a nights stay in a yurt. The yurt was great the bathrooms were your typical koa type bathrooms with 4-5 toilet stalls, and separate room with 4 showers that had two dials. One for hot and one for cold and then in the shower stalls was a bench to put your clothes on. The park... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Whether you like surfing, beachcombing, wading in the waves, climbing mini dunes, kite flying...this beach is for you. My dog loved running into the water here as the waves are not threatening. While you should always be leashed, here you can be a bit flexible as long as your dog responds to you. Lots of surfers...fun to watch...climb the rocky... More

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On our first camping trip to the Oregon coast we decided to try South Beach State Park in Newport, Oregon. Neither my husband or I had been there before and weren't sure what to expect. We stayed 3 nights. We loved so many things about this park. There were only a few negatives. The Good 1. The sites were spacious... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have stayed here in my camper truck over 10 times. I love it! Yes it's huge and there will be people camping right next to you....it's an RV/camp park. But, like most who visit the Oregon coast, you don't hang out in your camp all day...you explore! Summer months are going to be very busy so be prepared and... More

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Kaysville, Utah
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We really enjoyed this park. Nice layout, loved the fog horn (people complained and actually asked if it could be turned off....really?), nice place to bike to the beach and jetty and around the park. Chilly and foggy at night, but made it all the better. Our space backed up to the dunes so we could hear the fog horn... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Best beach combing in Newport and panoramic views of the sunset! Shortest walk to the ocean. Great family experience!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I very much enjoyed our time at South Beach State Park. It was reasonably priced, and the staff and camp hosts were friendly and informative. The beach is a short walk away and it is gorgeous- not super busy so lots of room for everyone, and decent surfing. PRO'S: Clean campground: well maintained, bathrooms were clean, beach... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ended up camping in H loop (tent-only area). Fees were reasonable, scenery was very nice. Some idiot biker in the site across from us decided 7 a.m. was the perfect time to do some work on his obnoxiously loud Harley. The camp hosts were absent or derelict on their duty. My fiancé and I got to listen to someone's too-loud... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great campground, is very large but facilities are new, well maintained. Great showers (free!) and bathroom areas. Cheap firewood. Walk to beach and 5min drive to Newport town. Really excellent spot to camp. Friendly & helpful hosts & rangers. Compares especially well against some dumpy California state parks we had visited beforehand.

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Questa, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Super clean campground. A LOT of staff. We saw 12 camp host sites - the most we've ever seen in one place. Showers were hot, clean and FREE - 4 at each shower/bathroom site. For a large campground, it felt pretty cozy. Beach was a good walk but worth it. We clammed under the bridge going to Newport on a... More

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