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“Family camping....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Beach State Park

South Beach State Park
US 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Coburg, Oregon
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“Family camping....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed here for my husbands annual family camping trip. Our group of 35+ rented 7 spaces, there was a combination of trailers w/full hook-ups, tents and yurts. I stayed in a yurt w/ my family of 5. The yurts were nice size and were comfortable for a double bunk style bed and a futon, just bring extra sleeping bags and they are pretty comfortable. The restrooms and showers were clean and stocked better than most of the other campgrounds I have stayed at. Only real downside to the space was there were no garbage cans at each site. (my recommendation bring extra garbage sacks and you can take them to the big recepticle). And make sure that you keep your coolers and such inside at night because the squirrels and racoons are really good about opening them and getting you food.
There are a couple ways to get down to the beach, The first is straight over the hill and is a little steep so my recommended is beach to go down to the day use area to get down to the beach. The beach is huge, great for flying kites, ridding horse taking walks, digging holes, making sandcastles or just relaxing. The Campground is also located close to Newport so you can also visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center (which is great!!) and you are just a short walk to the Jetty for fishing and crabbing. Ah yes and if you don't get enough beer drinking in camp you can go to the Rouge Brewery for flights of beer (tasters)... Over all this is a really great campground to stay at.

Visited August 2014
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Hartford, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A truly beautiful spot on the Oregon coast. The campgound here is excellent. They have paved biking / walking trails to and from the beach and along the dunes.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beach Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed in 5 different campgrounds on our coast all RV trip through WA and OR and this was our favourite. It is utterly huge and little privacy between sites but its still really beautiful and connected to nature. Everyone we met was very friendly and respectful. Good kids programming and several access points to huge beach and some dunes. However, distances from campground to beach vary depending on the trail you take so be aware before you set out. Volunteer park hosts played a very friendly, visible role here. Very helpful and always circling around. Washrooms nothing special though showers better than average with floor to ceiling tiles. We'd definitely return to this park!

Visited August 2014
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“Cute campground by the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely campground. Amazing food nearby, try Rogue Brewery! Campground facilities were very nice and modern. Lots of space between camp sites. Only issue, don't stay here during a storm! The place floods like crazy, we had to abandon our tent at 4am, as did many other's. I think it was built over a marshland.

Visited July 2014
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“First time to the coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

it was our first time to the coast and I would say our stay was very enjoyable and relaxing, it is a clean and very friendly place to stay! Our neighbors were all very nice, we will be back here for sure!

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