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About South Beach
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 60 ft.
Location
South Beach is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.6038 N
Longitude
-124.0614 W
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32 Reviews of South Beach
Great location!

Stayed in the tent area, much quieter area. Large campground. Close to Newport. Nice walk to beach.

Great location!

Stayed in the tent area, much quieter area. Large campground. Close to Newport. Nice walk to beach.

Not for campers who like privacy, great location close to downtown Newport

This is a huge campground with sites really close to the next one. If you are going to Newport to see the sites and tool around, this is a good spot to call home base, especially if you have a trailer/RV. If you're looking for a quiet, backwoods style campgound, this is not for you. If you stay in the H or I loops, you'll get a quieter, more private spot, which was nice. Bathrooms were clean, and there were lit pathways to help find them in the dark. Everything was really well kept, and the welcome host was super friendly. Close access to the beach is a bonus.

Great location close to Newport

I spent a night here during a bike ride and this place was a bit overwhelming for a small tent camper but has every single thing you could ever want from a campground.

No complaints about the facilities, just a warning that the misquitos are really bad!

Its an easy walk to the beach to watch the sunset which I really enjoyed. They have wifi if you need it, and plenty of games to keep anyone entertained, if camping isn't already enough :)

Southward-Bound Pt I

After gallivanting through Central Oregon & Seattle, a coastal camping route along the way home (Sacramento, Ca) was sure to balance the 2,500mi road trip!

Having mapped out the trek in considerable advance, and after researching multiple state parks/ private campgrounds, South Beach State Park stood out for its proximity to the beach, surrounding nature trails, & it's shower facilities.

At first glance, using a reservation website with photos, the campsite view didn't impress much… Immediately upon pulling into the grounds, the park was gorgeous- lush green shrubs, subtle salty sea breeze, generous space between campsites, and the friendliest rangers ever encountered! Our site was flat, which is ideal when one's converted a vehicle into a camper (the Millennium Falcon is a Honda Element outfitted with a homemade, tri-folding loft bed platform).

For two road-weary travelers, access to the beach was just a 1/2 mile mellow nature path away. With the option of following a bark path through the campground- which eventually intersects with the multiple paved avenues to the grassy beach dunes- or merely sticking to the paved trail, the relaxing evening stroll was just right for stretching the legs before cooking dinner.

Overall, great firepits, flat tent sites, roomy between campers, excellently maintained facilities, easy access to dish cleaning/ dishwater disposal stations, beautiful park with miles of trails! Also, the hospitality station offers fat-bike rentals for beach riding, disc rentals for disc golf course, and local firewood for surprisingly reasonable prices.

Remember to always buy your wood on-site to deter the spread of invasive insects!

Great camp host

Honestly the 1st time camping here and wish I had done so sooner. Stayed In a yurt with my 82 year old father and he loved it! Clean and nicely set up grounds, a little populated, but for good reason. Short walk to beach from access trail and close to south jetty and Rogue brewery. Pit toilets could use an update, but that would be my only criticism of this campground. Awesome overall and very family friendly.

PROS:

  • beach access
  • Close to services
  • Tons of sites available

CONS:

  • can get super busy in summer
  • Restroom facilities in coop loop
Busy campground with little privacy

We picked this campground because the access to the beach was easier than most and the many trails in the area. This campground mainly caters to the RV crowd, with only two loops being set aside for tent camping. The sites are big but you are in full view of all your neighbors, the trees are sparsely scattered around.

There are flush toilets and showers, but we didn't use the showers and I can't speak to cleanliness of them. The hike to the beach is paved from the campground road and about a half mile. You are near the jetty and can see the ridge in Newport. I also think you can walk to the aquarium from the paved paths. I pprobably won't use this campground again, it is too busy and loud since there are no buffers between you and your neighbors.The ccampground is very dog friendly with hitch posts at the bathrooms and dog poop bag stations with trash cans regularly set around the area.

Busy Busy Park

I have never had any issues or problems. It is just a very busy park, and yes there are mosquitoes, so be prepared. It is close to town, and activities which is great.

Busy beach campground with a family party vibe

The sites were not at all private and the walks to the beach busy with kids on bikes and people shlepping stuff. The huckleberries were abundant and the restrooms clean. Lots of showers available and a serious family drinking party vibe with people renting multiple sites and making massive encampments. This place is crowded and full of all types of people. The rangers are mostly friendly and the firewood cheap. There's even a bike rental place but that just adds to the congestion. You kinda have to go there and just get into the flow of it….The beach was great but crowded also. It's a 1/2 mile walk to get to it--tsunami safety? I dunno why all the beaches of OR are setbacks, but this one's no different.

Southbeach St park

This is the second largest St park in Oregon. The place rocks. Mosquitos were bad this year so bring bug spray. Also make sure you book a head because it always is booked from June to October. Family friendly, and close to the beach. A mus to go.