South Beach State Park

Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Bike Path (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Kayaking
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)

Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

The paved jetty trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle. Forgot your bike? The Hospitality Center rents out bikes daily during the summer months.

Our equestrian trail to the beach begins at the South Jetty equestrian trailhead. Park next to the trailhead and enjoy a beautiful sunset by horseback!

A playground area and horse-shoe pits are also provided within the campground area. Interested in plants? Stop by the Hospitality Center for a self-lead native plant hike brochure, a fun hike for all ages!

We also offer interpretive programs, guided hikes, and JR Ranger activities every day throughout the summer months. Check out the "events" calendar on our website for a detailed program schedule.

Kayak tours are offered 7 miles south on Beaver Creek during July through labor-day weekend. Paddles, kayaks, and PFDs are provided, and our interpretive guides take guests on a peaceful 2.5 hour expedition up the pristine freshwater marsh. Tours will begin at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, 1 mile east of Ona Beach. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please call: (541) 563-6413 or visit the Beaver Creek Welcome Center. Reservations accepted starting June 1, please call between 10 AM - 4 PM.

Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, surfing and beachcombing. Attractions nearby include the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, marine life exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

These are just a few of the opportunities you will encounter when you visit and explore the central Oregon coast.

Campground info

  • Approximately 225 electrical sites with water
  • Approximately 60 tent sites
  • 27 yurts (two pet-friendly)
  • Three group tent camping areas
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood and ice available for purchase
  • RV dump station

Universal Access
Five campsites (two electrical, three tent) and 24 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.