South Beach State Park is located right in the heart of Newport, Oregon right along the coast. The campground has almost 300 sites for both RVs and tenters. This equates to 9 loops, A-I. We were there just before peak season started and loops E-I were closed but we still had a chance to walk around the loops and check out all the sites. Hands down, at least for us, the best sites are in the G loop. Those sites provide more space and more privacy. Any sites, on the outer loop, from G3 to G22 was fine with us but we loved G14 (on the corner).
Campground: South Beach State Park – D Loop
Location: Newport, Oregon
Site: D11 (back-in)
Services: E/W (30 AMP)
Comments: A lovely campground near the beach with a ridge between the sites and the ocean which can act like a wind barrier. Just a short walk (1/3 to 1/2 mile) along a trail to the beach and the jetty. The park wasn’t very crowded so we had the whole row and across from us to ourselves. Love it. That’s why we like off season! And there are some nice trails around the campground and out to the beach. We could walk for hours.
There are several paths from the campground that lead over to the beach along with a trail that goes around the campground. Seeing as the campground is just south of Yaquina Bay it also means you can not only walk to the beach but you can also get to the jetty and have great views of vessels coming in and out of the harbor, the Yaquina Bay Bridge, maybe a few horse back riders, and some fishermen. AND maybe a few seals! You can certainly hear them.