Beachside State Park

Beachside State Park

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A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right alongside miles of broad, sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kite flying and whale watching. Every campsite is mere seconds from the beach, which makes the park perfect for watching storms and sunsets. Beachside is an excellent mid-point stop as you take a jaunt on the coast. Within 30 miles in either direction, you'll find visitor centers, tide pools, hiking and driving tours, three lighthouses, crabbing, clamming, fishing, aquarium and science centers. Campground info * Approximately 30 electrical sites with water (one vehicle per site) * More than 40 tent sites with water nearby (one vehicle per site) * Two yurts (one pet friendly) * Flush toilets and hot showers * Firewood for sale * Hiker/biker camp Universal Access Two sites and both yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.
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Jon F wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great campground right on the beach. Clean bathrooms and showers. Limited spots with views of the ocean. Yvette and Don were fabulous campground hosts! Sites are clean. Can fit 5th wheels to tent campers. Beach is open and clean. Not overly populated. Would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lesley H wrote a review Mar 2015
Beaverton, Oregon16 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love Beachside - it is right on the beach, easy access and small - about 75 spaces total. It is small so feels very private regardless of the space you are in. This park is close to 60+ years old and the design is simple and on the small side. We love that, but the mega-RVs don't have an easy time of it here. I hate to post this review because it is already darned near impossible to get Orion even trying 6 months ahead! If you start searching for an opening on the reservation site you'll find out quickly this little yurt has a lot of fans. A big plus is the location - 6 miles north and you are at Waldport, 6 miles south and you are at Yachats. Both towns offer cute small shops, nice restaurants and little markets where you can pick up supplies for your meals back at the campsite.

First things first :) this is an Oregon State Park so the restroom has showers which we found were kept picked up and smelled clean. Try to hit during an off time - there are 4 showers in the men's and same for women's and when they are full the hot water is not so hot. Went twice during peak (right after breakfast time) and found even with the handle all the way over on hot it was warm - not scalding or even really 'hot'.

We stayed at the yurt call Orion. It has a nice view of the path to the beach and if sitting outside on the porch you can (barely) see waves through the pathway when the surf is up. There is a picnic table and grill located around back of the yurt to the left. There is also water located near the picnic area and a drain so it is all very convenient. There is a sizable garbage container nearby (but not so near that summertime would be unpleasant) so didn't have to take garbage all the way to the front of the camp.

It was pouring and blowing pretty hard the weekend we stayed (we had hoped for that so good thing) and having the picnic table not on the front porch, which had a cover, made dining an 'in yurt' option. Cooking outside the yurt was easy - we set up a little portable table for our campstove under the porch cover and that worked out well. The table in the yurt is small, but large enough that we were able to work through a jigsaw puzzle one of the afternoons. There are two chairs provided. If you need more than that, you can always move the table over by the bunk bed and people can sit on the bunk for one side and you can use the chairs for the other side. If a large family, it would be good to bring folding chairs.

The arrangement of the yurt is identical to the photograph Oregon provides on their website. It had a futon couch and opposite that a combo full/twin bunk. There is a large garbage can and when we were there someone (camp hosts? previous tenants?) had already lined it with a fresh plastic bag. Beside the door is hung a regular sized broom and there is a dustpan and swishy broom as well. The front door which has a deadbolt and 3 windows which were sizable. Two of the windows are good for viewing (and very private - look out over woods and bushes - not other campsites) but we found the third one blocked pretty much by the bunk bed so didn't use that one (which faced the other yurt). There are a total of 5 hooks spread around the yurt for you to hang coats, etc. The power outlet (standard two plugs) and heater are located at the back of the yurt - opposite the front door. One really nice thing we found was that the area between the couch and bed has heated flooring - most appreciated on early spring mornings when bare feet first hit the floor - the flooring is tile and you can really tell when you step onto a tile that isn't heated. Do bring warm clothing for in the yurt - it does have a heater, but pretty old and even though we had it cranked on full it was just enough to take the edge off the chill. Go outside and back in and you will feel a difference, but it's pretty chilly in the early spring and we were happy we had brought warm clothing and slippers. Plenty of drafts and the little heater is past it's prime.

Regarding the restrooms - the closest one is the one without the showers. They are looking their age, but are kept clean and tidy. Be aware close is subjective. There is a path between the yurts that has ups and downs, winds and has plenty of roots to trip on. It's probably 500 feet overall from yurt to restroom so technically close, but when it's middle of night and pouring rain, you had several cups of coffee with dinner and your flashlights aren't really weren't doing fantastic job picking out the tree roots on the soft slightly muddy path...it just didn't seem all that close :) Short story - for the nighttime bring strong flashlights.

Allergy alert - hubby and I have asthma. We found the yurt a little uncomfortable because there is a strong mildew smell (this was early spring with lots of chill and rain - not late summer when everything is nicely dried out). Didn't see any bad mold patches. Figured out the problem is probably that people open the windows and then don't shut them when it rains. As soon as it started raining we had to run outside to bring down the protective covers so rain didn't get in the yurt. The next time in town we picked up a can of Lysol (left for next tenant) and sprayed all the curtains and the walls under the windows and that did seem to help.

Overall, we love this park! It is small, quiet and so easy to get onto the beach and have fun- you are literally right there. It was storming like crazy the four days we were there and the yurt was lovely - sturdy as all get out with winds up to 25 mph, hard rain alternating with heavy hail, just right for snuggle weather. We also had a little porta-fridge that was plugged into the electrical outlet and it doubled nicely as a wine cooler.

If you have a choice between the two yurts - do go with Orion. It is better positioned and definitely felt more private. The other yurt had camping spaces right behind it.

One last note: PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR RESERVATION EMAIL. These yurts have keys that are kept in little combo boxes like the realtors use - positioned to the right of the front doors. The reservation email will include (near the bottom) the combo that unlocks the box for your yurt. I caught it so we were ready with our code, but the couple who reserved the other yurt did not and she was trying to find a way to retrieve her email from her phone. They got in eventually, but having to find the code like that with pouring rain outside their car was likely a bit of a damper for the start of their holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tiger_ L wrote a review Jul 2014
Boise, Idaho33 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Remember this: One may reserve a tent or yurt site exactly 9 months before arrival. Figure out exactly which day you need to reserve--the reservation folks will tell you since it depends on how long you want to stay. Call as soon as the lines open. That's the only way to get a yurt.

We have stayed at Orion (the one on the right when looking at the two yurts). It has a much better and more private yard and those beautifully fragrant exotic flowers in the front. We love hearing the rain outside, knowing we aren't in a tent.

Beachside state park is the ONLY Oregon state park right on the Pacific Ocean. Don't even think about Beverly Beach or South Beach--they are HUGE and you won't feel like you're on vacation. You will at Beachside. The beach in front is awesome and sandy. It's the only state park we'll stay at in Oregon.

But get your reservations in early!
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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tripgirlMichigan wrote a review Jul 2012
Columbus, Ohio81 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This campground is on a beautiful stretch of beach where we stayed for one night on a trip down the Oregon coast to San Francisco. The beach is quite large, especially when the tide is out, and there are a couple of easy access trails from the campgound. None of the sites are what I would consider "on the beach", but several have views of it. They are building up a brush line between the campground and the beach itself, so there are fences along the back of the camp sites to protect the trees and bushes. However, it is less than a 30 second walk to get on the beach from most of the campsites on the road closest to the beach. Also, the sites on northernmost end of the road actually look over the beach, with just a chain link fence as a separator, because the brush hasn't grown up as much there.

The other half of the loop, which is closer to the 101, has significant traffic noise. We were in campsite #79 (see the campground map on the park web site) and could hear the cars a little, but it was drowned out by the crashing waves. On the back half of the loop, the opposite was true; the sound of the ocean was drowned out by the traffic. Still, this is one of the only campgrounds on the water side of the 101 -- most are on the east side of the highway -- and it's the best of both worlds with the nicely wooded lots and the beach access all together. Just reserve early to get close to the water!

They do sell firewood here and the campground host was very helpful and welcoming. I grew up camping, mostly in Michigan, and this is among the prettiest campgrounds I've stayed in. The only downside is the traffic noise. The bathrooms were clean and well appointed. I had no problem getting into a shower in the morning -- there are four stalls and three were empty when I went in.

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early to get a site closest to the beach.
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Spartacus P wrote a review Aug 2012
New Westminster, BC8 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
enjoyed camping steps from the beach, its the only camping im interested in ! Had a great time with the famil and wil return again soon ! oregon coast has such amazing beaches ..incredible... will go back for a longer when kids are older .. really relaxing for only $20 night !
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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IdahoPug wrote a review Feb 2017
Twin Falls, Idaho944 contributions81 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been coming to Beachside for several years from my home in landlocked Idaho. Worth the journey! I have been lucky enough to get a partial ocean view spot a couple of times, but none of the spaces are very far from the beach. The ones closest to the beach are the most exposed to the wind (which seems to blow every day.) I have camped in RV spots which are farther away from the road. Many of the tent spots are quite close to the highway. See my pictures. Restrooms are clean and showers are free and have plenty of hot water. Firewood is for sale at the camp host's spot. Reservations open 9 months ahead and it's best to hop on and try to reserve a spot at that time. The good ones sell out fast.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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friendoftoodleloo wrote a review Jul 2013
Spanish Fork, Utah305 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights with our pop up tent trailer at Beachside State Campground. We were in site 43, which is a large site, close to the bathrooms, not far from the showers and beach trail. The campsite is a large area, but the payment to put our trailer on was very narrow and tight. Our trailer door is on the passenger side of our truck and we had to turn the trailer around by hand, so the door didn't open up to the vegetation.

Beachside is RIGHT along Highway 101. We had 2 camp sites between us and the highway, but could still hear the highway sounds easily. I would have hated to be on the row running right beside the road! The only time we could hear the surf was during the night when the traiffic was light.

Bathrooms were kept very clean. The beach was wide. We rode bikes along the sand for the 3 miles into Waldport harbor. Yachets, to the south, was a great little small town to celebrate July 4th at. Waldport had fabulous fireworks on July 3. It was a great show.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay away from sites running along side the freeway. There is only about 30 feet between those...
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TravelerCory wrote a review Jul 2017
Salem, Oregon115 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking for a campground at the last minute and stumbled upon this amazing State park. Situated between Yachats and Waldport, you are far enough away from most of the crowds that hit Lincoln City or even Newport. Florence is about an hour away as well if you are looking to go to the sand dunes.
Upon arrival, our campsite was empty from the night before. We asked at the information booth if we could check in early and they allowed us to. Upon finding our site, we were amazed how close to the beach our site was. All we had seperating us was a fence. There is also beach access that is very close for all sites within the campground.
The beach was not crowded and almost felt that we were on a private beach.
The hosts of the campground were great. Each night, they drove around asking if you needed firewood which was great since you didn't need to go to them then bring it back to camp. The showers (free) were hot and clean.
Overall, I was impressed with this little hidden gem on the coast.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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landonp842 wrote a review Oct 2015
Coos Bay, Oregon88 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Being residents of coastal Oregon we have experienced numerous campgrounds here and just love Beachside State Park. It is "on the beach", has friendly, helpful Hosts and Rangers, clean, modern restrooms with hot showers, reasonably sized & reservable sites and lots of trees.
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Date of stay: September 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Sites closest to the beach are furthest from the hiway
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ThereBeBears wrote a review Jul 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia304 contributions202 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like the sound of traffic more than you like the sound of the surf than this is the campground for you. A loop sits immediately on the edge of 101 so all you hear is the sound of traffic whizzing by. The beach is gorgeous and the bathrooms are super clean. I'm just a little disappointed that they chose to put tent campsites along the road vice RV slots or a day use parking lot.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Joan C asked a question Nov 2016
Blackfoot, Idaho12 contributions
How soon should we make a reservation for the summer months
Answer from OPRD_SouthBeachMU
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Thank you for your question! Reservations can be made up to 9 months in advance, and its usually a good idea to reserve early for the summer. You can visit us online at the main Oregon State Parks website or call our reservation hotline: 1-800-452-5687.
snerk asked a question Jul 2016
Gresham, Oregon15 contributions
Has anyone stayed in space 62 and if so is there a view?
Answer from OPRD_SouthBeachMU
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Hello, thank you for choosing to stay at Beachside State Park! The Orion Yurt parking only has room for one vehicle, but there is overflow parking in the park for your trailer. Dogs are welcome on the beach off-leash so long as they are under control. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call the park office at: (541) 867-7451.
Shirley G wrote a tip Apr 2019
Springfield, Oregon1,799 contribution436 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The row closest to the beach."
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SashanJess wrote a tip Feb 2017
Portland, Oregon29 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had site 72, we had a limited view of the ocean/beach"
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L0uIggy wrote a tip Aug 2016
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"as far from the highway as possible!"
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sredheada45 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Garnett, Kansas110 contributions99 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Closer to the beach the better."
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landonp842 wrote a tip Oct 2015
Coos Bay, Oregon88 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sites closest to the beach are furthest from the hiway"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachside State Park
Which popular attractions are close to Beachside State Park?
Nearby attractions include Yachats coastline (7.9 km), Yachats State Park (7.9 km), and Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (5.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Beachside State Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Drift Inn Restaurant & Hotel, Yachats Brewing, and Green Salmon Coffee Shop.
Are pets allowed at Beachside State Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Beachside State Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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