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Beachside State Park
Beachside State Park © Ashleigh Adamson
Beachside State Park © Ashleigh Adamson
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Beachside State Park   97394
(lat:44.381 lon:-124.0889) map location

Reservations: 541-563-3220
A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right along side miles of broad, sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kite flying and watching. Tent and electric sites accommodate one vehicle per site. Every site is mere seconds from the beach, which makes the park perfect for watching storms, sunsets and whales.

Recent erosion at the park has prompted us to change some trails and start an erosion control program.

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.
History of the Area
Beachside State Park, located on the picturesque Oregon coast, has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. The area where the park now stands was once inhabited by Native American tribes who relied on its abundant natural resources for their livelihoods.

During the 19th century, European settlers began arriving in this region of Oregon and established small communities along the coastline. These early pioneers recognized both the beauty and potential recreational value of Beachside's sandy beaches and stunning ocean views.

In subsequent years, as tourism grew in popularity across America during the late 1800s and early 1900s, more people started visiting Beachside regularly. Its pristine shores became an attractive destination for families seeking relaxation or adventure amidst nature's wonders.

The state government eventually took notice of Beachside's appeal as well as its ecological significance. In order to preserve this unique coastal environment while providing public access to it, plans were made to establish what is now known today as one of Oregon's most beloved state parks!
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
1. Tent Camping: There are several tent sites available within the park, each equipped with picnic tables and fire pits.

2. RV Camping: The campground also has full-hookup sites that can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 40 feet long.

3. Yurts Rental: For those who prefer more comfortable accommodations, Beachside State Park rents out yurts - round, sturdy tents fitted with electricity, heat and beds which can sleep five people comfortably.

4. Group Campsites: If you're traveling as part of a large group or family gathering there is one reservable site suitable for groups up to 25 people including parking space for eight cars

5. Picnic Area Reservations: While not strictly 'camping', day-use areas at the beachfront provide an opportunity to enjoy picnics by reserving ahead during peak season

All campsites have access to restrooms and hot showers facilities nearby.
1. Beachside State Park offers a beautiful coastline for ocean swimming.
2. The water is cold, so wet suits are recommended for swimmers.
3. Lifeguards aren't always on duty; swim at your own risk.
4. Swimming during low tide reveals fascinating marine life in tidal pools.
5. Always check local weather and tides before planning to swim here.

Anglers can enjoy surf fishing, catching species like redtail perch and silver salmon. Crabbing is also popular in nearby areas.

1. Beachside State Park offers numerous picnic tables with stunning ocean views.
2. Picnic areas are equipped with BBQ grills for outdoor cooking.
3. Covered pavilions provide sheltered picnicking options during rainy weather.
4. Open grassy fields offer space for blanket-style picnics and games.
5. The park's beachfront location makes it ideal for sunset dining experiences.

1. Yaquina Head Trail: This 3.4-mile round trip trail offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and a historic lighthouse at its peak.

2. Beaver Creek Marsh Boardwalk: A short, easy walk that takes you through marshlands with abundant birdlife; perfect for families or those looking for a leisurely stroll.

3. South Jetty Beach Access Trails: These trails offer direct access to sandy beaches where visitors can enjoy beachcombing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

4. Salal Loop Trail: An intermediate level hiking path winding through dense coastal forest filled with salal shrubs - hence the name!

5. Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center Pathway: It's an educational pathway featuring interpretative signs about local flora & fauna as well as history of Oregon coast.

6. Ona Beach Picnic Area Paths: Short paths leading from picnic area directly onto beautiful stretch of sand on Big Stump Beach.

7. Seal Rock Tide Pools Walkways: Network of pathways offering close-up view into fascinating world within tide pools along rocky coastline near Seal Rock State Recreation Site .

8. Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Hiking Routes: Various routes available ranging in difficulty levels providing breathtaking ocean vistas, lush old-growth forests & unique geological features like Devil's Churn.

9. Brian Booth State Park Nature Trails: Easy walking trails meandering around freshwater lake surrounded by wetland habitat teeming with diverse species.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 22 my favorite park
park review stars; one to five This is a very nicely located park close to alot of fun places to go , also injoy the smaller home like atmostphere of the park
November 13 Nice Beach
park review stars; one to five Nice beach for walks. Campsite are just a hop away. Take care making reservations and only get site close to beach. Others are right by a busy busy road.
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1. Start by heading west on Highway 34 from Corvallis.
2. Continue driving for approximately 15 miles until you reach Waldport.
3. In Waldport, turn left onto South Bay Road (also known as County Road 1338).
4. Follow South Bay Road for about 5 miles until you see signs directing you to Beachside State Park.
5. Turn right at the sign and follow the road that leads directly into the park.

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