As we made our way down the Oregon coast in Nov 2021, we camped at South Beach State Park for a few days. This was the third time we had enjoyed the park. Campsites are reasonably spacious with paved pads and water and electric service. Cost is in the low 30 dollar range per night.
A large campground is located about a 1/4 mile from the beach in a forested area beyond the dunes. One highlight of the park is miles and miles of walking/biking paths & trails.
In this video, I take you along on a bit of a day trip we did during a rare sunny, low wind November day on the coast. I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous break in the weather to visit a pair of attractions. Both gave me some spectacular views of the Newport coastal area from high vantage points.
First, we stopped below the Yaquina Bay Bridge, and I hiked across it using the pedestrian walkway. You get panorama views of the harbor on one side and the ocean on the other from the bridge deck. Since it was constructed in the 1930s, the bridge is loaded with cool-looking art deco design touches.
Next, we head to the north end of Newport and visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. It’s run by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and features a 93-foot tall lighthouse built in the late 1800s. While at Yaquina Head, I give you sweeping views up and down the coast from a hike up to a viewpoint on Salal hill. Then from sea level down next to the ocean at Cobble Beach and Agate Beach. What a fantastic day! Another to add to our Oregon Coast memory bank.