State parks are always a wonderful way to spend an afternoon when you’re on a well-deserved vacation. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, and perhaps see some things that are native to the area. Depending on where you are, there are also several activities to partake in, and coastal Oregon’s South Beach State Park is no exception. Just minutes away from the Embarcadero Resort, you can spend an entire afternoon exploring one of Oregon’s most beautiful natural attractions.

South Beach State Park

The park is located next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, which is a beautiful sight in and of itself. If you’re looking for picturesque views, the park stretches miles down the beautiful Oregon coast, so it’s perfect for surveying, exercise, and, of course, lots of photography. Visitors enjoy hiking and bicycling, as well as walking up and down the beach.

The paved Jetty Trail is one of the most popular for bikers, joggers, and hikers alike. If you’re interested in doing something more unique, horseback riding is also available. The equestrian trail to the beach begins at the South Jetty equestrian trailhead, so after a hike you can hop on one of these beautiful creatures and enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Kayak tours are available on Beaver Creek on weekends from July through Labor Day weekend, and all of your gear is provided. A 2.5-hour kayak paddle is such a peaceful experience, and the perfect way to recharge on your getaway to Oregon. 

If you’re bringing your kids to South Beach State Park, there’s plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy as well. A playground area, horse-shoe pits, and a nine-hole disc golf course are just a few steps away from the campground area. When we say there’s fun for the whole family at South Beach State Park, we really mean it!

Picture of resort near South Beach State Park.Hotels in Newport, Oregon: Embarcadero Resort

Embarcadero Resort is a peaceful resort nestled at the end of Newport’s Historic Bayfront. You’ll be able to bask in beautiful views of the sunset over Oregon’s coast and relax in one of our clean, quaint, and comfortable guest rooms. You simply can’t go wrong when you stay at the Embarcadero. Our prime location gives you easy access to everything you’ll want to do in Newport and far beyond. To book your getaway, visit us online today.