RV life gets rolling on the coast

Summer is arriving in full style, and it’s a great time to visit the coast in your home on wheels.

Newport has a number of choices for places to call your home away from home, from small facilities right on the shore to larger parks in town and near the action.

It’s hard to miss with the Port of Newport RV Park & Marina in South Beach, with beach, bridge views and brewery right at hand. Set your RV up for a stay at the ocean’s door by reserving a space on the bay’s edge in South Beach. Located at 2120 SE Marine Science Drive, it’s within walking distance to Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Coast Aquarium and a public fishing dock, and includes a fish cleaning area, picnic areas and easy access to miles of coastal trails. The RV park and annex have 144 spaces, many designed for big rigs. Other features include full hook-ups, cable TV, showers and laundry, limited Wi-Fi, Good Sam or veterans discounts, separate RV dump station and dry camping. Reach them at 541-867-3321.

Or, look to Whaler’s Rest RV & Camping Resort, located at 50 SE 123 Street South Beach, where you won’t be roughing it. The year-round resort has 164 sites and is located a mere 150 yards from the ocean and all it has to offer. But with all the amenities, there might not be a reason to look outside the resort for entertainment. An on-site indoor pool, plus spa, clubhouse, volleyball, basketball, DVD rentals, fitness center and business center are just  a few examples of what is on offer. Reach them at 888-481-6348.

Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort has oceanfront sites and views west over the Pacific. Amenities include a clubhouse with big screen TV, fitness and welcome centers, pool, spa and sauna, dog runs and shoreline trails. The resort is a triple 10-rated Good Sam resort accepting only well-maintained Class A and Class C motorcoaches. Located at 6225 North Coast Hwy 101, they can be reached at 800-333-1583.

Pacific Surf Motorcoach Estate is located just north of Newport, with six sites and sweeping ocean vistas at 8143 North Coast Highway. The facility is gated for security. Amenities include ocean fire pit, outdoor kitchen and entertainment center, cable, WIFI and the option for fractional ownership. For information, email info@thepacificsurf.com

Harbor Village RV Park offers 140 RV spaces along a meandering creek, with a feeling of seclusion but amenities like free cable and Wi-Fi, laundry and showers. Located at 923 SE Bay Blvd., the park offers easy access to the docks and historic bayfront district, fishing, crabbing and clamming. Reach them at 541-265-5088.

Just up the river from town there is also Sawyer’s Landing Marina & RV, at 4098 Yaquina Bay Rd, located at a beautiful bend of the river bank. Reach them at 541-265-3907.