South Beach State Park is a Great Place to Hike, Bike, and Ride

Lace up your shoes, jump on your bike, or even saddle up your horse!

Stretching just southwest of the Yaquina Bay Bridge, from the South Jetty for several miles down the beach, South Beach State Park offers a variety of hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities. South Beach State Park covers nearly 500 acres, and is one of Newport’s oldest parks, with early land purchases dating back to 1933. In addition to a campground, playground area, horseshoe pits, and 9-hole disc golf course, the park has many trails through the woods, across the dunes, and along the beach that are designed for hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

The trails and beach at South Beach State Park are accessible from two points; the main entrance to the park is just off Hwy 101 a few miles south of Newport, and the other entry point begins where SW Jetty Way leads west under the bay bridge and dead ends at the beach. Parking is available at both entrances, and restrooms are located in the main parking lot and near the parking spaces along South Jetty Way. Some of the trails that wind through the park are paved, but most are not.