Spend Thanksgiving in South Beach!

Spend Thanksgiving in South Beach!

Spend Thanksgiving in South Beach!

2 Nov 2023

South Beach is a beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast, 1.5 miles south of Newport. Known for its beauty, serenity, and numerous opportunities for outdoor fun, South Beach vacation rentals are also a favorite among many Meredith Lodging guests. A getaway to a South Beach vacation rental means you can enjoy the best of both worlds…fewer crowds and more wide-open spaces, while still being close to Newport’s attractions. 

Ready to plan your Thanksgiving getaway to South Beach? We have put together a list of ideas for a memorable holiday getaway. 

Go Crabbing 

Catch some delicious Oregon Dungeness crab and make memories with your loved ones you will keep forever! Newport Municipal Pier, conveniently located near Rogue Brewery, is a great place to catch Dungeness crab in the summer and fall months, and red rock crab the rest of the year. Locals say the end of the pier is the best place to catch crab. You can also rent boats and gear nearby at Sawyer’s Landing RV & Marina.  

If you prefer to just eat seafood, instead of catching some, head to South Beach Fish Market where you can pick up fresh crab, shrimp, or salmon to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. 

South Beach State Park 

Pre- or post-Thanksgiving feast, head down to this beautiful seaside park where you can enjoy a walk on the beach or stick to the walking or biking trails. The park also features a playground, horse-shoe pits, and a 9-hole disc golf course. Please visit the park website for latest info on hours and available amenities. 

Turkey Trot 

Kick … or run … off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with this family friendly event. Enjoy beautiful, scenic courses around Yaquina Bay, Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Pacific Ocean.  Costumes are strongly encouraged with prizes going to the top best costumes.  

More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Newport Turkey Trot is a fun way to support those in need with a portion of each registration being donated to the Food Share of Lincoln County 

Head to Aquarium Village 

Enjoy a South Beach classic experience with a visit to Aquarium Village. A family-friendly experience with shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, including fun nautical cut-out scenes for photo ops!  

Newport Farmer’s Market 

This local event is held on Saturdays, March – December, 9am – 1pm. Come stroll and shop over 60 vendors offering an array of seasonal produce, artisanal products, and more! 

Dive Into the Newport Aquarium 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, head to the Newport Aquarium. An icon of Newport, the aquarium offers interactive exhibits and educational programs showcasing seabirds, marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates and plants primarily native to the Oregon Coast. 


Oregon is known for craft beer, so pick up some unique beers for the holiday weekend at Rogue. They also have spirits, canned cocktails, and non-alcoholic sodas.  


Book Your Thanksgiving Getaway with Us! 

We have an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our rentals have large dining tables for gathering and fully equipped kitchens – perfect for whipping up your family-favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Give your family the gift of a getaway and book TODAY!