Things to Do and Places to Eat in South Beach, OregonWhere is South Beach, Oregon? South Beach is a beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast, 1.5 miles south of the city of Newport. It is just at the south side of Yaquina Bay, in Lincoln County. Known for its beauty, serenity, and many 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 a lot of the local attractions that the Newport, Oregon area has to offer. Ready to plan your getaway to South Beach? We have put together our list of local favorite things to do, places to eat, and things to discover in South Beach, Oregon.
Things to Do in South Beach, Oregon:
This seaside park begins south of Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon Coast. Visitors will enjoy beautiful beach access, walking trails, biking trails and even an equestrian trail. The park features a playground, horse-shoe pits, and a 9-hole disc golf course. There are also places in the park to fish, crab, canoe, and boat. Please visit the park website for latest info on hours, amenities, etc.
Disc golf continues to grow rapidly in popularity and South Beach Oregon has two premier courses. Visit the website for the Professional Disc Golf Association to learn more about each course – both are visually stunning and lots of fun!
Do not tell anyone you heard it here, but when the conditions are right, South Beach has some of the best “kiting” on the Oregon Coast! Visit this site and scroll down to the Newport heading.
This 45-acre park exhibits various mini-eco systems all along an educational nature trail. Visitors will enjoy seeing several types of impressive trees in this unique forest, including Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Coastal Pine and Western Hemlock trees. Along the well-maintained nature trail, you will find bridges, observation decks, and places to stop and listen to bird calls and observe resident small animals. The Mike Miller loop is about a mile long and takes about an hour to complete. A truly special experience the whole family will enjoy!
Catch delicious Oregon Dungeness crab for dinner and make a memory you will keep forever! This pier, conveniently located near Rogue Brewery, is known to be a great place to catch abundant Dungeness crab in the summer and fall months, and red rock crab the rest of the year. The end of the pier seems to be the best place to catch crab, and you can rent boats and gear nearby at Sawyer’s Landing RV & Marina. If you prefer to just eat delicious crab, instead of catching some, see #9 below!
Enjoy a South Beach classic experience with a visit to Aquarium Village. A family-friendly experience including shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities (and lots of fun nautical cut-out scenes for photo ops!). Local favorite stops include Pirate’s Plunder, Rooster’s Rocks and Mollie’s Food Follie’s and Bakery.
Where to Eat in South Beach, Oregon:
Located in the Wilder Corner Building in South Beach, this tap room and restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. Featuring an extensive list of draft beers, cider, and wine options as well as a complete menu of fabulous food, families love this dining option, and pups can join you too if there is a table available on the patio.
A beautiful place to stop and enjoy some of Oregon’s most-beloved craft beer! Rogue Brewers is one of the longest-operating breweries on the West Coast, having first opened their doors in 1988 in Ashland, Oregon. The Brewer’s on the Bay is a favorite outpost and overlooks Yaquina Bay. Offering a great menu of food and an extensive list of craft beer, we suggest you try some of their specialty beers that are only available at this location.
A seafood lover’s dream! Part fresh seafood market, part seafood restaurant and alllll delicious! We recommend this stop for their fresh caught Dungeness crab and salmon, their albacore tuna, and their famous fish-and-chips. Feel like cooking at your Meredith Lodging South Beach vacation rental instead? No problem, they can pack anything on the menu to keep it cold until you get home.
A favorite stop for locals and visitors – and it is easy to see why. Off the Hook offers up a welcoming and casual dining room, a menu full of delicious seafood options as well as other favorites like their massive list of specialty burgers and delicious appetizers including poutine, shrimp cocktail and loaded oyster shooters.
Ready to plan your getaway to South Beach? Meredith Lodging South Beach vacation rentals will have you well-positioned to take advantage of everything there is to do along this treasured stretch of the Oregon Coast. View our entire South Beach Vacation Rentals Collection at MeredithLodging.com.