April 27 2009

South Beach State Park, Newport, OR


South Beach State Park and the surrounding areas offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

One of the most exciting additions to the program at South Beach: kayak tours. Folks who register for the activity will launch from nearby Ona Beach (5 miles south) and spend two hours exploring the fascinating Beaver Creek area with a guide.

Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing and beachcombing. Attractions nearby include the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, marine life exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

These are just a few of the opportunities you will encounter when you visit and explore the central Oregon coast.

Kayak Tours

Kayak tours are offered during the summer. No experience necessary. South Beach State Park supplies the kayaks, paddles and lifejackets, and interpretive host guides. Minimum age is 6. Paddlers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $15 per person (subject to change). All trips start at the Hospitality Center at South Beach State Park. All trips include about 2 hours of paddling.
Reservations strongly recommended. The reservation number is 541-867-6590.

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Posted April 27, 2009 by Tom Martin in category "Camping and RV", "Camping in the NorthWest

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