"A Beach Created by the Jetties popular Surfing" South Beach State Park by glabah
South Beach State Park Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 5 photos
South Beach has been created over the last 100 years or so by sand deposits at the South Jetty, which was installed to create a calm approach to Yaquina Bay. The shore line has moved almost 1/4 of a mile out to sea since the installation of the jetties, and continues to grow.
This has become a popular surfing location, among with all the other typical beach activities.
There are camping facilities here, as well as several trails through the beachland.
- Pros:For Oregon, Fairly Calm Water due to South Jetty.
- Cons:Close to Newport, so Lots of Visitors. Can be crowded on rare good day.
When the jetties were built at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, the ocean currents were altered and sand started to be... more travel advice
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