Initially acquired by the Highway Commission in 1942, Beverly Beach State Park did not officially become a public park until 1969 when it was combined with additional plots from three private landowners. Famous for its picturesque beaches and diverse wildlife, Beverly Beach State Park is a great place to take your dog for a stroll.
For campers, there are 53 full-hookup campsites available for reservation up to six months in advance, 27 of which even have connections for cable television! 76 additional sites provide water with 32 of these containing a concrete slab so you can pull your car or camper right in. Also, 21 yurts can also be rented seasonally, and 10 of these yurts are pet-friendly meaning you can bring along your canine for the stay.
The campgrounds in Beverly Beach State Park are entirely sheltered by the forest, meaning they provide some excellent respite from the summer sun. Firewood and other camping amenities are offered at the on-site Visitor's Information Center. Canines are prohibited from entering any of the indoor structures and are required to be on a leash throughout their stay.
If you are trying to get out on the foot trails, make sure you start your journey at Beverly Beach. Most of the significant trailheads start or end here, so you will have an easy way to decide which direction to take. Most visitors prefer to begin on Yaquina Head, getting a good view of the still-standing lighthouse as you head under the highway onto a long stretch of sandy beaches.
This will eventually lead you up to Otter Rock, a favorite sightseeing spot within Beverly Beach State Park due to its high elevation. From here you can choose several other trails, or continue forward and enjoy Spencer Creek, a small and tranquil body of water that regularly hosts fishing and swimming.
If you are interested in trying to get on the water and try your hand catching some fish, you will need to come with all necessary permits and equipment as Beverly Beach State Park offers no amenities for the sport. Canines can accompany their owners provided they stay on a 6-foot leash or shorter throughout their stay.