Camping on the Oregon beaches can be cool and breezy even during the summer months. Blackberry Campground is just far enough inland to be out of the fog and lower temps. But it is close enough for day trips to beach activities. The campground host sells firewood and can give you a car pass for parking in scenic areas (federal and state) along the coast.
Just 15 minutes away, the quaint town of Waldport has groceries, restaurants and farmer's markets. A public dock is available for crabbing off the dock or launching your boat into Alsea Bay. Harbor Seals and sea birds can always be seen from the beautiful Alsea Bay Bridge.
7 miles of sandy beach is accessible between Waldport and Yachats to the south. Display your car pass for free parking. Store all your valuables in your trunk when you leave your car.
The stretch of Hwy 101 between Yachats and Florence is one of the most scenic; starting with the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. There are many overlooks and parking spots for access to hiking in old-growth forests, agate hunting and tidepools on the beach, as well as watching for whales, sea lions and other sea life. Follow the link for more camping opportunities on the Central Oregon Coast.
Newport, to the north, has a wide selection of restaurant and shopping choices. Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Buy fresh seafood, off the docks in old town, to cook over the campfire back at Blackberry Campground. An incredible ending to a perfect day!
Blackberry is open year-round too. January is often the peak harvest month for steelhead according to BestFishingInAmerica.com.