Road Trip > Beverly Beach, OR

by Rainbow Bobbins

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More Yurts! We headed southwest for some beach action at Beverly Beach near Newport, Oregon. Beverly Beach State Park has campsites, RVs slots and heated Yurts which are a bit more tightly spaced than other state parks we have visited. The beach is a very short walk away from the campgrounds and the park is located in between two charming beach communities that both have Pig n Pancakes. This is Dungeness Crab territory and the beaches are great for rock hunting. We found fossils, agates and jasper:

DSCN7762An agate! Newport has a nice touristy, historic downtown area with fresh seafood, boats, sea lions and some great murals:

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DSCN7772It smells…authentically seashorey. I even saw a pirate with his wench and these dudes:

DSCN7777We caught the sun set on huge expanse of beach that we had mostly to ourselves. I still marvel at that…

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Back at the Yurt Char and I finally decoded the secret to a raging campfire after 4 years of camping together: Duraflame. One duraflame mixed with standard campfire wood bundle. I wouldn’t cook over one but holy flames!! I can’t tell you how many times we have burned through every available paper item doused in lighter fluid to get some stubborn log to smolder.

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Look into those fire eyes. Eesh. We will be blazing through the rest of the camp season and we are just getting started.

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