Western
Whalers Rest
 Oregon

50 SE 123rd St.
South Beach, OR 97366

Ranger Station: (541) 867-3100

Address above is not to be used for mail delivery to members.
Please have mail sent to:
General Delivery, Newport, OR 97365.

Beach-goers will revel in the location of this preserve, just 150 yards from the Pacific Ocean. Beachcombing, saltwater swimming, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching and fishing are all within minutes of the facility and are popular activities for visitors. On rainy days, preserve visitors can enjoy the on-site indoor swimming pool and spa or visit the local Oregon Coast Aquarium. Land lovers take heart! Perhaps you’d enjoy playing pool, tennis, horseshoes, or playing a round of golf at a local course, trying your luck at the Chinook Winds Casino or visiting the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. This preserve has it all!

Accommodations

Campsites: 149 full hookups, 10 tent sites, 6 overflow sites.

Rentals: 5 deluxe 26-foot trailers, 5 26-foot deluxe pet trailers, 2 30-foot slide-out trailers, 4 cabins, 1 two-bedroom garden home (ocean view, sleeps 8), 2 Getaways.

Member Amenities

Basketball court, clubhouses, convenience store, crab clean and cook station, crab trap rentals, fitness center, Frisbee golf, game room, horseshoe pits, indoor pool, indoor spa, laundry facilities, mini-golf, nature trails, pickleball court, playground, pool tables, propane, PlayStation 2 console, restaurant, shuffleboard, tennis court, video games, volleyball court, Wi-Fi access.

Points of Interest

  • Rock, Rhythm and Brews Micro Brew Festival (Jan 26-27), 5 miles north
  • 30th Annual Newport Seafood Wine Festival (Feb 23-25), 5 minutes
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium, 4 miles
  • Rogue Brewery, 4 miles
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center, 4 miles
  • Town of Newport, 5 miles
  • Wax Works Museum, 5 miles
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 5 miles
  • Oregon Coast History Center, 5 miles
  • Historic Nye Beach, 6 miles
  • Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, 7 miles
  • Golf courses, 7-10 miles
  • Waldport Heritage Museum, 10 miles
  • Oregon Coast Shell Museum, 20 miles
  • Sea Lion Caves, 30 miles
  • Chinook Winds Casino, 30 miles
  • Pacific NW Surfing Museum, 30 miles
  • Oregon state parks, varies
  • Fishing, crabbing and clamming, varies
  • Whale watching, varies

Directions

GPS Coordinates: N 44° 32' 54.60" W 124° 4' 17.52"; elevation is 40 feet.

From Seattle: From I-5 take Hwy. 34 (just south of Albany) west, then take Hwy. 20 to Newport. Proceed 5 miles south of the Newport Bridge on Hwy. 101. (Watch for official turn lane for 123rd St.) Turn at 123rd Street. The entrance to the preserve is on the right.

From Eugene: Follow I-5 northbound to Hwy. 34 (just south of Albany). Go west on Hwy. 34, then take Hwy. 20 to Newport. Proceed five miles south of the Newport Bridge on Hwy. 101. (Watch for official turn lane for 123rd St.) Turn at 123rd Street. The entrance to the preserve is on the right.

Road Conditions: See the Oregon Department of Transportation Trip Check site for the most current information.