The Aug. 21 new moon will bring very high and very low tides. A very low tide exposes a lot of beach, which is deceptively dangerous when the high tide rolls in. This will happen late on the night of Aug. 20 into the early morning of Aug. 21. Don’t camp on the beach because the high tide of more than 9 feet will cover most of the normally dry sand. The best scenario is that you and your sleeping bag will get wet. The other scenarios are far worse.
Also, camping is prohibited on the beach immediately seaward of a state park, as well as within the city limits of Newport and Lincoln City (within the totality path). No overnight parking on the beach anywhere.
Look for these signs at beach access points in the path of totality