Newport has been a playground for visitors since the late 1800′s. Nestled between the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, the natural beauty of the area draws those seeking a unique and exciting coastal experience.
Yaquina Head is the site of Oregon’s tallest and second oldest active lighthouse. The 93-foot-tall structure was completed in 1872. Built on Yaquina Head, the lighthouse is located at a natural area that was created by lava flow more than 14 million years ago.Photo courtesy of Dave Davidson. Newport’s beginnings shaped two distinct areas of town: the Historical Bayfront and Nye Beach. During the early 1900s, Nye Beach was the number one visitor attraction on the coast. Hot sea baths, taffy stores, agate shops entertained visitors from the Willamette Valley. Nye Beach is still a very popular haven for the arts, with the Newport Performing Arts and Visual Arts Center amidst unique galleries, book stores, eateries, shopping and lodging.
Historically, the Bayfront was Newport’s economic backbone, housing a port for the commercial fishing and wood products industries. Today, the Bayfront is still home to one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets. The Bayfront is a working waterfront on which visitors can enjoy shops, art galleries, chowder houses, restaurants, fish processing plants and family attractions in turn-of-the-century storefronts from a bygone era.
Newport awaits your visit. There are numerous lodging properties with terrific views, great restaurants with the freshest seafood, and a variety of meeting facilities offering full service for business meetings, planning seminars or conferences.
Oregon Parks & Recreation
Marine Discovery Tours
Hallmark Resort Newport
Renowned for its legendary customer service, idyllic oceanfront locations and a newly updated look, the locally family-owned and operated, Hallmark Inns & Resorts, Inc., boasts two properties along the scenic Oregon coast—in Newport and Cannon Beach, Oregon. The Hallmark Resort in Newport highlights ocean views from every room with Georgie's Beachside Grill right next door, where diners can enjoy authentic Northwest coast cuisine with an oceanfront view. Many of the rooms at both properties include: kitchenettes, fireplaces, balconies, and two-person spa tubs. Both are pet and family friendly and feature indoor, heated salt-water pools with hot tubs, saunas and fitness rooms.
Vacasa - Newport
Vacasa is the Oregon Coast's largest vacation rental management, with over 400 privately-owned, professionally-managed rental homes located from Astoria in the north to Brookings in the south. Vacasa offers the perfect accommodation for every taste and budget, ranging from laid-back beach cottages to luxury oceanfront estates. Each vacation home is unique and amenities will vary, but many feature private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, oceanfront or ocean views, and pet-friendly policies. Visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking!
Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race
This is the Oregon Coast’s best mud & obstacle race! It will feature a number of challenging obstacles spread out over a 5k course full of muddy, steep terrain. Competitors will have to brave everything from mud crawls, puddle jumps, rope walls and more. Keep an eye on our Facebook page. We will be posting updated information and maybe even leaking pictures of the course.
- The 5k course will include 14+ obstacles to cross.
- Prizes will be given to the best male and female pirate costume!
- Racers can register as a team or as an individual.
- Don’t leave right after the race, we will also feature music, food, and a beer garden.
- T-shirt and medal is included with sign-up fee. Check our website for registration prices.
- All proceeds from the event go to help the Newport Parks and Recreation youth sports scholarship fund.
CLICK HERE to sign up online!
If you have questions, contact the Newport Parks and Recreation at: 541-574-5453.
Newport Half Marathon
Half Marathon or 10 mile run, walk. Starts at the High School out to the end of the reservoir back through the Bay to Beach Trail, then to the beach to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse headland then back along hard sand to the Jetty and return to Nye Beach Turnaround for the Finish.