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 Coast Glassworks
"Oregon Coast Glassworks is located on the eastern gateway into the beautiful fishing community of Newport Oregon. Stop by and watch us create incredible art or schedule an individual glass blowing class to create your own glass treasure. O.C.G. seeks to share the thrill and exhilaration of hot molten glass with the public through individualized hands on classes. We strive to fuel each patron's creativity while ensuring the completion of a unique piece of glass art. Our beautiful gift gallery offers world class Venetian glass sculpture and Sea-life created by William Murphy along with glass beads, lighting, floats wine goblets and much more from our studio plus agates, jewelry and artwork from other local artists. We offer group rates, memorial glass items and team-building workshops. Call to schedule some excitement!"
Don Davis City Park
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gazebo, cobblestone pathway with beach access, sitting area.
Hallmark Resort Newport
Hallmark Resort-Newport overlooks the expansive Pacific Ocean with Yaquina Head Lighthouse to the north, and the mouth of Yaquina Bay to the south. Stunning sunrises and sunsets, the coming and going of fishing fleets, and the occasional whale sighting, are all within view. Our accommodations are all oceanfront, non-smoking, and many come with 2-person in-room spas and fireplaces. We also offer a heated, indoor salt water pool, spa, sauna, and fitness room. All guestrooms have spacious walk-out balconies and breathtaking views. If you have a special event or large family, we can suggest our beach house, with plenty of room! Our oceanfront family-friendly restaurant, Georgie's Beachside Grill, presents fine dining in a casual atmosphere, and, if you can't bear to leave your comfortable guestroom, room service is also available.
Elizabeth Street Inn
Let your imagination go and fulfill your fantasies at the Elizabeth Street Inn in Newport, Oregon. Located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean, you can escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and truly find yourself again. Build sand castles on the beach. Stay in bed until noon. Cozy up by the fireplace with a good book and a nice glass of wine. All our guest rooms are oceanfront with a private balcony and exceptional ocean views. You can start your day with our complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet. You'll find warm, fresh-baked cookies in the lobby each evening. And, on cooler afternoons take the chill off with a steaming cup of salmon chowder.
Starting in Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic “haunted” lighthouse, runners will head north along the ocean through some of Newport’s picturesque neighborhoods. This loop through the city is primarily residential with a few short gentle hills and turns at street corners. Heading back through the starting area, runners will proceed downhill under the Yaquina Bay Bridge to the Bayfront. Past shops, restaurants, galleries and a large fishing village, the course continues along the bay. Just past mile four, there is a short hill that rises about 40 feet then gently descends back to bay level where it continues for the remainder of the race. The course follows the Yaquina Bay and River estuary to mile 15 where it turns back toward town, retracing the same route. The gentle hill at mile four reappears at mile 26, and it’s downhill from there to the finish. Along the course runners will be treated to a splendid variety of views and scenery, wildlife and shipping, fishermen and crabbers.
Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games promotes Celtic culture, and features the seven Celtic nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Galacia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales. The Festival features live music, traditional dance, and Highland games. For complete information please visit the website.