Newport

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.

Featured activities

  • Cape Foulweather (Storm Watch)

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    Cape Foulweather has several viewpoints with rocky areas that make for more spectacular wave energy and comfortable viewing from your car.

  • BLM-Yaquina Head ONA

    P O Box 936
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 574-3142

    Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. An historic lighthouse, tidepools, an interpretive center, harbor seals, nesting seabirds, and hiking trails offer opportunities to explore and discover life at a coastal headland.

Featured accommodations

  • Newport Timeshares at Schooner Landing

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    877-815-4227

    If you're planning to stay in the beautiful town of Newport, renting a timeshare at the Schooner Landing resort would be a fantastic choice. With direct access to the white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, this resort features some of the best amenities around including swimming pools, Saunas, Spas, and a recreation center. Most guest rooms come complete with a fireplace, Jacuzzis, large bathrooms and cooking facilities. This resort is truly a home away from home and is only a few minutes from the area’s best dining and shopping. Offered for sale and rent by SellMyTimeShareNow.com

  • Elizabeth Street Inn

    232 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-9400

    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.

Featured Events

  • Newport Paper Arts Festival

    777 NW Beach Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Friday, Apr 17th, 2015 - Sunday, Apr 19th, 2015

    Now entering its 20th year, the annual Newport Paper Arts Festival features three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating paper-making, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fibers, all at the Newport Visual Arts Center. It’s usually accompanied by an exhibition and sale of work by the instructors at the festival.

  • Newport Loyalty Days

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

    Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newports Veterans starting our local Loyalty Day celebration in May of 1956. As the celebration continued to spread throughout the nation, Congress wrote a Joint Resolution and President Eisenhower signed the Bill into law designating the First of May as Loyalty Day, a special day set aside for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. With Newports strong support of the Loyalty Day tradition and its designation as a Coast Guard City USA, we invite you to share in this years celebration.

    Enjoy the Davis Show Carnival in South Beach all weekend long. The Loyalty Days Parade takes place Saturday at noon in the center of town. Thr Newport Vietnam Memorial Walk is held Friday evening.

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