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

  • Otter Rock

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    Just north of Newport is Otter Rock, where the Devil's Punchbowl creates a boiling cauldron of maniacal wave action. It's a sea cave where the top fell through ages ago, letting you peek inside. Because of rock structures surrounding this small headland, waves pick up lots of energy and become enormous, smashing into the rocks around the Punchbowl.

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-867-3474

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to over 500 species of animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits (it's also the former home of Keiko, the movie star Orca). Check out the Passages of the Deep, meet sea otters, jellyfish and more!

Featured accommodations

  • Hallmark Resort Newport

    744 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541.265.2600

    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.

  • 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

Featured Events

  • Newport Surfrider Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series “A Plastic Ocean”

    2320 Southeast Marine Science Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    503-729-7471
    Thursday, Apr 6th, 2017

    The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter is proud to announce its second annual Surf n’ Stewardship film series.

    2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Oregon’s Beach Bill. This landmark legislation guarantees access and makes public Oregon’s 362 miles of beaches and the movement to pass this legislation forever made beaches a birthright for Oregonians and visitors from around the world. In celebration of this important anniversary, the Newport Chapter has curated films focused on the enjoyment and protection of our treasured ocean and beaches.

    A Plastic Ocean, which features an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors who go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about how much plastic there is in our ocean, will be viewed on Thursday, April 6th, 6:30pm at the Rouge Brewers on the Bay in Newport, OR

  • Marine Science Day

    2030 SE Marine Science Dr
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 867-0100
    Saturday, Apr 8th, 2017

    Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day.  HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

    Come learn what's new at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon Coast.

    For more information, see hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

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