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

  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse

    750 NW Lighthouse Dr #7
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    Yaquina Head has the tallest tower on the Oregon Coast, and its 93-foot-high tower stands at 162 feet above sea level. This is the only lighthouse in Oregon with a marble floor. Illuminated in 1873 its automated light serves as aid to navigation along seacoast and at entrance to Yaquina Bay. Yaquina Head is open to the public is surrounded by the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and offers an up-close and personal view of seabird nesting areas. Natural area exhibits and trails to tide pools in the area too.

  • Edge Art Gallery

    3916 S Coast Highway
    Newport, Oregon 97365

Featured accommodations

  • Hallmark Resort Newport

    744 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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.

  • Elizabeth Street Inn

    232 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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

  • CHA’s 3rd Annual Shamrock Supper

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Saturday, Mar 14th, 2015

    We invite you to enjoy the shenanigans at the 3rd annual Shamrock Supper presented by the Celtic Heritage Alliance.

    Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

    A traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage accompanied by Irish soda bread, boiled potatoes & parsley sauce, mashed carrots & parsnips the many tasty temptations presented to accompany a virtual feast, and a delectable bread pudding or apple crisp for dessert!  Please tell us if you have special dietary requirements. Beer & wine available for purchase (tea, coffee and water are included).

    Between courses, Irish Whiskey connoisseurs will enjoy five exceptional tastings of fine exemplars from the Emerald Isle with short educational snippets.

    Having enjoyed this wonderful feast, the guests then partake and participate in an evening of song and fanciful readings of the poetry of William Butler Yeats, a Pub Quiz for fabulous prizes, and a silent auction will take place throughout the evening.

    For more information, or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 541-961-7696.

  • Bejeweled Sale

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015

    BeJeweled is Food Share of Lincoln County’s biggest fundraiser and a fun event for everyone. Donated jewelry is collected by a dedicated group of volunteers throughout the year, which is then valued, categorized, cleaned and priced. Hosted by the Shilo Inn of Newport, this one day sale draws over 500 people, locals and visitors alike, who shop, shop, shop.

    BeJeweled continues throughout the year with the support of the volunteers and Pirate’s Plunder in South Beach where surplus fashion jewelry is on display and sold.

    Vintage, Ethnic, Fine, Everyday, Artisan and more are all available at great prices.

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