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.
BLM-Yaquina Head ONA
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.
Oregon Parks & Recreation
Newport Timeshares at Schooner Landing
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 through private reseller SellMyTimeshareNow.com
Vacasa - Newport
Whether you want to stay close to the dining & entertainment of downtown Newport or escape to a more secluded retreat, Vacasa has dozens of privately owned, professionally managed Newport vacation rentals waiting! Luxury oceanfront homes, quiet neighborhood cottages, and everything in between are ready to host your next adventure. Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.
4th of July in Newport
Fireworks? Check. Sousa marches? Check. Awesome beer? We got it. Sand and surf? None better. There is no more perfect place to celebrate Independence Day than Newport. Here’s a perfect July 4, all planned out for you. Let the celebration begin!
8:30 am: Kick the day off right with a 5K, 10K, or half marathon race. Ardor Adventures will present the fifth annual 4th of July Celebration Run, which will include these three race options, plus a kids’ fun run. The race begins and ends at the Rogue Brewery in South Beach, with a flat, paved route along the entrance to the bay for the 5K and 10K and some added trail running for the half-marathon. All distances will include a section on the 1300-foot NOAA pier, offering views of the bay and the facility. All finishers receive a medal. For registration and more information about this and other running events throughout the year, see Ardor Adventures’ web site.
11 am: While you’re in the neighborhood, stock up on provisions for your picnic or barbecue at Rogue Ales retail store. Over the weekend, they’ll have their garage sale, held every holiday weekend at the brewery in South Beach. Great bargains are to be had on Rogue’s best brews and gear like t-shirts and pint glasses. You could also grab lunch in the brewery overlooking scenic South Beach Marina. 2122 SE Marine Science Drive.
1 pm: You can’t skip a little beach time on July 4. Now is a good time to build a sand castle, fly a kite, surf some waves, or just hang at the beach. To choose the perfect beach, see our beach guide.
4 pm: It’s time for some patriotic music to really get you in the spirit of the 4th. The Newport Symphony Orchestra offers a free pops concert to the community every 4th of July, courtesy of some generous business sponsors, including Mo’s Restaurants, Oregon Coast Bank, and Bigfoot Beverages. This popular event, at Newport Middle School, attracts hundreds of attendees every year who tap and clap along with Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, and the orchestra’s annual salute to our armed forces. Music Director Adam Flatt conducts. Admission is free, and doors open at 3 pm. See www.newportsymphony.org for more information.
Dusk: Newport’s fireworks display never fails to amaze and delight. Fireworks are set off from a barge in Yaquina Bay at dusk (around 9 pm). Good viewing areas include anywhere along the Bayfront and from the Yaquina Bay Bridge (on foot!). One super option that will get you up close to the action is to go out with Marine Discovery Tours, which offers special fireworks cruises on their vessel on July 4.
After the fireworks, it’s another summer night in Newport, and the regular haunts will all be open: Café Mundo, the Sand Bar, the Taphouse at Nye Creek, and Nana’s in Nye Beach, the Barge Inn and Rogue Ales Public House on the Bayfront, and many more. Enjoy your holiday!
Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting.
Newport’s Amazing Race
The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals will hold their 7th annual Amazing Race on Saturday, August 5th. Organizers of the event have designed a series of seven top-secret challenges that will be both mental and physical. Modeled after the popular television show, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues and racing to the finish line. Teams may consist of two men, two women, or be co-ed, with participants 15 years of age or older. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the team that finishes first from each category. At the conclusion of the race, complimentary food and beverages will be provided to all participants, volunteers and sponsors.
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