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

  • Oregon Parks & Recreation

    5580 S Coast Hwy
    Newport, Oregon 97366
    (541) 867-7451
  • Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

    Newport, Oregon 97365

    Yaquina Bay lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the second oldest standing lighthouse structure on the Oregon coast. In original service only from 1871 to 1874 before the commissioning of the nearby brighter Yaquina Head Light eliminated its necessity. It was re-lit and recognized as a privately maintained aid to navigation by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1996. The lens is 42 feet above ground level and 161 feet above sea level. Open as a museum daily, except for holidays.

Featured accommodations

  • 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.

  • 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.

Featured Events

  • Trick or Treat MONSTER FEET – 5K & Kids Fun Run

    2122 SE Marine Science Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014

    Trick or Treat, Monster Feet: Two Halloween-themed “runs” held in South Beach: a 3/4 mile kids fun run and a 5K (3.1 miles). In the fun run there will be volunteers handing out candy to the kids (the “Trick or Treat”). Everyone (5K and fun run) is encouraged to wear Halloween costumes (the “Monster Feet”) because it’s the only way to win best dressed.

    The kids fun run goes through The Port of Newport property taking participants through the marina. Kids will be provided with a bag to fill up along the run run route. The 5K will take participants from the Rogue parking lot past the Aquarium Village area to the Oregon Coast Community College area and back.

    There will be cash prizes for overall winners and best dressed judged by our local Rotarian costume experts. All proceeds go to The Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon’s general fund.

    For more information, click here.

  • 6th Annual “Scary-Okie”

    Embarcadero Resort
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-8801
    Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014

    The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual Halloween party “Scary-Okie” on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Embarcadero Resort. Come as you are or dress in your favorite costume. Ticket price includes wine and beer social, buffet dinner, dancing, karaoke, prizes for best costumes, and musical entertainment.

    For more information, call 541-265-8801 or visit http://www.newportchamber.org/scaryokie.htm

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