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.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Projected to be completed in October, a curvy, 10.5-mile section of Highway 20 will be straightened and reduced to 5.5 miles, cutting ten minutes off of the trip from the valley to the coast. The road will be safer, smoother, and easier to drive. So what does this mean for your summer travel to Newport? It just means that you need to do a little planning to avoid any delays. For the general schedule and daily updates for planning your trip, click here.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
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.
Don Davis City Park
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gazebo, cobblestone pathway with beach access, sitting area.
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 by 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.
Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge
The fifth annual “Tuna BBQ Challenge” returns to the Port of Newport! This sold out cook-off celebrating Oregon's Albacore tuna industry and fishermen will feature 16 culinary teams from all over the Northwest competing for $3,000 in prize money. All you can sample of these awesome recipes! Tickets at tunabbq.com
Arrrrrrr………you tough enough to compete in the sickest mud obstacle race on the Oregon Coast? That's right, the Buccaneer Rampage is back! This year's race will be held on August 20th at the Newport Municipal Airport. It will feature a number of challenging obstacles spread out over a few miles of muddy, steep terrain.
We’re packing in more obstacles for 2016! Competitors will have to brave everything from mud crawls, puddle jumps, rope walls and more. We will offer a mini-kids obstacle race this year after most of the adults have crossed the finish line. We want to see kids run, jump, get muddy and have a great time while conquering obstacles.