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

  • BLM-Yaquina Head ONA

    P O Box 936
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 574-3142

    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.

  • Seal Rock

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    A few miles south of town, Seal Rock is chock full of large rocky structures that taunt the big waves, but parking spots above make for the world's biggest HD TV screen - and you can check out the craziness in the comfort of your car.

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

  • 3rd Annual Newport Turkey Trot

    2120 SE Marine Science Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 351-8265
    Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014

    Bring the whole family to kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with fun and exercise! New this year – 15K race option. This year s event will include 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, 15K Run and Kids Run.

    RACE START
    Thanksgiving Day, Thursday @ 9:00 am

    REGISTRATION & BIB PICK-UP
    8:00 am Same Day Registration & Pre-registration Check-in/Bib Pick-u

  • Live Theater: “Young Frankenstein”

    Newport Performing Arts Center
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-2787
    Friday, Nov 28th, 2014 - Sunday, Dec 7th, 2014

    The Porthole Players present a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. See website or call for tickets and further information. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787

    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm through December 7, 2014.

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