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

  • Otter Rock

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    Just north of Newport is Otter Rock, where the Devil's Punchbowl creates a boiling cauldron of maniacal wave action. It's a sea cave where the top fell through ages ago, letting you peek inside. Because of rock structures surrounding this small headland, waves pick up lots of energy and become enormous, smashing into the rocks around the Punchbowl.

  • Jump Off Joes

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    At the bottom of SW 11th, the parking lot above Jump-Off Joe provides not only complete safety but views of the waves whacking away at the small premonitory. They smash against this with particular zeal.

Featured accommodations

  • Newport Timeshares at Schooner Landing

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    877-815-4227

    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

  • 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.

Featured Events

  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party

    Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-ARTS (2787)
    Friday, Oct 2nd, 2015 - Sunday, Oct 4th, 2015

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the 12th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party on the first weekend in October.

    OCCA, the founding organizational sponsor of the event, partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Performances take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann returns as music director.

    Oregon Coast Jazz Party follows the "jazz party" format, which means that the musicians appear in different combinations called "sets" during the three-day event. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann is the OCJP music director.

    - See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/about/programs/oregon-coast-jazz-party/#sthash.ncpnqPlz.dpuf

    OCCA, the founding organizational sponsor of the event, partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Performances take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann returns as music director.

    Oregon Coast Jazz Party follows the "jazz party" format, which means that the musicians appear in different combinations called "sets" during the three-day event. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann is the OCJP music director.

    – See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/about/programs/oregon-coast-jazz-party/#sthash.ncpnqPlz.dpuf

    OCCA, the founding organizational sponsor of the event, partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Performances take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann returns as music director.

    Oregon Coast Jazz Party follows the "jazz party" format, which means that the musicians appear in different combinations called "sets" during the three-day event. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann is the OCJP music director.

    – See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/about/programs/oregon-coast-jazz-party/#sthash.ncpnqPlz.dpuf

  • 39th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

    2320 OSU Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-8801
    Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 28th, 2016

    The last weekend of every February, the central Oregon coast resort town of Newport, swells to well over 20,000 visitors coming to the Festival for a weekend of wine, wonders in the culinary world, seafood and arts & crafts.

    Over 150 food vendors, crafters and wineries will be found at this enormous Festival!

    A large variety of craft items will be sold, from articles of clothing, jewlery and art glass, metal sculptures, works of art and hand-painted creamics to handcrafted wine accessories.

    Be sure to book lodging early, there is still some availability at this time, but lodging will fill as the event draws closer.

    You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.  You must also show valid picture ID or you will not be able to enter the event.  The site is handicapped accessible and smoke free, with a special outdoor smoking area.  Limited parking is available at the facility for a fee, and shuttle buses will run for FREE from Newport, and a shuttle schedule and map will be available on the Chamber’s website.

    For more information, call 1-800-COAST44 or go to www.seafoodandwine.com

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