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.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
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.
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
Hallmark Resort Newport
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.
The NEW Lincoln County Fair
Celebrating the many riches of this county – from agriculture to fishing to artists to the businesses and non-profits that make the region great – the New Lincoln County Fair has demonstrated that there is a place for the county fair in today’s society. More than 100 vendors participated each year as well as dozens and dozens of musicians and countless locals entering over 500 open class exhibits. We expect numbers to be even higher this year, with more great entertainment, family activities and fun, fun, fun planned for August 18-20, 2017. Plus don’t miss the bonus activities on Monday, August 21. Educational displays and other fun activities will help visitors enjoy the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse as it makes its first US landfall in Lincoln County!
Total Solar Eclipse
At approximately 10:15 A.M. on August 21, 2017, the entire total solar eclipse will be visible from Newport for almost two minutes. Whether you view the eclipse from one of our many beaches, or inland from the seashore, the sight is bound to be epic! Please visit the Newport Chamber of Commerce website for a comprehensive list of lodging, dining and recreation options at newportchamber.org. In addition, you may want to download a map of the path of totality, investigate the eclipse further and purchase protective eyewear at eclipse2017.org, or from several other online sites dedicated to the total solar eclipse of 2017.