Newport - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

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

  • 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.

  • Marine Discovery Tours

    345 SW Bay Blvd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-6200

Featured accommodations

  • Schooner Landing Timeshares By-Owner

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    877-815-4227

    If you're planning to stay in the beautiful town of Newport, choosing 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, Jacuzzi, large bathrooms and cooking facilities. This resort is truly a home away from home and located only a few minutes from the area’s best dining and shopping. Units are offered for sale and rent through private reseller SellMyTimeshareNow.com

  • Beachcombers NW - Newport

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    503-622-1282

    Choose from over 400 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use our unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront house, a luxury condo, or a cozy cottage, we can help. Click on the email, calendar, or book direct links for current availability and rate quotes. Book direct & save!

Featured Events

  • Newport Cider Festival

    541 SW Coast Hwy
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541)265-8801
    October 4 - 5, 2019

    Enjoy PNW ciders, craft brews, and live music at the best harvest party on the Oregon Coast, the Newport Cider Festival.

    Celebrating the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest, the Cider Festival is a great opportunity to welcome the arrival of fall. Enjoy the work of local artisans, Oregon craft brews and wine, plus a selection of local food trucks.

    This event is family friendly, complete with a Kidz Zone for the younger attendees while adults taste the selection of brews.

    Live entertainment includes cider pressing, food preservation, and kombucha brewing demonstrations, along with live music.

    Tickets online: $12 adults, $8 kids
    At the door: $16 adults, $10 kids

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