Newport could really only exist on the Oregon Coast. Few communities embody the offbeat vibe of the Coast better, and Newport’s unconventional attractions, lighthouses, and aesthetic make it immensely memorable.
Bordering on both the Pacific Ocean and the large Yaquina Bay, Newport is so many things combined into one remarkable place. An active working waterfront, the Historical Bayfront area is home to one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets. It is also an intriguing cultural district, with shops, art galleries, chowder houses, and restaurants right next to fish processing plants and historic buildings. A second distinct area of town, Nye Beach, was the number one attraction on the Coast during the early 1900s, and is still a popular haven for the arts.
Newport has not one but two lighthouses — the original lighthouse on Yaquina Bay, and a second lighthouse built in the late 1800s on Yaquina Head, north of town. At 93 feet tall, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the tallest active lighthouse in Oregon. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is world class and grants passage to mesmerizing turquoise tunnels and large tanks filled with colorful fish, sharks, and even stranger creatures. Not to be outdone on striking landmarks, the Yaquina Bay Bridge is an iconic, art-deco arch bridge on Highway 101 that spans the bay.
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their young....750 NW Lighthouse Dr.
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Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1948, the Newport Chamber is a non-profit organization of more than 500 local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Their mission is to unite the efforts of the citizens in promoting the civic, commercial, agricultural, tourism, marine and industrial welfare...555 SW Coast Hwy.
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Take a deep dive into marine science at one of the nation’s top aquariums. An icon of Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a public aquatic and marine science exhibition facility offering educational programs. Exhibits showcase seabirds, marine mammals, fishes,...2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
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Beverly Beach State Park
Beverly Beach is popular for a reason! Like magic, a well-known walkway goes under the highway and emerges to the long expanse of sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head (you can see the lighthouse from here) to the headlands of...Newport, OR
Newport Bay Candle Co.
Newport Bay Candle Co. specializes in generously scented candles, triple scented wax melts, bath salts and car scents all handmade on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Stop by our factory store to watch them making candles.110 SW Coast Hwy
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Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic lighthouse. The lighthouse...Newport, OR
Oc Eye Care Llc
Every person has unique visual needs. Dr. Schroeder and staff at OC Eye Care provide quality care for our patients, all within a caring, relaxed, and clean environment. Getting a correct contact lens or spectacle prescription is only the first...825 SW Abbey St
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Mai’s Asian Market
Retail outlet for Asian food products.256 E Olive St, #A
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Newport to Yachats
This unique route lets you explore a spectacular stretch of central Oregon Coast at a leisurely pace, spending most of your time on the beach, not the road. When you do hit the highway, it’s to cross a pair of...Newport, OR
Health Haven Vitamins is a locally owned vitamin store, located in Newport, Oregon (since July 2005). We carry a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. We are privileged to carry Standard Process (Whole Food Supplements since 1929). We offer...2009 Oregon Coast Hwy
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Agate Beach Golf Course
Agate Beach Golf Course is a nine hole course located just a short distance from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Built in 1931 and operated since 1960 by the Martin family, the course boasts a fairly level, well manicured, slightly rolling...4100 N Coastal Highway
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Masterpiece Fine Art