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.
Jump Off Joes
At the bottom of NW 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.
North and South Jetties
The north and south jetties are also especially pummeled, although you have stay clear of them. Luckily, the broad sandy areas on both sides of the bay mouth let you keep far from them but see all the action.
Beachcombers NW - Newport
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Vacasa - Newport
Whether you want to stay close to the dining & entertainment of downtown Newport or escape to a more secluded retreat, Vacasa has dozens of privately owned, professionally managed Newport vacation rentals waiting! Luxury oceanfront homes, quiet neighborhood cottages, and everything in between are ready to host your next adventure. Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.
20th Annual “Treasures of the Sea” Hunt
Your next trip to the Oregon coast could be one of a kind, just like the original commemorative glass floats given away by Newport merchants this winter. No stormy beachcombing or wave dodging is required to find one of these luminous artisan collectibles, hand blown by Oregon Coast Glassworks and The Edge Art Gallery in Newport, Oregon.
The rules for the treasure hunt are simple. Between November 1st and December 31st, visit one of the businesses listed on the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce website, or on a map available from the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce. Treasure hunters must be age 21 or older. Fill out an entry form and return it to the float display at the business; enter at any – or all – of the merchants. Weekly drawings will be held throughout the winter, with the remainder of the floats given away on December 31st, when each business will select winning names from its entry pool. Winners will be notified by mail.Visit Website