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

  • Don Davis City Park

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541)-265-7783

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gazebo, cobblestone pathway with beach access, sitting area.

  • North and South Jetties

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-8801

    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.

Featured accommodations

  • Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

    3019 N Coast Hwy 101
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541.265.9411

    The Pacific Ocean, ahhh. It's hard to imagine a better spot on the Oregon coast than right here on the beach at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Each of our 148 freshly renovated rooms were designed to make the most of our coastal location and the laid-back lifestyle the beach is known for. Cool neutral colors create a peaceful retreat whether you're on vacation or traveling for business. Choose between an ocean view room or hillside room, we have all the details covered to make your stay unforgettable. Our newly-renovated guest rooms are designed to help create the perfect beach experience. After an exciting day exploring all the area has to offer, enjoy in-room amenities like free Wi-Fi, heat and AC temperature controls, microwaves with mini-refrigerators, plush new bedding, and well-appointed furnishings to inspire a relaxing atmosphere. Depending on your room type, enjoy either an ocean view or a hillside. We also offer ADA-accessible rooms. Welcome to Agate Beach!

  • 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 through private reseller SellMyTimeshareNow.com

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