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

  • Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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.

  • 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.

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!

  • 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!

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