NewportUnited States of America

Sleep with sharks in the aquarium, watch whales from an iconic lighthouse and go kayaking in this picturesque marine area.

Newport is a charming coastal city with many water activities, historical landmarks and fashionable boutiques. Bring your family to this pleasant town to take part in artistic events and experience the marine delights of the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay.

Make your way to the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse, which featured in the iconic horror flick The Ring. Use the displays in its interactive center and speak with docents to learn about the history of the structure, which was built in Paris in 1868. Spot gray whales from late autumn through early winter and late winter through early spring.

Wander around the pleasant grassy cliff top of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and enjoy the views of Cobble Beach. The cliff is an ideal spot for a picnic during the area’s hottest and driest months of July and August. Expect fairly wet and windy weather the rest of the year. When you do have sunny weather enjoy a few rounds at the Agate Beach Golf Course.

Bring the kids to the large tanks full of fascinating sea creatures in the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Let them take part in the Sleep with the Sharks sleepover activity and go diving with the fish. Near the aquarium is the Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site, which has a lighthouse.

Rent a wetsuit and board from one of the surf shops decorating the town and head for the sandy stretches, such as Beverly Beach, Moolack Beach and the popular Nye Beach. Enjoy kayaking, fishing and crabbing in this part of the Central Coast.

The city is on the Pacific Coast in the northwestern corner of Oregon. Fly to Portland International Airport and drive southwest for 120 miles (190 kilometers) to reach Newport. Visit nearby communities and landmarks, such as Lincoln City and the Siuslaw National Forest.

There is never a dull moment among the countless activities in the scenic coastal resort of Newport.

Where to stay in Newport

Yaquina Head Light House

Agate Beach

5/5Exceptional!(31 area reviews)

Agate Beach is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Yaquina Head Light House and Agate Beach Neighborhood and Dog Park.

Agate Beach

Top Hotels in Newport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn
Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn
3 out of 5
3019 N Coast Highway, Newport, OR
The price is $139 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Newport hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Agate Beach Golf Course, Nye Beach, and Oregon Undersea Gardens. The Wax Works ...

4.2/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Wonderful being able to walk to the beach. Comfortable and clean rooms. Would prefer to be on the ocean view side, will request that next time."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn
Hallmark Resort - Newport
Hallmark Resort - Newport
3.5 out of 5
744 SW Elizabeth Street, Newport, OR
The price is $197 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Newport hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nye Beach and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The Wax Works and Oregon Coast Aquarium are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (701 reviews)

"Location, rooms and George's .staff was helpful but not intrusive"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hallmark Resort - Newport
The Whaler
The Whaler
3.5 out of 5
155 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR
The price is $161 per night

Situated on the beach, this motel is steps from Don Davis Memorial Park and Nye Beach. Oregon Coast Aquarium is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (329 reviews)

"Good quality motel at low cost. Very pleased with the cleanliness given current concerns with the pandemic."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

The Whaler

Popular places to visit in Newport

Nye Beach
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Nye Beach

4.5/5(622 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Nye Beach, a popular beach in Oregon Coast. Stroll along the seaside or discover the area's sunsets.

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

4.5/5(499 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Newport with a trip to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the must-see aquarium in this romantic area.

Yaquina Head Light House
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Yaquina Head Light House

4.5/5(555 reviews)

Spot whales and learn about the nature and history of the area via the docents and interactive displays of this charming lighthouse.

Yaquina Bay Bridge
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Yaquina Bay Bridge

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Yaquina Bay Bridge, a lovely green space in Newport. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
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Oregon Coast Aquarium

4.5/5(367 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea life at Oregon Coast Aquarium and find out why this is a top attraction in South Beach. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach

4.5/5(1,193 reviews)

Spectacular coastal scenery and a street lined with eclectic boutiques and fine galleries make this resort town the perfect weekend getaway.

Top things to do in Newport

Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour
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Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour

$105
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood Tour from Portland
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Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood Tour from Portland

$129
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour
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Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour

$400
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland
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Oregon Coast Tour with Cannon Beach from Portland

$129
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Admission Ticket

$12
Per adult
Ocean Wildlife Kayak Tour in Brookings
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Ocean Wildlife Kayak Tour in Brookings

$48
Per adult

Reviews of Newport

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
554
5 - Excellent 48.767605633802816%
4 - Good
501
4 - Good 44.102112676056336%
3 - Okay
70
3 - Okay 6.161971830985915%
2 - Disappointing
9
2 - Disappointing 0.7922535211267606%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.176056338028169%

5/5 - Excellent

Chaejay

Jun 2, 2020

So pretty!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Joey

Jun 1, 2020

Our family loves Newport, it’s a destination multiple times a year and we will be staying at the Embarcadero from now on.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Very convenient location with everything you need close by.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

A lot of people, seems like all the time now. Getting a big city feel to it, losing its appeal in that regard.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

Weekend's everything closes to ealy. Liked the bay front shopes. Needs more parking.

5/5 - Excellent

Judy

Mar 8, 2020

I'm from this area. Always a pleasure to visit.

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