Where to stay and
what to do in
Nearby Cities and Towns
The City of Newport, which sits almost exactly at the center of Oregon's scenic coastline, is known as the Dungeness crab capitol of the world.
Sports fishing is a major topic of conversation in Newport, which serves as the home base for one of the largest commercial fishing fleets in Oregon. Sports fishermen come here to try their hand at fishing for everything from salmon and halibut to crab and clams. There are specific regulations that govern the bag limits of certain shellfish and licenses are required for certain types of fishing.
The city's annual Seafest is touted as its most popular attraction. The festival's draw is not hard to understand considering the enormous number of sports fishing and marine enthusiasts that frequent Newport's Yaquina Bay area. The weekend event, which takes place at the end of June, features exhibits, tours and presentations on just about anything marine related.
Other top attractions in the area include the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which features educational presentations, exhibits and shows about Oregon Coast marine life, and the area's two lighthouses, Yaquina Head and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
Downtown Bay Boulevard comprises some of the city's most popular city attractions. Undersea exhibits, a wax museum, gift shops, restaurants, hotels and resort facilities overlook Newport's picturesque Yaquina Bay on the south side of the city.
Outdoor activities in the Newport area include beachcombing, camping, hiking and surfing. South Beach State Park and Agate Beach are both popular with both beginning and experienced surfers.
Newport is located at the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 20, adjacent to Corvallis and Albany. Commercial flights service the area at the Eugene airport, approximately 94 miles southeast of Newport.
Go Northwest! Bookstore
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast, 4th Edition by Lizann Dunegan. Find in depth travel information about the Oregon Coast from an insider. Discover the region's natural beauty, outdoor recreation, history, points of interest, cultural attractions, accommodations and where to eat. Order now...
Oregon Curiosities, 2nd Edition: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff by Harriet Baskas. This book is a collection to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer. Enjoy the local humor and and trivia with a twist. Order now...
Go Northwest!® gonorthwest.com(tm)
Go Northwest! ® gonorthwest.com (tm) and GoNorthwest.com
(tm) are trademarks of Go Northwest, LLC
All original text, maps, photographs, and other images on this web site, as well as the compilation and design thereof, are
Copyright © 1997-2015 Go Northwest, LLC. All rights reserved.