Newport, Oregon

The recreation in the coastal town of Newport are centered around the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Enjoy all the usual beach activities such as crabbing, clamming and surfing. And don't miss out on the whale watching tours and fishing charters. Nearby state parks offer hiking, biking and picnicking opportunities with scenic vistas. Fun filled festivals happen all year including the Lincoln County Fair, Seafood and Wine festival and many more. Find what to do while visiting Newport by exploring this page.


Bike Newport. 150 NW 6th Street, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-9917.

Festivals and Events

Lincoln County Fair. PO Box  572, South Beach, OR  97366. Phone: 541-351-1160. E-mail

Go see everything the fair has to offer, live music, motorcycle jumping in the outdoor arena, the rides, exhibits and much more at Lincoln County Fairgrounds located at 633 NE 3rd Street.

Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games. E-mail - June
Held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds located at 633 NE 3rd Street, this three day festival is packed with live music and dancing, Scottish highland games, Celtic food and drink vendors and lots of events for families and children.

Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. PO Box 1313, Newport, OR 97365. E-mail - May

The race begins at Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic "haunted" lighthouse heading north along the ocean, then looping through the city and heads back to the starting area. The Newport Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - February
Held at the South Beach Marina, this festival for adults 21 years of age and older, showcases the finest wines and culinary professionals. There are vendors showcasing fine art, sculptures, photograph and jewlery.

Quilts by the Sea. E-mail - August
Held at the Newport Recreation Center, this show features one-of-a-kind quilts, a raffle and various vendors.

Fishing Charters

Captain's Reel Deep Sea Fishing. 343 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-7441; Toll-free: 1-800-865-7441. E-mail

Newport Marina Store & Charters. 2128 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-867-4470; Fax: 541-867-4489. E-mail

Newport Tradewinds. 653 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-2101; Toll-free: 1-800-676-7819. E-mail


Agate Beach Golf Course. 4100 N. Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-7331.

Olalla Valley Golf Course. 1022 Olalla Road, Toledo, OR 97391. Phone: 541-336-2121; Fax: 541-336-2121.

Outdoor Recreation

Agate Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.659645,-124.056381.

Located between Newport and Agate Beach, this recreation site has a large parking lot with beach access through a tunnel running underneath old Highway 101. Favorite activities include Razor clamming, surfing, fishing and picnicking.

Beverly Beach State Park. Highway 101, 7 miles north of Newport. Phone: 541-265-9278; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.725503 N; 124.058355 W.

Activities at Beverly Beach includes fishing, hiking and biking trails, kite flying, waterways, nature programs, playgrounds, nature/visitor center, wildlife viewing and favorite beach activities. This park is open year-round and is dog friendly.

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.827849 N; 124.066053 W.

Boiler Bay offers an amazing panoramic viewpoint where you can see grey whales all year, spot many types of birds and watch the surf. At low tide the boiler of the J. Marhoffer Steamboat, sunk by an explosion on May 18, 1910, can be seen.

Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.746866,-124.064748.

The punch bowl is a hollow rock formation shaped like a giant punch bowl. This is a popular spot for whale watching and studying the geology. Explore the tidepools, have a picnic at a place stop the rocky shoreline or hike the scenic trail.

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.841388, -124.049378.

Fogarty is where the creek and ocean meet. There is picnicking in the wind sheltered picnic areas, fishing and hiking trip through wooden footbridges arching through the forest.

Lost Creek State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-867-7451; Information: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.548146, -124.073389.

Located 7 miles south of Newport, Lost Creek has beach access, fishing, picnicking and whale watching opportunities. Restrooms are available.

Otter Crest State Scenic Area. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949.GPS: 44.760809 N; 124.065195 W.

Otter Crest offers a viewpoint 500 feet from above the ocean. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean, Devil's Punchbowl and Cape Foulweather along with whale watching.

Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.7849 N; 124.0728 W.

Rocky Creek has the official Whale Spoken Here site where you can spot gray whales. Sea lions, seals and birds are other wildlife that can be viewed.

South Beach State Park. Phone: 541-867-7451; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949; Reservations: 1-800-452-5687. GPS: 44.5991216,-124.05934.

South Beach offers a wide array of recreational activities featuring kayak tours, fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing, beachcombing and camping.

Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-265-5679; Information: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.624443, -124.064645.

Located at the north end of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Yaquina Bay site  is known for it's historic lighthouse which has been restored and is open to the public. This park offers hiking trails, fishing, beach access, picnic areas and viewpoints.

Whale Watching Charters and Tours

Marine Discovery Tours. 345 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-6200; Toll-free: 1-800-903-2628; Fax: 541-265-6894. E-mail

Newport Marina Store & Charters. 2128 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-867-4470; Fax: 541-867-4489. E-mail

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