Newport, Oregon

The beautiful coastal town Newport has many delightful attractions featuring the renowned Oregon Coast aquarium located on Yaquina Bay. Several museums offer a look into local history, marine life and undersea gardens and the infamous Ripley's Believe It or Not. Take a tour of the historic Yaquina Lighthouse, still in operation. Spend the day exploring the wonderful art galleries, the farmers market or scenic sites such as Historic Nye Beach. Find the various attractions, what to see and points of interest in Newport.


Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-867-3474; Fax: 541-867-6846.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse at the tip of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is the tallest beacon on the Oregon Coast standing at 93 feet. The lighthouse is still active with it's original Fresnel lens and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. GPS: 44,40.46 N; 124,4.55 W.

Art and Art Galleries

Breach the Moon Gallery. 434 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-9698. E-mail

For ArtSake Gallery. 258 NW Coast Street, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-574-9070.

Inscapes Gallery. 818 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-6843; Toll-free: 1-800-359-1419. E-mail

Newport Fine Arts. PO Box 228, Newport, OR 97365. E-mail

Oceanic Arts. 444 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-5963. E-mail

Ozone Fine Art. Upstairs 669 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-9500.

Yaquina Art Gallery. 789 NW Beach Drive, PO Box 274, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-5133. E-mail

Farmers Market

Newport Farmers Market. Phone: 541-961-8236.

The Farmers Market operates outdoors from May to October from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday on the south lawn of City Hall located at the intersection of Highway 101 and Angle Street. In the winter and spring, the market is indoors at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on 3rd Street.


Yaquina Head Lighthouse. 750 Lighthouse Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-574-3100; Fax: 541-547-3140. GPS: 44,40.46 N; 124,4.55 W.

Located at the tip of the Yaquina Head Oustanding Natural Area stands the Yaquina Lighthouse, the tallest beacon of Oregon standing at 93 feet tall. Since August 20, 1873, Yaquina Lighthouse has been guiding ships and is still active.

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses. 750 Lighthouse Drive, Suite 7, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-574-5679. EE-mail

Museums and Exhibits

Hatfield Marine Science Center. 2030 Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-867-0100; Fax: 541-867-0320.

Lincoln County Historical Society. Phone: 541-265-7509.
The historical society runs two museums; Burrows House, a Queen Anne Victorian house rich in history located at 545 SW 9th Street and Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center with an interactive center located at 333 SE Bay Boulevard. The Log Cabin Research Library contains thousands of photographs, documents, maps, and records for this region and is located adjacent to the Burrows House.

Mariner Square. 250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-2206; Fax: 541-265-8195.

Mariner Square is home to 3 unique attractions you won't want to miss. Oregon Undersea Gardens takes you down into the submarine world foot the largest collection of local marine life and the unique underwater theater. Ripley's Believe It or Not! lets you explore the strange and unusual wonders of the world. The Wax Works features hundreds of detailed sculptures.

Parks and Gardens

Beverly Beach State Park. Phone: 541-265-9278; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949; Reservations: 1-800-452-5687. GPS: 44.725503 N; 124.058355 W.

Take a stroll on the walkway at Beverly Beach that goes under the highway then extends the beach from Yaquina Head where you can view the lighthouse to the headlands of Otter Rock.

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 and have a picnic at a place stop the rocky shoreline.

Seal Rock State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-867-7451; Information: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.497379, -124.083082.

Seal Rock is a day use park open year round. Large off shore rock formations are home to seals, sea lions, marine birds and other marine life. ADA accessible picnic areas, wildlife viewing areas and restrooms are available.

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

Located next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities including an equestrian trail that leads to the beach. There are interpretive programs, JR Ranger activities, a playground, horseshoe pits and you can stop by the Hospitality Center for a self-lead native plant hike brochure.

Performing Arts

Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street, PO Box 1375, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: 541-265-2787.

Points of Interest

Historic Nye Beach
Since the late 1800's, Nye Beach has been a popular vacation spot on the Oregon Coast. Located in the central district of Newport, scenic Nye Beach attracts artists, photographers, surfers, sail-boarders, crabbers, clam diggers and kite flyers.

Scenic Viewpoints

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. Phone: 541-264-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.7849 N; 124.0728 W.

Rocky Creek viewpoint is an official Whale Spoken Here site for watching gray whales.

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