Destination Newport

If the Oregon Coast is calling your family for a spring road trip, Newport is a good answer. Just two and a half hours from Portland, this friendly fishing town of 10,000 people tucked along the Central Coast is rich in ways to enjoy the wild creatures of the Pacific. More


Newport has it all.

This scenic city is home to two lighthouses — including the tallest in Oregon — and beaches prime for spotting whales, bald eagles and agates in the sand. You can learn about marine life at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and OMSI’s Coastal Discovery Center; taste new brews at Rogue’s headquarters and world-famous chowder at Mo’s; or explore the outdoors with crabbing, fishing, hiking, biking and year-round surfing.

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a hub for marine science

Marine Science in Newport
The Hidden Lives of Whales
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon Coast Aquarium
OMSI Coastal Discovery Center

Only in Newport

Road Trip: Get Outside on Highway 101
Cafe Mundo
Crazy for Crabbing
Local Ocean
7 Wonders Road Trip: Day 4, Newport to Bandon
Top Ice Cream Spots on the Coast
Oregon Undersea Gardens

Outdoor Adventure Around Newport

Beverly Beach State Park
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Depoe Bay, Oregon Coast
South Jetty (South Beach)
South Beach, Oregon Coast
Why You’ll Love the Oregon Coast Trail
Depoe Bay, Oregon Coast
Beaver Creek State Natural Area

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What are some good hikes and bird watching spots in Newport?

There are several options for hiking in the Newport area. For a great beach walk, you can walk from Beverly Beach State Park south to Otter Rock where a stairway leads you to the fascinating Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area.  There’s also the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, located in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. This is…

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