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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  • 3 Days in Newport

    Tucked between the mighty Pacific and the rich estuary of the Yaquina River, Newport offers a lively year-round escape in nature’s seaside wonderland. Yes, there’s a lovely stretch of coastline, but also access to the...
  • A Visit to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

    Along the Coast, Oregon’s lighthouses can provide exciting history lessons that are worth exploring. As the seasons change, surf and sand often seem to merge into a golden, sun-burnished moment along the coast. The rocky...
  • 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...
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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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