Looking for a place to stay in Newport? Click here for a list of local hotels.
Looking for something amazing to do while in Newport? Visit The Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding exhibits and educational programs, the Aquarium is the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the “Best Tourist Attraction” and “Best Summer Camp for Kids” awards from the citizens of Lincoln County, Oregon. Parents Magazine, Forbes Traveler, USA Today, 10Best.com and Coastal Living named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten in the nation. The Portland Business Journal listed the Aquarium as one of the top five education-based nonprofits in the state and Spirit Magazine called Passages of the Deep “The coolest 50 yards on the Oregon Coast!”
Visit one or more of the historic lighthouses:
Both lighthouses are open for tours daily. For more information, visit The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses website.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Yaquina River in Yaquina Bay State Park, near the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Built in 1871, the lighthouse was decommissioned three years later in 1874 after the construction of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse just north of Newport. It is the only lighthouse in Oregon with attached living quarters, as well as Oregon’s last remaining historic wooden lighthouse. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
With over 400,000 visitors a year, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is one of the most visited lighthouses on the west coast. Located just north of Newport in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, the Yaquina Head Light was built in 1873 and remains an excellent example of late 1800’s lighthouses. The lighthouse tower, at 93 feet, is the tallest of any lighthouse in Oregon. The lighthouse was recently selected as a 2004 Rand McNally Best of the Road™ destination.
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