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Newport, Oregon

Newport-Bridge-1200x478Newport is located on the central Oregon coast just two and a half hours from Portland and one hour from the I-5 corridor. The town is an eclectic mix of traditional fishing village, found in Newport’s historic Bayfront, meets sophisticated arts and culture, found in the ever-popular Nye Beach District.

Explorers will be kept busy in Newport and throughout Lincoln County, with activities such as crabbing, whale-watching, clamming, charter boat fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and more. With the Pacific Ocean serving as backyard for both the Hallmark Resort Newport and Georgie’s, beach activities are just an amble away, including: tide pool exploring, kite flying, sandcastle building, surfing and kayaking.

Newport has many attractions for visitors, such as the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, the historic BayfrontNye Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Rogue Ales and the Hallmark Resort Newport.

Bayfront 1200x654Newport’s historic Bayfront is filled with colorful souvenir shops, art galleries and entertaining wax museums — all set against the buzz of working fisheries and barking seals lounging on the pier. Photo courtesy of the Newport Chamber.

Sunset from the back of Georgie'sSoak in spectacular sunsets from the oceanfront dining room at Georgie’s.

Yaquina Head lighthouse 851x465A view of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be appreciated from certain vantage points at Georgie’s. 

Oregon Coast Aquarium photo used under cc-by-sa-2.0 license.