Newport Adventures

Explorers can find crabbing, whale-watching, clamming, charter boat fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and more in Newport and all of Lincoln County. The nearby towns of Waldport, Depoe Bay and Lincoln City are just a short drive or cycle away. There are also seven state parks in the area to add to your to-do list.

Local Attractions

We invite you to enjoy Newport’s various attractions — a fascinating array of historical and natural sites await you. There are as many things to see and do as your time and energy will allow. Hallmark Resort is conveniently located and merely minutes from all of Newport’s attractions. The diversity of Newport attractions is enormous!… Read more »

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been named one of the nation’s top ten aquariums by Parade Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today, and Coastal Living. Its natural setting, interactive displays, touch pool, and Passages of the Deep highlight the quality exhibits and educational programs. Hallmark Resort Newport is just a 4-minute drive or a 1.4 mile walk to/from the… Read more »

Newport’s Historic Bayfront

Historically, the Bayfront district was Newport’s economic backbone, housing a port for the commercial fishing and wood products industries. Today, this authentic working fishing village is an eclectic mix of entertainment, and continues to be home for one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets as well as recreational angling. The Bayfront is an area of wonder… Read more »

yaquina bay lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: One of the few lighthouses built with the light-keeper’s quarters in the same building. For more information, click here: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was restored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with an official relighting ceremony by the US Coast Guard in 1996. The light shines from dusk… Read more »

Yaquina Head lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse: The 93 foot tower has been active since 1873. It took approximately one year and over 370,000 bricks to construct Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. At that time, the oil burning fixed white light was displayed from sunset to sunrise. Today, the fully automated first order Fresnel lens runs on commercial power and flashes… Read more »

Hatfield Marine Science Center

As a key site for public education, the Visitor Center is one of Newport’s favorite family attractions. Their mission statement reads, “Oregon’s OSU Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center creates a unique, dynamic environment for lifelong exploration and discovery. The Visitor Center encourages adults and children to enjoy marine science. Our exhibits and programs explain how… Read more »

Newport Oregon Bay Bridge

Things To Do in Newport

The rich diversity of Lincoln County truly contributes to the wide variety of things to see and do. The areas surrounding and including Newport offer unlimited events, activities, recreation, and sites ranging from the historical to adventurous. We invite you to discover and explore the treasures of our Central Oregon Coast! Opportunities are endless! Here are… Read more »

crab pots newport

Fishing in Newport

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at clam-digging, crabbing, or fishing. Clamming and crabbing are popular in both Yaquina and Alsea Bays, and deep-sea fishing charters depart from Newport, Waldport, and Depoe Bay regularly. Captain’s Reel: 343 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport; 541.265.7441 Newport Marina Store & Charters: 212 OSU Drive, South Beach;… Read more »

Newport Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Newport

We actually do have resident gray whales that may be seen throughout the year here, but the best times for migrating whale sightings are November through May. Gray whales are noted for their 12,000-mile annual migration from the Arctic Ocean to Mexico in the winter and their return north in the Spring. The reason for… Read more »

Agate Beach Golf Course

Newport Oregon Area Golf Courses

If golf is your interest, there are several golf courses in the area to challenge your swing from 18-hole par 72 championship courses, to a 9-hole par 32 course. Agate Beach Golf Course: 4100 North Coast Highway, Newport; 541.265.7331 (pictured) Olalla Valley Golf Course: 1022 Olalla Road, Toledo; 541.336.2121 Crestview Hills Golf Course: 1680 SW… Read more »