Spring is the perfect time to visit the beach and discover all of the amazing things that Newport has to offer! Rain or shine, you’ll find plenty of adventure and excitement here during your coastal retreat; from great places to stay and eat, to all sorts of activities, we’ve got you covered! Come down for an individual experience, a romantic getaway for two, or plan a gathering with friends and family.
With miles of sandy beach, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for beachcombing, kite flying, surfing, or just strolling along, watching the waves roll in and out. Our working Historic Bayfront is not only home to Oregon’s largest fishing fleet, but also has a wide variety of gift shops, art galleries, fish markets, and restaurants to explore. And of course, the shopping in Nye Beach and the Deco District, marine science in South Beach, and Oregon’s tallest lighthouse above Agate Beach are also great places to check out.
The Whaler is Your place at the beach in Newport! Located at the northern end of Nye Beach, across from the Newport Performing Arts Center, The Whaler has a variety of spacious, comfortable rooms with private balconies that offer stunning views of the ocean. Complete with a heated pool, spa, and exercise room, The Whaler also has pet-friendly options and an array of amenities to complement your visit.
Moolack Shores Inn is Ideally located atop a cliff off Highway 101 between Otter Rock and Yaquina Head. Stay in the Safari Suite or the Lighthouse Room or choose from ten other differently-themed rooms at Moolack Shores; each room has an equipped kitchen, a private deck overlooking the ocean, and some rooms even have a fireplace. A staircase leads down to six miles of the beach below, and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is visible and easy to access just to the south of the Inn.
Fish Peddler Market and Restaurant is conveniently located right in the heart of Newport’s Historic Bayfront. The restaurant and fish market are owned and operated by Pacific Seafood, which also processes much of the fish that comes into the bayfront and provides many jobs in the area. They offer fresh, local, and sustainable seafood, fish n’ chips, chowder, burgers, and tacos. Stop in for lunch and shop the market to find some of the freshest seafood available anywhere.
Wolf Tree Brewery Taproom & Restaurant is tucked into the Wilder Community in South Beach and features some of the most unique beers in Oregon. The brewery itself is located a bit further south in Seal Rock and is proud to use spring water and many local ingredients in the brewing process. Their menu is full of scrumptious surf and turf options, and changes often, especially when they host special events like Taco and Trivia night.
Come on down to the Historic Bayfront to stroll and shop, visit the resident sea lions (you’ll be able to find them by following the barking and grunting), and check out real-life oddities and strange things at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, then go see the lifelike wax figures of your favorite characters and celebrities at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks right next door.
Cross the bay to South Beach and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s dozens of displays and many themed exhibits. Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center next and learn even more about oceanography and coastal science. From there, stop into Aquarium Village, a family-friendly nautically themed shopping center with dining and entertainment.