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Newport (South)

Explore Newport’s working waterfront, see live music in the Historic Nye Beach district and watch the sun set behind the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. Exhibits range from those you can touch and hear to those you can see and explore. Experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish and the magnificent colors of the many varieties of fish. Watch sea otters, harbor seals and California sea lions.

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Explore and discover the wonders of our marine world, observe live marine animals and learn about current marine science research through interactive exhibits.

Historic Bayfront
In Newport, there is an iconic marketplace hub for shopping, dining and readymade adventures. Enjoy fresh seafood, explore Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and say hi to the sea lions lounging on the docks.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and the panoramic views of the Pacific are not to be missed. This is a day-use fee area. Explore the nearby tide pools, watch for migrating gray whales, or visit the Yaquina Head Interpretative Center and discover 140 years of lighthouse history.

Restaurant Scene

Rogue Ales Brewery
2320 SE Marine Science Drive

Georgie’s Beachside Grill
744 SW Elizabeth Street

Nana’s Irish Pub
613 NW 3rd Street

Café Mundo
209 NW Coast Street

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Glass Center Watch swirling heat and color as gorgeous glass creations like floats, paperweights and vases are crafted in this mecca for glass artists.

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Natural Wonders Our coast is full of natural wonders, from 300-foot waterfalls to ghost forests to giant, ancient rocks rising from the sea.

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