Newport
including South Beach & Otter Rock
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With an active bayfront, long stretches of sandy beach, two lighthouses, nearby natural areas and popular visitor attractions, Newport is a favorite destination for families and sightseers. Its bayfront is home to attractions including Ripley's Believe it or Not, a wax museum and Undersea Gardens. You can browse shops and galleries, book a charter fishing trip, buy fresh seafood and watch sea lions on the docks. Just south of downtown Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class attraction and home to more than 15,000 marine animals. The picturesque Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon's tallest, is only minutes away at The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area where you will enjoy panoramic views and wildlife watching. A stairway leads to accessible tide pools below. Just north of Newport, Otter Rock is situated on the southern side of Cape Foulweather, where you can visit the dramatic Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area.

Top Sights & Recreation:
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
Visit the historic and restored Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, open to the public. Walking trail, picnicking, fishing and beach access are also available.
Beverly Beach State Park
Beverly Beach State Park
Take the walkway under Highway 101 to the vast expanse of sandy beach. This easily accessible park offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and camping. A nature center with interpretive programs makes this a perfect destination for the whole family.[read more]
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
The scenic headland reaches a mile into the Pacific offering panoramic views, Oregon's tallest lighthouse and access to a beautiful intertidal area. Small offshore islands offer habitat for seabirds and Harbor Seals while Gray Whales are often spotted in the...[read more]
Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area
Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area
Peer down into the sandstone cauldron when the surf is up to see waves roll into the cave opening, swirling and frothing like a devilish brew. Take in the area's panoramic views or hike the trail leading to tide pools...[read more]
South Beach State Park
A variety of facilitated activities await at South Beach State Park seasonally including bike rentals, kayak excursions and self-guided plant hikes. Other park activities include horseback riding, fishing, crabbing and camping.
Newport
including South Beach & Otter Rock